News tagged with service

Are aliens watching old TV shows?

You've probably heard the trope about how aliens have been watching old episodes of "I Love Lucy" and might think these are our "historical documents". How far have our signals reached?

Jan 20, 2015
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Man takes responsibility for drone over White House

A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. ...

Jan 26, 2015
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Google wireless service could disrupt carriers

Internet users from San Jose to Kansas City have been clamoring for Google to lay down its long-awaited fiber-optic network to compete with Comcast and AT&T in speeding up Web and television access. Now the Silicon Valley ...

Jan 27, 2015
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When Facebook goes down it takes big chunks of the internet with it

Checking social networks is a morning ritual for many, and when that routine is disrupted โ€“ as it was recently when Facebook's servers went down โ€“ its absence can come as a surprise. But what also becomes apparent is that when the world's most popular social network is inaccessible, so t ...

Jan 30, 2015
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Cuba, amid the censorship, wades into WiFi

Cuba, where Internet access is largely limited to government employees and pricey pay-by-hour public access, plans to start offering wireless service for the first time this month, officials said Saturday.

Jan 10, 2015
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