Thursday, 2nd August 2012
Kansas City is about to experience the Internet as it should be. If you’re in the right neighborhood, you could be enjoying downloads speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second when Google’s pilot project lights up in Kansas and Missouri this September. You might think the Google initiative will force U.S. Internet service providers, which…
Monday, 30th July 2012
ISPs Make Good on Bandwidth Promises (More or Less)
Does your broadband connection seem a bit faster lately? If so, it’s not a fluke. Many ISPs are delivering speeds that are close to, or even exceeding, the download speeds they’ve advertised, according to a report by the Federal Communications Commission. A few of the big ones, unfortunately, continue to lag.
Friday, 20th July 2012
Microsoft's "Magic Wall" Tech on Windows 8 Laptops & Tablets by Next Year
Microsoft announced its acquisition of Perceptive Pixel just as it was preparing to launch Windows 8, Office 13 and the Surface tablet. The timing wasn't by chance: The maker of huge multi-touch screens - check out CNN's eight-foot "magic wall" - is an integral part of software giant's bet-the-company leap into mobile and tablet…
Thursday, 28th June 2012
The Future of Broadband is... DSL
It’s not news that demand for bandwidth is growing exponentially. But here’s a surprise: The fastest-growing technology for wired broadband is still DSL. That’s right, DSL, the aging technology based on copper telephone wires that, if you believe the conventional wisdom, is being buried by cable and fiber.