Imagine if the internet had been built as a closed ecosystem controlled by a small set of organizations. It would look very different from the internet we know and rely on today. Perhaps this alternate version would run on a pay-per-use model, or lack tools and services that have been developed over the years by […]
The future where people can delegate mundane tasks to a machine is not far from happening. From starting the laundry down to cooking dinner after a long day is about to be over. Artificial Intelligence has really helped shape our internet today. After all, we can already communicate with virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri and […]
We live in an increasingly connected world. It’s estimated that there will be about 260 million internet-connected devices in the U.S. by 2020, and the next wave of these devices will push our data demand even further. New Bluetooth advancements, for instance, enable devices to perform within a range that’s four times greater, twice the speed, and eight times the […]
The invention of Bitcoin and blockchain technology sets the foundations for the next generations of web applications. The applications which will run on peer to peer network model with existing networking and routing protocols. The applications where centralized Servers would be obsolete and data will be controlled by the entity whom it belongs, i.e., the […]
One of the great parts of my job is talking to industrial technologists from a wide variety of businesses. I had an interesting conversation recently with some people from a large dairy. Forget whatever image you may have; today’s large commercial dairies are extremely sophisticated enterprises that are always looking for new ways to leverage […]
The City of Boston is calling all Internet of Things (IoT) developers to submit ideas on how to improve the quality of life for citizens. A request for information (RFI) published earlier this month calls on IoT developers to skip the “glossy presentation” and actual identify areas where improvements can be made. See Also: India […]
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a rapid rate and telecommunications giant Verizon wants a large slice of the cake, with the aim of $1 billion in sales by 2017. Over the past year, it has made a few large purchases to bolster its position in the market. It acquired fleet management firm […]
As the mobile industry begins to stagnate, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become the new market that networking giants are looking at to push them through the next few years. Bluetooth, the open network standard, is also adapting its short-range technology to become a leader in connecting IoT devices together. In 2016, the Bluetooth […]
The Internet of Things (IoT) exposes a variety of security challenges that have been prevalent on the Internet since its inception, but exemplified now that hackers can attack entire governmental or commercial systems worth billions of dollars. To prevent these large scale attacks from happening, CIA and DARPA alumni Tim Junio is attempting to build […]
Cloud communications platform Twilio has announced a new cellular network partnership with U.S. cellular giant T-Mobile, called Twilio Programmable Wireless, which will provide data, SMS, and voice communications to connected devices. Announced at SIGNAL, a developer conference on communications, the partnership expands Twilio’s platform to devices outside of Wi-Fi range, which require constant Internet service. […]
Infamous black hat and Internet troll Andrew Auernheimer is up to his usual tricks, this time exploiting thousands of unsecure internet-connected printers and forcing them to spew out racist propaganda flyers. He discovered that printers with port 9100 exposed can print anything you want, after you add a small postscript file to the port. After […]
It’s time to move to the future. (Sponsored post.)
The Internet Explorer replacement can’t get here fast enough.
Maybe there won’t be a nation-spanning broadband monopolist after all.
David Cameron will ask Obama for the keys on Friday.
He doesn’t control the FCC.
Faced with the prospect of life without Internet, I panicked. Would you?
Like the photo above, but unmanned and laser-powered.
It’s not a good thing.
Internet subscribers beat cable sales, says report.