Facebook has purchased startup company Pryte to solve one piece of the ‘Internet for everyone’ puzzle. Pryte has been working with international telecoms to reduce connection costs by letting consumers purchase only as much data as they need to power the apps they need.
Google has plans to spend $1 billion (probably more) on a fleet of 180 small, high-capacity satellites orbiting the earth at lower altitudes than traditional satellites. The satellites will supposedly be part of a coordinated effort to deliver Internet services via satellite, high-altitude balloons and drones.
"It is early days for this technology, but the Star Trek vision for a Universal Translator isn't a galaxy away, and its potential is every bit as exciting as those Star Trek examples," Pall wrote in a blog post.
The Apple 2014 Developers Conference kicked off this morning with a pretty much ho-hum list of incremental advances to the Mac and iOS ecosystem. They picked a few nits, borrowed a few more Android and Windows features and pointed to a few bandwagons they plan to jump on...sometime…in the future.
How fast is broadband? For years ISPs and other companies have been playing fast and loose with their definitions of broadband, and while there is an official definition the FCC is circulating an internal document that may bump the minimum up- and download speeds required to call yourself broadband.
Asus apparently can’t decide where to place its bets these days so it has decided to bet on all of them. Earlier today the company showed off their Transformer Book V, a device that combines a smartphone running Android with a Windows tablet. The smartphone slides into the tablet allowing users to switch between operating systems at the touch of a button.
One of the most successful crowdfunding projects on indiegogo.com is GOkey. They’ve already raised nearly $430,000 more than their original $40,000 goal and the reasons are fairly obvious – it’s a cool little device that clips to your keychain and it comes with just the right combination of features.