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Top 5 Cities with Google Fiber

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015

1. Austin is the top city for internet with Google Fiber. It is the capital of Texas and boasts a large population of many tech-minded citizens. Large businesses and small businesses alike can take advantage of the quicker internet right away now that it is covering Austin. Small households can also enjoy this service and it’s quite affordable compared to other services.

2. Atlanta is a huge population center in Georgia and has a large foothold in many tech companies that have chosen this city as their base. It has opened doors for many homes and businesses to enjoy the faster speeds of Google Fiber. It is no surprise that many are signing up for the service as it allows for multiple devices streaming at once.

3. Salt Lake City is a large college city and is home to many businesses and industries. Having Google Fiber in Salt Lake City has been a huge boost to the local economy and has allowed more people to have fast internet access. This city is a popular place for clean living and economically friendly services and Google Fiber fits right in what that.

4. Kansas City is now part of the Google Fiber network and it can enjoy the expanded internet access in many capacities. Small business owners and even large corporations that need more reliable speeds can take part in it now for prices that are competitive. The fiber network can also give private homes a new option for having better internet service.

5. Nashville is the home of country music in many people’s eyes. This bastion of country music and creativity is a great place and Google Fiber has landed there with full structure availability. Music studios and musicians will love the faster download and upload speeds.

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Review of the Exciting Microsoft 3D Printing Technology

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015





The Prospect of 3D printing technology has been generating quite a buzz and it seems Microsoft is ready to take this concept to the next level. 3D printing has been fronted as the next big thing in industrial manufacturing. Even though at the moment the progress it has made is rather modest, there is great optimism that 3D printing technology will have numerous applications in the near future.



The possibilities for 3D printing are endless. Researchers at different universities are innovating new applications for the technology including the printing of microscopic electrodes, biological cells, and other impressive accomplishments. However, despite this outstanding success, there is a feeling in the industry that 3D printing is yet to achieve the potential that can make it a transformative technology for future generations.



Microsoft has reaffirmed its commitment to fund and supervise research in 3D printing drawing inspiration from the success seen so far and the bright prospects that stand ahead. Of course many tech analysts believe that it will not be a matter of plug and play; they are of the opinion that there is so much work that needs to be done if the dream of 3D printing will become a beaming reality.



The biggest advancement of 3D printing so far is its proven ability to print out biological tissues. Although for quite some years now, the technology has largely been seen as an addition in the industrial sector, the fact that its application is being diversified into printing body organs provides great promise ahead. However, the biggest challenge for 3D printing technology is to print out relatively complex architectures that incorporate both function and form.



To be fair, not so much advancement has been made so far in dealing with this shortcoming and that is why Microsoft is looking to promote dedicated research designed to develop innovative solutions. Whether 3D printing technology will become available and applicable in the near future remains to be seen. Nonetheless, at the moment, it seems research on this ground breaking technology is on the right track. It will also be interesting to see what 2015 has in store for 3D printing Technology.

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New Broadband Internet Technologies

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015

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In the world of future that you might call today, there is no denying that internet is everywhere. Or at least it’s trying to get there. If you are reading this very article – you are most likely using it. Even though it is hard to tell which part of the internet infrastructure is most important, we can all agree that a lot of our experience on the web is due to the broadband. Whether the medium is coax cable, DSL phone line, optic fiber or wireless broadband – choosing one of them will determine how fast your internet will be, and that is not all. Existing technologies are on a constantly changing and evolving road, road that will shape the future of the internet.

 

 

googlefiber2Google Fiber – President Obama seems to be an a new crusade. This one, to our pleasure, is about bringing internet to every household in the US. Changes in federal laws are called and internet-service giant Google is there to help. Google launched their first fiber projects four years ago and results were obviously good. Four more cities in the US south-east are in line for Google Fiber: Nashville, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte.

So what is Google Fiber? It is a high speed internet connection 50 times faster than average for US. This will enable you to get your favorite shows and movies in seconds, have a better online experience since buffering will be cut down to a bare minimum. Since Google Fiber plan covers not only internet but also TV with more than 150 channels, future of HD television seems safer than ever. So far, Google’s plan has been greeted with a lot of positive feedback and since prices are in the same range as ones offered by local internet providers we don’t see the reason this trend should stop.

 

 

 

ce8e02a297b333c757087bcc74115e4fff19cbf8Elon Musk’s plan for space internet – A dot-com billionaire, the brain behind grand Tesla car idea and even greater SpaceX program, man with a name resembling a Marvel villain – Elon Musk is bringing back an old idea and this time it might actually work. So, what are we talking about? Well, the plan is to create a network of satellites around the Earth. There should be around 4,000 of them and they should be the size of toaster. Together, they would cover the earth with a broadband signal. To show how serious this is: Elon’s company is helped by Google and Fidelity Investments. They invested 1 billion dollars in this project. Just to put it in perspective – it’s a 10% piece of the cake.

This is not the first time such idea was pitched, only this time – technologies advanced and satellites are now smaller. This means they can be launched in bulks and in lower orbits – all of this lowering the total price of the project. One of the reasons this idea was abandoned earlier, next to the money issue is the advance of optic fibers and other means of connection, but Elon states that purpose of this project is enabling people internet coverage in remote parts of the world.

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