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Verizon tells Congress to rein in FCC’s power over Internet providers

by Gizmoration March 30, 2015
Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has told Congress that it needs to “retake responsibility for policymaking in the Internet ecosystem” because the Federal Communications Commission’s regulatory decisions have reached “absurd new levels.” “[T]he existing legal regime and its accompanying regulatory processes are outdated and broken,” McAdam wrote in a letter Friday to leaders of the House [...]

Internet of Things brings a sense of purpose to cloud, mobile and Big Data

by Gizmoration March 30, 2015
Since Cloud, Mobile and Big Data technologies started to go mainstream, individual strategies to support each of these technologies have been evolving and remain separate strategies today. However the arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the strategic agenda very quickly. IoT as a ‘collective & strategic’ term has caught the interest of [...]

5 simple internet safety tips from one of Google’s information security engineers

by Gizmoration March 29, 2015
Justin Schuh knows a thing or two about internet security best practices. Before Google hired him as its very first, full-time security engineer for its Chrome browser back in 2009, he’d already had experience working for IBM, the NSA, and the US Marine Corps. As one of Google’s tech lead managers for Chrome, he’s now responsible for [...]

Guy Asks Internet For Help With Photoshop; Hilarity Ensues

by Gizmoration March 28, 2015
If there’s one thing we can learn from the dude in this photo, it’s “don’t ask Internet strangers for help unless you’re ready to be buried in an avalanche of high-tech snark.” It seems the poor guy meant to take a cheesy picture in which it looks like he’s pinching a distant sunset between his [...]

3 ways Google Fiber is helping Kansas City besides offering 1Gbps Internet service

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Kansas City was very lucky to be the first city to get Google Fiber and we’re not talking just about the 1Gbps Internet service. NextCity has taken a look at some of the side benefits that Kansas City is reaping thanks to being the first Google Fiber city in America and they show just how [...]

Internet Of Things Accelerator Seamless Opens Doors In Michigan

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
 The West Coast of Michigan is a haven for industrial designers and is home to the world’s most iconic furniture manufacturers: Steelcase and Herman Miller. That’s because Michigan builds things. Soon there will be a new accelerator that will help young companies do just that. The accelerator program, called Seamless, targets early-stage hardware companies and [...]

Liveblog (12p EST, Friday): Robots, smart factories, and the Internet of… stuff

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
It’s been a few weeks since I got back from my road trip to California and upstate New York, but I’ve spent much of the last month diving into how different industries are using that stuff people label the “Internet of Things.” We really need to come up with a better name—interconnected devices are being used [...]

Periscope and live video are changing the internet forever

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
Today, I saw the future and it is Periscope. The app, which only launched earlier today, had its first moment in the spotlight as an explosion rocked New York City. Within seconds, feeds started popping up on Periscope with first-person views of the scene. I watched it unfold from afar. Then I jumped into another [...]

Facebook’s Aquila Drone Will Beam Down Internet Access With Lasers

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
 As the second day of its F8 conference began here at Fort Mason, Facebook announced the first hardware it plans to use to beam Internet down to billions of people around the world. Codenamed Aquila, the drone has a wingspan comparable to a Boeing 767 yet uses lightwight materials that allow it to weigh less [...]

New homeowner selling house because he can’t get Comcast Internet

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
One unlucky man who bought a house that can’t get wired Internet service is reportedly selling the home just months after moving in. Seth, a software engineer who works at home, bought a house in Kitsap County, Washington state after being told by multiple Comcast employees that he could buy the Internet service he needs to [...]

The race is on: China’s internet companies take to the roads with smart cars

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
Earlier this week, we saw Tencent join up with Foxconn and China Harmony with the aim of producing smart electric cars. But Tencent is far from the only Chinese internet company entering this space. In fact, Baidu, LeTV, and Alibaba all already have made moves into this area as well. It may seem strange for [...]

Nicklas Bendtner Scores a Hat-Trick, Memes Flood the Internet

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
Nicklas Bendtner, of all people, hit a hat-trick as Denmark came back twice to stun the United States, 3-2, on Wednesday.  Bendtner is a bit of a cult figure—especially among Arsenal fans—for his bloated ego that rarely matches his on-pitch performances, his eccentric Instagram posts and his “LORD” nickname. So when the Dane scored a [...]

Facebook has officially declared it wants to own every single thing you do on the internet

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
At Facebook’s F8 conference today, it unveiled a number of big new changes to its service that transforms Messenger into a platform, expands Facebook Video even further and offers deeper integrations than ever for developers. The changes are actually really cool and great news for developers — Facebook is finally turning Messenger into the hub for everything, [...]

Google’s magic Internet balloons made a joke cameo at today’s Facebook event

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
The WiFi and cell reception at today’s Facebook F8 conference keynote was absolutely atrocious, given that the venue — San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center — is basically a concrete bunker with nice lighting.  So some joker took the time to name one of the WiFi networks, or perhaps a personal Mi-Fi network, after Google Loon, [...]

Facebook’s Parse announces new SDKs for the ‘Internet of Things’

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
Facebook’s mobile app development platform, Parse, is about to enter you home. At its F8 conference today, the company announced Parse is coming to the ‘Internet of Things.’ Parse currently supports Android, iOS and Windows Phone mobile operating systems, as well as OSX, Windows, Javascript, .NET, Unity, PHP and Xamarin software. The new Internet of [...]

Photos of SXSW, Internet Celebs and Major Musicians From L.A. to New York

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
SXSW Interactive took place in Austin, drawing attendees from all industries to celebrate innovation and technology, while magazine parties and charity galas commenced in New York and LA. 

Which states have the fastest Internet speeds?

by Gizmoration March 24, 2015
Earlier this week, Cord Cutters News released some exciting news about Internet speeds in the U.S. According to some recent download speed tests, the average U.S. Internet speed in March checked in at 33.9Mbps, a marked increase from just February when the average Internet speed was 22.3Mbps. Continue reading…

Machine consciousness: Big data analytics and the Internet of Things

by Gizmoration March 24, 2015
During my visit to General Electric’s Global Research Centers in San Ramon, California, and Niskayuna, New York, last month, I got what amounts to an end-to-end tour of what GE calls the “Industrial Internet.” The phrase refers to the technologies of cloud computing and the “Internet of Things” applied across a broad swath of GE’s [...]

Opinion: Facebook is eating the internet and becoming the Borg

by Gizmoration March 24, 2015
It must be amazing to work for Facebook. Where other people might encounter a minor irritation and think "ah, that’s a bit annoying", Facebook thinks "let’s solve it by making it part of Facebook!" That’s no doubt the thinking behind Facebook’s latest bright idea, which is to stop people visiting newspaper and magazine websites and [...]

How to surf the internet on a vintage Macintosh Plus

by Gizmoration March 24, 2015
When the Macintosh Plus was released 27 years ago, it was the most powerful Mac on the market. It even contained a SCSI port, which opened the door to the Macintosh getting a modem. Eventually, there were even internet browsers… Read more ›