Emerging Tech

New simulation shows how Elon Musk’s internet satellite network might work

From Tesla to Hyperloop to plans to colonize Mars, it’s fair to say that Elon Musk thinks big. Among his many visionary ideas is the dream of building a space internet. Called Starlink, Musk’s ambition is to create a network for conveying a significant portion of internet traffic via thousands of satellites Musk hopes to […]

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Gab, Social Network Favored By The Far Right, Goes Back Online

Gab, a social network popular among alt-right activists and white nationalists, went back online Sunday after having gone dark following the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, which killed 11 people. The platform, a self-labeled champion of free speech, was dropped by domain provider GoDaddy.com last week. It announced its return Sunday evening with a new […]

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Gab, Social Network Favored By The Far-Right, Goes Offline After Synagogue Shooting

Gab.com, the self-described “free speech social media platform” popular with alt-right activists and white nationalists, has gone offline after facing widespread backlash in the aftermath of Saturday’s mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Several companies that had provided Gab with crucial services to keep the site running ― including its domain provider ― have cut […]

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Dish Network considers $10 billion 5G network instead of spectrum sale

Satellite broadcasting company Dish Network has largely stood on the sidelines as cellular and cable companies have started building out 5G networks, but that could change — assuming that Dish chairman Charlie Ergen isn’t bluffing. According to Deutsche Bank Research analysts (via FierceWireless), Ergen is now suggesting a $ 10 billion 5G network buildout is […]

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State of the Art: What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer

State of the Art What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer ImageFacebook executives from Mark Zuckerberg on down have been almost comically tripped up by some of the most basic questions the site faces.CreditGerard Julien/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Farhad Manjoo July 19, 2018 Facebook was once the most […]

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company To Build High-Speed Transit Network In Chicago

Elon Musk’s Boring Company will soon have some boring to do. The tech billionaire’s tunnel-building endeavor confirmed to HuffPost late Wednesday that it had been selected to construct an express transit network between downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport. The company claims the trip through its futuristic tunnels will ferry up to 16 passengers in […]

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Verizon names tech chief CEO, prioritizes 5G network over content

(Reuters) — Verizon named Chief Technology Officer Hans Vestberg as its new CEO on Friday, surprising analysts and signaling the largest U.S. wireless company’s priority is building the next-generation 5G network, not expanding further into media content. Vestberg, 52, joined Verizon a year ago after being fired as chief executive at communications equipment maker Ericsson […]

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Social (Net)Work: Fake news spreads faster than truth, but bots aren’t to blame

[embedded content] Criticism for hate speech, extremism, fake news and other content that violates community standards has the largest social media networks strengthening policies, adding staff, and re-working algorithms. In the Social (Net)Work Series, we explore what social platforms are doing, what works, what doesn’t, and possibilities for improvement.  Sequestered in the dormitory as the […]