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Toys that listen spark privacy concerns

The kids who play with internet-connected toys such as Hello Barbie and CogniToys Dino may not fully realize their voices are being recorded – but when they find out, University of Washington researchers say even the little ones understand the privacy … Continue reading

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SpaceX updates plan for internet satellites

SpaceX has laid out its latest schedule for the satellite broadband service it’s developing in the Seattle area, starting with the launch of a prototype satellite by the end of this year. The ambitious plan foresees beginning the launch of … Continue reading

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Facebook tests ‘Tether-Tenna’ for broadband

Facebook is adding tethered helicopters known as “Tether-Tennas” to its toolkit for widening internet access around the globe, even in emergency situations. The Tether-Tenna concept calls for sending a car-sized helicopter equipped with telecommunications equipment hundreds of feet up in the … Continue reading

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SoftBank backs Intelsat-OneWeb merger

Intelsat and OneWeb today laid out plans for a mega-merger aimed at bolstering their satellite internet services, with a $1.7 billion investment boost from SoftBank. The arrangement is a head-turner, due to the complicated conditions of the deal as well … Continue reading

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Strobe tweet sparks seizure for Trump critic

Yes, flashing online images can set off an epileptic seizure – and Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald, a frequent critic of President-elect Donald Trump, says he’s planning legal action after just such an attack. This isn’t the first time Eichenwald, who … Continue reading

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How the Internet of Things is hitting home

Most consumers don’t know what “the Internet of Things” means, and People Power’s David Moss thinks he knows why. “Before you can experience what an Internet of Things is, you actually first have to go out and buy an internet-connected … Continue reading

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Facebook founder bummed over satellite loss

Today’s loss of a Falcon 9 rocket and its satellite payload was a bummer for Facebook billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg as well as for SpaceX billionaire founder Elon Musk. “As I’m here in Africa, I’m deeply disappointed to hear that … Continue reading

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