Google’s Faster internet cable goes online today

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Google’s “Faster” internet cable goes online today. The cable runs between the state of Oregon all the way to parts of Japan. The Faster internet cable is 9,000 kilometers long and will cover the West Coast of the U.S. and every major Japanese city. The low-loss fiber the cable is made from gives the Faster cable … Read more

Appellate Court Backs FCC On Net Neutrality: Internet Is A Utility

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit very recently ruled on a case set forth by the United States Telecom Association, appealing decisions made by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which outlined rules for Net Neutrality. The appeal has been completed, with a two to one decision from the panel coming down on … Read more

Google Claims TPP Is A “Step Forward For The Internet”

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As we’ve mentioned recently, we stay out of politics here at Techaeris — unless of course it has a tech spin to it. Tech giant Google published a new blog post yesterday about the contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and how it relates to the internet. In short, Google states that the TPP is a “step forward … Read more

Facebook & Microsoft Partner For “MAREA” Sub-Atlantic Internet Cable

We’re all spending more and more time online, and companies are doing everything they can to make that experience better. To that end, Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to build “MAREA,” the highest-capacity subsea Internet cable across the Atlantic Ocean. Both companies have received clearance for the cable, which will run from Virgina Beach, Virgina … Read more

Google’s Online Safety Roadshow Series Promotes Internet Safety

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I’m not sure how we missed this here at Techaeris but yesterday I stumbled upon a series of Internet safety videos from Google’s Online Safety Roadshow. We had a short Tech Security How To series here recently, and Google’s series give a nice bite sized overview of many important online safety topics including thinking before you … Read more

This Is How We Did Email And Internet Shopping In 1984

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1984, the year the Apple Macintosh came into being, the year Atari announced the Atari 7800 (then shelved it until 1986) and the year of Ghostbusters, Gremlins and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. 1984 was an awesome year filled with some awesome innovations and creations, it was also one of the years where new … Read more

Ray Tomlinson, Credited With Creating Email, Has Passed Away

Email is arguably one of the biggest advantages of the Internet. To many, it’s their first introduction to the Internet. Now, we’ve lost the man credited with creating it. Ray Tomlinson apparently suffered a fatal heart attack on Saturday, 5th March, 2016. He was 74 years old. Ray Tomlinson sent the first test email way back in … Read more

India Bans Facebook’s Free Basics, Upholds Net Neutrality

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has decided to ban differential pricing on data in the country. …TSPs are prohibited from offering different tariffs based on the content, service, application or other data that a user is accessing or transmitting on the internet. Tariff for data services cannot vary on the basis of the … Read more

Google Providing Free Wi-Fi At Mumbai Central Rail Station

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Google has now started providing free public Wi-Fi at Mumbai Central. Google says that this Internet connection is fast enough to stream HD videos. Starting today, those passing through Mumbai Central station will have access to something that we hope will make their wait a bit more enjoyable and productive — free, high-speed Wi-Fi. So, … Read more

Another Consultation Paper Released By TRAI Regarding Net Neutrality

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published another consultation paper asking for answers, opinions and comments on issues closely linked to net neutrality in the country. Net Neutrality was the focus of another consultation released back in March of this year, where TRAI invited comments on a regulatory framework for what they call … Read more

HOW TO: Use Google Cloud Print

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In order to appreciate the profound value that cloud computing affords our modern lives, you only need to think about the things that it makes possible on a daily basis. Telecommuting, effortless professional document control, efficient data backup and recovery in times of accidents and disasters, and the ability to collaborate with one’s associates no … Read more

Teen Claims His Search Engine Is 47% More Accurate Than Google

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Anmol Tukrel, a 16 year old Indian-Canadian, claims he has built a search engine that is up to 47% more accurate than Google and 21% more accurate on average. Tukrel’s search engine is part of his Google Science Fair entry and it took him a few months to design and code the engine. An impressive … Read more

Google OnHub Wants To Improve Your Wi-Fi Experience

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Google OnHub is Google’s foray into the realm of consumer based computer networking and it’s looking really slick. Google is selling the hub as a solution to slow Wi-Fi speeds and as a designer piece. Playing on the fact that most of us hide our ugly black and white square routers in a cabinet with … Read more

Indian Government Blocking Porn Sites

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The Indian government has begun blocking porn sites from the country’s Internet users. The blocking started early this weekend with reports from Indian news outlets and users discussing the matter before official word was given. The government instructed Indian ISP’s Vodafone, MTNL, ACT, Hathway and BSNL to begin blocking porn sites on Saturday. “Certain websites have … Read more

Facebook Building Drones For Global Internet Access

Earlier this year, news broke that Facebook was toying with the idea of taking on Google in providing Internet access to those globally who have gone without. Unlike Google’s Project Loon, that uses large balloons to provide this Internet access, Facebook will be using specialized drones that pretty much look like mini stealth bombers. However, … Read more

Co-Founder Of Grooveshark Found Dead In His Home

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Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of Grooveshark, was found dead in his home at the age of 28. Greenberg’s girlfriend found him in his bed with no evidence of foul play. Greenberg’s mother spoke to reporters telling them that the police investigation showed no evidence of drugs or injuries either. His mother also said that he … Read more

Google Wants A Material Design Makeover For The Internet

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While Tim Cook and Apple are busy re-designing third party packaging that is merchandised in their store, Matias Duarte and Google are busy hocking Material Design on the Internet. If you’re not familiar with Material Design, it is Google’s preferred design parameters for Android apps. It’s basically the Bible for Android designers, the do’s and … Read more

Google Accused Of Skewing Search Results (But It Probably Won’t Kill You)

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One of the reasons I quit watching the local nightly news was the TV version of clickbait. Seemed most evenings there were only one or two newsworthy stories, but those were constantly teased going into commercial breaks (“Coming Up: Is Your Bathroom Slowly Killing You?”) and not shown until the very last 30 seconds of … Read more

Google Will Honor Requests To Block Revenge Porn

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Just a few months back the UK made it illegal for people to post or share sexually explicit images of others without their consent. Often times people take these images while in the company of someone they trust and when the relationship goes sour, people get vindictive. Revenge porn can sometimes show up on “sextortion” … Read more

Meet Brillo, Google’s Appliance OS

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Google wants to have all ten fingers and all ten toes into every aspect of your life, from email and documents to smartphones and smart cars. Now Google is looking to get embedded deeper into the smarthome. Google already owns Dropcam and Nest who develop smart devices for the home and soon they’ll also be in … Read more

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Dead

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In a very short statement this morning, Comcast has confirmed the rumours that have been floating around the past couple of days. The Comcast-Time Warner merger, which was pegged at over $45 billion, is in fact dead. Comcast announced that the merger agreement with Time Warner Cable as well as a transactions agreement with Charter … Read more

Time Warner Cable Raises Internet Speed In NC After Google Fiber Announcement

Oh that pesky Google Fiber! Up until Google got into the ISP business, companies like Comcast and Time Warner Cable were perfectly happy charging whatever they wanted for less-than-ideal Internet speeds. Comcast recently learned about competition in Atlanta and announced an Internet plan that would eclipse even the speedy offerings from Google shortly after it … Read more

Detroit’s New Fiber-Optic Internet Will Provide City With Speeds “100 Times Faster” Than Current Standards

Downtown Detroit is getting set to join the 21st Century thanks to a brand new fiber-optic Internet provider from Quicken Loans Inc and Rock Ventures LLC founder Dan Gilbert. Gilbert announced that a recently-created investment initiative, Rocket Fiber LLC, will be the one to bring high-speed Internet to the residents and business of Motown. Rocket Fiber is based … Read more

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Outlines His Plan for Net Neutrality, Will Propose Title II

In what many may have thought was an impossibility for the future of Net Neutrality even a few months ago, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced in an open letter that in order to keep a free and open Internet he will propose that the FCC enact their Title II authority “to implement and enforce open internet … Read more