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While You Were Offline: Here’s All the Internet You Need to Catch Up On

Wired - Top Stories - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 6:30am

Can't keep up with everything people are talking about on the World Wide Web? Don't worry. We read the Internet so you don't have to.

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Categories: Open Source, Technology

Google's Project Loon Can Now Launch Up To 20 Balloons Per Day, Fly 10x Longer

Slashdot - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 6:08am
An anonymous reader writes Google [Thursday] shared an update from Project Loon, the company's initiative to bring high-speed Internet access to remote areas of the world via hot air balloons. Google says it now has the ability to launch up to 20 of these balloons per day. This is in part possible because the company has improved its autofill equipment to a point where it can fill a balloon in under five minutes. This is a major achievement, given that Google says filling a Project Loon balloon with enough air so that it is ready for flight is the equivalent of inflating 7,000 party balloons.

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Full disk encryption on Nexus 6 leads to 62.9% drop in random read performance (AnandTech)

TechMeme - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 5:30am

AnandTech:
Full disk encryption on Nexus 6 leads to 62.9% drop in random read performance  —  Encryption and Storage Performance in Android 5.0 Lollipop  —  As alluded to in our Nexus 6 review, our normal storage performance benchmark was no longer giving valid results as of Android 5.0.

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