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Google Ready To Unleash Thousands of Balloons In Project Loon

Slashdot - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:18am
jfruh writes Google has figured out how to produce an Internet-broadcast balloon in a few hours, and is on the verge of unleashing Project Loon onto the world. The project, which will work with ISPs to beam LTE cellular signals to remote regions that don't have Internet access, will be working with local ISPs rather than selling broadband directly to customers.

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While You Were Offline: Star Wars’ New Droid BB-8 Wins the Internet

Wired - Top Stories - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:00am

This week the Star Wars universe introduced us to a new droid and Hillary Clinton introduced her new logo. The Internet had opinions on both.

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Is There Any Escape From Game of Thrones Spoilers?

Wired - Top Stories - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:00am

HBO's Game of Thrones is on a course to outpace the books. Is there any way readers can avoid spoilers?

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Microsoft supports many groups lobbying for regulatory action against Google in Europe and US (Danny Hakim/New York Times)

TechMeme - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 6:40am

Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Microsoft supports many groups lobbying for regulatory action against Google in Europe and US  —  Microsoft, Once an Antitrust Target, Is Now Google's Regulatory Scold  —  BRUSSELS — Not long ago, Microsoft was the scourge of European antitrust regulators.  —  It was fined not once, not twice, not thrice but four times.

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An Ode to New Horizons

Wired - Top Stories - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 6:15am

New Horizon's first color picture of Pluto and its moon was nothing more than a big dot and a little dot. So why does it resonate so deeply within us?

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