Google is aiming to change the underlying experience of the internet — and shape the cloud-centered future — with Thursday’s very limited (read: Kansas City, KS and MO-only) launch of Google Fiber. Is Gigabit internet in every home key to cloud happiness?
As a country, we’ve made a historical commitment to ensuring that virtually every American has access to reasonably priced, standard, high-quality communications. Our national phone system was the envy of the world when it was first built. Now we’re moving to a time of deep communications inequality.
An international team of researchers have managed to achieve data transmission speeds of 2.5 terabits per second by “twisting” light waves. They believe the same technique could also be used for more traditional wireless transmission.
While many other ultrabook manufacturers go for the aluminum casing look of Apple’s MacBook Air, Lenovo is sticking to its timeless ThinkPad design, only making it thinner and lighter. The company on Tuesday unveiled the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon, an updated X1 ultrabook made of carbon fiber.