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The internet of things and smart cities: Will an IBM computer be your next mayor?

When we think of computer networks, we think of routers and servers and fiber optic cables and laptops and smartphones -- we think of the internet. In actuality, though, the visible internet is just the tip of the iceberg.
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Time Warner Cable offers cash to spies as Google preps cable-killing fiber optic network

Technology / Gadgets : BGR (Boy Genius Report) (2 years ago)

In a move that Richard Nixon and Vladimir Putin would surely approve of, Time Warner Cable is now offering cash rewards for Kansas City citizen spies who pass along tips regarding Google’s fiber deployment. An anonymous tipster has ... Read Post

US military’s ‘air optical fiber’ increases the power of laser weapons, networks, science

Technology / Hardware : Extremetech (6 days ago)

Researchers in the US, funded by the US military and the National Science Foundation, have managed to turn air into an "optical fiber." This breakthrough allows the scientists to turn thin air into an optical waveguide, allowing for... Read Post

Tech Firms Establish MPG For The Internet

Technology : GigaOM (6 years ago)

A world in which networks stream feature-length Hulu movies to laptops and virtual worlds to PCs requires a whole lot of power to run the servers, routers, desktop computers and other gear that make it all possible. The electricity ... Read Post

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