Building a balloon-based broadband network is nothing like designing a satellite constellation, Google explains. You can think of Loon as a cellular network where the towers are moving instead of the subscribers.
A wireless network comprised of 50,000 free hotspots will appear in the coming months, but there’s a small catch: To use the free Wi-Fi service, you’ll need to be a subscriber to one of five cable television providers. The Wi-Fi roaming revolution is finally here.
When it comes to broadband we spend a lot of time talking about how much data we can transfer quickly but applications from video chat to gaming require a different type of network speed. If latency doesn’t matter to you yet, it soon will.
A dedicated Apple TV set was a hot topic at the end of 2011. So far in 2012, news on that front has been relatively quiet, but a new note by longtime Apple TV set booster and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is reigniting the discussion.