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Mar 25, 2022

What Is the Splinternet? And Why You Should Be Paying Attention

Posted by in category: internet

The “Splinternet” is the idea that the open, globally connected Internet we all use splinters into a collection of fragmented networks controlled by governments or corporations.

Mar 25, 2022

More than 300 new hyperscale datacentres in development globally

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet, space

Regardless of Pandemics, Wars, Supply chain shocks…the Planets digital brain capacity continues its near exponential growth.

When added to the 728 hyperscale datacentres that were in operation at the end of 2021 and factoring in [the] many new datacentre plans that will be announced over the next two to three years, we forecast that by the end of 2026 there will be an installed base of nearly 1,200 hyperscale datacentres around the world.

“Almost 40% of the world’s operational hyperscale datacentres are located in the US, and the bulk of the developments in the pipeline will also be US-based, with China and Ireland name-checked as the second and third countries with the most new builds planned.” The future looks bright for hyperscale operators, with double-digit annual growth in total revenues supported in large part by cloud revenues that will be growing in the 20–30% per year range,”

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Mar 24, 2022

Breathe Easy With This LED Air Sensor Necklace

Posted by in categories: energy, internet, wearables

When you’re building wearables and glowables, sometimes a flashy rainbow animation is all you need. [Geeky Faye] likes to go a little further, however, and built this impressive necklace that serves to inform on the local air quality.

The necklace consists of a series of Neopixel LED strips, housed within a tidy 3D printed housing made with flexible filament. A dovetail joint makes putting on and removing the necklace a cinch. A TinyPico V2, based on the ESP32, runs the show, as it’s very small and thus perfect for the wearable application. A USB power bank provides power to the microcontroller and LEDs.

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Mar 23, 2022

Smart devices spy on you — 2 computer scientists explain how the Internet of Things can violate your privacy

Posted by in categories: food, internet, robotics/AI

Your appliances, car and home are designed to make your life easier and automate tasks you perform daily: switch lights on and off when you enter and exit a room, remind you that your tomatoes are about to go bad, personalize the temperature of the house depending on the weather and preferences of each person in the household.

To do their magic, they need the internet to reach out for help and correlate data. Without internet access, your smart thermostat can collect data about you, but it doesn’t know what the weather forecast is, and it isn’t powerful enough to process all of the information to decide what to do.

But it’s not just the things in your home that are communicating over the internet. Workplaces, malls and cities are also becoming smarter, and the smart devices in those places have similar requirements. In fact, the Internet of Things (IoT) is already widely used in transport and logistics, agriculture and farming, and industry automation. There were around 22 billion internet-connected devices in use around the world in 2018, and the number is projected to grow to over 50 billion by 2030.

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Mar 23, 2022

Elon Musk’s SpaceX hikes Starlink internet costs due to rising inflation — new customers will now pay $710 upfront

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet kit is going up from $499 to $549 for waiting deposit holders, and to $599 for new customers.

Mar 22, 2022

Russia Forcing Google To Delist VPN Websites, But 400,000+ Russians Are Downloading VPNs Daily

Posted by in categories: government, internet, law

Russia is forcing Google to delist URLs associated with virtual private networks, or VPNs, but almost half a million Russians are downloading the technology that allows them to obscure their internet usage and access government-blocked websites.

Clearly, Russians are looking for uncensored information about their government’s war against Ukraine.

“Surfshark conducted an analysis showing that the Russian telecoms regulator (Roskomnadzor) has forced Google to delist more than 36,000 URLs that link to VPN services over the past month,” a Surfshark representative told me via email. (The company offers a VPN product.) “The most significant spike of requests was recorded amid the second week of the war, when the Kremlin banned various media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, while others left due to a ‘fake news’ law.”

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Mar 21, 2022

A startup wants to provide high-speed internet on the Moon by 2024

Posted by in categories: internet, space

Mar 21, 2022

Space WiFi? A new startup wants to give NASA’s moonbase an internet connection

Posted by in categories: economics, internet, space

If we are to set up a permanent base on the Moon, we will need some solid connection.

A space startup company is trying to make that happen. Aquarian Space recently announced receiving $650,000 in seed funding to develop a possible broadband internet connection that would link the Earth to the Moon, and maybe even Mars.

The company aims to deploy its first communications system to the Moon by 2024 in anticipation of increased demand from planned space missions to the Moon and beyond, both public and private ventures.

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Mar 19, 2022

Elon Musk’s Starlink is keeping Ukrainians online when traditional Internet fails

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet

Elon Musk sent Starlink satellite Internet service to Ukraine. It seems to be helping.

Mar 18, 2022

Russia may aspire to a China-style internet, but it’s a long way off

Posted by in category: internet

As Russia moves toward a highly censored and tightly controlled internet amid its invasion of Ukraine, citizens are finding ways to bypass restrictions.

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