Halton advocating for plans that would improve rural internet and cell service

Halton and its local municipalities are joining together to support proposals that have been made by telecommunications providers to enhance rural internet and cellular coverage across the region. Three proposals that would benefit underserved areas throughout Halton were recently submitted for potential funding through the Improving Connectivity for Ontario (ICON) […]

SMEX: How the global internet disruption affected Lebanon

By Abed Kataya 31 August 2020 This article was republished from SMEX. On Sunday afternoon, Lebanese internet users reported an internet disruption that made it almost impossible to access platforms like Twitter. Users were under the impression the disruption was due to a telecommunication outage because of the recent fuel […]

Dozens of websites and apps were down

CenturyLink, an internet service provider that is supposed to keep websites up and running, was down itself for much of Sunday morning. © simpson33/iStockphoto/Getty Images That meant Cloudflare, Hulu, the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Feedly, Discord, and dozens of other services reported connectivity problems Sunday morning. When Cloudflare went down, […]

The Best 15-Inch Laptops for 2020

Like their 13-inch counterparts, 15-inch laptops keep getting thinner and lighter, but they’re still the same workhorses they’ve always been. Dell’s XPS 15 remains our top pick at this size for its ability to cram all that power into a relatively tiny form. It’s a great all-rounder with some gaming […]

Ideal for going back to school

(Pocket-lint) – Looking for a new Chromebook? Chromebooks have been getting more and more successful, and are available from many big names in laptops including HP, Acer and Asus. Education has also been a big market for the devices, but they’re also great for a simple home laptop for Gmail, […]

How one tech expert simplifies life with toddlers

When you have young kids, even the most mundane tasks can become challenging — not to mention the actual parenting. From face masks to sunscreen, products designed for kids run the gamut, as do products that help parents deal with their kids. As a tech writer and product reviewer, I’m […]

What The Future Of Manufacturing Could Look Like With AR/VR

VP of manufacturing, technology and innovation at Jabil. Over 20 years of experience helping global teams deploy cutting-edge manufacturing. getty For the past five years, excluding the last five months, I have worked at a high-tech lab co-located in a Silicon Valley innovation center. Going to work was an opportunity to […]

Dozens of websites and apps go down during major internet outage

CenturyLink, an internet service provider that is supposed to keep websites up and running, was down itself for much of Sunday morning. That meant Cloudflare, Hulu, the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Feedly, Discord, and dozens of other services reported connectivity problems Sunday morning. When Cloudflare went down, it took dozens of […]

Hardware Stocks Gain After HP (HPQ) Tops Earnings

HP Inc. (HPQ) shares soared 6.15% Friday after the company – known for its personal computers, laptops, and printers – smashed analysts’ quarterly earnings expectations amid a surge in home PC demand during the pandemic. Key Takeaways HP shares moved higher after testing the support of an ascending triangle’s upper […]

Brazilian capital named worst city for Internet infrastructure improvements

The trade body representing telecommunications providers operating in Brazil has released a ranking that reflects the difficulties companies face when rolling out Internet infrastructure in 100 cities countrywide. The country’s capital, Brasília, appears in 100th place in the yearly ranking published by the association of Brazilian telecom companies SindiTelebrasil, which […]

UNICEF And ITU’s Giga Initiative Aims To Connect The World’s Schools To The Internet

Children work together, using their tablet, at the UNICEF supported Debate e-Learning Center in a village on the outskirts of Kassala, the capital of the state of Kassala in Eastern Sudan. © UNICEF/UNI322862/Noorani The COVID-19 pandemic has been the largest disruptor of education in history, exposing widening inequalities. When schools shut down around […]

FSU researchers develop new X-ray detection technology

IMAGE: A researcher holds a flexible X-ray scintillator developed by Professor Biwu Ma and his research team. The team has developed a new material that could be used to make flexible… view more  Credit: Photo courtesy of Biwu Ma / Florida State University Florida State University researchers have developed a new […]