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More Than a Third of World"s Population Have Never Used Internet, Says UN

Nearly 3 billion people -- or 37% of the world's population -- have never used the internet, according to the United Nations, despite the Covid-19 pandemic driving people online. From a report: The UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) est.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotDec 1st, 2021

NASA Celebrates Private Sector Deployments of Space-born Tech in Its Latest Spinoff

An anonymous reader shares a report: NASA's Spinoff magazine is one of the things I look forward to reading every year. The space agency's research trickles down to the rest of the world in surprising and interesting ways, which it tracks and collect.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 44 min. ago

Faster Internet Speeds Linked To Lower Civic Engagement in UK

Faster internet access has significantly weakened civic participation in Britain, according to a study that found involvement in political parties, trade unions and volunteering fell as web speeds rose. From a report: Volunteering in social care fell.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 44 min. ago

Minecraft DDoS Attack Leaves Small European Country Without Internet

Andorra Telecom, the only ISP in the principality of Andorra, suffered repeated distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks during a multi-day Twitch gaming tournament. From a report: The DDoS attacks occurred during the scheduled SquidCraft Games t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 44 min. ago

Meta Unveils New AI Supercomputer

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Meta said Monday that its research team built a new artificial intelligence supercomputer that the company maintains will soon be the fastest in the world. The supercomputer, the AI Re.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 44 min. ago

PlayStation inventor Ken Kutaragi shuns the metaverse, finds VR headsets "annoying"

The metaverse seems to be the next in-thing in the tech world. Everybody is talking about it, and seemingly every Big Tech company wants in on the ground floor. Mark Zuckerberg is so enthusiastic about the metaverse he changed Facebook's name to "Met.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News14 hr. 16 min. ago

Pandemic causing "nearly insurmountable" education losses globally: UNICEF

School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have caused "nearly insurmountable" losses in education among children around the world, UNICEF said on Monday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 16 min. ago

Leaked slide confirms Intel Arc Alchemist memory configurations

The leaked slide titled "DG2 Graphics Memory configuration" has found its way onto the Internet through HXL, a known leaker with a good track record. The slide has a table briefly detailing the specifications of five DG2 NB (notebook) SKUs, which may.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News14 hr. 44 min. ago

Playstation inventor Ken Kutaragi shuns the metaverse, finds VR Headsets "annoying"

The metaverse seems to be the next in-thing in the tech world. Everybody is talking about it, and seemingly every Big Tech company wants in on the ground floor. Mark Zuckerberg is so enthusiastic about the metaverse he changed Facebook's name to "Met.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News14 hr. 44 min. ago

Novel mathematical models illuminate light propagation in nonlinear optical fibers

Data traffic is rapidly growing and can soon overload the current internet infrastructure. The key to solve this overload problem is to improve the data transmission over optical fibers. Vinicius Oliari defended his Ph.D. on new, more accurate mathem.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 44 min. ago

Study shows urban Britain"s potential as a "grow your own" nation

Britain's towns and cities have the potential to support an urban agricultural revolution that would help meet the dietary needs of a growing population, boost the nation's health and wellbeing, as well as reduce reliance on imports, a new study reve.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 44 min. ago

AT&T becomes ‘un-ISP’ of fiber internet with Hypergig plans

AT&T's new Hypergig broadband plans brings fiber speeds up to 5Gbps to homes and businesses with pricing transparency......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 45 min. ago

Best iPad deals and sales for January 2022

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is the king. We curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 45 min. ago

Facebook Promised Free Internet Access, but Users Got Charged Anyway

Facebook says it's helping millions of the world's poorest people get online through apps and services that allow them to use internet data free. Internal company documents show that many of these people end up being charged in amounts that collectiv.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 hr. 44 min. ago

Urban bacteria are a diverse group

More than half the world's population lives in urban areas. In the United States, more than 8 in 10 people are urbanites. Urban ecosystems often have less diverse animal and plant life compared to natural areas. But that's not necessarily the case wh.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News20 hr. 44 min. ago

Google warns that defamation case ruling will force it to "censor" the internet

The Guardian reports that the case revolves around George Defteros, a Victoria defense lawyer who previously represented Melbourne gangland figures. He sued Google over claims that its publication of search results showing a 2004 article defamed him......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 24th, 2022

Plaid settlement will see $58 million paid to users of American Express, Venmo, Robinhood, and other apps

The name might not be familiar, but Plaid connects many of the world's largest fintech services to consumers’ bank accounts. It boasts a client list of over 5,500 apps and is used by tens of millions of people in North America, writes Fast Company......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 24th, 2022

European Parliament passes huge clampdown on tracking ads

The EU Parliament's Digital Services Act is a check on the power of American internet giants......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 24th, 2022

15 Months Ago, a Melting Iceberg Released 152 Billion Tonnes of Water

Space.com reports: A rogue iceberg that drifted dangerously close to an Antarctic penguin population in 2020 and 2021 released billions of tons of fresh water into the ocean during its breakup. A new study, based on satellite data, tracks the after.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2022

Nobody Saves the World succeeds where Balan Wonderworld fails

Nobody Saves the World on Xbox Game Pass shows how Balan Wonderworld could've worked with three major changes......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2022

It’s a good time to learn the immune system—and this is the book for it

Philipp Dettmer, a self-described immune enthusiast, invites us into his world. Enlarge If ever there was a moment to brush up on your knowledge of the immune system, this is that moment. (Okay, March-April 2020 may have been.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2022