06 September 2014

Broadband Internet, Worst State (video)


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Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) –- If being online is the future of business, what future does a business have if it can't get online? That's the billion-dollar question in the state of Maine, where internet service is among the worst in the nation. Bloomberg's Michael McKee went to Maine to look for answers. (Source: Bloomberg)

Most of the US has no broadband competition at 25Mbps, FCC chair says | Ars Technica"But will the FCC block Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger? Wheeler doesn't say."

T-Mobile's next Uncarrier event coming September 10 - GeekWire"T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier” train just keeps on rolling. The company sent out invitations to members of the press today inviting them to the Un-carrier 7.0 event hosted on September 10 in San Francisco... the image bears a tagline saying “This time it’s personal.” It’s unclear what that means, though."


Baidu Builds Largest Computer Brain for Online Queries - Bloomberg"With about 100 billion digitally simulated neural connections, Baidu’s computing cluster will be 100 times more powerful than the 2012 Google Inc. project dubbed “Google Brain,” Andrew Ng, chief scientist at the operator of China’s biggest search engine, said in an interview yesterday. Engineers at a Baidu lab in Silicon Valley are designing the project, which will be built in Beijing and completed in about six months, according to Ng."

Not Safe For Not Working On | Dan Kaminsky's Blog: "But noise doesn’t matter if nobody is listening.  Authentication systems could probably do more to detect brute force attacks across large numbers of accounts.  And given the wide variety of systems that interface with backend password stores, it’s foolish to expect them all to implement rate limiting correctly.  Limits need to exist as close as possible to the actual store, independent of access method."

Tim Cook Says Apple to Add Security Alerts for iCloud Users
Wall Street Journal
In his first interview on the subject, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said celebrities' iCloud accounts were compromised when hackers correctly ...
After nude celebrity hacking, Apple's Tim Cook says company will improve security - Washington Post
Apple boosts iCloud security measures after celebrity photo hacks - CBS News


Wall Street Journal

5 Things To Expect From Apple's iPhone 6 Event
Forbes
Apple is three days and 23 hours away from unveiling a new slate of shiny ... Google, LG and Nokia have all installed NFC chips, the technology has ...
How Apple Can Make Mobile Wallets Actually Work - Businessweek
Apple's 'iWallet' payments seen as unlikely to earn much money, but will lock in users to iPhone ... - Apple Insider


Wall Street Journal

Apple's Next Big Focus: Your Health
Wall Street Journal
Apple on Tuesday is expected to unveil a smartwatch embedded with more than 10 sensors to monitor health and fitness signs, according to people ...


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