More low-income Americans to get high-speed internet thanks to FCC

High-speed internet access could now be more accessible to low-income Americans after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed a measure on Thursday to subsidise their internet bills. Fewer than half of American households making less than $25,000 a year have internet access. The FCC voted 3-2 to expand a Reagan-era measure called Lifeline to include broadband. The subsidy program currently ... Read More »

SC sets terms for Sahara chief’s release from jail

The Supreme Court on Friday asked jailed Sahara chief Subrata Roy to furnish Rs 5,000 crore in cash and a bank guarantee of equal amount to secure his release from the prison. Subrata Roy will, however, remain in jail as senior advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for him told the court that there was a difficulty in furnishing the bank guarantee ... Read More »

Pandora, iTunes Radio, TuneIn and more: Which Internet radio service is right for you?

Radio predates albums, cassettes, CDs and MP3s, so it’s no surprise that Internet radio came before on-demand music streaming. What started as a just a few companies, is now populated by tons of Internet choices and nearly every on-demand streaming service has some kind of radio feature. Today’s best options deliver customizable stations with a “set it and forget it” ... Read More »

After the Silicon Valley, it’s Ghar Wapsi

For Punit, shifting to India from the Bay Area was not a decision based on emotion. “It was an interesting opportunity and that is a testament to where India stands today,” he says. Punit was born in Mumbai and after completing his BTech from NIT Kurukshetra, went to US for his master’s in 1998. It was the time of the ... Read More »

For some reason Taylor Swift’s belly button is breaking the Internet

  Yesterday it was cat memes, today it’s Taylor swift’s belly button. The 25-year-old caused a stir yesterday when she allowed one fan to take a picture with her belly button. Why you ask? Because the singer previously stated that she didn’t want people to know if she had one or not, so of course superfans where eager to know. ... Read More »

Microsoft releases latest Windows 10 Mobile build

Personal digital assistant Cortana is close to its ‘final design,’ says Aul Microsoft released on Tuesday the latest version of its Windows 10 Mobile build (10136) for Windows Insiders. Redmond is only offering the build to phones running Windows Phone 8.1 and users who have opted into the Windows Insider Fast ring. “If you are running the previous build offered ... Read More »

Nortech Systems buys device design firm Devicix

Contract electronics manufacturer Nortech Systems Inc. in Wayzata is hoping to capitalize on high demand for health care gadgets by acquiring an Eden Prairie company that does outsourced design work for large and small medical-device makers. Nortech has agreed to pay $5.3 million plus sales milestones to acquire Devicix, which has 30 employees who will remain in their Eden Prairie ... Read More »

Sizing Up The Suitors For Here, Nokia’s Map Business

As the number of connected mobile gadgets — from smartphones and watches to cars — continues to grow, the market is heating up for accurate location data to serve those of us who use these devices.   That fact is being played most expensively at the moment with the sale of Here, the mapping and location services division of Nokia. The companies in the running ... Read More »

Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep

Google sets up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network – which looks for patterns in pictures – creating hallucinatory images of animals, buildings and landscapes which veer from beautiful to terrifying Thursday 18 June 2015 12.57 BSTLast modified on Thursday 18 June 201518.10 BST What do machines dream of? New images released by Google give us one potential answer: hypnotic ... Read More »

Amazon Sees Line-of-Sight Hurdle to US Drone Parcel Delivery

Amazon insisted Wednesday on a significant change to proposed US drone regulations before it introduces 30-minute Prime Air parcel delivery by unmanned aerial vehicles to its American customers.The online retail giant a major player in the development of UAVs for civilian missions acknowledged safety concerns as the Federal Aviation Administration hammers out a final set of commercial drone-flying rules. But ... Read More »