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It's easy to take web access for granted, but in many regions getting online isn't as simple as just opening up a browser window. Now Chinese firm LinkSure Network has announced a system of satellites to be launched by 2026, which it wants to provide internet access across the globe, free of charge... Continue Reading LinkSure is building a satellite network to provide global internet acce
Long-time New Atlas readers can hardly have missed the so-called internet of things, and its domesticated subset of smart technology in the home. We've had this for years now. You may well already have smart devices controlling your heating, media, lighting and appliances – or smart devices that control themselves. What might the future of smart home technology look like? Two scientists at
the made-up publications are aimed at exposing citizens to the dangers of fake news, and educating them on how to recognize it. The post the fake newsstand prints false headlines from the internet into real newspapers + magazines appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
This Halloween scientists at MIT's Media Lab are embarking on a massive social experiment. Called BeeMe, the project will let internet users control a real human actor, suggesting, and collectively voting on, this person's every action. New Atlas reached out to Niccolo Pescetelli, one of the creators behind the experiment to find out exactly what is about to happen... Continue Reading MIT'
Light is the fastest thing we know of, so it makes sense to tap into it for ultra-fast communication systems. Fiber optics do just that, allowing us to precisely guide where we want to send messages, but speed isn't the only factor – more data can be crammed into each message by "twisting" the light. Now, Australian researchers have developed a device to decode those beams that's small eno
The final pieces are now in place for an international effort to take wildlife tracking to a new level. The International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space (ICARUS) seeks to attach tiny transmitters to creatures in unprecedented numbers, with astronauts this week installing the antenna on the International Space Station (ISS) that will collate all the data and relay it to scienti
The Internet of Things promises convenience, marked improvements in efficiencies, and huge economic benefits, but for such visions to be realized the number of physical devices being integrated with the digital world needs to continue increasing. But limiting the expansion, and ultimate ubiquity, of this technology has been the cost, power and size of the enabling electronics – all things
A Virginia federal court has made a decision that photographers won’t be happy to hear: the court ruled that finding a photo on the Internet and then using it without permission on a commercial website can be considered fair use.The BackstoryThe copyright battle started when photographer Russell Brammer found one of his long-exposure photos of a Washington, D.C. neighborhood cropped and use
With more sensitive data than ever being shared – and stolen – online, more secure connections are desperately needed. The answer could be a quantum internet, where information is passed almost instantaneously between nodes that have been quantum entangled, and are physically unhackable since any unauthorized observation of the data will scramble it. Researchers at Delft University of Tech
Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga is causing a stir online with a T-shirt that features a long-sleeved shirt attached to its front, designed for its Fall 2018 collection. Read more is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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