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Your cable Internet is about to get way faster

If you've heard of services like Verizon FiOS or Google Fiber, you know that many technologists regard fiber optic Internet as the future. Fiber can deliver Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, marking a 100-fold improvement over today's household average. But now cable is poised to catch up with gigabit speeds of its own, and Comcast will be among the first to adopt the technology...
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The Web's Inventor Says Affordable Internet Should Be A 'Human Right'

The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web says affordable access to the Internet should be recognized as a human right, as a report showed that billions of people still cannot go online and government surveillance and censorship are increasing.Tim Berners-Lee said Thursday the Internet can help tackle inequality — but only if it comes with the rights to privacy and...
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Get Ready for 4K Streams From Phone to HDTV

Streaming 4K media from a smartphone to an ultra high-definition TV is now closer to reality.New devices with a USB Type-C connector will support the new MHL (mobile high-definition link) 3 specification, which includes streaming 4K video.By the end of next year, manufacturers will begin replacing current USB 3.0 ports with the next-gen USB 3.1, which doubles the transfer rate from 4.8 Gbps to...
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