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The decline of social media in the 2010s: A status report

How infrastructure remade our world since 2010 Scott Fulton tells Karen Roby that people ask new and more complex questions of Siri, Alexa, and Google every day. How accurate and useful their responses are speaks to the massive fundamental changes behind the devices we use. Scott Fulton, who covered epic ...

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SpaceX successfully launches Kacific 100Mbps satellite

Image: SpaceX SpaceX on Monday launched a communications satellite for Kacific Broadband Satellites and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation that will be used to provide mobile and broadband services with speeds of up to 100Mbps in the Asia-Pacific region. The satellite, which has two payloads called Kacific1 and JCSAT-18, was launched ...

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"Smart base of the future" is first in military to use 5G

By mid-2020, Tyndall Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle will have a unique distinction: It will carry 5G service. It’s a happy distinction for a base known more for catastrophe of late.  The base suffered significant structural damage in Hurricane Michael in 2018, when the Category 5 storm battered ...

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Cisco buys Exablaze as it builds out low latency portfolio

Cisco said it will acquire Exablaze, which designs network devices and field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology, in a move to target low latency applications. The Exablaze purchase comes a week after Cisco outlined its silicon strategy for its next-gen networking architecture, which is designed to be able to handle ...

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