Magical 2Gbit Internet | Tech Talk Today 152

Magical 2Gbit Internet | Tech Talk Today 152

Like a magic pony with one more trick, Comcast announces it will magically turn on 2Gbps Internet Service to some areas that recently had Google Fiber installed. Does Comcast’s sudden ability to deliver this service perfectly demonstrate how real competition is all thats needed to save the net?

Plus TrueCrypt’s audit wraps up, Ford is chasing a dream & more!

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Comcast leapfrogs Google Fiber with new 2Gbps internet service | The Verge

One way to answer critics and competitors alike is to simply do better, and for once Comcast is doing exactly that. The US cable giant is today announcing a new 2Gbps broadband service, which it will start rolling out in Atlanta from next month. There’s no price yet, but Comcast says it will be symmetrical — meaning you’ll upload just as quickly as you can download — and it won’t be limited “just to certain neighborhoods.”

Ford Is Chasing Tesla And Uber Into The Future – BuzzFeed News

Ford CEO Mark Fields says the legacy car manufacturer is trying to think like a startup.

U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015 | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project

10% of Americans own a smartphone but do not have broadband at home, and 15% own a smartphone but say that they have a limited number of options for going online other than their cell phone. Those with relatively low income and educational attainment levels, younger adults, and non-whites are especially likely to be “smartphone-dependent.”

A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: Truecrypt report

The TL;DR is that based on this audit, Truecrypt appears to be a relatively well-designed piece of crypto software. The NCC audit found no evidence of deliberate backdoors, or any severe design flaws that will make the software insecure in most instances.

Microsoft will adopt open document standards following government battle |

Microsoft has confirmed it will start supporting the Open Documents Format (ODF) in the next update to Office 365, following a lengthy battle against the UK government.

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