US Such Slow Internet?

By global standards, US broadband speeds are slow—and getting slower. In Akamai’s worldwide ranking of Internet speeds, the US recently dropped from 12th place to 14th, lapped by Denmark, Norway, … and Romania. True, in absolute terms, US speeds are still edging upward. In the second quarter, for instance, average broadband speeds in this country… Read More »

Sci-Fi’s Hottest New Writer Won’t Tell You the Sex of Her Characters

In the latest installment of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy Ann Leckie talks about creating a plausible future free of any incongruous modern trappings for her award-winning book Ancillary Justice. The post Sci-Fi’s Hottest New Writer Won’t Tell You the Sex of Her Characters appeared first on WIRED.

Sci-Fi’s Hottest New Writer Won’t Tell You the Sex of Her Characters

In the latest installment of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy Ann Leckie talks about creating a plausible future free of any incongruous modern trappings for her award-winning book Ancillary Justice. The post Sci-Fi’s Hottest New Writer Won’t Tell You the Sex of Her Characters appeared first on WIRED.

NSA May Have Undercover Operatives in Foreign Companies

As a much-anticipated documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden premiers in New York this evening, new revelations are being published simultaneously that expose more information about the NSA’s work to compromise computer networks and devices. Newly-brought-to-light documents leaked by Snowden discuss operations by the NSA working inside China, Germany and South Korea to help physically… Read More »

NSA May Have Undercover Operatives in Foreign Companies

As a much-anticipated documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden premiers in New York this evening, new revelations are being published simultaneously that expose more information about the NSA’s work to compromise computer networks and devices. Newly-brought-to-light documents leaked by Snowden discuss operations by the NSA working inside China, Germany and South Korea to help physically… Read More »

It May Be the ‘Now’ Economy, But Is Main Street Retail Ready for iBeacon?

The rise of technologies like the beacon, heat mapping and information kiosks have painted a high-tech picture for the future for retail. Major brands such as Lord and Taylor are already taking advantage of these technologies to create a unique in-store experience, send personalized marketing messages to customers, and design floor displays that maximize sales.… Read More »