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by Mark Ollig Copyright © 2016 Mark Ollig While searching for “the next big thing” in technology, yours truly's attention was directed toward what's being tested by a few Internet Service Providers (ISPs). AT&T, Verizon, and Google are performing tests to deliver extremely fast, high-capacity ...
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#FridayReads Netherlands 'Internet of Things' rollout begins Thanks readers! Bits & Bytes Online over 100,000! -Mark
by Mark Ollig Copyright © 2016 Mark Ollig The largest provider of information technology and telecommunications services in the Netherlands recently made a big announcement. Royal Dutch Telecom, known as KPN, has finished installation of their LoRa (Low-data Rate) wireless network.
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by Mark Ollig With its information traveling at an incredible 160 trillion bits per second (160Tbps), a new high-speed underwater data “pipe” will soon be crossing the ocean. The pipe is a transatlantic fiber-optic submarine cable. Today, the buzz regarding blazing-fast, home Internet speeds is ...
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by Mark Ollig Our friends from across the big pond are making some bold predictions for the next 20 years. One includes humans being outnumbered by artificially-intelligent robots. In 2036, it will be common to hear the overhead buzzing of an aerial drone delivering a package, ...
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“This is our team!” Producer Nitin quietly whispered to those of us watching along on Facebook Live.
by Mark Ollig “This is our team!” Producer Nitin quietly whispered to those of us watching along on Facebook Live. He approached the news desk, where NBC Bay Area morning television news anchors Sam Brock and Laura Garcia Cannon were seated. We continue where we left off last week: participating ...
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“Tecumseh launches new progressive web app, the first municipality in North America to do so."
“Tecumseh launches new progressive web app, the first municipality in North America to do so. The app was created with InspireHUB Technologies to boost public engagement and allow residents and visitors a unique way to communicate with the Town.” This message was on the website of the Town of ...
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I'll test it soon on my blog! Thanks, Guy.

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"Let’s try wrapping our heads around 93,000,000,000,000,000 (93 quadrillion) calculations per second." #computing
by Mark Ollig Three years ago, I wrote about a supercomputer which could process data at “an amazing 33.86 quadrillion calculations per second.” Yes, this is a challenging number to wrap our heads around. The supercomputer was made in China, and is called the TH-2 (Tianhe-2) High Performance ...
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Its inventor, Alonzo Jacobs states his machine “ . . . comprises a suitable base whose upper portion is formed into a tray compartment, this compartment containing a circular chambered delivery tray similar to the well-known dropping-plate employed in seed-planting machinery.”.
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Your investigative columnist did some digging.
I discovered NASA’s black- and-white lunar television camera, used by the Apollo 11 astronauts on the surface of the moon in 1969, incorporated fiber-optic technology.
The use of fiber-optic technology in the lunar television camera was considered “classified CONFIDENTIAL” in NASA’s “Lunar Television Camera Pre-installation Acceptance (PIA) Test Plan” document 28-105, dated March 12, 1968.
“It is a device which produces light. Tunable lasers can produce light of a single frequency, or visible color, in human terms. By turning the laser light signal on and off quickly, you can transmit the ones and zeros of a digital communications channel,” is the description of a laser from my ...
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The media realizes this new method of online social interaction, featuring on-air personalities and other employees performing their jobs from behind the camera, is a new way of attracting and connecting with people on a more personal level. Local TV stations are having Facebook Live sessions to ...
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Freelance Writer, Technology Journalist, Telecommunications Engineer, Blogger, Tweeter and so on!
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    1974 - 1977
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Bits & Bytes OnLine: Multi-gigabit speeds using 'wireless fiber&...
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by Mark Ollig Copyright © 2016 Mark Ollig While searching for “the next big thing” in technology, yours truly's attention was directed towar

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Canadian city using ‘game changer’ progressive ...
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“Tecumseh launches new progressive web app, the first municipality in North America to do so. The app was created with InspireHUB Technologi

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Netherlands 'Internet of Things' rollou...
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by Mark Ollig Copyright © 2016 Mark Ollig The largest provider of information technology and telecommunications services in the Netherlands

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Is it time for another CNN/YouTube debate?
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According to a story on the CNN website; “Though CNN vetted [examined] the question; it was the first time that a journalist or a profession

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Preparing for the next-generation wireless network
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by Mark Ollig Copyright © 2016 Mark Ollig Today in the US, we are using nearly 350 million smartphones, computing tablets, and electronic we

Bits & Bytes OnLine: A fast-moving 'tide' is crossing the At...
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by Mark Ollig With its information traveling at an incredible 160 trillion bits per second (160Tbps), a new high-speed underwater data “pipe

Bits & Bytes OnLine: London Technology Week: predictions for 2036
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by Mark Ollig Our friends from across the big pond are making some bold predictions for the next 20 years. One includes humans being outnumb

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Fiber optics: Information 'packed into ligh...
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“It is a device which produces light. Tunable lasers can produce light of a single frequency, or visible color, in human terms. By turning t

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Behind-the-scenes fun with Facebook Live: Part two
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by Mark Ollig “This is our team!” Producer Nitin quietly whispered to those of us watching along on Facebook Live. He approached the news de

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Behind-the-scenes fun with Facebook Live: Part One
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The media realizes this new method of online social interaction, featuring on-air personalities and other employees performing their jobs fr

Bits & Bytes OnLine: A 'GPS' for undersea vessels
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by Mark Ollig A concern exists with sending military submarines, deep-sea vessels, and autonomous underwater vehicles beneath the ocean's su

Bits & Bytes OnLine: US Navy launches autonomously-controlled ship
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The good folks at the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, in cooperation with the US Navy, work in

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Geneva hosts 'Exhibition of Inventions'
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It had once been assumed, with the arrival of the Web, publicly attended exhibitions would drop off, and people would just watch and partici

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Solar-powered telegraphs during: 'The Carri...
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“The phenomenon took place at an elevation considerably above the general surface of the sun,” he later wrote in the November 1859 Monthly N

Bits & Bytes OnLine: The F8 conference
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For one, the software application (app) developers and writers of computing code, spend time in breakout lab sessions, and “development gara

Bits & Bytes OnLine: CEO answers questions about delivery drone
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MS: Thank you – at Flirtey, our vision is to reinvent the delivery process for humanitarian, online retail, and food delivery industries. To

Bits & Bytes OnLine: First US community receives autonomous drone de...
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by Mark Ollig Soon, we'll be looking towards the sky during suppertime; anticipating when the pizza delivery drone will arrive. On a more se

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Cuba and the Internet
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As of 2014, a little over 3 million Cubans are “users of Internet services,” according to the 2015 National Bureau of Statistics and Informa

Bits & Bytes OnLine: 'Shoebox-sized' satellites may provide ...
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by Mark Ollig. Surprisingly, there are nearly 4 billion people living on this planet without reliable, high-speed access to the Internet. Id

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Turks and Caicos Islands hold Internet Governan...
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“ICANN manages and coordinates the top level of the Internet's unique system of identifiers. This is handled through IANA functions, where w

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