Google Is About to Make Your Wireless Carrier a Lot Less Relevant

Google Is About to Make Your Wireless Carrier a Lot Less Relevant

Google’s new wireless service will automatically switch you between T-Mobile’s network and Sprint’s network depending on which signal is best.

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Google’s New Phone Service Bridges Cell and Wi-Fi Gaps

Google’s New Phone Service Bridges Cell and Wi-Fi Gaps

Google is inviting a small number of people onto its new phone service, Project Fi. The company wants to show wireless can be both cheaper and better.

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Facebook’s WhatsApp Will Be How the World Makes Phone Calls

Facebook’s WhatsApp Will Be How the World Makes Phone Calls

WhatsApp is the world’s most popular smartphone messaging app, letting more than 800 million people text on the cheap. But it’s evolving into something more.

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Google’s Search Update Will Remake the Web in Its Own Image

Google’s Search Update Will Remake the Web in Its Own Image

“Mobile-geddon” it’s not. But Google’s latest changes to its search algorithm are a reminder of how Google uses its market power to accelerate change.

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How Docker Helps Make Apps that Work Everywhere

How Docker Helps Make Apps that Work Everywhere

You probably have a Google search engine running on your phone. But it doesn’t just run on your phone. It works so well for you—and for millions of others—because it’s really running on thousands of machines in data centers across the globe. The same goes for Facebook and Amazon and, well, all of the Internet’s […]

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Delivering the Internet Via Drone…And Laser

Delivering the Internet Via Drone…And Laser

Facebook wants to use lasers and drones to bring the Internet to people on Earth who don’t already have it.

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Finally, Neural Networks that Actually Work

Finally, Neural Networks that Actually Work

As a senior at the University of Minnesota, Jeff Dean built an artificial brain. Kinda. Using what was considered a supercomputer at the time, he mimicked the networks of neurons inside your head, creating a system that could analyze information—and even learn. The trouble was it didn’t work that well. Those computers didn’t provide enough […]

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The Netflix of China Is Invading the US With Smartphones

The Netflix of China Is Invading the US With Smartphones

When I describe LeTV as the Netflix of China, Mark Li corrects me. “It’s the other way around,” he sats. “Netflix is the LeTV of the US.”

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What Instagram’s New App Reveals About the Apple Watch

What Instagram’s New App Reveals About the Apple Watch

Arnaud Coomans once built a new version of Instagram that ran on a flying toy house. But building Instagram for the Apple Watch was harder.

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