Google’s ultra-fast Internet These 4 lucky cities are now officially getting Google Fiber

Boxes of equipment needed to install Google Fiber sit on a couch.

Google’s ultra-fast Internet delivers download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. Now these communities on the Eastern seaboard are getting it.

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    The age of the Apple Watch begins in April

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    Apple’s iPhone salescrush analyst predictions

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    Google: Strong net neutrality rules won’t hurt the future rollout of Google Fiber

    Google: Strong net neutrality rules won’t hurt the future rollout of Google Fiber

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    Twitter adds video, group messaging features

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    Rep. Jared Polis wants U.S. intelligence to monitor Sen. Marco Rubio 24/7

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    FTC: The Internet of things is already here -- and it needs to be secured

    FTC: The Internet of things is already here -- and it needs to be secured

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    The head of the FTC wants to ensure tech companies have enough women and minorities

    The head of the FTC wants to ensure tech companies have enough women and minorities

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    How technology can help us deal with blizzards

    Advances range from snow removal algorithms to sidewalks that melt snow with solar power.

    How sensors can fight global hunger

    How sensors can fight global hunger

    We don’t need to wait for a person to count hundreds of containers to know there’s a food shortage.

    Microsoft’s huge Xbox sales foreshadow gaming’s growing importance within the company

    Microsoft’s huge Xbox sales foreshadow gaming’s growing importance within the company

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    Apple analysts predict another record quarter for iPhone sales, but all eyes are on the Apple Watch

    Apple analysts predict another record quarter for iPhone sales, but all eyes are on the Apple Watch

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    Banks: Too big to innovate

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    Only in Washington: Drone lobby throws free OK Go concert to promote responsible flying

    Only in Washington: Drone lobby throws free OK Go concert to promote responsible flying

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    The drone lobby isn’t excited about the latest White House fence hopper

    The drone lobby isn’t excited about the latest White House fence hopper

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    Robot stick insect will soon see, feel

    A robot at Germany’s Bielefeld University is modeled after a stick insect, with six limbs that it can move independently. Researchers are working to give the robot feelers and a camera system that would allow it to see.

    How the cable industry is trying to reshape the economics of the Internet

    How the cable industry is trying to reshape the economics of the Internet

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    Why I’m ready to plan a moon vacation

    Why I’m ready to plan a moon vacation

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    The fight for smartphone owners is netting us all some pretty good deals

    The fight for smartphone owners is netting us all some pretty good deals

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    The Weekly Itch, Vol. IV

    The Weekly Itch, Vol. IV

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    Starbucks has managed to get you addicted to its coffee — and its app

    Starbucks has managed to get you addicted to its coffee — and its app

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    Scientists at the University of Rochester are using lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials instead of using temporary coatings.

    What Eric Schmidt meant when he said ‘the Internet will disappear’

    What Eric Schmidt meant when he said ‘the Internet will disappear’

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    TechBit: Google Translate

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