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Cellphone kill switches: Finally some good security news

networkworld.com — The deal won't completely stop mobile phone thefts, but it will make a huge difference in mobile security and privacy. By Fredric Paul on Fri, 04/18/14 - 2:16am. In the wake of Heartbleed and Target and NSA surveillance , it's nice to finally see some good news on the security and privacy front.

How users are fixing Windows 8.1 Update install problems

networkworld.com — Within days of Microsoft unleashing Windows 8.1 Update, users began flooding Microsoft support boards with problems during the install. Microsoft has been rather mum on the issue, but skilled users have found fixes to the problem. The problems began piling up on Microsoft's Answers forum and continue to this day.

Americans cool with lab-grown organs, but not designer babies

networkworld.com — Network World - Americans are optimistic about scientific inventions on the horizon, though are cautious about future uses of DNA, robots, drones and always-on implants, according to the latest Pew Research Center survey on future technology.

Quick look: Inside Reddit

networkworld.com — Reddit has it all: With its ear to the Internet the social site pumps out controversy, interviews, videos and stories.

Exclusive: Google's Project Loon tests move to LTE band in Nevada

networkworld.com — IDG News Service - Google has expanded its Project Loon tests to the Nevada desert and, for the first time, into licensed radio spectrum. Google declined to comment on the secret trials, but a local official confirmed they are related to Project Loon, and government filings point to several recent balloon launches.
Exclusive: Google's Project Loon tests move to #LTE band in Nevada ow.ly/vVeMy

Where's my gigabit Internet, anyway?

networkworld.com — Network World - For Americans used to roughly 10Mbps broadband connections, the idea of gigabit Internet can feel a little like science fiction. Streaming 4K video without hiccups? Enormous file downloads happening in seconds? Oh, sure.

Kubi: Really cool, effective, robotic telepresence

networkworld.com — It's quite common to have remote workers join in a staff meeting but telephone or VoIP connections don't make the experience engaging. Video conferencing using a service such as Skype is a whole lot better but there's a static quality to the interaction.