If you happen to be in Sri Lanka, and you need to get online, then you should look up in the sky. Why? Because, there is a Google balloon, which is looking forward to share some of 3G Internet with you. One balloon for the whole Sri Lanka, id does not bad, at all.
Covering an entire continent, such as Africa or South America, is a completely different story. Yet, for what is worth, this is a huge achievement. For instance, Facebook Net Drones can cover an area of only 50 miles, give it or take. What about the time in the air?
We have to admit that performances are more or less the same in this field. Up to 100 days or 3 months in the air, this is all what you are going to get. On the other hand, this is only the beginning. We need to cover more land and stay airborne for much longer time.
Once, we can solve these two problems, we are ready to make a history. The ultimate goal is to cover the entire planet with the decent quality of Internet connection. Until then, we are still living in the stone age of progress, despite our shiny gadgets.
Facebook concept of Internet for all, and cyber-justice for all, has its silent and highly effective “executor”. Its name is Aquila, and it is a drone. It can spend up to three months in the air, by feeding itself entirely and only on the generous sun energy. What can we expect in return?
Well, an area of 80 kilometers will get the Internet access, more or less. The trouble is how many of these cyber-eagles you need to cover the are of an entire country, or the entire continent. Africa, for instance. Yet, for what is worth, this is a great start for a revolutionary idea.
In the meantime, Facebook has to solve a couple of more important problems in this field, which has nothing to do with the technology itself. We are talking about the true motives for Facebook’s involvement. Are you ready for a huge disappointment?
If you want to use this drone-connection, you will be “gently” urged to access only Facebook apps and services. Yes, cyber boys and girls, this new Internet freedom comes with a price to pay to its “generous” provider. Sorry Facebook, but no hats off for this one. You do not deserve it, this time.
We were truly and deeply intrigued by the mysterious and provocative Nokia VIP Event scheduled for this month in LA. What was that all about? When you like some reliable information, then you go deep into the speculation and conspiracy theories. You just cannot help yourself, can you?
We used to think that the time has come for Nokia to say goodbye to its new owner and protector grandpa Microsoft. What is even more interesting, we thought that Nokia has finally gathered some courage to come up with a smartphone of its own, after quite long time.
Oh cyber boys and girls, we were so naive and narrow minded. Nokia is really up to something huge. That is why they needed a VIP event, in the first place. Nokia enters the world of Virtual Reality (VR). Undoubtedly, this is something quite unexpected. Does grandpa Micorosft know something about this?
The VR is the next big thing. All major IT league players are already there, Facebook with its Oculus Rift, Sony Empire with its Project Morpheus, Google, HTC, and many others. Now, Nokia has joined the VR race. We have this funny feeling that grandpa Microsoft is not telling us the whole truth.
The epic, boring, and above all extremely expensive patent battle between Apple and Samsung apparently has a new twist and some unexpected new participants. More than $550 million, give it or take, is at stake for Samsung and Apple in the last episode of this endless legal series. Only this?
Well, the following major IT league players, such as Facebook, Google, and HP, believe that the very future of research and development work is at stake here. In other words, if Apple succeeds with its patent claim, this can cripple all work and further plans in this field.
Yes, cyber boys and girls, the three musketeers Facebook, Google, and HP, are not here to rescue and help Samsung, but rather their own development departments. Now, Apple has the entire mobile world against itself. This is going to be undoubtedly very interesting to witness first-hand.
Unfortunately, and for the time-being there is no one to take an advantage of this nice situation. While others are fighting their patent wars and play their legal games, you can come up with something new and refreshing. How sad, there are no volunteers to be seen. Oh dear, one more episode of patent wars.
Here is a new member of the VR (Virtual Reality) family. HTC has decided the join the promising VR race with its VIVE concept. Is it politically and technologically correct to say that the VR has become the pretty much crowded cyber-place in the last couple of months?
Facebook has initiated the whole VR story on the global level with its eye-catching takeover of one of the fist pioneers in this field – Oculus Rift. Very soon, Sony expressed its intention to rule the VR gaming world with the Project Morpheus. Google and grandpa Microsoft are also standing in the VR waiting line.
So, what is the catch with this VR thing? This is only the latest tech buzz, or something more serious, for example, the next cyber-goldmine or even an entire cyber-gold-rush? A little bit of everything. That should be the most compromising and generally accepted answer.
We dare to say that if you want to know what is very likely to happen with all those VR gadgets, you should keep an eye on smartwatches. The Virtual Reality innovations may rain real money, but not for every one. This is an expensive sport, which is reserved only for the toughest players in the cyber-field.
Correct us, if we are wrong, but is not Mrs. Moneypenny supposed to be M’ secretary and “close” colleague of James Bond? One serious rumor has it that this is supposed to be a name for a new Facebook virtual assistant, which at the same time, will be an inevitable part of its Messenger app.
So, how we are going to activate it? Maybe, we will have to say, my name is Bond, James Bond. In order to activate Google VA you need to say something like Google Hello, or similar. Right? So, there is a new member to a club of virtual mobile lady, such as Siri or Cortana.
For what is worth, we sure hope that Facebook knows what it is doing or planning to do. This is not going to hurt it a bit, but it can raise some questions about Facebook’s ability to shine like a star, with whatever it does or develops.
At least, you will have an opportunity to feel and probably talk like a true James Bond. But, please be aware, you may easily fall in love with your virtual secretary Moneypenny. In addition, Facebook may easily award you a secret mission. Are you afraid?