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Google Changing the Internet yet Again

It would appear that someone over at Google got the hint that there was another industry where a heavy hitter like themselves could shake things up and pick up a larger share of the market.

Google is now going after Internet service providers by coming to the market with a faster, well.... much much faster Internet option, but only to an experimental select number of communities around the US.
Google is issuing an open Request for anyone to identify communities or governments that would be interested in their experiment. To help bring it all together Google has put information and a video on this page explaining their intentions.

For all of us with Comcast at home feeding us 8 or 12 Megabits per second, Google may have just changed the way we see our Internet provider.

If you do the math...

1 Gigabit per second = 1,000,000,000 bits/second
12 Megabits per second = 12,000,000 bits/second

bits to bytes = bits/8

12 million bits = 1,500,000 bytes or 1.5 Megabytes per second
1 billion bits = 125,000,000 bytes per second or 125 Megabytes per second

Can anyone say "Power Boost"...


Inmates Taunt Victims Using Facebook

On my drive in this morning, I was listening to Chris Moyles on BBC Radio 1 (ohhh yeah, hottest radio station on Sirius/XM Radio!), and they had a really interesting news story; at least 30 inmates in the UK were using Facebook to taunt their victims from inside jail! One prisoner wrote,

"I will be home one day and I can't wait to look into certain people's eyes and see the fear of me being there."
Holy... I can't imagine how terrifying it would be. Prisoners are allowed to use the internet for educational purposes and supposedly under very close supervision... so much for that. Thankfully Facebook has acted quickly and deleted those inmate's accounts.

I find it very interesting how social media sites are changing our world and connecting people. You don't have to know someone's e-mail to get a hold of them anymore, just their first or last name and go from there... Heck, 6-7 years ago, how on earth would someone in prison be able to taunt their victims from jail without directly calling them up? I've never even heard of that happening!

If someone bothers you on Facebook a lot and you don't know/like them, I'd recommend the Block feature. It basically makes you non-existent to that person and them to you (very handy for Ex's!).

Source via BBC Radio 1
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Apple Hates on Adobe; Adobe Bites Back!

If you have been wishing your iPhone, iPod, or the new iPad would have Flash, you aren't alone, despite what Apple would like you to think, people do in fact want Flash.

Here is a little bit of the action in case you missed out recently thanks to

Adobe shouts "you're killing the open web" and Apple fires back with "your code is crappy and your plugin is responsible for half of Mac crashes." Adobe responds to potential iPad users, "enjoy your blue Legos." Apple replies under their breath, "Agreed. Enjoy your blue Legos."

The best part is, despite Apple wanting people to think YOU DO NOT NEED/WANT FLASH, over 7 million iPhone and iPod Touch users attempted to download Adobe Flash from their device in December alone. Imagine how much that would balloon if every user who wanted Flash on their device tried to download it, even knowing they couldn't get it. That number would probably jump tenfold or more!

When more and more competitors get full Flash support, Apple is bound to give, let's hope they do.

Source via Downloadsquad