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Google Fiber puts expansion plans on hold to review strategy

Google Fiber has paused plans to roll out fiber optic cables across a number of U.S. cities, as the company reevaluates its strategy to presumably use mainly wireless to provide high-speed Internet service.

Work on Google Fiber is to continue in in the cities where it has been launched or is under construction, wrote Craig Barratt, senior vice president at Alphabet and CEO of its Access unit, of which Google Fiber is a part. In the “potential Fiber cities” where  Google Fiber was still at the stage of exploratory discussions, the project will pause operations.

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This amazing sound lab can replicate the acoustics of any building that exists… or doesn’t

Until now, there’s been no convincing way of truly replicating the sound environment of different locations from the comfort of one room. That’s now changed thanks to a new piece of groundbreaking work.

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IDG Contributor Network: Gaining an “edge” in IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) will radically change our world in the coming years.

Estimates suggest that in the next 4-5 years, 30 billion to 50 billion “things” will be deployed. These devices will range from relatively simple sensors (e.g., temperature, pressure, rain) to complex data collectors (e.g., health monitors, shipping/transportation monitors, chemical process monitors, environmental stations).

Many will be cost sensitive “throw away” devices deployed in huge numbers to consumers. But many will be high value devices, particularly in Enterprise of Things (EoT) applications, and in mission critical situations (e.g., health care, autonomous driving, process control, security, smart cities) where many companies are still formulating their strategies.

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Best Deals of the Week, October 10th – October 14th – Deal Alert

Best Deals of the Week, October 10th – October 14th – Deal Alert
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Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of October 10th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

27% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB
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The SanDisk Connect wireless stick is a flash drive with a unique twist — you can access it wirelessly. Whether it’s in your pants pocket, in your bag, or on the picnic table at your campsite, the Connect wireless stick lets you stream media or move files wirelessly with up to three computers, phones or tablets simultaneously. Connections are made via built-in wifi (think “hotspot”), so no external wireless or internet services are needed. A USB connection is also available, if desired. Storage on this model is a generous 200GB. Reviewers on Amazon report at least 8-10 hours of battery life on one charge. This model is currently discounted 27%, from $ 119.99 down to $ 87.56. See it now on Amazon.

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WikiLeaks dumps another trove of email, allegedly from Clinton aide

U.S. accusations that WikiLeaks is helping Russian hackers influence the upcoming election hasn’t stopped the controversial website from dumping emails allegedly stolen from a Hillary Clinton aide.

On Monday, WikiLeaks released an additional batch of 2,000 emails stolen from Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, which could fuel negative press coverage of her candidacy.

This came after the site dumped the first batch of emails last Friday, the same day U.S. intelligence agencies publicly blamed the Russian government for hacking the emails of U.S. officials and political groups earlier this year.

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