Monthly Archive: April 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 has been Released; Unifies Mobile, Tablet and Desktop UI

Canonical has released its much anticipated Ubuntu release Ubuntu 14.04 aka Trusty Tahr (Tahr species of ungulates related to the wild goat). Canonical has stated its agenda of converting Windows XP and Windows 7 users as they are coming near to end of their support. Microsoft has already decided to pull the plug on Windows XP support. This is perfect timing with the new Ubuntu release as Ubuntu will run perfectly fine with most of the computers those have been running Windows XP. This version of Ubuntu is an LTS version, meaning it will be supported for 5 years unlike...

A Tale of Balloons, Drones, Lasers and Satellites by Google and Facebook: The Golden Age of Free Internet is About to Come

The Internet giants – Facebook and Google are persistent to provide free Internet access to the next billion who are yet to come online. Two thirds of the world population still does not have access to the Internet. Google envisions a world that has its rural and remote areas connected by high-altitude balloons placed in stratosphere. The speed is comparable to that of 3G. The balloons are maneuvered by adjusting their altitude to float to a wind layer with the desired speed and direction using the wind data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The project was unveiled in...