How to get 4 billion unconnected people online

A large fraction of the world’s population will never read this post. Some of you may regard that as desirable, but most of the people involved — about 4 billion according to the U.S. Agency for International Development — will miss this story because they simply have no internet access. And that …

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Microsoft Surface Laptop hands-on: Taking on Apple

Microsoft (MSFT) finally has a Surface-branded laptop, and it’s gorgeous. Unveiled at a press event in New York on Tuesday, the aptly named Microsoft Surface Laptop is the first true notebook from the Windows maker. Sure, Microsoft already offers the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, but those are convertible …

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How to delete your data from your old devices

We store the entirety of our digital lives on the devices we use the most like our phones and computers. Unfortunately, when many people trade in their old gadgets for newer, faster ones, they don’t delete that data. That’s a huge problem. If you’re not careful, a stranger can access …

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How Gogo will transform your Wi-Fi experience in the sky

Inflight Wi-Fi based on air-to-ground cellular connections has a terrible reputation for being too slow and expensive. And that’s only gotten worse as the leading purveyor of it, Gogo (GOGO), has tried to keep a minimum level of connectivity by jacking up prices on transcontinental flights to as much as …

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