Fiber Optic

  • The Same Tech That Makes Your Bose Headphones So Quiet Could Give Net Speeds A Big Boost

    The Same Tech That Makes Your Bose Headphones So Quiet Could Give Net Speeds A Big Boost

    New research suggests that noise canceling tech isn’t just for blocking out the screaming baby or chatty couple sitting next to you on that transatlantic flight – it could also greatly improve the quality, reliability and speed of our Internet connections, according to new research published by Nature Photonics and spotted by VentureBeat. By eliminating background noise… Read More

  • Cable companies still bickering over FiOS advertising

    Cable companies still bickering over FiOS advertising


    Comcast, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable are all sniping at each other, emphasizing the minor advantages their overpriced service has over the competitor’s overpriced service. They’re trading whiny potshots over whether the fiber goes to the house, what “compression” means, and so on, when they should be doing that other stuff cable companies do, like throttling my… Read More

  • Solar Flower: Double the Hippie Feel-Good Junk

    Here we are in 2007, a new year full of promise and heartfelt bliss, and I find this. It’s a Solar Night Flower. Sunlight charges it during the day, and the Solar Night Flower’s (SNF for short) fiber optic veins light up at night, giving the effect of a pretty daisy being electrocuted for the murder of another flower (it was a pansy). At least it’s not USB… Read More