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Google’s ‘Project Loon’ Launched, Balloon-Powered Internet for Everyone

Posted: June 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Google, Standout, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Google’s ‘Project Loon’ Launched, Balloon-Powered Internet for Everyone


Internet behemoth Google believes that it might actually be able to build a ring of balloons, flying around the globe on the stratospheric winds, that provides Internet access to the earth below. The search-giant has launched the first set of balloons in it’s ambitious plan :: Read the full article »»»»

Australians Jump on Mobile Band Wagon

Posted: October 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Smartphone, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australians Jump on Mobile Band Wagon

ABS Says Mobile Internet Booming in AustraliaNew figures from the ABS – Australian Bureau of Statistics – show that Aussies have significantly increased their mobile data downloads. The ABS stats show that around 6 million Australians are now using mobile wireless connections, an increase of almost 7 per cent in just six months.

In the three months between April and June, mobile users downloaded 6,610 terabytes of data,  a 32 per cent increase in mobile downloads compared to the three months to the end of last year.

The ABS stats are based on figures from internet service providers, also show that the increase in desktop and laptop pc’s in the same period was up by 20 per cent.

Elise Davidson from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network reckons the data isn’t surprising. However, she’s warned it is easy for mobile data spending to get out of control.

“Our advice is monitor what you’re using regularly, especially if you’re on a new plan or a new device,” Ms Davidson said. “It typically takes two or three months to figure out how much data you’re going to use. If you’re signing a new two-year contract, have a look at what you’ve used both in terms of calls texts and data in your previous contract and estimate really conservatively in the first instance.”

The ABS figures also show the number of internet subscribers in Australia rose by 10 per cent last financial year. There were 12 million subscribers, excluding mobile handset subscribers.