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Alphabet wants to deliver Internet access via laser beams

(Source: arstechnica.com) Alphabet’s X Lab has cooked up yet another Internet connectivity scheme, according to a report from Reuters. Past efforts have involved floating Internet balloons and laying lots of fiber optic cable, but this Internet delivery system sends data over laser beams! This isn’t an experimental system like […]

Just 20 percent of e-waste is being recycled

(Source: arstechnica.com) Opting to handle your bills online keeps a lot of paper out of the bin, but the devices you use to go online eventually die anyway. If this “e-waste” ends up in a landfill, the energy and materials that went into manufacturing and delivering those devices […]