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Microsoft Lets You Reminisce the 90s

For those of you who grew up in the 90s could still remember playing with Tamagotchi and Einstein trolls. And of course we had discman, SNES cartridges and floppy disks. Wow! so much had changed since then.

In 20th anniversary celebration of Microsoft‘s website, it put up its first homepage. Talk about reliving the time where  Windows 95 operating systems was still at the forefront of innovation.

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Top 10 Countries With Fastest Internet Connection for Q1 2014

The internet has transformed the way we live and work. And  most countries have worked harder to improve their internet connection speed.

The January to March 2014 State of the Internet report from Akamai Technologies, content delivery network based in the U.S. shows a global average connection speed of 3.9 Mbps, a 1.8% increase from  4th quarter of 2013.

Unsurprisingly, South Korea retained  the fastest internet connection with 23.6 Mbps. That’s 6 times faster than the rest of the world. Japan, in the second spot, has improved its speed by 12%. Hong Kong, which is number 1 in 2012 has dropped to number 3 with Switzerland and Netherlands finishing at 4th and 5th spot.

It may shock you that the U.S., the best in technology is not even in the top 10. In fact, it ranked only in the 12th place.

Study Reveals Britons Spend More Time On Tech Than Sleeping

A recent study by a UK Communications regulator reflects an excessive use of technology that disrupts our normal life.

Research by Ofcom reveals that UK adults spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night’s sleep of eight hours and 21 minutes.

Among those surveyed, more alarming are the habits of 16-24 years old who squeezed 9 hours 8 minutes each day by multi-tasking and using different media and devices at the same time.

For the first time since 2009, TV viewing has fallen to under 4 hours per day and people have turned to tablets and smartphones.

On a positive note however, the report suggests that children were  found to have an advanced understanding of technology devices, with six-year-olds having the same level of knowledge as the average 45-year-old.

You Can Now Download A Movie in Less Than A Second

Good news errant downloaders. You can now download a 1GB movie in 0.2 milliseconds ( given your computer can keep up ).

Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have reclaimed a world record for  data transfer  when it managed to transfer fully 43 terabits per second by using single multi-core optical fibre, which was developed by Japanese firm Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT).

The previous record was held since 2011 by the Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie in Germany, who created a network able to reach speeds of 32 terabits per second.

Survey Reveals Passengers Demand Faster In-Flight WiFi

Being constantly connected to the internet has become more of a need. Even when people are traveling in the sky.

A recent survey  conducted by Honeywell Aerospace, a major supplier of in-flight connectivity hardware,  between June 6 and June 19, 2014, among 1,045 Americans age 18 and over who have used in-flight Wi-Fi  are clamoring for even faster connections and are willing to even pay more for it or encounter inconveniences. Here are some of the most surprising behaviors of the connected passengers.