When it comes to municipal broadband, this Washington state utility was way ahead of the game

(GeekWIre Photo / Kurt Schlosser) It didn’t take a pandemic, work-from-home mandates, or remote learning initiatives for Bob Hunter to understand the potential popularity of municipal broadband. He was hearing it every day from Kitsap County government employees. Hunter, the general manager for the Kitsap Public Utility District just west of Seattle, years earlier had […]

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EVs and green policies aren’t enough: Transport CO2 emissions will rise 16% by 2050

The International Transport Forum (ITF) presented its latest projections at the global summit of transport ministers, and they don’t look encouraging for the planet’s environmental goals. Specifically, global transport activity is expected to more than double by 2050, while traffic emissions will rise by 16% compared to 2015. And that’s even if existing commitments to cut […]

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Here’s why the AirPods Max don’t support Apple Music’s lossless audio

Apple took the music world by storm last night with its new lossless tier announcement. The company is offering high-fidelity music streaming for all Apple Music subscribers for free. The iPhone maker will offer lossless quality in three tiers.  CD-quality (16-bit depth/44.1KHz sampling rate), 24-bit depth/48KHz, 24-bit depth/192KHz sampling rate. [Read: What’s bit depth? And […]

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Amazon may launch healthcare business line with at-home COVID test and other diagnostic services

Amazon first started building out its internal COVID-19 testing lab with diagnostic equipment from third-party manufacturers in April 2020. (Amazon Photo / Hardy Wilson) Amazon is reportedly considering launching a new line of business that expands on the tech giant’s interests around healthcare. Business Insider reported Monday that the company may offer at-home medical tests […]

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