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Here is how Re/code’s James Temple explained the Titan purchase:

The devices are far less expensive than traditional satellites, and can return to earth for maintenance or to swap out payloads, the company has said previously.

It’s easy to imagine the technology bolstering an array of the Mountain View search giant’s product and research areas, including Google Earth, Google Maps and Project Loon, the company’s effort to connect the developing world online through high-altitude balloons.

Google filed paperwork with the Federal Aviation Administration. This includes two unmanned aerial vehicles. Engadget first spotted the filings believed to belong to Project Wing, which is part of the drone delivery service Google X. Google X chief Astro Teller said his team was reworking its drone design after some failed flight trials.

Turns out, the FAA paperwork is for another Google drone project. 

Project Titan, the product of Google’s acquisition of the aerospace company last year. So the FAA, which is currently late on its deadline for national drone regulation, would be approving flying things that Google has said it will use for providing Internet access and data harvesting related to problems like deforestation. With Titan, Google competes with Facebook, unlike delivery of goods via drone, where Google will, conceivably, compete with Amazon.

Google bought the company after it was widely reported Facebook had made an offer. Both were interested in the drone's ability to stay aloft for long periods of time with little energy and to carry a payload capable of providing internet connectivity to people down below.

Pichai says Titan is about where Project Loon, Google high altitude balloons, was a couple of years ago. The Titan team is building a new type of super lightweight solar-powered airplane that would be capable of hovering in one area of the stratosphere. This could provide a way to beam internet down to a targeted area on the ground below, supplement existing services with extra bandwidth, or providing access in an area that’s suddenly offline, like after an earthquake or other disaster.

Loon and Titan could complement each other, providing what Pichai described as a mesh of flying cell towers circling overhead. While the balloons can be tricky to steer and cover a wide area, Titan aircraft could be maneuvered to provide capacity to particular areas based on demand. In both instances, Google's plan is to partner with carriers to provide overlapping service to people on the ground so that they don't have to worry about exactly where it's coming from. Pichai said the hope is to begin connecting some of the roughly 4 billion people on earth who currently don't have reliable internet access.

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Intel's "Cannonlake" chips will be behind schedule by six months. This shows evidence that Intel hasn't released a CPU using "Moore's law" cycle. This is similar to when the Broadwell, Haswell, and Ivy Bridge chips were behind schedule. This delay was caused by the having to build the transistors so small. CEO Brian Krzanich said that "the last two technology transitions have signaled that our cadence today is closer to 2.5 years than two."

Intel will release "Kaby Lake" 14-nanometer chips based on the previous-gen Skylake architecture. Krzanich mentioned "we expect that this addition to the roadmap will deliver new features and improved performance, and pave the way for a smooth transition to 10-nanometer." 

PC demand is getting weaker than expected and will get worse. Krzanich commented on Windows 10:  "A lot of the really good features of Windows 10 -- things like Windows 10 Hello, where you have facial log in, and you don't have to use all your passwords, the Start screen, the touch usages of gaming as the new games come to this product -- those are going to run with PCs that have the latest features." 

Can't use Flash in Firefox? You're not alone. The Mozilla Firefox blocks Flash by default. It will automatically pause Flash videos because Mozilla has decided that Flash is going down. This was tweeted:
What is wrong with Flash? It has many vulnerabilities. Of course, an Italian security company that sold spy tools got hacked and then one of those tools got out into the wild. Mozilla’s Mark Schmidt says that once the “publicly known vulnerabilities” are fixed, Firefox will stop actively blocking Flash
 On July 11th, Nintendo has announced that President Satoru Iwata died at the age of 55. President Satoru Iwata suffered from a bile duct growth, a rare form of cancer, which he attempted to have surgically removed. This became a concern when Iwata missed this year's E3 due to health concerns.

Iwata's death is a big loss for both Nintendo and the industry. He was promoted to president in 2002 after he worked on games like Earthbound and Kirby in 80s. Iwata had future plans that included the new NX hardware.

President Satoru Iwata you will be missed.
  1. Ark: Survival Evolved
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Rocket League
  4. Elite: Dangerous
  5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  7. Terraria
  8. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
  9. Rust
  10. H1Z1
While it is to believed that there is significant internet access to citizens, there is actually many who live in low income areas who cannot afford basic internet access. It is shown in American’s Interest Access: 2000-2015, that it has become a universal source for the public and the graph below shows that the percentage of internet access has gone up from 52% to 84%
While young adults dominate using the internet, seniors are not too far behind.
The teenager Julius "zee kill" Kivimaki, 17, behind the group called Lizard Squad avoided prison today after he admitted that he hacked 50,700 systems and confessed to other cybercrime offenses. Kivimaki played an essential role as a Lizard Squad spokesman. He will have his internet activity monitored, according to newspaper Kaleva.

The Lizard Squad is known for causing DDoS attacks on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live services. A DDoS attack is caused when attackers crowd a network with an insurmountable amount of traffic until it shuts down.