Google launches internet-from-the-sky balloons over NZ

  Nice. Google launched Project Loon in Canterbury, New Zealand.  Loon is “a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people [to the internet] in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters.” Project Loon balloons float in the stratosphere, twice as high as airplanes and […]

News and emergency information sources for #Christchurch #eqnz

NZ Civil Defence updates: Up to date information on what’s happening and what to do: including printable pdfs of contact numbers in English, Chinese, Korean, Find out what’s open:   Essential numbers from Civil Defence Earthquake Government Helpline: 0800 779 997 A service for people requiring information on income support, housing options, health issues, […]

This is why Webstock rocks

I’m at Webstock and I’m sitting across the table from a guy who built the BBC’s iPlayer and customisable homepage, next to the manager of NZ On Screen and listening to US journalist and blogger Annalee Newitz talk about how science fiction gives us vocabulary and a frame of reference for emerging technologies.