Google's ambitious Internet balloons soar above New Zealand

By learninmypc
Jun 15, 2013
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  1. CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand Wrinkled and skinny at first, the translucent, jellyfish-shaped balloons that Google released this week from a frozen field in the heart of New Zealand's South Island hardened into shiny pumpkins as they rose into the blue winter skies above Lake Tekapo, passing the first big test of a lofty goal to get the entire planet online.
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    I saw this mentioned somewhere. It's uhh... pretty worrying if they're sending out wifi from the balloons. :(
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,670   +413

  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Yeah, that's your link. I had a quick read.

    Somewhere else (I'm not really trusting it, some silly 'breaking news' RSS feed in a club :D ) said that the balloons themselves send out wifi. Your article mentions customers requiring specific 'boxes' to make it work, which is still kind of sketchy.

    Imagine the radiation!

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