A beautiful report on the state of internet connectivity from Facebook and Internet.org. 3 billion people are now online, but that means only 40% of the world's population has connected to the internet. Adoption of the internet is slowing too, with it growing just 6.6 percent in 2014, down from 14.7 percent in 2010. Absolutely worth your time.
As the FCC finally ruled in favor of net neutrality, the Dutch have already forged the way and shown how it should be done for the last two years. As it turns out, forcing carriers to not give priority to traffic hasn't stifled competition in any way or form.
Mysterious giant craters have been appearing in Siberia over the last year and researchers fear it could be only the beginning as the permafrost begins to melt thanks to climate change. The country is "urgently" investigating the craters, but there are fears that it could become a frequent occurance as global warming continues.
I never had to experience a flight where people were allowed to smoke, so the idea is crazy to me, but it was entirely normal for decades. This great look at what it was like to fly on an airplane filled with smoke makes me thankful the rules were changed.
Samsung was the mobile company that was poised to swallow Android (and maybe smartphones in general) whole, until it basically fell apart internally. This is a great look at a company with deep internal struggles, squabbling and total misjudging of the smartphone market. Can Samsung get back on top?