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    Don’t you hate it when you go for a mountain walk through “the middle of nowhere” and there’s no internet access? Well don’t worry, Google has a solution – it plans on sending high-altitude balloons into the stratosphere to give the world Wi-Fi. Only Google could dream something this...
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