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Google's Gigabit Internet is mind numbingly fast

We really wish we lived in Kansas City. Google has selected the town to test its new Gigabit Internet service. What does that mean? That means speeds that are about 100 times faster than what you're used to experiencing with your tired old cable modem. Why it's innovative: Gigabit internet is readily available in other countries, but the U.S. has been slow to adopt it. Thanks to Google, Kansas City will soon be a testbed proving that the technology is practical and can be scaled to serve major cities.

The 15 Most Innovative Gadgets

Tech moves fast. Even we have trouble keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. With every new smartphone, every new computer, every new chip, we get closer and closer to what will become the standard in the future. Wireless high-speed Internet everywhere? We're getting close thanks to LTE. Cars that drive themselves? Google is working on it. Appliances that sync with your smartphone? Android has you covered. We put together what we think are the best gadgets and technologies that are setting the stage for tomorrow's tech.