Fast and furious: 7 apps primed for the gigabit Internet

When gigabit Internet brings jaw-dropping speed, these apps will be ready to make good use of it
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7 apps primed for the gigabit Internet

What would you do with 250 times more Internet speed? That might be tough to fathom for the average Internet user who is content so long as "Game of Thrones" streams in HD without hiccups. However, plenty of developers grasp the need for speed to power potentially game-changing applications. Mozilla and The National Science Foundation, in fact, recently doled out hundreds of thousands of dollars to winners of the Mozilla Ignite awards, for which developers submitted prototype apps primed for the faster, smarter Internet of the future. Here's a look at standout submissions, which range from a high-quality, open source Web conferencing application to tools for collaborating in 3D environments.

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