A wave of consolidation in the internet of things (IoT) market is assured in the next few years.
That’s according to financial company Hampleton Partners, which said in a report that vendors have spent over $9 billion in the marketplace in the last few years in a bid to put their stake in the ground. more»
The European Parliament has sort of voted to break up Google into little bits, separating the search function from its other businesses.
The resolution was passed today with 384 in favour and 174 against – but the vote is more of a gesture than a resolution because the Parliament has no power to split it up. more»
Physicists at the University of Warsaw claim to have developed a fully functioning atomic memory that is simple to make and with numerous applications.
The main element of the memory device is a glass chamber that is 2.5 centimetres in diameter and 10 centimetres long. more»
Researchers at the University of Florida (UF) claim to have discovered a way to turn human excrement into rocket fuel.
The engineers have conducted trials at the behest of NASA and fit into plans to build a site on the moon and needed to solve the conundrum of what to do with something that’s essentially excess baggage. more»
Although category 9 and category 10 LTE modems are not expected to be released until the end of 2016, take up of the devices will soar meaning that by 2019 there will be 64 million smartphones using the protocols.
That’s according to a report from ABI Research, which said that they’ll have downlink speeds of up to 450Mbps. more»
Former HP boss and peddler of expensive printer ink Carly Fiorina is apparently going to have a crack at being the next republican president of the US and is standing on a ticket that she is the only woman candidate and the only CEO. more»
European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing (MSFT.O) to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their “right to be forgotten”.
The European Union’s privacy watchdogs agreed on a set of guidelines on Wednesday to help them implement a ruling from Europe’s Supreme Court that gives people the right to ask search engines to remove personal information that is “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant”. more»
BT has started blocking access to 24 torrent sites this past weekend, including IPTorrents and TorrentDay.
It is the first time that a UK ISP has blocked private torrent sites, without a court order demanding it does it.
The High Court has ordered six UK ISPs to block subscriber access to dozens of the world’s largest torrent sites. more»
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $16 million to build cloud-based and data-intensive advanced computing systems for the open science community
In a statement the NSF said that high performance computing (HPC) had become central to the work and progress of researchers in all fields, from genomics and ecology to medicine and education, new kinds of computing resources and more inclusive modes of interaction are required. more»
An industry consortium today released a roadmap for new recording technologies could yield 100TB hard drives in about 10 years.
Advanced Storage Technology Consortium (ASTC)’ s figures show hard-drives which are 10 times the capacity of today’s biggest hard drives. Apparently, it will be achieved using up-and-coming techniques such as laser-assisted recording technology. more»
Facebook is under attack in the UK because it failed to supply information needed which might have prevented the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.
Michael Adebowale, one of the killers of the soldier, had 11 Facebook accounts but GCHQ has only seen six of those despite requests. more»
A unit called the Quantum Imaging Hub is to receive funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences research Council (ESPRC) to the tune of £29 million over the next five years.
The hub includes academics from the universities of Glasgow, Bristil, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Oxford and Strathclyde and has over 30 industry partners. more»
Enterprises wanting to leverage their legacy systems using devices like smartphones and tablets are being tempted by IBM to enter its garden of mobility delights.
The company said it has added a number of pieces to its Mobility Services jigsaw.
That includes “desktop as a service” (DaaS) intended to let companies implement desktop features on mobile devices using a subscription service offered using the IBM Cloud. more»
Out of the 74.53 million tablets expected to ship during the current calendar quarter, the Apple iPad will take the lead with 26.8 percent of the worldwide shipments.
That’s according to Digitimes Research, which said that out of those 74.5 million tablets, 20 million will be iPads, 27.8 million will be from other multinational vendors such as Samsung and Lenovo, and 26.7 million will be so-called “white box” or unbranded units. more»
Shipments of TVs worldwide rose in the third quarter by four percent, bucking a trend that showed several previous quarters of weak growth.
LCD TV shipments rose by nine percent, according to IHS subsidiary Displaysearch, fuelled by uptake of TV screens in North America. more»