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Cloudy Horizon for Amazon, Microsoft, Cisco, etc.

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 24th, 2014

Cisco plans to offer cloud computing services, pledging to spend $1 billion over the next two years to enter the cloud services market currently led by Amazon’s AWS service. The Cisco global Intercloud would be hosted across a global network of data centers, and offer an expanded suite of value-added application- and network-centric cloud services […]

LED LiFi Doubles Transmit Speed

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 20th, 2014

pureLiFi, the light communications technology company, that transmits data using light waves from ‘off-the-shelf’ LED bulbs, says they have doubled the previous levels of data rates. Li-Fi enables energy-efficient data transmission using LEDs in light fixtures. The findings were made at the University of Edinburgh’s recently opened Li-Fi R&D centre. pureLiFi is a spin-out company […]

Internet of Things in Barcelona

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 27th, 2014

At MWC, the Internet of Things was on display though networked wearables, car infotainment, home monitoring and devices of all sorts. The Internet of Things (Machine2Machine) connects devices over mobile networks, enabling the management of a wide range of new goods and services. In January Google announced it would pay more than $3 billion for […]

Mountain View Gets Google WiFi Upgrade

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 26th, 2014

Google’s WiFi network in Mountain View, California is set to be replaced with one that is smaller but more capable, reports the Mercury News. The Google Wi-Fi network was first launched in August 2006 and became one of the first free, public Wi-Fi networks in the U.S. Some 380 access points, all supplied by Tropos […]

Smart City Unwired

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 17th, 2014

GSMA will showcase the Connected City at Mobile World Congress with partners, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, KT and Vodafone. Solutions from Accenture, Ericsson, General Motors, IBM, Huawei, Samsung and Synchronoss Technologies will also be shown.

Pebble Appstore Opens

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 10th, 2014

Pebble’s new Appstore, which opened last week, will offer users of the smartwatch one destination for apps and digital watch faces. The Pebble appstore will live within the existing Pebble app on your iOS or Android device, so you can find and download Pebble apps directly from your smartphone. Previously, Pebble users had to load […]