Will 5G be the first carbon-neutral network?

Will 5G be the first carbon-neutral network?

Increased energy consumption in new wireless networks could become ecologically unsustainable. Engineers think they have solutions that apply to 5G networks, but all is not certain.

05/16/2019

The first step toward ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi: a laser-radio transmitter

The first step toward ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi: a laser-radio transmitter

Laser-driven radio transmitters will generate microwave signals that could be considerably faster than today's traditional radio frequency wireless signals.

05/09/2019

Revolutionary data compression technique could slash compute costs

Revolutionary data compression technique could slash compute costs

A new form of data compression, called Zippads, will create faster computer programs that could drastically lower the costs of computing.

05/02/2019

How data storage will shift to blockchain

How data storage will shift to blockchain

Move over cloud and traditional in-house enterprise data center storage, distributed storage based on blockchain may be arriving imminently.

04/24/2019

'Fiber-in-air' 5G network research gets funding

'Fiber-in-air' 5G network research gets funding

A consortium of tech companies and universities plan to aggressively investigate the exploitation of D-Band to develop a new variant of 5G infrastructure.

04/18/2019

Anti-lasers could give us perfect antennas, greater data capacity

Anti-lasers could give us perfect antennas, greater data capacity

Anti-lasers get close to providing a 100% efficient signal channel for data, creating more capacity for ever-increasing data demands.

04/10/2019

Running LEDs in reverse could cool computers

Running LEDs in reverse could cool computers

The miniaturization of electronics is reaching its limits in part because of heat management. Many are now aggressively trying to solve the problem. A kind of reverse-running LED is one avenue being explored.

04/04/2019

Motorola taps freed-up wireless spectrum for enterprise LTE networks

Motorola taps freed-up wireless spectrum for enterprise LTE networks

Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is developing. Out of the gate, Motorola is creating a private land mobile radio (LMR) system that includes enterprise-level, voice handheld devices and fast data networks.

03/28/2019

Data center fiber to jump to 800 gigabits in 2019

Data center fiber to jump to 800 gigabits in 2019

Capacity enhancements for fiber-optic communications continue.

03/20/2019

The noise in fiber could be used to increase data capacity

The noise in fiber could be used to increase data capacity

One normally wants to get rid of noise in data links, but scientists at ETH Zurich say you can harness it to increase the capacity of fiber-optic cables.

03/13/2019

How blockchain will manage networks

How blockchain will manage networks

Ethernet networking technology is inherently insecure and hard to manage. To address that, researchers say a blockchain approach to network management is needed.

03/07/2019

New chemistry-based data storage would blow Moore’s Law out of the water

New chemistry-based data storage would blow Moore’s Law out of the water

If successful, a computing technique being developed by researchers at Arizona State University would allow transistors to fit on individual molecules – smaller than Moore ever envisioned.

02/28/2019

Power over Wi-Fi: The end of IoT-sensor batteries?

Power over Wi-Fi: The end of IoT-sensor batteries?

New materials and techniques for collecting power from radio waves could spur mass battery-free Internet of Things (IoT) sensors.

02/21/2019

That VPN may not be as secure as you think

That VPN may not be as secure as you think

Researchers found some subscription VPN services have programming errors that cause leaks, monitor user traffic, and lack privacy policies — all reasons to set up your own VPN server.

02/13/2019

Light-based computers to be 5,000 times faster

Light-based computers to be 5,000 times faster

New light absorption techniques in semiconductors get clock rates 5,000 times quicker than current PCs. It’s one more step towards an all-light computing environment.

02/07/2019

DARPA explores new computer architectures to fix security between systems

DARPA explores new computer architectures to fix security between systems

A completely new government-developed computer architecture could ultimately lead to widespread, commercial-oriented data-security fixes as information moves between systems.

01/31/2019

Do frog croaks hold the key to creating the perfect IoT network?

Do frog croaks hold the key to creating the perfect IoT network?

Studying how tree frogs regulate their communications, so each amphibian in the colony can hear everything, could provide ideal data traffic routings, scientists say.

01/24/2019

Quantum-embedded chips could secure IoT

Quantum-embedded chips could secure IoT

An unclonable, quantum physics-driven microprocessor might be the solution to securing the Internet of Things.

01/17/2019

How edge computing can help secure the IoT

How edge computing can help secure the IoT

IoT security could shift to the network level, especially the edge, as the need for data anonymization and customized security becomes essential.

01/10/2019

How blockchain will transform the IoT

How blockchain will transform the IoT

Supply chain, automotive, and sales of industrial sensor data emerge as initial use-case contenders for blockchain and its ilk in the Internet of Things.

01/02/2019

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