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.

02/13/19

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.

02/07/19

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.

01/31/19

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.

01/24/19

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.

01/17/19

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.

01/10/19

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.

01/02/19

Space data backbone gets U.S. approval

Space data backbone gets U.S. approval

LeoSat plans to build a constellation of low-orbit satellites that provides max transmission speed of 5.2 gigabits per second and latency of 20 milliseconds.

12/18/18

Computers could soon run cold, no heat generated

Computers could soon run cold, no heat generated

Transistors, superconductors, and chip design have all seen efficiency breakthroughs this year. So much so, that we may see the cold-running computer before too long.

12/12/18

Edge-chips could render some networks unnecessary

Edge-chips could render some networks unnecessary

Neuristor circuits will perform super-edge computations similar to how the brain does them, reducing network loads and possibly making some networks redundant.

12/06/18

Using the Internet of Sound to transfer IoT data via speakers

Using the Internet of Sound to transfer IoT data via speakers

Ultrasonic sounds could be overlaid onto audible sounds for Internet of Things (IoT) communications, says IoT startup Trillbit.

11/29/18

Chip-cooling breakthrough will reduce data-center power costs

Chip-cooling breakthrough will reduce data-center power costs

A new microprocessor manufacturing technique could keep future electronics 18 degrees cooler, providing huge efficiency gains for data centers.

11/20/18

Spectrum shake-up to deliver more Wi-Fi, connections

Spectrum shake-up to deliver more Wi-Fi, connections

Large swaths of additional unlicensed spectrum will become available in the U.S. for connected devices, including Wi-Fi, if various proposals and schemes by the FCC come about.

11/15/18

Private 5G networks are coming

Private 5G networks are coming

Control over security is prompting big industrial companies to explore private 5G wireless networks.

11/07/18

Optical networking breakthrough will run networks 100x faster

Optical networking breakthrough will run networks 100x faster

Forming light waves into a spiral pattern allows multiplexing within fiber cable, adding throughput to traditional networks, researchers say.

10/31/18

5G and 6G wireless technologies have security issues

5G and 6G wireless technologies have security issues

5G and 6G wireless network technologies promise faster speeds and greater reliability, but they have security issues that must be addressed before they launch, researchers say.

10/25/18

Wave energy to power undersea data centers

Wave energy to power undersea data centers

Ocean Energy's ability to create electricity from seawater may prove to be the most efficient and eco-friendly way to bring edge computing to coastal population centers.

10/17/18

Radical shake-up proposed for the internet

Radical shake-up proposed for the internet

The World Wide Web could return to the retro decentralized 1990s if momentum for a blockchain-like protocol gets into gear.

10/11/18

Spray-on antennas will revolutionize the Internet of Things

Spray-on antennas will revolutionize the Internet of Things

Researchers at Drexel University have developed a method to spray on antennas that outperform traditional metal antennas, opening the door to faster and easier IoT deployments.

10/03/18

Industrial IoT faces big challenges

Industrial IoT faces big challenges

Industrial IoT -- the most challenging IoT genre -- needs ultra-high reliability, always-on availability, and extremely low latency – as well as standardization.

09/27/18

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