Small wake-up receivers could extend IoT sensor life

Small wake-up receivers could extend IoT sensor life

Ultrasonic signaling that triggers sensors to switch on or off could add to efficiency efforts being made in IoT design, researchers at Stanford University say.

02/15/18

5G won’t cope, terahertz will provide more bandwidth

5G won’t cope, terahertz will provide more bandwidth

Researchers say 5G won't be able to accommodate the growing demand for bandwidth. Terahertz-frequency networks, with their larger capacity and smaller power needs, will be the better option.

02/08/18

Internet slowdowns might become a thing of the past

Internet slowdowns might become a thing of the past

A new way of providing the same optical bandwidth optimization as one sees in huge-scale core networks could appear in homes and small businesses.

02/02/18

Data could one day be stored on molecules

Data could one day be stored on molecules

Academics are frantically searching for ways to best store and retrieve the exabytes of data being produced daily. Chemistry is superseding traditional engineering routes.

01/25/18

Buildings should behave like humans

Buildings should behave like humans

Artificial intelligence, along with real-time IoT, must be incorporated into buildings to make them smarter and healthier, says a major construction firm.

01/18/18

Breakthroughs in magnetism will change storage and computing

Breakthroughs in magnetism will change storage and computing

Solid-state memory hold your horses. Magnetic media isn’t dead yet. Neural networks and vast efficiencies are coming to help out the aging technology.

01/10/18

France goes after companies for deliberately shortening life of hardware

France goes after companies for deliberately shortening life of hardware

French prosecutors investigate a "planned obsolescence" complaint against printer maker Epson. A conviction could have far-reaching global ramifications.

01/05/18

Artificial intelligence may not need networks at all

Artificial intelligence may not need networks at all

Teaching AI machine learning systems that they don’t need a lot of resources could make neural networks portable and reduce data transmission costs.

12/20/17

Data ‘tsunami’ to absorb 20% of world electricity

Data ‘tsunami’ to absorb 20% of world electricity

Unprecedented data traffic growth, along with global emissions from data centers, will impede attempts to rein in climate change, say experts.

12/14/17

New global internet reliability concerns emerge

New global internet reliability concerns emerge

Undersea internet-carrying cables are susceptible to a cut and are an accident waiting to happen, experts say.

12/07/17

How artificial intelligence will self-manage the data center

How artificial intelligence will self-manage the data center

HPE's artificial intelligence (AI) predictive engine brings us one step closer to having self-managing data centers.

11/29/17

How to handle the vanishing radio spectrum: Share frequencies

How to handle the vanishing radio spectrum: Share frequencies

Researchers say one way to alleviate the upcoming radio frequency crunch is to share public safety frequencies temporarily with secondary users, such as IoT sensors.

11/21/17

Microsoft, Daimler to use fuel cells to power data centers

Microsoft, Daimler to use fuel cells to power data centers

Microsoft and Daimler say hydrogen fuel cells could provide better energy solutions for data centers than existing electrical grid and backup power technology.

11/16/17

Researchers developing building-free data centers

Researchers developing building-free data centers

A new outdoor server farm concept that uses vats of liquid-cooled computers instead of buildings could be literally located in farmland.

11/08/17

Blockchain poised to disrupt traditional retail operations

Blockchain poised to disrupt traditional retail operations

Smart contracts and a blockchain-based decentralized database platform could provide direct sales to consumers and reduce prices by 30%.

11/02/17

The Industrial IoT will give us self-healing machinery

The Industrial IoT will give us self-healing machinery

Machine-embedded, IoT sensors will not only monitor machinery for weakness, but they will also enable machinery to fix itself automatically, researchers say.

10/24/17

First self-powered data center opens

First self-powered data center opens

Aruba S.p.A. operates its zero-impact data center using ‘a river of energy’ hydroelectric plant, solar panels and chilling underground water.

10/18/17

Large-scale IoT use doubles, generates revenue for companies

Large-scale IoT use doubles, generates revenue for companies

Use of IoT in the enterprise is increasing — and making money. It will grow even faster as more people understand and implement LPWAN, experts say.

10/10/17

Optical-to-acoustic microchip could boost data-center efficiency

Optical-to-acoustic microchip could boost data-center efficiency

Chips fed by photonics streams can be too fast for data processing. Scientists propose slowing the microprocessors by converting incoming light into slower sound waves.

10/04/17

When disasters strike, edge computing must kick in

When disasters strike, edge computing must kick in

Gathering data for situational awareness should still take place during natural disasters, even if there’s no internet, say scientists. Edge computing must perform the task.

09/27/17

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