Faster smartphones spark race for ways out of data crunch
Lighter, faster and even smarter smartphones will premiere at the world's biggest mobile fair next week, sparking a race for ways to prevent network overload from rendering the phones "dumb".
Who goes there? Verifying identity online
We are all used to logging into networks where we have a unique identity, verified by the network server and associated with our account for other members of the network to see. Such an identity-based network system is useful ...
Worldwide mobile data traffic to rocket: Cisco
The amount of data sent to or from mobile gadgets around the world annually will rocket to hit the equivalent of 33 billion full-length DVD films by the year 2016, computer networking titan Cisco forecast ...
NTT develops current-injection photonic-crystal laser
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation has developed an current-injection photonic-crystal laser with ultralow power consumption that can be applied to off-chip and on-chip optical data transmission for ...
British firms warned of Olympics Internet gaps
British businesses are being warned of possible Internet breakdowns, data caps and "unavoidable" mobile phone problems during the London 2012 Olympics, in official advice from the Games organisers.
WalkSafe app shields smartphone pedestrians (w/ video)
Swedish town eyes digital age with Arctic data centre
Perched near the Arctic Circle, the Swedish town of Luleaa hopes that a massive data centre for US social networking giant Facebook will launch the vibrant industrial region into the digital age as a European ...
Activists urge protection of hunted gecko species
Wildlife activists on Wednesday called for the orange-spotted Tokay Gecko to be protected under international laws following a spike in smuggling of the lizard, mainly for medicine in China.
Web portal Sina posts $336 million quarterly loss
(AP) -- Sina Corp., a popular Chinese web portal operator, sank to a loss in the latest quarter due to writedowns on investments in two online businesses but revenues and microblog traffic were up.
White House threatens veto over net neutrality
The White House warned on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would veto a resolution introduced in the Senate that seeks to overturn "net neutrality" rules aimed at ensuring an open Internet.
Coming soon to a server near you: fewer internet delays
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the UA-led Center for Integrated Access Networks, the largest optical research center in the U.S., are developing methods to improve transmission speed, efficiency and reliability ...
Arctic chill brings Facebook data center to Sweden
(AP) -- Facebook will build a new server farm on the edge of the Arctic Circle - its first outside the U.S. - that will improve performance for European users of the social networking site, officials said ...
Online movies luring viewers away from primetime TV
Services allowing North Americans to watch movies and television shows over the Internet is luring droves of viewers away from primetime television, a report showed Wednesday.
S. Korea's LG unveils ultra-high-speed smartphone
South Korea's LG Electronics Monday launched a new smartphone with ultra-high-speed network technology in a bid to catch up with rivals Apple and Samsung.