Passive Wi-Fi developed using 10,000 times less power
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Named in "top 10 breakthrough technologies of 2016" by MIT


Recently, a team of computer scientists from the University of Washington have developed an ultra-ultra-low power, extremely energy efficient version of the ubiquitous Wi-Fi transmission technologies that most of us have come to welcomingly embrace over the past decade and a half. Dubbed “Passive Wi-Fi,” the new standard consumes nearly 10,000 times less power than current Wi-Fi components and triples battery life on a wide range low bit-rate devices at home and in the workplace.

Raspberry Pi 3 launches with 64-bit Cortex A53, now available for $35
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Competition with Pine A64 project heats up


The folks at the Raspberry Pi foundation have just released the third-generation version of their highly popular single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi 3, now complete with a 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 chip to keep up with modern times along with integrated WiFi and Bluetooth this time around.

Transcend releases 1TB MTS800 M.2 SSD
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Monday, 29 February 2016 04:40

Transcend releases 1TB MTS800 M.2 SSD


SATA III 6Gbps, no PCI-E support for now

Taiwanese memory giant Transcend has just released a new top-tier 1TB storage capacity for its MTS800 line of SATA III 6Gbps M.2 SSDs for ultra-thin computing devices, including ultrabooks, tablet computers and laptops.

Sony patent reveals glove controller for PlayStation VR
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Flex sensors, pressure sensors, biometric sensors and more


New patents filed by Sony Computer Entertainment with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveal that the gaming giant is preparing to release a much-requested glove controller sometime in the future for its PlayStation VR platform, set to launch later this fall.

HTC Vive pre-orders begin next week
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Monday, 22 February 2016 08:36

HTC Vive pre-orders begin next week


Launching in April to 24 countries with two bundled games

HTC has finally taken the wraps off pricing information for its highly anticipated virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, which we mentioned back in December would have a release date sometime in April 2016.

Newegg selling 39-inch 4K Ultra HDTV for $299
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120Hz, LED-backlit, 4K upscaling

Today, Newegg is having a flash sale on a 39-inch 4K Ultra HDTV from a lesser-known brand, complete with free shipping and a one-year manufacturer warranty in a deal that will probably sell out within a day or two.

LG announces long-awaited G5 smartphone
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Sunday, 21 February 2016 13:57

LG announces long-awaited G5 smartphone


Qualcomm X12 LTE 600Mbps modem, dual rear cameras and more

Today, LG President and CEO Juno Cho took the stage at Mobile World Congress and shook the audience for a moment with a slide titled “The era of smartphones is not over,” followed shortly by a full hardware announcement of its long-awaited 2016 flagship G5 smartphone and a variety of unexpected accessories.

Samsung Connect Auto provides LTE to road passengers
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Available on AT&T in Q2 2016

On the eve of Mobile World Congress 2016, Samsung announced a new automotive device enabling all passengers of a moving vehicle to connect to nearby available ultra-fast LTE networks. The device is aimed at providing a convenient way for owners of older cars to add LTE connectivity to their vehicles for anyone using a mobile device and not sitting behind the wheel.

IoT industry leaders announce open source standard group
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Aims to accelerate Internet of Things to a single open standard

On Friday, a group of industry leaders making headway in the Internet of Things (IoT) market announced a cross-industry collaboration effort aimed at unlocking the massive opportunities for consumers and business with IoT devices, and ultimately a way to quickly get everyone to adopting a single open standard.

Intel to highlight “path to 5G LTE” at MWC 2016
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New software technique gives IoT devices an extra 20dB signal range

This week on stage at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, chip giant Intel will focus its efforts on announcing new developments in the realm of fifth-generation (5G) LTE networks. The focus comes just days after the company showed the results of a low-power wide area (LPWA) field test for IoT devices in collaboration with Orange S.A (formerly France Télécom S.A) and Ericsson.