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Bluetooth 5 launches, and it’s more powerful

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) has revealed that the specification of the much-improved Bluetooth 5 technology  which has been finalized and is now ready for adoption by manufacturers all over the world. Bluetooth 5 offers double the bandwidth, four times the range and eight times the broadcast message capacity of Bluetooth 4.2, which will likely prove to be ... Read More »

Sony’s Walkman is Back Again, But Very Expensive

New Sony Walkman ZX2

Something old apparently just became new again. The obsolete Sony Walkman which was popular decades ago has made its way back with the new Sony Walkman NW-ZX2. All things old eventually become new again, and apparently obsolete consumer tech brands are no exception. The new device is coming with a huge price tag of $1,200 in the second quarter of 2015 ... Read More »

Advanced Evasion Techniques wreaking Havoc on network security

In the never-ending war against security breaches, attackers gaining the upper hand by unleashing zero day attacks, advanced persistent threats (APTs) and other rapidly evolving threats. The nefarious types looking to compromise network security are getting craftier at their trade. Case in point is the rise of Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs), which obfuscate malicious code by slicing and dicing it ... Read More »

The mad scientists of 3D printing: How MadeSolid is remixing the formula

  Two lawyers and a HR manager walk into an elevator. In a corporate office building in Emeryville, California, they are joined by young startup founders who squeeze into the elevator, wheeling a 500-pound chemical drum behind them. The chemical peddlers’ destination is the fifth floor, where an office and a laboratory host the remainder of their team. They’re delivering ... Read More »

Microsoft’s VDA licensing is a strategic

Scott Lowe discusses some strategic reasons why Microsoft has held onto VDA licensing for so long, despite its high cost. Even while storage and other infrastructure vendors struggle to reduce the per-unit costs of virtual desktop infrastructure initiatives, there’s one aspect of these solutions that hasn’t changed much in recent years: Microsoft’s licensing associated with these kinds of initiatives. Licensing ... Read More »

5G and the future of Mobile Networks

The world’s standards bodies are starting to define what the next generation of mobile networks will look like. Here’s where development stands, and the likely direction of future mobile networks. Mobile networks generally have a life span of about 10 years and are defined by their “generation.” The hodgepodge of early mobile standards is regarded as 1G or first generation ... Read More »

The state of women in technology: 15 data points you should know

By 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer science jobs available in the US according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and we need to play catch-up to fill them all. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 68% of women enroll in college (compared to 63% of men), and women increasingly outnumber men in college graduation rates. Yet women still make up ... Read More »

Google’s end-to-end Gmail Encryption: An excellent development for the enterprise

In a recent blog post, Google announced that it was releasing the source code for an end-to-end encryption extension for Chrome. Could this be the beginning of secure email for all? Email security is a concern for many consumers, but it is a crucial issue for the enterprise. Most email clients offer a base level of encryption, but it is ... Read More »

Tech Future: Smarter people not smarter gadgets

The next 30 years of innovation risk being wasted unless society does a better job of educating people about the potential – and downsides – of technology. At its confidence and renown as a hotpot grows, the London start-up scene is getting more comfortable about asking – and occasionally answering – some big questions about the future of tech. This time ... Read More »