Archived News for IT Professionals - January, 2014
British engineers have set up what may be the world’s fastest internet connection, transferring data between two cities at a mind-boggling 1.4 terabits per second.
A huge bounty has been offered for one of the most prominent hacks imaginable, with Google putting up a $US2.7 million prize for someone to break into its software.
Mobile manufacturers and telecoms companies love to load phones with their own software, but it can be extraordinarily annoying when the user wants to make their own choices and finds the in-built applications cannot be removed.
Research engineers have created a tiny device which can sense wasted electromagnetic energy, and could improve the reliability and efficiency of virtually any electrical device or system.
Batteries made from a futuristic mix of sugars and other enzymes could power our devices in just a few years, with a new standard set by researchers in the US.
An international team featuring research engineers from Australia has observed a groundbreaking wave movement in silicon, which could bring a new level of computer communication.
A recent simulation in Japan shows both how far modern computer processing has come, and just how good the supercomputer in our skulls really is.
Some enterprising technologists are beginning to bring augmented reality to the everyday workplace, with research showing the office of the future could be right before our eyes.
A new project will see thousands of bees decked-out in the scientific accessory of the summer - a 2.5mm wide sensor strapped to their backs to monitor the insects and their environment.