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Moore’s Law Is Becoming Irrelevant, Says ARM’s Boss

November 9th, 2012 11:00 admin View Comments

Microsoft

holy_calamity writes “PCs will inevitably shift over to ARM-based chips because efficiency now matters more than gains in raw performance, the CEO of chip designer ARM tells MIT Technology Review. He also says the increasing adoption of ARM-based suppliers is good for innovation (and for prices) because it spurs a competitive environment. ‘There’s been a lot more innovation in the world of mobile phones over the last 15-20 years than there has been in the world of PCs.’”

Source: Moore’s Law Is Becoming Irrelevant, Says ARM’s Boss

FTC Offers $50,000 For Best Way To Stop Robocalls

October 19th, 2012 10:01 admin View Comments

Government

coondoggie writes “It’s not clear if the Federal Trade Commission is throwing up its hands at the problem or just wants some new ideas about how to combat it, but the agency is now offering $50,000 to anyone who can create what it calls an innovative way to block illegal commercial robocalls on landlines and mobile phones.”

Source: FTC Offers $50,000 For Best Way To Stop Robocalls

The Billions In Mobile Ad Money Nobody Can Grab

June 11th, 2012 06:35 admin View Comments

Advertising

jfruh writes “Here’s a pressing mystery: despite users spending an increasing amount on their mobile phones, mobiile advertising only produces 20% of the revenues per page that web advertising does. This seems like a big opportunity for somebody, but a whole complex of reasons might mean that it isn’t just a matter of someone being smart enough to do mobile ads right. The whole advertising industry, which in many ways still resembles the Mad Men-era old boy’s network, simply may not be equipped to cope.”

Source: The Billions In Mobile Ad Money Nobody Can Grab

Microsoft To Shut Down App Store For Windows Mobile

March 9th, 2012 03:52 admin View Comments

Microsoft

angry tapir writes “Microsoft will soon shut down the app store for Windows Mobile, the phone platform it is phasing out. Starting May 9, users of Windows Mobile phones won’t be able to browse, buy or download apps to their phones from the Marketplace, Microsoft wrote in a letter to customers. The move doesn’t affect users of Microsoft’s new mobile OS, who will continue to be served by the Windows Phone Marketplace.”

Source: Microsoft To Shut Down App Store For Windows Mobile

Nearly Half of American Adults Are Smartphone Owners

March 4th, 2012 03:09 admin View Comments

Handhelds

First time accepted submitter saiful76 writes Nearly half (46%) of American adults are smartphone owners as of February 2012, an increase of 11 percentage points over the 35% of Americans who owned a smartphone last May. Two in five adults (41%) own a cell phone that is not a smartphone, meaning that smartphone owners are now more prevalent within the overall population than owners of more basic mobile phones.”

Source: Nearly Half of American Adults Are Smartphone Owners

Study Finds No Link Between Mobile Phones and Cancer (Again)

October 21st, 2011 10:39 admin View Comments

Cellphones

judgecorp writes “A Danish study of more than 350,000 people found no correlation between using a mobile phone and getting cancer. The results backs up previous work, but researchers say more work is needed to be completely sure.”

Source: Study Finds No Link Between Mobile Phones and Cancer (Again)

NATO Exercise Banned From Jamming GPS

October 12th, 2011 10:06 admin View Comments

Security

judgecorp writes “A major NATO exercise off the coast of Scotland has been ordered to stop using GPS jamming technology after complaints that to do so would endanger the lives of fishermen and disrupt civilian mobile phones. The exercise — called ‘Joint Warrior’ -planned to disrupt GPS for 20 miles around each warship”

Source: NATO Exercise Banned From Jamming GPS

1Gbps Wi-Fi Soon Coming To a Billion Devices

February 8th, 2011 02:20 admin View Comments

Networking

MojoKid writes “Not only is 1Gbps technology heading for your Wi-Fi network by next year, it will be instantly über popular. The new 802.11ac 1G Wi-Fi standard hasn’t even been ratified by the IEEE yet and In-Stat predicts that by 2015, consumers will have bought nearly 1 billion devices that use it. 1G Wi-Fi, which will use radio spectrum in a range below 6GHz, will be embedded in mobile phones, e-readers and automotive infotainment systems.The study predicts that Mobile devices with embedded Wi-Fi will make up most of the market. In 2015, shipments of mobile phones with embedded Wi-Fi are projected to approach 800 million. Also, by 2015, projections are that 100% of mobile hotspot shipments will be 802.11ac-enabled.”

Source: 1Gbps Wi-Fi Soon Coming To a Billion Devices

1Gbps Wi-Fi Coming Soon To a Billion Devices

February 8th, 2011 02:20 admin View Comments

Networking

MojoKid writes “Not only is 1Gbps technology heading for your Wi-Fi network by next year, it will be instantly über popular. The new 802.11ac 1G Wi-Fi standard hasn’t even been ratified by the IEEE yet and In-Stat predicts that by 2015, consumers will have bought nearly 1 billion devices that use it. 1G Wi-Fi, which will use radio spectrum in a range below 6GHz, will be embedded in mobile phones, e-readers and automotive infotainment systems.The study predicts that Mobile devices with embedded Wi-Fi will make up most of the market. In 2015, shipments of mobile phones with embedded Wi-Fi are projected to approach 800 million. Also, by 2015, projections are that 100% of mobile hotspot shipments will be 802.11ac-enabled.”

Source: 1Gbps Wi-Fi Coming Soon To a Billion Devices

What Happens to Australia’s E-Waste

September 19th, 2010 09:23 admin View Comments

lukehopewell1 writes “Aussies recycle several million tonnes of computers, TVs, mobile phones and other e-waste every year, with the number set to skyrocket over the next decade. ZDNet Australia takes an extended look into what happens to your devices when you’re done with them. Take a peek inside the e-waste recycling process and find out what happens to your tech when it goes off to the wreckers.”

Source: What Happens to Australia’s E-Waste