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IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | July 24th, 2014 A vibration-harvesting power supply and a chip architecture for low-power communications are the latest entries. The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components. Two developments announced this week should …

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IBM eyes new chips for a new digital age

By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | July 11th, 2014 Cognitive, quantum and even wearable computers will need non-silicon processors. It’s no secret that computing is changing. This is no longer a world of mainframes and desktop computers.Laptops, tablets and smartphones are ubiquitous. And soon they’ll have company from wearables, smart homes, smart cars, cognitive computers and …

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Google begins rolling out icon-driven Google Drive interface

By Mark Hachman, PC World | July 8th, 2014 Google adds a visual element to its Google Drive interface, using icons instead of a minimalistic text interface. For years, Google’s online apps have been dominated by a minimalist, text-driven interface. For Google Drive, at least, that’s no longer the case. Google appears to have begun …

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UK Post Office Confirms Launch of New Mobile Network

By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK, July 8th, 2014 In an unsurprising move the Post Office has confirmed that their existing fixed line broadband and phone services, which are now predominantly supplied by TalkTalk’s platform after last year’s traumatic move away from BT (here), will soon be complement by a mobile product thanks to their new …

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