IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

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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…

New SSL server rules go into effect Nov. 1

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By Ellen Messmer, Network World | July 24th, 2014 CAs will reject requests for internal SSL server certificates that don’t conform to new internal domain naming and IP address conventions. Public certificate authorities (CAs) are warning that as of Nov. 1 they will reject requests for internal SSL server certificates that don’t conform to new…

IBM eyes new chips for a new digital age

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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…

Office 365 SMB editions to get a makeover

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By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service | July 9th, 2014 They’ll have new features at lower prices Microsoft will revamp its Office 365 lineup for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), adding features, dropping prices and increasing the flexibility to mix and match them with Office 365 plans for enterprises and with stand-alone applications. The…

Google begins rolling out icon-driven Google Drive interface

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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…

UK Post Office Confirms Launch of New Mobile Network

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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…