Maarten Visser

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Ericsson hits crazy-fast 5Gbps wireless speed in 5G trial

Too bad it's only in a lab. Mass deployment of such technology isn't expected until at least 2020.<p>Forget 4G. Ericsson already has its sights set on the dizzying speeds that can be achieved with 5G.<p>The telecommunications gear maker said Tuesday it had conducted a test that achieved a connection …

Internet of Things

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

Sony SmartWatch vs. Samsung Galaxy Gear: The first big battle in the wearable tech war

Two electronics titans target each other, waging war over your wrist.<p>Sony's latest wearable tech creation, the SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is attractively styled, water-resistant, and sports plenty of apps and watch faces. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a strong contender too, running a specially tweaked …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Won’t Approve Glass Apps That Recognize People’s Faces… For Now

The potential creep factor of Google Glass is something that the search giant has to mitigate as best it can if it wants that kooky head-worn display to become a mass-market sensation (and even that may not be enough), but a recent announcement highlights the search giant’s commitment to, well, do …

Nuance: Virtual Assistants Will Work Across Platforms Within Two Years

Siri is good at predicting the weather on your iPhone. And Google Now can tell you a few interesting things.<p>But within two years, virtual assistants …

Microsoft, Samsung to do glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.<p>Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in …

Wearable Tech

Casinos banning Google Glass over cheating threat

In a growing list of various locales that Google Glass has already been banned before its public release, casinos are starting to add on to that …

Google Glass

Schmidt predicts entire world online by 2020. Is he right?

Google's executive chairman has made a bold prediction about the spread of the Internet. Do you think that prediction will come true?<p>"For every person online, there are two who are not," Schmidt said on Google+ last night. "By the end of the decade, everyone on Earth will be connected."<p>Certainly …

Google Fiber

Track The Progress Of This 3D-Printed OpenRC Truggy, A Remote Control Car Enthusiast’s Dream

If you’re into 3D printable stuff, or into remote-control cars, then the OpenRC Project is for you. A gentleman in Sweden named Daniel Norée is sharing his progress on a 3D-printed Truggy, as well as sharing the recipe with the OpenRC Project group that he created. A truggy is an off-road vehicle, …

Applied Micro’s cloud chip is an ARM-based, switch-killing machine

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Stacey Higginbotham<p>Applied Micro Circuits (s amcc), a chip firm that designs silicon parts for the computing and …

Fujitsu wants to replace your scanner with an interface out of 'Minority Report'

Over the past year we’ve seen lots of experimentation around user interface, ranging from infrared eye tracking (which has already found its way into mainstream smartphones) to incredibly accurate 3D motion controls. Today, Japan’s Fujitsu is showing off its take on the nontraditional interface — a …

The first call from a cell phone was made 40 years ago today

In the past four decades, the world has gone from monster handsets to pocket-sized portable computers.<p>Martin Cooper changed the world when he made the first cell phone call 40 years ago.<p>The former Motorola vice president and division manager made the call on the company's DynaTAC phone while …

Mobile