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3Gbps LED light bulb WLAN achieved by Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

We first noted it back in 2008: the possibility of using LED light bulbs for secure and directional wireless internet access. Well, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is claiming that speedy data rates of up 3Gbps have are indeed feasible. The boost comes from its latest enhancements, allowing …

Why do I have to use 'Digital Audio' CD-Rs to transfer casette tapes to CD?

A reader asks Rick Maybury what the difference is between CD-Rs with and without the 'Digital Audio' label<p>I recently bought a Teac CD recorder in order to transfer a number of old cassette tapes. I visited two well-known stores to ask for advice as to the best blank CDs and both suggested that I …

iOS 7 concept imagines what life would be like if iOS was perfect - Pocket-lint

Not much is known about exactly what Apple's inbound iOS 7 will do to smartphones and tablets, but one Apple fan has created a concept video showing …

Google To Buy WhatsApp For $1 Billion (Rumor)

WhatsApp is a popular messaging app on mobile devices, the app is available on the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian, and now it …

Cube U30GT Mini2 Quad Core RK3188 Tablet Launches

A new Andrid tablet has been launched this week by Cube in the form of the Cube U30GT Mini2 which is powered by a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor.<p>…

Google Play Store 4.0 Screenshot Leaked

It has been rumoured for some time that Google has been working on a new layout design for their Google Play Store 4.0. However this week a new …

Sony 4K Ultra HD LED TV Prices Revealed

Following on from earlier announcements made by Sony, for the launch of their new 4K Media Player, the FMP-X1, and also professional OLED Ultra HDTVs.<p>…

Intel announces next-gen Thunderbolt with 20 Gbps throughput, 4K support

Here at NAB, Intel just introduced the next generation of its Thunderbolt interface, which promises a data rate of 20 Gbps in both directions (on each of the two channels) as opposed to 10 Gbps for the previous version. Of course, the company stepped back for a moment first, boasting that …

Google Fiber is officially coming to Austin, Texas

Hear that? It's Austin, being weird enough to add yet another reason to live within its city limits. As rumored, Google Fiber will be rolling down to one of Texas' most esteemed towns in the near future, joining the Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri metro as the only locales (so far) in the US of A …

Boost Mobile now offers unlimited calling to Mexico for $15 per month

We've seen US-based wireless operators offer low-cost calling to Mexico before -- and frankly, creations like Google Voice and Skype have made it cheaper than ever to make a cross-border voice call -- but it's not everyday that you see an MVNO launch a dedicated calling plan to MX. That said, Boost …

Intel announces new Thunderbolt tech, now twice as fast with 4K support

The latest version of Intel's Thunderbolt input/output technology can transfer data at speeds of 20Gbps, in both directions, making it twice as fast …

The downsides of a gig: what other towns have learned after getting a gig

If you are even remotely interested in broadband, then you’re aware that Google Fiber is coming to Austin. I’ve confirmed it, local Austin news has …