ZenFi enhances wireless connectivity with unprecedented bandwidth

ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, has announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray LaChance, will attend the Mobile World Congress taking place February 27th to March 2nd, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Mr. LaChance will be available to share insights on how ZenFi’s three-pronged approach enables wireless connectivity in an increasingly wireless and broadband-connected world. First, ZenFi owns and operates a carrier-neutral dark fiber network specializing in fronthaul,…

February 20, 2017

Specialized hardware needed for AI to develop in gadgets

February 15, 2017

Computers are now able to beat humans at the Go game, identify melanomas as accurately as dermatologists do, and help autonomous vehicles navigate the world, and this is all thanks to an artificial intelligence technique called deep learning. Now, circuit designers are working on hardware they hope will lead to the democratization of deep learning, bringing the powerful method to the chips inside smart phones, wearables, and other consumer electronics….


Now we’re talking…

February 14, 2017

Even though there are still some kinks to iron out, automatic speech recognition is on the verge of becoming people’s chief means of interacting with their principal computing devices. Strange to think it was the butt of jokes as little as ten years ago. With the anticipation of the age of voice-controlled electronics, MIT researchers have built a low-power chip specialized for automatic speech recognition. Whereas a cellphone running speech-recognition…


Who (secretly) run the world? Algorithms

February 13, 2017

It is likely that everything and anything you do online, from streaming a movie, to browsing for a new handbag, to even applying for a car loan, is slightly controlled by an algorithm. They will always have a say on the outcome. The complex mathematical formulas are playing a growing role in all walks of life: from detecting skin cancers to suggesting new Facebook friends, deciding who gets a job,…


Ingestible electronics powered through gut fluids

February 7, 2017

Now ingestible electronics which travel through the gut within pill-like capsules, can release drugs, whilst recording the temperature, pH and other vital signs, and even capture video footage. However, most current ingestible electronics rely on conventional batteries, many of which require toxic materials. But a new study finds that swallowable electronics could be powered for days inside the body by harvesting energy from chemical reactions within the stomach. Scientists have…


Logitech’s remote to modernize presentations

February 1, 2017

Presentations are a necessary evil of the corporate world. According to Logitech, that typically means watching someone with a laser pointer gesture at a screen while awkwardly fumbling with an ancient remote (Logitech hasn’t updated its own in years). Logitech’s new Spotlight presentation remote is an attempt to remedy this by bringing presentations to the present day with a new, modern design. It’s an elegant-looking device, made of machined aluminum…


Cloud networking platform enables connectivity to 11 data centers

CoreSite Realty, a provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., has announced the immediate availability of PacketFabric’s Software-defined Networking (SDN) based network platform at 11 strategically located CoreSite data centers throughout North America. PacketFabric is a NantWorks company and a provider of next gen Ethernet-based cloud networking services. CoreSite customers can now access PacketFabric’s fully automated network platform, enabling users to instantaneously provision terabit-scale connectivity…

January 25, 2017

Joint solution to enhance asset tracking capabilities

January 24, 2017

Ruckus Wireless, a part of Brocade,has announced a joint solution with TrackR, a leader in personal item management innovations, that leverages Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology combined with Ruckus ZoneFlex access points (APs) to enhance the indoor and outdoor location services of TrackR’s Crowd GPS network. Leveraging existing wireless infrastructure, the new integration provides customers and end users with enhanced asset movement detection in real time and provides more robust…


‘Smart jacket’ to diagnose pneumonia

January 23, 2017

A ‘smart jacket’ that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any other has been invented by a team of Ugandan engineers. The idea came to Olivia Koburongo, 26, after her grandmother fell ill, and was moved from hospital to hospital before being properly diagnosed with pneumonia. “It was now too late to save her,” said Koburongo. “It was too hard…


Faster ordering with Amazon virtual dash button

January 20, 2017

Amazon Dash buttons are WiFi-connected gadgets that let you order certain branded items from Amazon without having to go to the website. They’ve been so successful, an Amazon spokesperson tells Recode, that Amazon is now putting virtual Dash buttons on its website and in its app, finally letting Prime members order goods from Amazon.com. What? Well, think of them as an even more streamlined version of 1-Click ordering. You can…