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Project 2020 is a study launched by the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) and led by Europol, and in particular it’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). Launched in 2012, the project participants include City of London Police, ENISA and experts from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC) and the International Association of Public ...

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The buzz about full electric vehicles in the automotive industry is growing. But doubts remain strong as the industry continues struggling addressing concerns about limited range, long battery recharging times and lack of charging infrastructure in the first place. That is, until Tesla comes along…

Tesla has been redefining the full electric vehicle in many ...

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The news that BlackBerry has entered into a letter of intent with a consortium led by Fairfax Financial is only surprising in its speed. BlackBerry shareholders would receive $9 per share in cash, making the transaction worth approximately $4.7 billion. The Consortium is permitted 6 weeks to conduct due diligence and BlackBerry entitled to ...

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Earlier in the year (July), Santa Clara based Marseille (fabless semiconductor company) announced the first consumer products to include its 4K upscaling Ultra Visual Detail (UVD) video processor (the VTV-1222, part of the VTV-122X family) – these processors are also the first to meet Technicolor’s standard for 4K and receive its “Technicolor 4K Image ...

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When the SDN/NFV buzz started, it seemed that only the WebScale operators could leverage such things, because after all, one needed data centers that are measured in acres with Avogadro’s Number of servers.   But these turns out not to be the case.  In fact, small operators should take a close look at ...

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A year ago the popular assumption was that NFC was dead because it was not included by Apple in its then new iPhone 5.  I am still seeing this as a topic of discussion with the announcement last week of the iPhone 5S (and 5C) and the fact that ocne again Apple has missed an ...

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Firstly this must be one of the most underwhelming Apple announcements with a general response of “Meh” to yesterday’s announcements- no-one overly surprised, angry or excited by anything announced. The primary reason is that Apples strategy is focused on profit margins and share prices rather than exciting the end-user. Good for Tim Cook, because this ...

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Apple announced two devices today, the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5C is essentially the iPhone 5 with a plastic shell that follows Apple’s historic pricing paradigm of taking $100 off the price of the latest model. The iPhone 5S is the classic step improvement of better processor, better camera and a ...

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The Wi-Fi Alliance revealed the new WiGig brand on September 9th. This clearly demonstrates the Alliance's commitment to bringing 60GHz technology into the market.

 

There were many assumptions made about how the Alliance would brand 802.11ad and it was interesting to see that they have chosen to keep the WiGig brand ...

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Today (Sept. 9, 2013) Sony unveiled a new smart STB/game console hybrid, named PS Vita TV.  The device is slated to launch on November 14th and cost 9,480 Yen (~US$ 95.18) in Japan – the only confirmed market to date.  The device is billed as an entertainment solution to ...

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