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Japan hopes for ultrafast wireless for 2020 Olympics.
Japan’s Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry are recruiting workers to work on a new terahertz based wireless network, in the hope of being able to deliver internet speeds of up to 100GB per second. That’s enough to download three HD movies in one second.
What’s not clear is how the system would work in normal devices, as presumably they would need a receiver capable of processing high frequency terahertz signals. It’s also not clear why someone at the Olympics in Tokyo would need to watch three HD movies a second!

Japan hopes for ultrafast wireless for 2020 Olympics.

Japan’s Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry are recruiting workers to work on a new terahertz based wireless network, in the hope of being able to deliver internet speeds of up to 100GB per second. That’s enough to download three HD movies in one second.

What’s not clear is how the system would work in normal devices, as presumably they would need a receiver capable of processing high frequency terahertz signals. It’s also not clear why someone at the Olympics in Tokyo would need to watch three HD movies a second!

Digital media set to overtake TV watching.

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According to research firm eMarketer, Americans will spend more time using digital devices than watching TV this year, the first time that such a shift has taken place.

Browser share since Chrome launched.
Wow, we have a winner! Chrome turns five years old next month and is now responsible for about 43% of all the web traffic generated by the world’s desktop computers. 

Browser share since Chrome launched.

Wow, we have a winner! Chrome turns five years old next month and is now responsible for about 43% of all the web traffic generated by the world’s desktop computers. 

New wireless devices communicate without batteries.
University of Washington Engineers have developed wireless transmitters and receivers which are able to communicate over short distances without an in-built energy source.
Instead of a battery, the devices use a technique known as ‘ambient backscatter’, where they detect, harness, and reflect TV signals to create a sort of “morse code” which can transmit small amounts of data between the devices.
During testing the devices were used in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations around Seattle, and successfully communicated with each other at distances of up to 2.5 feet at 1 kilobit per second. That’s enough to send information such as a sensor readings, text messages and contact information.
Potential uses for the devices include allowing wearable devices such as smartwatches to send text messages or emails without power, or as a secondary method of communication when their batteries run out. It could also allow battery-free wireless sensor networks, for example, sensors placed in a bridge could monitor the health of the concrete and steel, then send an alert if one of the sensors picks up a hairline crack.

New wireless devices communicate without batteries.

University of Washington Engineers have developed wireless transmitters and receivers which are able to communicate over short distances without an in-built energy source.

Instead of a battery, the devices use a technique known as ‘ambient backscatter’, where they detect, harness, and reflect TV signals to create a sort of “morse code” which can transmit small amounts of data between the devices.

During testing the devices were used in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations around Seattle, and successfully communicated with each other at distances of up to 2.5 feet at 1 kilobit per second. That’s enough to send information such as a sensor readings, text messages and contact information.

Potential uses for the devices include allowing wearable devices such as smartwatches to send text messages or emails without power, or as a secondary method of communication when their batteries run out. It could also allow battery-free wireless sensor networks, for example, sensors placed in a bridge could monitor the health of the concrete and steel, then send an alert if one of the sensors picks up a hairline crack.

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Time for a quick shameless plug! I’ve been doing Web and Android development courses through Treehouse and really enjoying it. Currently working my way through their course on how to build Apps for Android and will start with Web Development next.

If you’ve been thinking about getting into Programming, Web Development, Wordpress, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, or iOS or Android Development it’s a great place to start - check out the discount coupon below if interested. And expect an update to the 8 Bit Future Apps in the coming months!

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YouTube Easter Egg Destroys All Your Cat Videos.
Type in 1980 while watching any YouTube video to launch a game of Missile Command. Don’t let the missiles through or they smash your video!

YouTube Easter Egg Destroys All Your Cat Videos.

Type in 1980 while watching any YouTube video to launch a game of Missile Command. Don’t let the missiles through or they smash your video!