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  • Engineers have successfully married electrons and photons within a single chip microprocessor, a landmark development that opens the door to ultrafast, low power data crunching. The researchers packed two processor cores with more than 70 million transistors and 850 photonic components onto a 3-by-6-millimeter chip. They fabricated the microprocessor in a foundry that mass-produces high-performance computer chips, proving that their design can be easily and …

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    Fingerprint sensors, used primarily for mobile device login and payment security systems, have become an expected feature in high end smartphones and, to a lesser extent, in tablets and notebook computers. Led by Apple’s iPhone juggernaut, unit shipments of fingerprint sensors were expected to have grown from 316 million in 2014 to 499 million in 2015 and will continue to increase each year to peak …

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  • Like Beanie Babies and Steve Urkel, the systems we use to transmit information through water bring to mind the 1990s. The flashback is due to the speed of today’s underwater communication networks, which is comparable to the sluggish dial-up modems from America Online’s heyday. The shortcoming hampers search-and-rescue operations, tsunami detection and other work. But that is changing due in part to University at Buffalo …

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  • With the majority of mobile traffic either originating or terminating indoors today, Wi Fi is now a robust access technology for mobile data offload. In 2015, Wi Fi offload traffic from mobile devices continued to exceed 4G mobile traffic, and, by 2018, Wi Fi traffic is set to exceed all 2G, 3G and 4G cellular traffic combined. ¬≠In a recent market study, ABI Research forecasts …

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  • With industry momentum mounting around a low power Wi Fi solution, Wi Fi Alliance has announced the Wi Fi HaLow designation for products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah technology. Wi-Fi HaLow extends Wi-Fi into the 900MHz band, enabling a wireless range is nearly twice that of today’s Wi-Fi, and will not only be capable of transmitting signals further, but also providing a more robust connection in challenging …

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