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Mobile broadband facing spectrum crunch

Governments must make more mobile spectrum bands available if the full potential of mobile broadband services are to be realised, according to mobile specialists speaking in Cambridge this week. The warning comes less than 12 months ahead of the World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC-15) in Geneva that will review the…

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Samsung predicts kids will learn maths, English and coding

Every child born in the next 12 months will learn coding as a core subject alongside numeracy and literacy – so predicts Samsung. “Increasingly governments are recognising that computer literacy is a fundamental, basic skill and now incorporate coding into their curriculums. The UK has launched a new ‘computing’ curriculum during…

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Silego adds Qualcomm to charging range

Silego, the configurable mixed signal IC specialist,  has introduced  a  Universal Fast Charge Identification Solution using  the QualcommQuick Charge 2.0 technology…

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Samsung making 14nm Apple A9 in US

Apple’s A9 processor is in production, on a Samsung 14nm finfet process, according to reports in Korea’s ETNews. Attributing “industry insiders”, it said Samsung is using its Austin Texas fab. Samsung was showing off 14nm ICs at ARM’s TechCon in October. It is also being reported that…

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Apple PC which Steve Jobs built sells for $365,000

One of the very first Apple-1 computers to be sold by Steve Jobs from his parents’ garage has been sold at auction for $365,000 at Christie’s in New York. Called the Ricketts’ Apple-1 Personal Computer after its first owner Charles Ricketts, this is the highest price…

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Bell Labs prize winners come from Europe

Bell Labs has selected the three winners of a new research prize for academics working in the field of information and communications technologies. The Bell Labs Prize attracted 500 entrants from around the world. The $100,000 first prize was awarded to Emmanuel Abbe, assistant professor at Princeton University, who…

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