255Tbps: Scientists carry entire world’s internet traffic through single fibre

Published by on Oct 30th, 2014, 1 Comment


Researchers in the US and Netherlands have managed to transmit data at 255Tbps across a single strand of fibre cable over a kilometre, about 2,500 times faster than any commercial fibre. That is equivalent to around 32 terabytes per second — enough to transfer a 1GB movie in 0.03 milliseconds, or the entire contents of your 1TB hard drive in about 31 milliseconds. (more…)

Oppo R5 is the world’s thinnest phone, at just 4.85mm

Published by on Oct 30th, 2014, 1 Comment


Many companies think that thinner is better, with many Asian brands having launched the world’s thinnest phone over the last couple of years. Apple also believe in this philosophy, but the new thinner iPhone 6 is simply fat when compared to the new Oppo R5. (more…)

Google Fit launches for Android

Published by on Oct 29th, 2014, No Comments


It has been quite some time since we first heard about Google Fit, the fitness application that will be launched on all Android devices pretty soon.

The Google Fit app, the company’s answer to Apple Health, is now available for download, compiling all of those collected fitness stats in the same spot. By leveraging your phone’s sensors, the software monitors walking, running and cycling activity, allowing you to set specific goals and benefit from some friendly advice. (more…)

4K smartphone screens around the corner

Published by on Oct 29th, 2014, 1 Comment


To answer your question – no, we don’t know why. New reports have us believing that Sharp is developing new displays for smartphones, allegedly having a 4K resolution. Smartphones displays with the same resolution as the new top-of-the-line 85-inch TVs? It seems crazy, doesn’t it? (more…)

Android Wear to become cross platform?

Published by on Oct 28th, 2014, No Comments


Making a platform that is consistent among many different smartwatches is the biggest stepping-stone for Android Wear. Implementing it has gotten off to a rocky start, but with every update Android Wear is improving.

At this stage, the biggest limitation for Android Wear is the prerequisite of having an Android phone to pair it with. (more…)

Office 365 subscribers get free unlimited OneDrive storage

Published by on Oct 28th, 2014, 1 Comment


In an interesting move, Microsoft will now be giving subscribers of Office 365 unlimited OneDrive storage space at no additional cost. The rollout will happen across the globe over the next couple of months. (more…)

Google gives NGO’s real-time satellite data for free

Published by on Oct 28th, 2014, No Comments


A couple of the acquisitions Google has made over the last 5 years have yet to be revealed to the market in any consumable form as most companies were bought to integrate its patent arsenal or use its intellectual expertise. But this isn’t true of Skybox, a satellite startup that Google acquired earlier this year. (more…)

Fitbit launches three new activity trackers (video)

Published by on Oct 28th, 2014, No Comments


There aren’t many success stories when it comes to wearables. Fitbit is one of the few that have been able to continually make fitness trackers that people actually want to buy and use. There have been some slight issues lately, but Fitbit has just announced three new fitness trackers, one being a complete smartwatch as well. (more…)