Microsoft Research and Duke University are combining device graphics chips with those in the cloud to cut mobile broadband usage for streamed applications by up to 83 percent.
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The UK has launched a TV white space pilot in which it will test devices and databases that manage access to unused spectrum.
Microsoft says it can reduce access costs by a factor of ten for poor communities in Limpopo.
Through a pilot project in Kenya, Microsoft hopes to show that white spaces offer a viable, low-cost way of extending broadband access to unserved and underserved communities in Africa.
Microsoft's Surface tablets will initially reject mobile broadband connectivity for a Wi-Fi-only approach, according to reports.Sources quoted by Bloomberg on Friday said the first models of Microsoft iPad rival would come without the option of 3G or '4G' LTE, both of which are options in Apple's tablet.
The next version of the Windows operating system will make it far easier for users on the move to establish and manage mobile broadband connections, Microsoft said.Billy Anders, a Microsoft group programme manager on the devices and networks team, outlined the changes in a blog post on Friday.
We often get asked what we've seen this year in technology, so what better way to tell the story than with a round-up of the year's photos?
Microsoft, BT and start-up Neul are working on broadband using white-space radio, which promises new wireless data without needing new frequencies. That's a tougher job to pull off than it may seem
A group of 10 allies, including the BBC and Nokia, are setting up a test site in Cambridge for broadband based on the unused spectrum lying between TV broadcasts
Two Microsoft executives have said that Australia's approach to its National Broadband Network is better than that of New Zealand with its Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative.
They say a picture tells 1000 words. Here at ZDNet Australia, we've compiled 25 of the year's best tech photos so you didn't have to read so much.
Asia will eventually develop strong cloud ecosystem, driven by large broadband investment and keen adoption interest from governments and enterprises, says Microsoft exec.
There's a new look for News to Know and in this first post, we look at Intel's latest upgrade to its Xeon server chips and report from Microsoft's Mix event, where Windows Phone 7 is a hot topic.
The regulatory approval of the Microsoft-Yahoo search deal and Dell's earnings top today's headlines.
Stories of the month - August 2009
The software giant is talking to mobile operators about bundling Windows 7 with netbooks for 3G mobile-broadband deals
The software giant is talking to mobile operators about bundling Windows 7 with netbooks for 3G mobile-broadband deals.
(Image: flickr/slightlynorth)America's most wired city this year isn't San Francisco, New York, Boston or even last year's winner Atlanta, but the home of Microsoft and Amazon: Seattle.Seattle's increased use of broadband helped it to top the competition on Forbes' annual list of the 30 most broadband-connected cities in the U.
Now that the initial Microsoft PDC pixie dust has settled, developers are trying to digest exactly what Microsoft's cloud platform is. Here's my attempt to explain it.
Under the auspices of the GSM Association, 16 companies, including Microsoft, Dell and Vodafone, have announced plans to support LTE connectivity in upcoming devices
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