Pictures capturing the visual ethic of the home computer revolution are this glossy art book's greatest strength. For technical detail and a sense of the software experiences these 'icons' delivered, look elsewhere.
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Open source has comprehensively changed the world of software. RISC-V wants to do the same for processors.
Standards for the first and second phases of 5G are moving towards completion, and early deployments can piggy-back on 4G LTE infrastructure. But there's plenty of work to do before the technical advances in 5G's radio spec can support new use cases.
Enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless access will lead the way, but IoT applications and use cases requiring ultra-reliable and low-latency communications can also be supported more efficiently on 5G networks than on previous-generation infrastructure.
Newly discovered flaws in many processors threaten performance hits and continued security headaches. Here's how they work, how they got there and what they mean for the future.
With Samsung looking at a $4 billion-plus hit due to the Galaxy Note 7's explosive lithium-ion battery problems, how are the alternative technologies shaping up?
The Flir One thermal imaging add-on for iOS and Android devices is a very desirable peice of tech. Whether it's a justifiable expense is questionable, although if you maintain or repair electronic equipment it could cut diagnostic times drastically in some cases.
The IoT is a compelling concept, but it's not yet clear precisely how the flood of data it will unleash should be handled by the world's networks and data centres.
Storage technology develops in two dimensions: how it works and how it's used. 2015 will see major movements in both directions, although these will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
Wireless technology is evolving on all fronts — in personal, local and wide area networks — and in some surprising directions. Here are the latest developments in Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, white space radio and more.