Design News – Blog – The 10 Greatest Inventors of the Mid-20th Century

Design News - Blog - The 10 Greatest Inventors of the Mid-20th Century

The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet — a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.

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Hubble Telescope: 25 Years Of Stunning Images – InformationWeek

Hubble Telescope: 25 Years Of Stunning Images

In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th year in low-Earth orbit, InformationWeek has taken a selection of some of the craft’s most stunning and awe-inspiring photos, which explore the far reaches of our galaxy and beyond — pictures that truly define the phrase “out of this world.”

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The Internet of Things: It’s all about the data

The Internet of Things: It’s all about the data – 03.26.2015

Sergio Ortega Cruz

No question, The Internet of Things (IoT) is the Next Big Thing. Gartner estimates that there will be 26 billion IoT-connected devices by 2020, producing incredible amounts of data on a second-by-second basis. This will dwarf the estimated 7.3 billion traditional computing devices – PCs, tablets, smartphones – expected to be online by 2020.

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5G: What Is It & Why Does it Matter? | Light Reading

5G: What Is It & Why Does it Matter?

Sarah Thomas

5G: What Is It & Why Does it Matter? | Light Reading

Try as you may to avoid it, 5G is here. Well not actually here … it won’t commercially launch until around 2020. But the groundwork is already being laid, and the hype is rampant, even though it’s easier to explain why it matters than what it actually is.

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V-Nova streaming tech produces 4K compression ‘worth watching’ – BBC News

V-Nova streaming tech produces 4K compression ‘worth watching’

1 April 2015 Last updated at 00:22 BST

A new method of data compression could see ultra-high definition video – also known as 4K – being streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.

V-Nova has gathered 20 large telecoms, broadcast and IT companies including Sky, Intel, and the European Broadcasting Union to back its new Perseus technology.

It could see the average home broadband speed in the UK – around 22 megabits per second (Mbps) – support three 4K streams simultaneously instead of just one.

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Verizon Telegraphs Dismay At FCC Vote | Multichannel

Verizon Telegraphs Dismay At FCC Vote | Multichannel

Dot-dash this!

Verizon demonstrated its displeasure with the FCC’s net neutrality decision via a way-back version for a very special Throwback Thursday. Its Policy Blog, which said the ruling “Imposes 1930s Rules on the Internet,” was presented in Morse Code (see illustration).

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We need Immersive TV, not just 4K | VideoNet

There was a reminder at the recent SES Ultra HD Conference that some of the new technologies that are being investigated for UHD can also be applied to HDTV with potentially striking effect. Dr Giles Wilson, Head of TV Compression at Ericsson pointed out that if you take 10-bit, high dynamic range (HDR) and 60Hz (frame rate) and apply these to HD “it still provides a massive leap forward in the viewing experience…and there are circumstances where there is not enough bandwidth to offer UHD and you might want better HD.”

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