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Cobham validates core networks as they go virtual

Cobham Wireless has launched TeraVM LaaS (lab-as-a-service) for core network testing, intending to support mobile operator networks as they shift towards ‘network function virtualisation’ (NFV) infrastructure. “The introduction of LTE-Advanced and 5G requires mobile operators to invest in virtual core network technology, in order to operate with dynamic flexibility and reduced cost,” said the firm. […]

Scientists build bacteria-powered battery on single sheet of paper

Instead of ordering batteries by the pack, we might get them by the ream in the future. Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have created a bacteria-powered battery on a single sheet of paper that can power disposable electronics. The manufacturing technique reduces fabrication time and cost, and the design could revolutionize […]

100 lm/W from a ‘100W’ LED replacement light bulb

Cree’s lighting division has created a range of high-end high-efficiency LED replacements for incandescent light bulbs. Cree LED bulbs The 100W replacement, for example, achieves a highly creditable 100 lm/W – delivering 1,650 lm from 16.5W. What makes this remarkable this is the 2,700K (warm) white version, with a CRI of 85, and the bulb […]

Bigshot DIY camera helps kids learn tech basics

The BBC has recently reported that A DIY digital camera designed to teach children about how the tech it uses works has been launched in the USA. Owners of Bigshot’s device need to assemble its parts in a specific sequence to make it work. An online guide explains the science behind them. It has been […]

Should You Trade-In Your Old Macbook Air?

It’s fair to say that as soon as you have bought pretty much any piece of modern technology, it’smodern technology already out of date. The rate of progress being made by the big IT companies around the globe mean that they are surpassing their own ‘latest’ advancements almost as quickly as they can get those […]

Website Personalisation Software

Many analysts and businesses agree that the Internet is the place to be seen when it comes to retail and sales. High Street stores have huge overheads from business rates to point of sale merchandising every time a sale or promotion is on. The expensive high street shop rentals combined with falling visitor numbers are […]

Printed Photo Albums

The development of the photograph over the last two centuries is without doubt one of mankind’s greatest feats to date, to be able to capture and record human existence throughout time is becoming more intriguing and important not only for nostalgic purposes but also as a documentation of what has been before. Photograpy has been […]

The Importance of Local Area Networks (LAN)

A local area network, often abbreviated to LAN is an interconnecting computer network which links up computers in one building such as a school, different rooms within a home, computer laboratory or an office or offices within a building. The term is used to describe a small localised network of joined up computers. On a […]

Choosing a Digital Camera

If you’re looking for a good quality and reliable digital camera then you are going to do have to do a lot of research to find out which camera is best for you. There are dozens of online guides to buying a digital camera, and a visit to your local newsagents will provide you with […]

The Future of Battery Power

In electrical terms, a battery is a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy. Most is us use batteries every day, and probably never give them a second thought, but without them, our lives would be very different. The battery (or “voltaic pile” as it was […]