An invisible router may someday charge your mobile devices

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For all intents and purposes, the new Apple Watch is not really a mobile device that uses wireless getting. While its charging cable uses magnetic inductive coupling, the wire must still physically affix to the watch in order to work. In contrast, George Holmes sees a day not so far from now when smartwatches, smartphones, and other small mobile devices will begin wirelessly charging as soon as they ...

How network virtualization is used as a security tool

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When people think of network virtualization, the advantages that come to mind typically include faster provisioning of networks, easier management of networks and more effective use of resources. But network virtualization can have an additional major benefit as well: security.

Docker nets $40 million in funding, hopes in order to hook bigger fish: Enterprises

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Credit: iStockphoto Docker's been enjoying plenty of uptake in the business, but now there's a new symbol of its success: dollar signs.

New data center protects against solar storms and nuclear EMPs

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In Boyers, Pa., a recently opened 2, 000-sq. -ft. data middle has been purpose-built to protect against an electromagnetic heartbeat (EMP), either generated by a solar storm or perhaps a nuclear event. The company that built the facility isn't disclosing exactly how the data center was built or what materials were used. But generally, it did say that the structure has an inner skin and an outer skin that use a mix of thicknesses and metals to provide EMP protection.

seven reasons Apple should open-source Swift — and 7 reasons it won’t

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Apple's new programming language Swift has been public for some short months, but the Apple faithful are already bowle

A glance inside China’s most notorious e-waste town

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Guiyu is known as the world's biggest e-waste site, but is trying to clean up the act Dek:   Guiyu is known as the world' s biggest e-waste site, but is trying to clean up the act External Source:   itworld. com Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:   http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/163514 ...

Google offers $100, 000 cloud credit for online companies

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Looking for more success stories to add to its profile, Google has assembled a starter package to help startup businesses ramp up operations with free Google Cloud Platform services. Startups that qualify will get a $100, 000 credit for Google Cloud Platform services, along with around-the-clock support and access to the company's technical solutions team.

Exactly how platforms attract developers: Docker shows the way

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Credit: iStockphoto While everyone covets developers, not everyone gets them. Take a look across the industry -- it's littered with the corpses of would-be platforms that never caught on with developers.

Too big, too small, or just right? Sizing up the apple iphone 6 Plus

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OK -- all those folks who've been whining since the iphone 4 that Apple needed a 5-inch-or-bigger smartphone now have what they want. Today, you can preorder the 5. 5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, which ships a week from now to those who get their orders in early. But you may not want one?