Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

New modems to fuel superfast broadband over copper

Alcatel-Lucent and chipmaker Sckipio Technologies are debuting modem technology that will help make speeds of hundreds of megabit per second over copper cables a reality.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs18 June 15 01:18

Amazon Web Services jumps on Spark bandwagon

Amazon Web Services' EMR (Elastic MapReduce) service has been upgraded to handle Spark applications, giving enterprises that want to use the increasingly popular processing engine a way to do so without building their own infrastructure.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs17 June 15 21:19

Want an easily repaired smartphone? Fairphone 2 might be for you

Fairphone, the Dutch company that aims to sell socially responsible smartphones, is working on a second model that be repaired with little hassle and won't easily break. The company is also sticking with its goal of using conflict-free or fair trade minerals.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs16 June 15 21:49

Amazon boosts cloud offerings with souped-up virtual servers

Amazon Web Services has launched new, more powerful general-purpose and data-warehouse virtual servers as it works to stay ahead of the competition by offering users a wider array of cloud-service options.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs13 June 15 01:17

LTE subscriptions to surpass 1 billion this year

The number of LTE subscriptions will pass 1 billion before the end of the year, prompting operators to invest in technologies such as small cells to keep up.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs12 June 15 21:41

Chip vendors work to make Bluetooth perfect fit for IoT

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has become a key building block for the Internet of Things, and chip makers are working to make it an even better fit by using the technology to further reduce power consumption of devices and helping developers implement it.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs12 June 15 01:57

Unity lays groundwork for more VR games with latest upgrade

Virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift will never make it big without lots of content. To help developers build games for such platforms, Unity Technologies has begun adding VR-specific features to its suite of cross-platform development tools.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs10 June 15 03:02

Five things Apple is doing to please developers

Apple had lots to offer developers at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. Headline improvements included a new version of the soon to be open sourced Swift programming language and upgraded frameworks for creating more advanced Watch apps.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs10 June 15 00:54

Amazon's Go SDK one step closer with preview release

Amazon Web Services has announced the first Developer Preview of its SDK for the Go programming language, giving developers who want to integrate cloud services in their apps more choice.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs04 June 15 21:54