It’s difficult to predict which technological innovations consumers will adopt into the fabric of their everyday lives. Those working closely with technology can get a better glimpse of how much impact the novelties of tomorrow will have but that goes without saying that technology has a mind of its own. Not even these so-called experts were able to accurate guess the
Did you know that pre-digital navigation consisted of relying on printed maps and rolling down a car’s window to ask for directions from a stranger? When it comes to short or long-distance road trips, the road less traveled is often the wrong road to take. Thankfully, platforms such as a Google Maps and Map Quest, have made GPS navigation easier.
As G Fast chipsets give Internet Service Providers (ISPs) a low-cost investment option to boost broadband speeds for their internet subscribers, cable companies are remaining competitive with a new specification of DOCSIS 3.1 that will give them the opportunity to
Planet Technology received a neat hack from one of our customers this week that allowed him to power a tablet utilizing a PoE Injector, a PoE Splitter, and a modified USB (A Female to 5.5×2.5mm Male DC Power Cable). This hack allows users to power devices with low voltage requirements (up to ~24 volts) such
Though skeptics resist the idea of the self-driving car, the car of the future will not disappoint thanks to the growing consensus among automakers to make Ethernet the standard connectivity solution for a car’s internal circuitry. Broadcom’s Senior Director of Product Marketing contends that “Carmakers have come to a collective conclusion” to embrace automotive
With 212 billion devices expected to connect wirelessly by 2020, the race for cellular networks that support faster wi-fi speeds continues.
The 802.11ac standard, approved this January, functions at 1.3 gigabits per second (Gbps) in laboratory environments- that’s three times the current bandwidth throughput than 802.11n APs. The 802.11ac also includes denser amplitude
The evolution of Ethernet has gone from a paltry 10 Mbit/s to 100Mbit/s with the introduction of Gigabit Ethernet back in 1999. Gigabit Ethernet however, has quickly gained popularity over Fast Ethernet, transporting Ethernet frames at 1,000 Mbit/s. According to a report from Cisco however, these speeds will not be fast enough to sustain the future demand for mobile traffic and
The Universal Service Commitment in the United Kingdom has made it possible for nearly all denizens to adopt faster internet services. According to its Office for National Statistics (ONS), in 2013, 83% of households had internet access and 42% of households
The current net neutrality battle has almost made Tom Wheeler a household name, especially after HBO satirist John Oliver, compared him to a dingo. After an interviewer asked him if he had watched the skit in a public meeting, the Federal