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5 Embarrassing Predictions Made by Famous Tech Experts

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

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The History of GPS

Today’s GPS Hassle Was Once Yesterday’s Sci-fi Dream

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.

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New Cable Modem Technology Threatens DSL Providers

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

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PoE to Micro-USB Hack

PoE to Micro-USB Connection Hack

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

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Google Self Driving Car

Ethernet to Increase Automobile Efficiency

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

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Wi Gig

Samsung Vying To Win the 60 GHz WiFi Market

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

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Gigabit Ethernet

The Road to Faster Gigabit Ethernet

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

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Google science Fair Winners

Google’s Science Fair Gives Young Scientists a Platform To Change The World

Google’s Annual Science Fair though merely three years old, has been producing ambitious young scientists whose experiments are solving global problems. The grand prize for winning Google’s Science Fair, open to ages 13-18, includes a National

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