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The super-fast Internet of the future may be laser-powered, Nobel winner says

Ubiquitous laser diodes could provide light, displays and communications, Nobel laureate Shuji Nakamura said

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TV makers look beyond HDMI, propose new Super MHL connector for 8K video

Some of the biggest consumer electronics companies plan to replace HDMI on future TV sets

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Toshiba's iPhone dongle beams 100MB to other iOS devices in mere seconds

If Bluetooth just ain't cutting it, Toshiba's new dongle lets you wirelessly beam data between iOS devices at (relatively) blistering rates.

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Dangerous 'Misfortune Cookie' flaw discovered in 12 million home routers

Around 200 models affected going back to 2002, says Check Point.

Go NAS for Amped-Up Security

A smart NAS setup can help protect you from intruders both virtual and physical. Here's how.

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Project Maelstrom detailed: More info about BitTorrent's vision for a peer-to-peer web

Project Maelstrom is a fascinating concept for sharing web content using torrent technology. But how exactly will all this work? We've got a few answers to share.

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Panasonic LED signs beam data to phones 5 meters away

Flickering LEDs can send ID tag data to phones, triggering ads or other info, at relatively high speeds.

Don't throw it out! 5 handy uses for a secondary PC

Tossing out old PCs is such a wait. Put secondary computers to work instead with one of these five different uses.

Supercharged Wi-Fi sparks Ethernet standard showdown

The IEEE is just starting to tackle 2.5G/5G Ethernet, and two groups think they have the answers