Hot Hardware - NEC plans to show off a dual-screen tablet running on Android at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. According to reports, the new tablet will resemble the LifeTouch tablet that NEC announced last month for the Japanese market. The original LifeTouch tablet has a single 7-inch touchscreen.
Security is a bit of a minefield at the moment. Passwords need to be difficult to guess, two-factor authentication is less than perfect, and then there’s the proliferation of apps to control access to services. It all adds up to a growing amount of security solutions we as individuals have to manage. Then we have biometrics, which replaces all that security with a unique aspect of your body, be it a fingerprint, iris scan, or now even the unique sound echo created by your ear.
Google has announced that it will be backing a major trans-pacific undersea cable system called “FASTER”. The new 6-fiber-pair cable will be capable of transmitting data as an initial speed of 6Tbps (100Gbps x 100 wavelengths x 6 fiber-pairs) between the United States and Japan.