Akihabara News: NEC announced today the development of technologies for digital cameras in movie mode that suppress the noise produced by motors and other mechanisms used for optical zooming.
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.