209 Results for

efficient fiber optics (efo)

Article

Fast fiber-optic broadband spreads across developed world

Double-digit growth means high-speed fiber links are becoming more common in Europe and America. Copper lines keep getting faster, though, and some network operators aren't eager to pay for upgrades.

By January 11, 2014

Article

Fiber-optic cables could be the key to NSA snooping

The NSA may have employed an old-school spy technique -- updated for the Internet age -- to gain access to data from tech giants like Google and Yahoo, reports The New York Times.

By November 26, 2013

Article

Google’s fiber effect: Fuel for a broadband explosion

The mere promise of Google Fiber seems to be enough to send rivals scrambling to deliver ultrafast Internet service at a reasonable price. Just look at Austin, Texas.

By April 30, 2014

Article

Clamp-on exoskeleton turns you into your own chair

An ekoskelton-style device provides factory workers with a place to sit whenever they need it, no chair required.

By August 21, 2014

Article

Want major new aircraft designs? Wait until 2030

Boeing and Airbus are tweaking the tried-and-true instead of going all out for all-new. Here's why the jet-age pizzazz has been grounded.

By July 23, 2014

Article

IBM spends $3 billion to push the far future of computer chips

Big Blue sets a five-year plan to figure out the manufacturing technology for the great-grandchild of today's chip tech -- and the even more different generations beyond that.

By July 9, 2014

Article

Google's Brin: Individual car ownership needs to go

In a wide-ranging interview with VC Vinod Khosla, Google's co-founders describe their vision of an intelligent future.

By July 6, 2014

Article

'Happiness blanket' monitors airline passengers' moods

First-class flyers on British Airways test out a mood blanket that tells everyone around them if they're feeling chilled-out or horribly anxious.

By July 1, 2014

Article

How Air Force One's communications are 'hardened'

The Air Force's 346th Test Squadron ensures the service's aircraft, including Air Force One, don't unintentionally leak important data. CNET Road Trip 2014 was all ears.

By June 30, 2014

Article

With Toyota in its rearview mirror, GM talks fuel-cell cars (Q&A)

Toyota has unveiled plans to sell a clean and green hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in the US next year. CNET talks with a GM exec about the challenge of competing.

By June 28, 2014