Monthly Archives: September 2013

How Will MultiPath TCP Revolutionize the Future of Host Mobility?

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Host mobility has traditionally been worked out at the network level, but even for the long years of standardizing Mobile IP, this essential thing has not been supported by operators. The double function of IP as a location detector and communication endpoint identifier provides a number of functional and performance troubles.

Due to these scenarios, IT specialists agreed that the best place to manage the mobility problem is at the transport layer. Though it is not a fresh idea, they believe that the surfacing standard of MultiPath Transmission Control Protocol (MTPCP) can be implemented to solve various issues connected to mobility. MPTCP naturally applies make-before-break, can be incrementally installed, is backwards compatible with standard TCP, and could even simplify incremental adoption of IP v 6. Continue reading

Smartphone Security Standard: How Apple’s Touch ID – a Fingerprint Identity Sensor – has changed it

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Apple’s latest unveiling of iPhone 5s/5c created a big buzz among geeks and techies around the world. The product which is set to release on September 20 earned various feedbacks and reviews with its fresh and surprising features. But what really stood out during the launching event was the controversial Touch ID fingerprint reader.

Considered as one of the popular forms of biometrics, fingerprint scanning is inexpensive and easy to implement compared to other forms of body feature scanning, and it is more excellent than voice recognition. However, by itself, it is not a remedy for weak passwords and highly delicate information. That is why the birth of Touch ID with Apple’s iPhone 5s is both a nice idea and just one level of device security.
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Where the Foldable/Flexible Display Technology is Taking Us

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Mobile phone developers have tried to make smaller devices with bigger and seamless screen displays. The concept may have failed to get into the zenith of reality but another brilliant idea came to arise in this field of technology – the idea of bending, flexing or folding a phone.

Foldable displays have been the “thing” of sci-fi myths for ages, and various device prototypes have been created and tested… yet nearly nothing have brought it into an actual product. But that won’t be applicable for the intensive studies conducted by innovators who continually hunt for the latest trends in the mobile and smartphone world. The famous pioneer for this technology is South Korea-based electronics giant Samsung. In the previous years, researchers at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology have designed a prototype of a seamless foldable display that opens up similar to that of a usual smarpthone. This advancement in foldable OLED screen technology means that a display is flexible enough to be folded twice like a sheet of paper without creasing. Continue reading

Smartwatch: The Next Level of Wearable Technology

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The interesting list of awesome technologies continues to rise as leading innovators unveil their signature products, from the hit smartphones and tablets, and now the hotly anticipated wearable devices. Recently we have heard of Google Glass as a fantastic innovation that will change the perspective of consumers. And just before the release of this futuristic gadget, topnotch companies have announced to release their respective versions of the latest wearable tech fondly called as Smartwatch. Continue reading