LiFi
Long restricted to the academic domain, Li-Fi, a light-based data delivery method is suddenly getting all sorts of attention. An Estonian startup Velmenni recently tested an commercial implementation and found it to be superior to Wi-Fi in almost every way – except as something you and I will probably ever use.
 
Velmenni’s technology, called Jungru, uses an LED bulb and transmits data at gigabit speed. It has a theoretical speed of 224 gigabytes per second, the BBC reported. While the Jungru product is commercially viable, it is still based on what seems to be a laboratory-grade MATLAB and Simulink setup paired with photodiodes as opposed to a final product which must transmit data in real world environments full of light pollution and other variables.

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Lenovo, one of the world's largest PC vendors, announced today that it will collaborate with the gaming company Razer to produce special Razer Editions of Lenovo's Y Series of peripherals and PCs for Windows 10 gamers.
 
The recent announcement was accompanied by a Razer Edition gaming desktop PC prototype, as seen in the image posted below, that is projected for launch at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show in January 2016.

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Earlier this year, Amazon launched two unlimited plans for its Cloud Drive service, one for photos and the other for all types of files. Now, the company is offering the unlimited everything plan for just $5, presumably, for a limited period.

Meg Whitman

We now know how Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to keep itself in the cloud computing game now that it decided to shutter its public cloud computing business and not compete head on with Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM.
 
HPE is going to partner with Microsoft to sell Microsoft's cloud, Azure, HPE CEO Meg Whitman told analysts on the quarterly conference call on Tuesday.
 
She said that HP "reached an agreement with Microsoft" in which HP will sell Microsoft Azure as its "preferred cloud alternative." In exchange, HP will become a "preferred" cloud services provider when Microsoft customers are looking for consulting or other help, she said.

silent circle
Leading encrypted apps recommended by the Islamic State group for secure messaging said Thursday they were making modest moves to stop jihadists using their technology in the wake of the bloody attacks in Paris, but defended a right to privacy.
 
Instant messaging app Telegram, created by Russian Internet guru Pavel Durov, said it had blocked dozens of accounts associated with IS that were reportedly being used to spread extremist propaganda.
 
Meanwhile, the encrypted communications firm Silent Circle said it was tightening access to its mobile apps and secure smartphone to make them harder for terrorists and criminals to use.

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