Tech Sightings, January 28, 2014

Posted January 28th, 2014 at 4:43 pm (UTC-4)
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Akamai: Average Internet Speed Grew 29% Year-over-Year to 3.6 Mbps, Mobile Traffic Jumped by 80%

The latest figures from Akamai’s quarterly State of the Internet report for Q3 2013 show average global connection speeds and demands in the global mobile market increasing steadily year-over-year.

Eco-friendly Technology to Boost Indonesia’s Shrimp Farming

The new technology, championed by the central Sulawesi provincial administration, will help boost the cultivation of the vannamei variety of shrimp and will replace the intensive farming techniques currently in use.

DDoS Attacks Become Smarter, Faster, More Severe

Looking ahead, Radware says DDoS attacks will remain a serious issue in 2014 as attackers’ tools become more sophisticated.

Trust in the Internet is crumbling

As trust in the Internet crumbles, tech security vendors are finding new business opportunities while governments are struggling with new challenges.

China Is Getting a Brand New Video Game Console

China Daily reports that television company TCL Corp plans to release its first home console later this year.

Report: Nintendo to Bring Demos of Its Console Games to Smartphones

The Nikkei Japanese newspaper reports that Nintendo will allow smartphone users to download and play Wii U demos on their phones.

The New Bot on the Block

Japan, a leader in robotics, began to shift focus after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 2011 from social interaction and entertainment robots to robots able to work in highly radioactive environments.

Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

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