All-optical routers managing Internet traffic would be much more energy efficient than what we have today, but their development has been hindered by the lack of optical memory devices. Researchers have developed this kind of device, which could pave the way to a faster and more energy-efficient Internet.
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It always annoys me when I’m stuck outside with my laptop trying to find a Wi-Fi network. Luckily where I am here in Taipei, there’s city-wide free Wi-Fi, so that’s never been a problem. It looks like it probably isn’t a problem in Japan either, because Asahi’s vending machines will now act as free Wi-Fi hotspots, where people can use the web without havingÂ to register or log in.
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