May 11, 2016

Hitachi to invest ¥300 billion in Internet-connected projects

Hitachi Ltd. plans to invest about ¥300 billion ($2.8 billion) over the next three years in its “Internet of things” platform as the maker of power plants, bullet trains and elevators bets the technology will drive sales. The money will be used for acquisitions, ...

Wi-Fi leaps higher in speed, range

| Mar 13, 2016

Wi-Fi leaps higher in speed, range


To support the explosive growth of information and communications technology, wireless Internet connectivity is now considered essential infrastructure and is sometimes referred to as the fourth utility, after electricity, water and gas. Along with such technologies as 4K/8K ultrahigh definition videos and the so-called ...

Mar 24, 2015

Panasonic to open patents to speed development of 'Internet of Things'

Panasonic Corp. will make about 50 of its patents available for royalty-free use in the development of the “Internet of Things” — what the tech industry calls the network of interconnected devices — its North American subsidiary announced Monday. The Japanese electronics company said ...

Jan 15, 2014

The 'Internet of everything'

The advent of the "Internet of things," the ever-expanding array of connectedness between computer sensors and consumer devices, promises convenience as well as privacy and security concerns.

May 4, 2011

How ECB bailed out 'PIGS'


Why did Greece, Ireland and Portugal have to seek shelter under the European Union’s rescue umbrella, and why is Spain a potential candidate? For many, the answer is obvious: International markets no longer want to finance the “PIGS.” But that is only half true. ...

Apr 19, 2011

A blow to the rule of law

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has abandoned plans to try several terrorists, including the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, in civilian courts. Instead, it will use military tribunals to administer justice. It is a sad decision. The United States ...

Mar 30, 2011

Portugal's problems

And now, it is Portugal’s turn. Last Wednesday, the government in Lisbon was forced to resign when the opposition refused to back a tough economic package designed to tackle the country’s fiscal crisis. The result is a political crisis on top of an economic ...