Neowin News Feed for: Speed Neowin News Feed for: Speed en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Page-compressing Puffin browser arrives on Windows <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The mobile web browser, Puffin, has now arrived on the Windows desktop. The browser is currently in beta so issues may crop up. It&#039;s available for download right now on Windows 7/10. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:02:01 +0000 Laser research paves way for computers 100,000 times faster than today, and quantum processors <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Researchers have managed to reliably move electrons around a semiconductor by using femtosecond laser pulses, opening the way to ultrafast computers, and in the future, quantum devices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:14:01 +0000 5G technology to feature 20Gbps download speeds, 1ms latency, and much more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The International Telecommunication Union has announced the specs for 5G which will feature a downlink of 20Gbps, latency of a mere 1ms, and one million devices connected per square kilometer. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Zaid Tariq) Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:32:01 +0000 Make Microsoft's Edge browser even faster by turning on this experimental feature <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft introduced an experimental feature in its Edge browser for Insiders running preview builds, which can make the browser even faster. But so far it&#039;s been disabled by default. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:14:01 +0000 Virgin Media announces broadband speed upgrades, new 'Vivid' 200Mbps package <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Virgin Media is boosting its broadband speeds for the third time in five years: 200Mbps is the new top-tier, and even the entry-level plan gets up to 70Mbps - but the speed upgrades are opt-in only. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:52:01 +0000 Ericsson researchers achieve mind-blowing 5G speeds <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ericsson, one of the companies involved in developing 5G networks, has been field-testing some of its technologies and has achieved some very impressive speeds, as well as other improvements. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:40:01 +0000 Internet Cyclone 2.23 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Powerful, easy-to-use, Internet Speed Booster / Internet Accelerator for Windows designed to automatically optimize your Windows settings which will boost your Internet connection speed up to 200%. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Razvan Serea) Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20:03:51 +0000 Danish scientists achieve mind-blowing internet speeds using the tech of today <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A team of researchers in Denmark have achieved insane internet speeds using commercially available equipment. This could lead to much faster and more reliable connections in the near future. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:43:42 +0000 Verizon gives its FiOS customers a big (and free!) speed boost <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1368408230verizon.png" alt="" /></div>If you&#039;re on Verizon&#039;s FiOS service, the company has some good news for you: from today, it&#039;s introducing a huge boost to its upstream speeds, with uploads up to five times faster, free of charge. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:17:51 +0000 Microsoft: We have just 14% of the total worldwide device market <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/166270512microsoft-logo-2012.png" alt="" /></div>While Microsoft still has 90% of the global PC market, its share of the total devices market is just 14%, as the company&#039;s chief operating officer, Kevin Turner, explained at WPC 2014 today. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:33:54 +0000 SSD breakthrough means 300% speed boost, 60% less power usage... even on old drives <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1145044403SSD320_x_ray.jpg" alt="" /></div>A Japanese research team studying the NAND chips used in solid state drives has discovered a way to boost the speed of the devices by up to 300% with nothing more than a simple firmware update. <a href="">Read more...</a> (James Walker) Fri, 23 May 2014 19:33:37 +0000 Virgin Media upgrading broadband speeds again, but prices are going up too <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1029907903news-logo-virgin-media-new.png" alt="" /></div>Virgin Media has announced free broadband speed upgrades of &quot;at least 20Mbps&quot; more for everyone, while its top tariff will now max out at 152Mbps - but prices for all of its services are going up too. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:47:55 +0000 Western Digital brings their highest-performing drives up to 4TB <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/7159462471.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you need a ridiculous amount of storage space, Western Digital can say that they more than have you covered. The company has brought its top-tier hard drives to a monstrous 4TB capacity. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:15:00 +0000 UK politician wants fastest broadband in Europe by 2015 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1792326446union-flag.png" alt="" /></div>UK Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt has decided that he wants the country to be blazing the trail for internet speeds in Europe by 2015, offering super-fast connections to at least 90% of its populace. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:09:19 +0000 SpeedFan 4.46 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/410794448SpeedFan.jpg" alt="" /></div>SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Razvan Serea) Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:43:46 +0000 Virgin Media begins free broadband speed upgrades <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Six weeks after promising to double the speeds of its broadband customers free of charge, Virgin Media&#039;s upgrades have begun, with a new website for customers to find out when their upgrade is due. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 01 Mar 2012 15:18:32 +0000 SpeedFan 4.46 Beta 4 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/410794448SpeedFan.jpg" alt="" /></div>SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Razvan Serea) Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:47:59 +0000 Virgin Media doubles broadband speeds free of charge <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1029907903news-logo-virgin-media-new.png" alt="" /></div>Virgin Media customers have been given a New Year treat, with the news that their broadband speeds will be doubled (or even tripled) free of charge, with the fastest connections soon reaching 120Mbps. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:14:15 +0000 SpeedFan 4.44 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/280675100c.jpg" alt="" /></div>SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too. SpeedFan can... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:54:57 +0000 How Microsoft's Hotmail was made 10 times faster <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/871716977Wlhlogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft's Hotmail web based email service is still extremely popular and recently the service got a small makeover with a number of improvements. One of the improvements is increasing the speed and performance of Hotmail.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:58:02 +0000 Android browser 52% faster than iOS Safari in browsing speed test <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Browser speed has always been a talking point in the never-ending mobile OS war(a war we hope doesn&rsquo;t end anytime soon). According to Blaze, a website optimization company, Android&rsquo;s native browser blows iOS&rsquo;s Safari out... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:23:20 +0000 Wi-Fi 802.11ac draft due in 2011, promises 1Gbps <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="[1]_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Just when you thought you were finally getting used to 802.11n Wi-Fi, those rascals at the IEEE are at it again, this time adding another letter to the now almost ubiquitous Wi-Fi certification symbols. This... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Tue, 08 Feb 2011 16:59:17 +0000 20-line patch to Firefox 4 that makes startup on Windows up to 2x as fast <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/570109223logo-only.jpg" alt="" /></div>In the world of browser wars, speed is everything. All the top vendors love to show off how fast their browser is and why it is better than the competition. So, when a user comes... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Sun, 23 Jan 2011 17:54:30 +0000 Virgin Media increases upload speeds for all customers [UK] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Virgin Media today announced a free upgrade for its broadband customers. Calling it an 'adrenaline shot', Virgin is aiming to boost upload speeds for customers across its range of broadband speeds. The upgrade has begun to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:50:03 +0000 FCC: US broadband customers getting half of advertised speeds <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1443739697fcc.jpg" alt="" /></div>According to a report released by the FCC this week, US broadband consumers in 2009 were getting half of the download speeds advertised by their service providers. In 2009, the median advertised download speed for... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Wed, 18 Aug 2010 16:13:55 +0000 Gmail gets one click Microsoft Word previews, gives glimpse into future <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>According to ReadWriteWeb, Google just announced a small, but much needed feature update to Gmail - One-click previews for Microsoft Word documents. Previously the one-click preview service only covered PDF, TIFF and Powerpoint files which... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Owen Williams) Sun, 27 Jun 2010 22:14:43 +0000 Comcast to offer 105Mbps to residential customers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1940122331comcast.png" alt="" /></div>One wonders how such a thing would be useful to the average home user, but Engadget reports that Comcast may be preparing to offer cable speeds up to 105Mbps downstream 10Mbps upstream. According to information... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Wed, 26 May 2010 16:21:54 +0000 Firefox 3.7 will be fast, really fast <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/570109223logo-only.jpg" alt="" /></div>Chrome and IE8 both support multiple processors. In addition, both browsers run each tab as a separate process, thereby isolating crashes and improving overall speed. Firefox, unfortunately is lacking in these departments, but fear not:... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Tue, 05 Jan 2010 22:35:56 +0000 London to have satellites that monitor your speed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/photo-1_drts small.JPG" alt="" /></div>In a trial that can only be described as Big Brotherly, London is going to start trials of attempting to stop speeders from space. The basic idea works around that the vehicles are equipped... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 11 May 2009 12:46:09 +0000 Need For Speed leaves virtual reality <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1190391439.png" alt="" /></div>EA, the publishers behind the Need For Speed series of games, have announced that fans of the popular series will be able to act out their car fantasies in real life in June 2009. Over... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 06 Nov 2008 12:20:54 +0000 Micron, Intel speed up flash memory <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Breaking the speed barrier of traditional flash memory, Intel and Micron Thursday announced a new flash memory architecture that increases the data transfer rates in consumer electronics by cutting the bottlenecks affecting conventional NAND flash... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 01 Feb 2008 14:27:14 +0000 Virgin Media announces broadband speed boost <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Broadband ISP Virgin Media has announced its plans for upgrading customers' broadband systems. Beginning late February customers with a 4Mbit/s service on Virgin Media's 'L' tier package will be upgraded free to a 10Mbit/s service.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 28 Jan 2008 14:28:10 +0000 Nero CD-DVD Speed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nero CD-DVD Speed is a program for testing optical drives and media and is part of Nero Toolkit. A free CD-ROM/DVD benchmark which can test the most important features of a CD-ROM drive. Tests... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 09 Jan 2008 13:59:50 +0000 Broadband claims mislead on speed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>There is a huge gap between advertised broadband speeds and the actual speeds users can achieve, new research from consumer group Which? has shown. A survey by the organisation found that broadband packages promising speeds... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 07 Aug 2007 17:33:55 +0000 Infineon, Hitachi Prepare for Serial ATA Speed Boost <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Infineon Technologies AG, a leading semiconductor developer, and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, a leading producer of hard disk drives (HDDs), on Friday unveiled their new read/write channel system-on-chip solutions for HDDs that can be combined... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 02 Jul 2007 13:33:28 +0000 Toshiba To Speed Up Flash Memory Expansion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Japan's Toshiba plans to speed up its flash memory expansion plans and boost production capacity by 70 percent by June 2008, six months ahead of schedule. Toshiba, the world's second-largest maker of NAND flash chips,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 12 Jun 2007 13:29:08 +0000 EA Shifts Gears with Need for Speed ProStreet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that the blockbuster Need for Speed franchise is introducing a new version that drives the series in a new direction. Need for Speed ProStreet is a ground-breaking Need for... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 01 Jun 2007 18:30:26 +0000 Researchers Break Internet Speed Records <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At the Internet2 consortium's spring meeting in Arlington, Virginia, it was publically announced that a group of researchers led by the University of Tokyo had broken Internet speed records &ndash; twice in two days. On... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 24 Apr 2007 22:29:46 +0000 Install Windows Vista from a high speed USB 2.0 Flash Drive <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Why would someone want to install a client OS from a thumb drive instead of a DVDROM or over the network? One reason: Performance. Installing Windows Vista from a high speed USB flash drive is... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 01 Mar 2007 10:36:01 +0000 Siemens Breaks Network Speed Record <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thanks to Hurmoth for posting this in BPN. German electronics company Siemens has set a new network speed record: 107 gigabits, 2.5 times faster than the previous record. The test was performed over a 100-mile... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 21 Dec 2006 09:08:48 +0000