FCC: Communications slowly improving after Sandy
(AP)—Federal regulators say that wireless networks are slowly coming back to life after Hurricane Sandy, with about 1 in 5 cell towers still being out of service Wednesday in a storm-hit area stretching from Virginia to ...
First mammalian 'cell phone'
(Phys.org)—Researchers from ETH Zurich have quite literally created a "cell phone": they have reprogrammed mammalian cells in such a way that they can "phone" each other via chemical signals.
Searching for 1,000 times the capacity of 4G wireless
Researchers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) have assembled a powerful consortium of government and business support to advance beyond today's fourth generation (4G) wireless technologies ...
Researchers discover cell phone hackers can track your location without your knowledge
Cellular networks leak the locations of cell phone users, allowing a third party to easily track the location of the cell phone user without the user's knowledge, according to new research by computer scientists in the University ...
Industry says Africa fastest growing mobile market
(AP) -- Sure, 24-year-old Gertrude Kitongo cherishes a cell phone as a link to family and friends, from her grandmother in a Ugandan village to former schoolmates in Zimbabwe.
Coming soon to a server near you: fewer internet delays
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the UA-led Center for Integrated Access Networks, the largest optical research center in the U.S., are developing methods to improve transmission speed, efficiency and reliability ...
Pew study: Tablet users don't want to pay for news
Although tablet owners spend more time consuming news than poking around on Facebook, they're reluctant to pay for news content.
Google to offer tracking opt-out to Wi-Fi owners (Update)
(AP) -- Google Inc. is going to let people with home wireless networks decide whether they want to be lumped into a system that helps pinpoint the locations of people on cell phones.
Breakthrough could double wireless capacity with no new towers
The days of waiting for smartphones to upload video may be numbered. Rice University engineering researchers have made a breakthrough that could allow wireless phone companies to double throughput on their ...
Transit agency head defends cell service shutoff
(AP) -- The head of the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency is defending the system's move to cut wireless service to thwart a planned protest last week. But he says the tactic likely won't be used again.
CA transit agency under fire over wireless shutoff
(AP) -- A growing number of critics are complaining that a San Francisco Bay area transit agency acted illegally when it cut off wireless service in an effort to stifle a protest.
BART ready for renewed protests after cyber attack
(AP) -- San Francisco's mass transit system prepared for renewed protests Monday, a day after hackers angry over blocked cell phone service at some transit stations broke into a website and posted company ...
Hacker drone launches airborne cyber attacks
Computer security specialists showed off a homemade drone aircraft Friday capable of launching airborne cyber attacks, hijacking mobile phone calls, or even delivering a dirty bomb.
Study discovers link between cell phone usage and relationship strength
A project on the dynamics of social networks at the University of Notre Dames Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) has found a link between cell phone usage and relationship strength. ...