More police departments look to tune public out
(AP) -- Police departments around the country are working to shield their radio communications from the public as cheap, user-friendly technology has made it easy for anyone to use handheld devices to keep ...
Alternative LED lighting combats energy crisis
Alternative lighting is emerging as a potent method to combat the energy crisis. Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting technologies could provide an innovative way to save energy and make wasteful lighting obsolete.
New metamaterial allows transmission gain while retaining negative refraction property
A new type of active metamaterial that incorporates semiconductor devices into conventional metamaterial structures is demonstrating an ability to have power gain while retaining its negative refraction property, a first ...
Voice-activated iPhone could snarl laws on drivers' texting
Apple's iPhone 4S is one of several new devices that make it possible to send text messages with both hands on the wheel. As drivers begin to use these new technologies, states may have to decide what they will and won't ...
GM: Self-driving vehicles could be ready by end of decade
Vehicles that partially drive themselves will be available by the middle of the decade with more sophisticated self-driving systems by the end of the decade, General Motors Vice President of Global Research ...
Smartphone battery life could dramatically improve with new invention
A new "subconscious mode" for smartphones and other WiFi-enabled mobile devices could extend battery life by as much as 54 percent for users on the busiest networks.
North Korea upgrades jamming devices: report
North Korea is upgrading jamming devices to disrupt South Korean military communications, Yonhap news agency said Tuesday, citing a defence ministry report.
Antennas in your clothes? New design could pave the way
(PhysOrg.com) -- The next generation of communications systems could be built with a sewing machine.
Skype buys messaging startup GroupMe
Skype, the Internet communications group set to be acquired by Microsoft, announced plans to buy the mobile messaging startup firm GroupMe for undisclosed terms.
Conducting energy on a nano scale
Modern electronics as we know them, from televisions to computers, depend on conducting materials that can control electronic properties. As technology shrinks down to pocket sized communications devices and microchips that ...
Tests show wireless network could harm GPS systems
Test results filed with federal regulators Thursday show that a proposed high-speed wireless broadband network being planned by a Virginia company called LightSquared could interfere with GPS systems used for everything from aviation to high-precision ti ...
Samsung seeks US import ban on Apple products
South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Thursday it had asked the US International Trade Commission to ban the import of Apple products into the United States, expanding its patent war with the US giant.
High court to rule on TV indecency, GPS tracking
(AP) -- The Supreme Court has added a couple of high-profile constitutional challenges to its lineup of cases for next term: One looking at governmental regulation of television content and the other dealing with the authority ...
Guns, grenades and iPads for Singapore soldiers
New recruits to Singapore's military, air force and navy are to get a new standard-issue item of equipment besides their rifle -- the iPad.