New algorithm for message dissemination in decentralized networks faster than its predecessors and guarantees delivery
Ad hoc networks—communication networks set up on the fly by mobile sensors—pose problems that ordinary office networks don't. Ad hoc networks are usually decentralized, meaning that no one node knows ...
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Research finds new channels to trigger mobile malware
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have uncovered new hard-to-detect methods that criminals may use to trigger mobile device malware that could eventually lead to targeted ...
Cloud-computing platform for robots launched
(Phys.org) —Researchers of five European universities have developed a cloud-computing platform for robots. The platform allows robots connected to the Internet to directly access the powerful computational, storage, and ...
White House says phone 'unlocking' should be legal
The White House said Monday it agrees with a citizen petition arguing that "unlocking" of mobile phones to allow users to switch carriers should be legal.
Study of social network 'check-ins' shows that geographic proximity is still the strongest predictor of friendship
(Phys.org)—The closer you live to another person, the more likely you are to be friends with them despite the growing use and impact of social media, according to a study that drew on data from the location-based ...
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Increasing efficiency of wireless networks
(Phys.org)—Two professors at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new method that doubles the efficiency of wireless networks and could have a large impact ...
Skype replaces Microsoft Messenger for online calls
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that recently-acquired Skype will replace its Messenger online chat service.
Li-Fi: Edinburgh prof seeds LEDs for communication
US launches effort to ease 'spectrum crunch'
US regulators voted Friday to begin a process to reallocate some of the broadcast spectrum to meet surging demand from smartphones, tablets and other devices that use the wireless Internet.