US eyes phase-out of old telephone network
America's plain old telephone network is rapidly being overtaken by new technology, putting US regulators in a quandary over how to manage the final stages of transformation.
Technology addiction disrupts teenage learning
(PhysOrg.com) -- Technology addiction amongst teenagers is having a disruptive effect on their learning, according to new research published today by Cranfield School of Management (UK). Over a third (39.3%) of 11-18 year ...
Several antennas in one: A major innovation for mobile communications
(Phys.org) -- Scientists at EPFL have developed a single antenna that is capable of transmitting the same data as a two-antenna system. This achievement will be more than useful for future communication systems.
Flyers don't turn off phones in planes, survey finds
Despite rules requiring US flyers to turn off their phones and other electronic devices, many people leave them on, a survey showed Thursday.
Online interactions have positive effects for real-life communities
If you think Facebook, Twitter and other Web sites that foster online communication and interaction are merely vapid echo chambers of self-promotion, think again, say two University of Illinois professors who study computer-mediated ...
NASA's refueling demonstration proves viability of satellite-servicing technologies
(Phys.org)—NASA has demonstrated robotic fluid transfer in space, an objective that will help inform the development of robotic technology to refuel satellites. The first-of-its-kind demonstration was performed during the ...
Papal conclave: Ancient ritual and high-tech security
There will be no tweeting the results of the papal election from inside the secret conclave: cardinals withdrawing to choose a new pope enter a world apart where ancient ritual meets high-tech security.
Proposing math models to enhance two-way wireless network communication
(PhysOrg.com) -- Natasha Devroye, University of Illinois at Chicago assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has won a five-year, $450,000 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Award to aid in ...
Verizon sues to overturn 'net neutrality' rules
Verizon Communications, the largest U.S. cell phone carrier, is suing to overturn new government regulations governing the flow of Internet traffic.
Hacker builds $1,500 cell-phone tapping device
(AP) -- A computer security researcher has built a device for just $1,500 that can intercept some kinds of cell phone calls and record everything that's said.
Efficient new wireless system can save 10 percent of bandwidth
Driven by fast-growing use of smart phones and Internet videos, wireless communication among Americans is expanding so rapidly that a tsunami of megabytes could soon threaten to overwhelm the bandwidth available.
Cell phone mania forces scramble for more airwaves
(AP) -- Wireless devices such as Apple's iPhone are transforming the way we go online, making it possible to look up driving directions, find the nearest coffee shop and update Facebook on the go. All this ...
DOCOMO Develops 8-Band Power Amplifier for Mobile Phones
NTT DOCOMO announced today that it has developed a prototype multi-band power amplifier that accommodates eight frequency bands between 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz, paving the way for lightweight, all-in-one mobile ...
Scientists break satellite telephony security standards
Satellite telephony was thought to be secure against eavesdropping. German researchers at the Horst Gortz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) have cracked the encryption algorithms of the European ...