News tagged with radio communications

After insulin pump hacking, lawmakers seek review

(AP) -- Two lawmakers are requesting a review of the government's security standards for wireless medical devices after a diabetic discovered how to remotely reprogram his and other people's insulin pumps.

dateAug 20, 2011 in Other
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10 years later, NY responders communicate better

(AP) -- On Sept. 11, 2001, as firefighters rushed into the smoldering twin towers, their radios went dead. Police on the scene couldn't hear orders from their superiors. And none of the agencies responding ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Telecom
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British radio listening at record levels

Listening to good old "steam" radio was more popular than ever in Britain in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest figures from industry research group Rajar.

dateMay 12, 2011 in Telecom
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Drafting without drivers

Fewer accidents, less fuel consumption, and fewer traffic jams: Autonomous, computer-controlled vehicles have many advantages in road traffic. In particular, if many cars join to form long convoys. On May ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Engineering
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Smartphones -- the grip of death

New research by academics in the University of Bristol's Centre for Communications Research has highlighted the problems of reduced sensitivity in wireless communications, along with developing new solutions to overcome the ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Engineering
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