Mathematical analysis maximizes mobile network access
Data-intense multimedia applications are stretching cellular network capacities to their limits, but A*STAR researchers have developed a strategy to ease this burden using 'data offloading'. By using high-level ...
Some tips on shopping for smartphone service
The cellphone industry's traditional way of doing business - locking customers into pricey two-year contracts - has been upended thanks to upstart major carriers T-Mobile and Sprint and a bunch of smaller providers that are ...
Hotels make Internet free but tighten cancellation policies
Big changes are coming in 2015 for hotel guests, one will save travelers lots of money and another may cause a few headaches.
US theaters advised to ban 'smart' watches and glasses
A pair of influential US film industry organizations on Wednesday put out word that movie theaters should ban smart watches or eyewear that could be used to record movies.
Wi-Fi worries prompt Boeing cockpit display change
New electronic display units are to be fitted in the cockpits of Boeing 737 and 777 airliners to address fears that Wi-Fi signals might cause them to go blank in flight.
San Francisco expands free public Wi-Fi access
San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google.
T-Mobile to sell phones that call, text on Wi-Fi (Update)
T-Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models with a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network.
No-power Wi-Fi connectivity could fuel internet of things reality
Imagine a world in which your wristwatch or other wearable device communicates directly with your online profiles, storing information about your daily activities where you can best access it – all without ...
Can video streaming over mobile broadband networks be improved?
Due to the increase in smartphone video applications, mobile video traffic is rising significantly. New research has shown how videos can be better transmitted over wireless links such as Wi-Fi and 4G.
Providing free Wi-Fi gets tricky for businesses
In Madison, Wis., where Wi-Fi hot spots often are easier to find than a parking space, you wouldn't think that a cafe would turn off its wireless Internet connection.
Bristol researchers enhance the performance of Imogen Heap's musical gloves
Wireless technology is becoming increasingly common in live musical performances but the technology is prone to interference, which can affect a live concert. A research team have demonstrated the potential ...
High court rejects Google appeal in snooping case
The Supreme Court has declined to hear Google's appeal of a ruling that it pried into people's online lives through their Wi-Fi systems as part of its drive to collect information for its Street View mapping project.
Free Wi-Fi approved at New York City's airports
Free Wi-Fi is coming to the New York City metro area's major airports.
Google Internet eyewear heads for Britain
Google on Monday made Glass available in Britain to early adopters willing to spend 1,000 pounds for a chance to dabble with the Internet-linked eyewear.