Chip provides its own power
Microchips that 'harvest' the energy they need from their own surroundings, without depending on batteries or mains electricity. That will be possible now that Dutch researchers from the University of Twente's ...
Email 'phishing' attacks by hackers growing in number, intensity
At least 2 million people received the email May 16 notifying them that an order they had just made on "Wallmart's" website was being processed, though none of them had done any such thing.
NIST to expand work on emergency communications to support FirstNet
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will significantly expand its work in support of an advanced wireless communications system for the nation's first responders and emergency workers as a result of ...
How to stay connected during Hurricane Irene
(AP) -- Phone service often cuts out when it's needed the most - when disaster strikes.
Computer system automatically generates TCP congestion-control algorithms
TCP, the transmission control protocol, is one of the core protocols governing the Internet: If counted as a computer program, it's the most widely used program in the world.
Sesame seed-sized antenna increases WIFI speed by 200 times
Researchers from A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) have developed the first compact high performance silicon-based cavity-backed slot (CBS) antenna that operates at 135 GHz. The antenna demonstrated a 30 times ...
Verizon plans $25 bn debt offering: source
Verizon plans a record $25 billion debt offering as it gathers financing to buy Vodafone's stake in their Verizon Wireless joint venture, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.
Scientist creates solution for looming broadband shortage
A new technology could help manage a potential data tsunami that might otherwise drastically restrict the use of smartphones, tablets and other wireless data technologies because of a nationwide mobile wireless ...
Better gold alloys for communications tech
(Phys.org) —Under the right circumstances, pushing on nothing is harder than pushing on something – at least when that "something" is gold. That's the finding from a new materials science paper, and it's ...
Smartphone makers add features to stymie thieves
The theft of iPhones and iPads is so widespread it's known as "Apple picking." But Apple devices aren't the only targets. Nearly one in three robberies nationwide involves the theft of a mobile phone, according to the Federal ...
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.
NTU researchers develop world's smallest on-chip low-pass filter
A research team from Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore) has successfully designed the world's smallest on-chip low-pass filter which is 1,000 times smaller than existing off-chip filters.
Wireless experts create multiuser, multiantenna scheme to make most of UHF band
Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV spectrum by serving up fat streams of data over wireless hotspots that could stretch for miles.
The world of mobile communications moves fast. With new mobile devices, new applications and ever-growing and changing consumer demands the wireless networks in use today have to evolve. Rather than take an incremental approach ...