News tagged with wireless communication

When disaster strikes: Safeguarding networks

Disasters both natural and human-caused can damage or destroy data and communications networks. Several presentations at the 2014 OFC Conference and Exposition, being held March 9-13 in San Francisco, Calif., ...

Mar 05, 2014
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Smart wireless power outlets

Many homeowners dream of being able to wash a load of laundry when the photovoltaic panels on the roof are delivering a maximum of electricity, even when they are not at home. A new Internet-enabled power ...

Aug 02, 2012
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Verizon gives free Wi-Fi to Internet customers

(AP) -- Verizon is giving some of its home broadband customers free access to thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots in airports and other public places, taking a page from competitors that already offer wireless Internet access.

Jul 27, 2009
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New publication offers security tips for WiMAX networks

Government agencies and other organizations planning to use WiMAX -- Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access—networks can get technical advice on improving the security of their systems from a draft computer security ...

Oct 07, 2009
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Google: $1.4M on 1Q lobby on China, other issues

(AP) -- Google Inc. spent $1.4 million in the first quarter to lobby the federal government on everything from its decision to stop censoring search results in China to the tussle over open Internet rules before the Federal ...

Apr 21, 2010
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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 ...

Dec 14, 2010
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New broadband map has flaws

The federal government last week finally released a national map of broadband services, but it leaves a lot to be desired.

Feb 24, 2011
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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 ...

Feb 28, 2011
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