Thermogenerator from the printer
Wireless sensor networks monitor machinery and equipment in factories, cars and power stations. They increasingly "harvest" the energy they need to transmit measurement data from the environment, thus making ...
RIM offers free voice calls over Wi-Fi with BBM
BlackBerry users will be able to make free voice calls over a Wi-Fi network using the popular BBM messaging service.
Increasing efficiency of wireless networks
(Phys.org)—Two professors at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new method that doubles the efficiency of wireless networks and could have a large impact ...
AT&T to invest $14 bn in US networks
AT&T on Wednesday announced a $14 billion plan over three years to upgrade its networks, much of it to boost wireless high-speed Internet in the United States.
FCC: Fresh fuel critical for storm-hit cell towers
(AP)—Federal regulators say wireless networks are inching back into operation in areas hit by Sandy, as carriers struggle to replenish diesel tanks at backup generators.
FCC: Communications slowly improving after Sandy
(AP)—Federal regulators say that wireless networks are slowly coming back to life after Hurricane Sandy, with about 1 in 5 cell towers still being out of service Wednesday in a storm-hit area stretching from Virginia to ...
Downloads and data management: Upgrading the Internet for the mobile age
(Phys.org)—Some strands of the World Wide Web are getting a little tattered. When it comes to delivering data to users, the Web still works brilliantly. But for other functions such as allowing users to ...
First sub-gigahertz wireless microcontroller using world's most energy-efficient 32-bit processor core
Freescale Semiconductor today announced the Kinetis KW01 wireless microcontroller (MCU), expanding its popular Kinetis MCU line with a device ideally suited for wirelessly networked smart energy applications.
Li-Fi: Edinburgh prof seeds LEDs for communication
Study exposes the negative effects of increasing computerized surveillance
Researchers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT finish the first longitudinal study on the effects of ubiquitous surveillance in the home.
LTE on Apple's iPhone 5 a winner with a catch
My first take on Apple's iPhone 5 is this: It's a nice device that's certain to please iPhone fans.
The original Twitter? Tiny electronic tags monitor birds' social networks
(Phys.org)—If two birds meet deep in the forest, does anybody hear? Until now, nobody did, unless an intrepid biologist was hiding underneath a bush and watching their behavior, or the birds happened to ...
Troy Wolverton: iPhone 5 still comes up short compared to rivals
Apple's new iPhone 5 is a well-crafted device that's likely please the company's fans and sell in the tens of millions. But if you're looking for something truly innovative in a smartphone, look elsewhere.
Researchers study best use of 'whitespace' spectrum
(Phys.org)—The demand for faster, more mobile Internet access for smartphones, tablets and laptops does more than strain the available space we have in our pockets and bags. There's a finite amount of wireless spectrum ...