Locked cellphones are no longer a lock
Uncle Sam wants to hand you the keys to your cellphone. A federal agency is pressing wireless phone companies to start "unlocking" customers' phones, possibly by the time you exchange gifts for the holidays.
Beyond encryption: Stronger security for wireless communications
Physically, wireless communication channels are right out in the open, carried through the air on radio waves. A "wiretapper" can eavesdrop on mobile phone and data traffic without actually tapping a wire ...
Wireless sensors for commissioning of rail vehicles
A network of wireless sensors should soon be simplifying the process of commissioning rail vehicles. Experts from Siemens have developed a wireless sensor system that measures the mechanical loads to which ...
Obama honors teachers who bring tech to classroom
President Barack Obama is honoring teachers who use technology to help kids learn.
Scientists create perfect solution to iron out kinks in surfaces
A new technique that allows curved surfaces to appear flat to electromagnetic waves has been developed by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.
Carriers reject kill switch for stolen smartphones (Update)
Samsung Electronics, the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer, has proposed installing a built-in anti-theft measure known as a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable, but the biggest U.S. carriers ...
'Super Wi-Fi' heading for US campuses
So-called "Super Wi-Fi," a new kind of wireless broadband, got a boost Thursday with the announcement that the technology would become available to hundreds of US colleges and universities.
New approach advances wireless power transfer for electric vehicles
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver – moving engineers closer to ...
Milestone for breakthrough wireless technology
CSIRO's breakthrough invention that paved the way for fast high data rate wireless networking (often referred to today as Wi-Fi) is now an internationally known Australian success story that, to date, has ...
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 ...
Sprint unveils new technology that promises faster speeds
Sprint Corp. says it is speeding up its wireless network with "groundbreaking advances" in smartphone technology that ultimately will reach speeds that could match the ultra-high-speed Google Fiber service.
Bluetooth gets smart
You may know Bluetooth as the wireless technology you use to connect your phone with your wireless headset or your car's hands-free speaker systems. But in the near future, you may use the wireless technology ...
AT&T in $4.85B deal to lease, sell wireless towers
AT&T says it will sell or lease the rights for 9,700 wireless communications towers to Crown Castle International for about $4.85 billion.
Softbank invests $1.26 bn in US wireless specialist
Japan's Softbank announced Friday a $1.26 billion investment in privately held Brightstar, a specialist distributor of wireless handsets and related services.