Technology - Telecom news

Open Garden plants app for open network

(Phys.org) -- The Open Garden network app, which was launched in private beta in February, is now available free for download. The San Francisco based startup, founded in 2010, is set to break down the in ...

dateJun 05, 2012 in Telecom report
shares0 comments 2

Broadcom will ship 802.11ac products in 2012

(PhysOrg.com) -- Broadcom is highlighting a second coming of Wi-Fi in the name of the new IEEE standard 802.11ac, with this week’s announcement that its products based on the nascent standard will be ...

dateDec 10, 2011 in Telecom report
shares0 comments 12

Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

Jeri Vargas put her elderly mother on the "Do Not Call" list years ago. So why is the 88-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease still getting several recorded phone calls a day pitching her everything from ...

dateApr 07, 2015 in Telecom
shares44 comments 7

WPA2 wireless security cracked

There are various ways to protect a wireless network. Some are generally considered to be more secure than others. Some, such as WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), were broken several years ago and are not recommended ...

dateMar 20, 2014 in Telecom
shares0 comments 7

OnStar opens gate for third-party developers

(PhysOrg.com) -- OnStar staged a Sunday night conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce that the telematics provider will open its application program interface (API) to third-party ...

dateJan 09, 2012 in Telecom report
shares0 comments 2

Simple security for wireless: no password required

In early August, at the Def Con conference — a major annual gathering of computer hackers — someone apparently hacked into many of the attendees’ cell phones, in what may have been the first successful breach ...

dateAug 22, 2011 in Telecom
shares0 comments 3

Sharing data links in networks of cars

Wi-Fi is coming to our cars. Ford Motor Co. has been equipping cars with Wi-Fi transmitters since 2010; according to an Agence France-Presse story last year, the company expects that by 2015, 80 percent of ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in Telecom
shares0 comments 2