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Jamming LTE base stations easier than you may think

(Phys.org)—This much everyone knows: As technologies break new ground in speed and performance, mischief-makers also break new ground in finding ways to disrupt. Now an academic research group has warned ...

Nov 15, 2012 report
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New record set for data-transfer speeds

Researchers at IBM have set a new record for data transmission over a multimode optical fiber, a type of cable that is typically used to connect nearby computers within a single building or on a campus. The ...

Feb 25, 2014
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Bouncing signals off ceiling can rev up data centers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have a startlingly upbeat idea for data center managers coping with packed rooms, Internet traffic bursts, and high costs looming in having to reconfigure data center designs. ...

Dec 21, 2011 report
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Shanghai prof claims Li-Fi advance, prepares show kits

(Phys.org) —Scientists say "Li-Fi," Wi-fi connectivity from a light bulb, is making new advancements. Chi Nan, information technology professor at Shanghai's Fudan University, at work with a research team of ...

Oct 21, 2013 weblog
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German village takes digital fate into own hands

Too isolated and with few inhabitants, the tiny village of Loewenstedt in northern Germany is simply too small to show up on the radars of national Internet operators. So the villagers took their digital ...

Jun 01, 2014
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Samsung announces 5G data breakthrough

Samsung Electronics said Monday it had successfully tested super-fast fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology that would eventually allow users to download an entire movie in one second.

May 13, 2013
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US spies on mobile phones from the sky, report says

US justice officials are scooping up mobile phone data from unwitting Americans as part of a sophisticated airborne surveillance program designed to catch criminals, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Nov 14, 2014
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GPS Jamming Devices Pose Many Threats (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- The latest GPS jamming devices are now being used by car thieves in the UK to render stolen cars and trucks undetectable by law enforcement. These devices also pose a threat to airlines and ...

Feb 25, 2010 report
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Internet of Things network to launch in UK next year

(Phys.org) —Mainstream talk about the Internet of Things continues unabated, as more people become familiar with the concept of having connected devices in their homes and the communities. The talk is about ...

May 18, 2014 weblog
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