Cognitive coexistence radio and other technologies will help alleviate spectrum congestion for wireless devices
Your smartphone's communications degrade when the device competes with other mobile traffic to send and receive data, and that competition will only intensify. Far more than a billion smartphones are expected ...
App to remotely wipe phones leaves police in tech arms race with thieves
Police play a proverbial cat-and-mouse game with those they pursue, but also with the technology of the day they use. This game of one-upmanship, of measure and countermeasure, sees one or the other side ...
Mesh networks and Firechat make 'switching off the internet' that much harder
The events in Hong Kong have seen technology play a huge role in organising political protest, as much as in the days of the Arab Spring of 2011. But governments have become wise to the potential influence of Twitter, Fa ...
Is sending shoppers ads by Bluetooth just a bit creepy?
Using Bluetooth wireless networking to send information to nearby smartphones, beacon technology could transform how retailers engage with their customers. But customers will notice how their information is ...
New 100 Gbps high-speed transatlantic network to benefit science collaborations
Scientists across the U.S. will soon have access to new, ultra high-speed network links spanning the Atlantic Ocean, thanks to a project currently underway to extend ESnet (the U.S. Department of Energy's ...
Five questions, answers on 'net neutrality'
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.
With new entrants, streaming TV sees watershed moment
For years, the notion of on-demand, anywhere television has been slowly disrupting the traditional pay TV industry. Now it seems that streaming video has hit a watershed moment.
New way of making cell calls promises better service
Your cellphone may soon be making calls in a whole new way, one that promises faster connections, clearer audio and better service - at least eventually.
Ultrafast Internet opens up new possibilities: experts
Superfast Internet connections are likely open up new kinds of communication such as "telepresence" and improve services such as remote health care, a survey of experts showed Thursday.
Study shows relationship among broadband performance, pricing, and demand worldwide
Almost exactly three years ago, the United Nations called on governments and industry to ensure that the world's population would have access to broadband Internet by 2015.
Outside the cities and towns, rural Britain's internet is firmly stuck in the 20th century
The quality of rural internet access in the UK, or lack of it, has long been a bone of contention. The government says "fast, reliable broadband" is essential, but the disparity between urban and rural areas is large and gr ...
Making smartphone browsing 20% faster while reducing power consumption by 40%
Nokia Networks today announced that it has conducted the first live network trial of a software feature that improves smartphone performance on 3G networks. Nokia High Speed Cell FACH cuts smartphone-generated network signaling ...
Nielsen says ABC didn't really win in ratings
(AP)—The Nielsen company said Tuesday its report last week that ABC's evening newscast had broken a 263-week winning streak by NBC was incorrect.
Europe Union OKs constant chatting on flights
(AP)—European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety guidance allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights.