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Hackers topple Huawei routers

Hackers at an infamous Def Con gathering were shown how to easily slip into computer networks through some routers made by Chinese electronics colossus Huawei Technologies.

Jul 30, 2012
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Google unveils ultrafast wired home project

Google on Thursday unveiled an ultrafast Web service along with an Internet television subscription in the Kansas City area as part of a pilot project to boost broadband speeds.

Jul 26, 2012
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'Spoofed' GPS signals can be countered, researchers show

(Phys.org) -- From cars to commercial airplanes to military drones, global positioning system (GPS) technology is everywhere -- and Cornell researchers have known for years that it can be hacked, or as they call it, "spoofed." ...

Jul 24, 2012
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Comcast may raise Mbps to grab takers in FiOS markets

(Phys.org) -- In the Mbps competitive race, Comcast is reportedly set to five-up Verizon with an Mbps Internet offer that delivers 305 Mbps against Verizon’s residential broadband top-shelf 300 Mbps, ...

Jul 21, 2012 weblog
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Pay-TV industry divided on Web strategy

Want to watch an episode of TNT's "The Closer" online? You have to fill out a form on TNT's website, proving you have a cable or satellite television subscription. And your cable or satellite provider also needs to have a ...

Jul 17, 2012
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UK study: Calls place modest fifth in phone time use

(Phys.org) -- Remember when a phone used to be a phone? Not a camera, restaurant finder, music player, social networking check-in, or mini game diversion? A new survey makes it official. Engaging in phone ...

Jul 01, 2012 report
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Engineers unveil two-way wireless breakthrough

(Phys.org) -- Groundbreaking two-way wireless technology resulting in vastly superior voice and data services has been developed by a University of Waterloo engineering research team led by Amir K. Khandani, ...

Jun 14, 2012
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Researchers improve fast-moving mobile networks

Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) allow people in multiple, rapidly-moving vehicles to communicate with each other – such as in military or emergency-response situations. Researchers from North Carolina State University ...

May 21, 2012
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Digital 'wallets' proliferate at cellphone show

Cash, coins and credit cards are so Twentieth Century. At least, that's the opinion of the electronics manufacturers, phone companies, banks and credit card issuers that expect cellphones to be the main way consumers pay ...

May 10, 2012
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