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UK telecoms regulator studies possibility of 5G

(Phys.org)—Minding the need for more and more mobile spectrum in a post-4G environment, Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, announced on Friday that it is preparing to support the release of spectrum for ...

Nov 16, 2012 report
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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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Almost half of Americans yawn over 4G LTE

Who needs faster wireless networks? Nearly half of US consumers say they don't. A new survey finds that nearly half of U.S. consumers feel they just do not need 4G LTE. "Colossal power!" "Scorching speed!" ...

Aug 24, 2012 weblog
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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 ...

Jul 05, 2012
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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 ...

Jun 05, 2012 report
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T-ray madness: Scientists score wireless data record

(Phys.org) -- Wednesday headlines trumpeted how "Japanese researchers smash Wi-Fi records" and "Scientists show off the future of Wi-Fi." The excitement is for good reason. A team of scientists have broken ...

May 16, 2012 weblog
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Panasonic preps for WiGig era of content exchange

(PhysOrg.com) -- Panasonic is working on applications for the new WiGig-technology. WiGig holds out the promise of a time when mobile devices can communicate with each other—in an exchange of videos, ...

Jan 31, 2012 report
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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 ...

Jan 09, 2012 report
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US-CERT says Wi-Fi hole open to brute force attack

(PhysOrg.com) -- The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued a warning about a security hole in the Wi-Fi Protected Set-up protocol for Wi-Fi routers. Security researcher Stefan Viehbock ...

Dec 29, 2011 report
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GSM phones -- call them unsafe, says security expert

(PhysOrg.com) -- A German security expert has issued a warning that billions of mobile phone users who depend on GSM networks are vulnerable to having their personal mail hacked. He blames the problem on network ...

Dec 27, 2011 report
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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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