Space: The final frontier for cell phones?
(AP) -- The vast, thinly populated expanses of the country that still lack cell phone coverage could be getting an interesting option next year: ordinary-looking cell phones that connect to a satellite when ...
NASA Tests First Deep-Space Internet
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA has successfully tested the first deep space communications network modeled on the Internet.
Samsung is Set to Demonstrate 4th Generation Mobile Technology
Samsung Electronics announced its plan to demonstrate 4th Generation (4G) mobile technology at the annual Samsung 4G Forum in Jeju Island, Korea for the first time in the world. Demonstration will take place ...
US satellite protection scheme could affect global communications
A proposed US system to protect satellites from solar storms or high-altitude nuclear detonations could cause side-effects that lead to radio communication blackouts, according to new research. If activated, the "radiation ...
Networking: Investors eye power-line trend
Institutional and individual investors are eagerly examining prospects in the so-called broadband over power line (BPL) market and are helping finance proof-of-concept projects in the field, experts tell UPI's ...
WiFi at the beach
Are Americans and Europeans selecting vacation spots based on whether their hotel or resort offers WiFi hot spots? A new survey by chipmaker Intel Corp. suggests as much, but other experts told UPI's Wireless World they remain ...
US eyes phase-out of old telephone network
America's plain old telephone network is rapidly being overtaken by new technology, putting US regulators in a quandary over how to manage the final stages of transformation.
If gov't backs in-flight calls, will the airlines?
The Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines?
Carriers reject kill switch for stolen smartphones (Update)
Samsung Electronics, the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer, has proposed installing a built-in anti-theft measure known as a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable, but the biggest U.S. carriers ...
'Super Wi-Fi' heading for US campuses
So-called "Super Wi-Fi," a new kind of wireless broadband, got a boost Thursday with the announcement that the technology would become available to hundreds of US colleges and universities.
FCC to hear presentation of new FCC Speed Test App for Android
LA to issue RFP for citywide free broadband access program
US eases rules on electronic devices on planes (Update 3)
Passengers on American airlines won't have to "turn off all electronic devices" anymore—they'll be able to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music from gate to gate under new guidelines ...