GPS satellites not 'falling out of the sky': Air Force
You can put those maps away. The US Air Force has shot down fears that the space-based Global Positioning System (GPS) is going to crash.
GPS System Could Start Failing by Next Year
Bluetooth 3.0 Launches April 21
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 ...
The goTenna device pitch is No Service, No Problem
Can video streaming over mobile broadband networks be improved?
Due to the increase in smartphone video applications, mobile video traffic is rising significantly. New research has shown how videos can be better transmitted over wireless links such as Wi-Fi and 4G.
Japanese TV makers bet on super-HD as World Cup looms
With a hopeful eye on the approaching World Cup, Japan's embattled TV makers are hoping the key to their rescue can be found on the second floor of Bic Camera's downtown Tokyo outlet.
Vodafone report sparks global surveillance debate (Update 4)
Telecommunications company Vodafone's report on government surveillance of its customers in 29 countries reveals more than first meets the eye—and is raising questions from Dublin to Delhi about how much ...
Japan test-broadcasts super HD television technology
Japan on Monday began test broadcasts of satellite television programmes in 4K, as major firms including Sony and Sharp bet on the super high-definition technology to rescue their embattled TV units.