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Why Green Car Makers Need to Find Mobile Partners

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Will you use connected car services, such as navigation, audio, video and Internet, through a system built into the vehicle — or through an app loaded onto your cell phone? According to a new report out today from ABI Research, consumers will increasingly turn to their cell phones as the...
Why Green Car Makers Need to Find Mobile Partners
Cell service said to get worse in Hurricane Sandy's wake

Embrace the light! Researchers built all-optical device for faster broadband

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota have built an all-optical device that is able to flip a switch. The technology might strike many as esoteric, but getting light to change state (from on to off) based only on a signal from another light is a big deal that could pave...
Embrace the light! Researchers built all-optical device for faster broadband

GreenTouch details roadmap for wiping out 90% of telecom's energy demands

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For the last 100 years, the communications industry has been focused on one goal: cramming as more and more information into the same-sized pipes, whether those pipes are made of copper, optical fiber, or coaxial cable or hanging in the wireless ether. A consortium called GreenTouch, however, is betting that...
GreenTouch details roadmap for wiping out 90% of telecom's energy demands

The growing importance of timing in data centers

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Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on the importance of timing in today’s distributed infrastructures. The first ran on Saturday. Like a bad episode of Hoarders, people love to store all things digital, most of which will never be accessed again. And, like a bad episode...
The growing importance of timing in data centers

Samsung Galaxy S4 gets Pentagon approval, breaking BlackBerry's hold on the US government

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Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S4 has received security approval from the US Department of Defense (DoD), making it the company’s first device to gain US government certification. The endorsement clears it to be used by Pentagon employees, as Korea’s Yonhap News reports, as part of a new policy on devices...
Samsung Galaxy S4 gets Pentagon approval, breaking BlackBerry's hold on the US government

Pentagon to Open Communications Networks to Apple Devices in 2014

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The U.S. Department of Defense today announced (via Bloomberg) a "commercial mobile device implementation plan" that would allow iOS and Android devices to be used on its secure classified and protected unclassified communication networks beginning in February 2014.The implementation plan establishes a framework to equip the department's 600,000 mobile-device users...
Pentagon to Open Communications Networks to Apple Devices in 2014
"Sender-pays" rule doesn't necessarily increase telecom investment

Boot up: Iran's internet clampdown, the $13bn superbrain project and why Twitter security doesn't work

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Also, the privacy challenges of wearable tech, how noise canceling tech could make the internet faster, is Apple being anti-competitive in the EU and why Samsung is China's biggest smartphone firmA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamIran's approaching vote brings...
Boot up: Iran's internet clampdown, the $13bn superbrain project and why Twitter security doesn't work

Europe suffered 51 'severe' communications outages in 2011: report

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In 2011, European authorities reported more than 50 severe outages among communications networks and services, according to a new report by the EU's top cyber-security agency. [Read more]...
Europe suffered 51 'severe' communications outages in 2011: report

Huawei offers full access to source code in response to spying allegations

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Embattled Chinese technology giant Huawei took steps to repair its image today, offering Australian authorities unrestricted access to the source code for its products.The company was barred earlier this year from participating in the country’s National Broadband Network over concerns its equipment could be used by the Chinese government for...
Huawei offers full access to source code in response to spying allegations

From POTS to PANS Conference at ITEXPO

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ITEXPO will start tomorrow – today I am in a session regarding the move from plain old telephone service or POTS to PANS – which may be the acronym for the new phone network which is IP communications based. Right now Carl Ford who spent his life in the world...
From POTS to PANS Conference at ITEXPO
Obama clarifies plan to keep the internet running during emergencies in executive order

Sprint, Softbank to shun Chinese networking equipment

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Sprint Nextel and its new owner will limit their use of technology made by Chinese companies, and allow US national security officials to monitor changes to their equipment. The pending agreement will help them gain US approval of SoftBank's $20 billion acquisition of Sprint. US officials have accused Chinese...
Sprint, Softbank to shun Chinese networking equipment

Wi-Fi expansion plan has automakers worried over the connected car's future

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The Federal Communications Commission proposal to open up a big swath of new spectrum for Wi-Fi is encountering opposition from an unlikely source: the auto industry. Carmakers aren’t against the idea of more unlicensed airwaves, but they are concerned that devices using those frequencies  would interfere with the talking car...
Wi-Fi expansion plan has automakers worried over the connected car's future

What the iPad Could Mean for Connected Cars & Greener Transit

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The iPad represents many things: a potentially lucrative opportunity for developers, Apple’s next gold rush and catnip for 300,000 Apple fanboys, to start. According to Luke Schneider, chief technology officer for Zipcar, the device also has implications for fleet management and car sharing, affecting how vehicle networks operate and how consumers interact with organizations...
What the iPad Could Mean for Connected Cars & Greener Transit

Reach Out And Touch No One

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The Internet blackout in Syria has resulted in a few people taking advantage of the Speak2Tweet service, last really put to use during the last major disconnection, Egypt’s. It’s not really newsworthy, so you may not have read about it. I listened to a few messages anyway. They were a...
Reach Out And Touch No One
How Google is using OpenFlow to lower its network costs
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