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DARPA looks to create wireless Skynet with fiber-like, 100Gb bandwidth

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Despite all the advances in commercial wireless networking, even the most industrial-strength radio frequency links can't come close to the speed and reliability of wire and fiber. While industry groups such as the WiGig Alliance strive toward providing two gigabit-per-second wireless connections at short range, longer-range wireless links such...
DARPA looks to create wireless Skynet with fiber-like, 100Gb bandwidth
Wifarer's Indoor GPS And The Never-Lost Generation

IBM makes millimeter wave chip for better radar and mobile backhaul

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Like a few startups, Samsung and the cellular industry, IBM is concerned about the looming spectrum shortage. So it has built a millimeter wave radio chip to take advantage of higher frequencies. With a lot of work and engineering these frequencies might provide more mobile backhaul at gigabit speeds as...
IBM makes millimeter wave chip for better radar and mobile backhaul

Pain Gun vs. Reporter round two, reporter left feelin' hot, hot, hot (video)

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You may not recall when 60 Minutes' David Martin took a shot at the Pain Gun, but it didn't end well for the fleshy anchorman. Now Wired's Spencer Ackerman's having a go, with similarly one-sided results. The Pentagon's sanguinely-named Active Denial System turns electricity into millimeter-wave radio frequency, silently...
Pain Gun vs. Reporter round two, reporter left feelin' hot, hot, hot (video)

Google testing mysterious “entertainment device”, is it Google’s glasses?

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A report from GigaOM today noted Google is requesting permission from the Federal Communications Commission to test an unknown “entertainment device”. The trials will take place in the homes of Google employees, and see tests of the mystery device connecting to home electronic equipment over Bluetooth or WiFi to test...
Google testing mysterious “entertainment device”, is it Google’s glasses?

Huawei claims "Beyond LTE" test over 30Gbps

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Huawei claims to have tested new network technology that is capable of handling data transfer speeds in excess of 30Gbps. The Chinese company suggests its "Beyond LTE" technology achieves such performance due to improvements in antenna structure, radio frequency architecture, algorithms and multi-user multi-input multi-output (MIMO) management.......
Huawei claims "Beyond LTE" test over 30Gbps

Verizon purportedly giving DROID 4, RAZR and Rezound 'global' designation via software update

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There's one major drawback that jet-setters and globetrotters utilizing one of Verizon's current LTE handsets must deal with, the lack of a GSM radio frequency. It's true, while CDMA and LTE have carved out a place for themselves here in the States, when the rubber literally meets the road...
Verizon purportedly giving DROID 4, RAZR and Rezound 'global' designation via software update

Sony, Tokyo Tech prep 6.3Gbps ultra wideband wireless

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Sony and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have just announced they have developed low-power radio frequency and baseband Large Scale Integration (LSI) circuits for mobile devices. The millimeter-wave, 60GHz communications devices have reached the world's highest transfer rates of 6.3Gbps in tests; it can transfer 50GB in over a minute....
Sony, Tokyo Tech prep 6.3Gbps ultra wideband wireless

Qualcomm gets on the Band 41 bandwagon, pledges support for Clearwire's upcoming LTE TDD network

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Not exactly groundbreaking news here -- Clearwire's impending LTE TDD network is happening, regardless -- but it's always good to have the weight of a mainstay like Qualcomm behind you. Particularly when you're pushing uphill, into the wind, against far more established 4G networks from AT&T and Verizon Wireless....
Qualcomm gets on the Band 41 bandwagon, pledges support for Clearwire's upcoming LTE TDD network

UCLA researchers develop nanoscale microwave oscillators, promise better and cheaper mobile devices

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At a size of just 100 nanometers, it may not be much to look at, but a new type of microwave oscillator developed by researchers at UCLA could open the door to mobile communication devices that are smaller, cheaper and more efficient. As PhysOrg reports, unlike traditional silicon-based oscillators...
UCLA researchers develop nanoscale microwave oscillators, promise better and cheaper mobile devices

A Just-Finalized $2.2 Billion Deal Means You're Going To Get 'Mind-Boggling' Mobile Speeds (T, VZW, S)

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Sprint's recent acquisition of wireless broadband service Clearwire marks a new frontier for wireless connectivity, according to Quartz's Christopher Mims. Sprint previously owned half of Clearwire, but has since shelled out $2.2 billion to take full control of the company and all of its wireless spectrum. Wireless spectrum is the...
A Just-Finalized $2.2 Billion Deal Means You're Going To Get 'Mind-Boggling' Mobile Speeds (T, VZW, S)

What’s Google up to? Search giant is testing an “entertainment device”

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Google has asked the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for permission to use an undisclosed new “entertainment device” in four major cities over the next six months. The information came from a FCC application Google submitted in December, which was uncovered by Gigaom. The device will connect to the Internet over...
What’s Google up to? Search giant is testing an “entertainment device”

Researchers break record, keep quantum computing qubit alive for 3 minutes

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Quantum computing has been making big promises for a number of years now, but there is still very little in the way of practical applications for the technology. Sweet physics will only take you so far, which is why a new discovery from John Morton at the University of Oxford...
Researchers break record, keep quantum computing qubit alive for 3 minutes
Guardly First In Mobile Safety To Offer Indoor Positioning System To Aid In Emergency Response

Federal Watchdog Calls on FCC to Reassess Mobile Phone Radiation Issues

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Noting that the FCC's Radio Frequency exposure limits may not reflect the latest research, and testing requirements may not identify maximum exposure in all possible usage conditions, the Government Accountability Office today said the agency should reassess and possibly change its regulations regarding mobile phone radiation....
Federal Watchdog Calls on FCC to Reassess Mobile Phone Radiation Issues

FCC targets Craigslist cellphone jammer vendors, issues six citations

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The Federal Communications Commission has stepped up its enforcement game, issuing citations to six individuals for advertising and selling signal cellphone jamming devices on Craigslist. The FCC has also warned several online vendors and produced public service announcements in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. “Over the last two weeks, the Bureau...
FCC targets Craigslist cellphone jammer vendors, issues six citations

Active antennas: The cure for our phone-reception ills?

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Ethertronics has developed a means for the antenna in your phone to morph depending on the cellular signal conditions you and your device happen to be wading through. Why do you care? Well, if the technology lives up to Ethertronics’ promises the next generation of smartphones and Wi-Fi devices will...
Active antennas: The cure for our phone-reception ills?
SETI Live asks you to listen in to extraterrestrial transmissions

What’s the mysterious new entertainment device that Google is testing?

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GigaOm today uncovered a pretty interesting tidbit about Google’s plans to test a new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled entertainment device in the homes of Google employees through July 17. The tests are to take place in Mountain View, California; New York, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Los Angeles. Reporter Stacey Higginbotham wonders if the application...
What’s the mysterious new entertainment device that Google is testing?

Omron releases a pair of sleep monitoring gadgets that watch you slumber

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Insomnia and a love of gadgets go hand-in-hand, so it's no surprise that more companies want a piece of Zeo's sleep-monitoring action. Omron's the latest to supply an offering with a pair of sensors to work out how much shut-eye your getting. Working on the principle that you stop...
Omron releases a pair of sleep monitoring gadgets that watch you slumber

Samsung seeks a ban on sales of Ericsson products in the US

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Samsung Electronics is seeking to ban imports and sales of certain Ericsson products in the U.S., alleging that they infringe its patents. The move follows a similar one by Ericsson to ban some Samsung products there. The world's largest smartphone maker filed its complaint with the U.S. International Trade...
Samsung seeks a ban on sales of Ericsson products in the US

LG Optimus L9 saunters through FCC, asks for martini

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LG's latest L-series smartphone, the Optimus L9, has just breezed (elegantly) through the FCC's radio frequency trial-by-screwdriver. The dinner-jacket-white clad Android smartphone is part of the "L-Style design philosophy" from the Korean maker, which emphasizes budget panache over brute performance. As such, it's a handsome but plasticky device, with...
LG Optimus L9 saunters through FCC, asks for martini

Google testing Google-manufactured personal communication device

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Google is testing its own "next generation personal communication device," according to a document submitted to the FCC. Google is seeking the FCC's permission to test the device outside its labs on Bluetooth and WiFi networks in and around the homes of 102 Google employees. The 102 prototypes will...
Google testing Google-manufactured personal communication device
A $650 transmitter can disable an entire city's 4G LTE network
Sprint Galaxy Nexus LTE tipped to launch April 15

Bad news for network innovation: Investment in infrastructure startups is falling

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While we often think of small nimble startups as the true innovators in technology, that hasn’t necessarily been the case in network infrastructure for the last few years. A study of venture capital funding from Ovum shows that while overall tech investment has recovered since the dark days of the...
Bad news for network innovation: Investment in infrastructure startups is falling

Is Google asking the FCC to allow gigabit Wi-Fi for its gigabit network?

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Google’s Fiber organization is asking the FCC for the ability to test a residential gateway that has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s likely Google is asking the FCC for an experimental licence to test upcoming 802.11ac gigabit Wi-Fi technology inside residential gateways. However, those longing for innovation in broadband here in the U.S....
Is Google asking the FCC to allow gigabit Wi-Fi for its gigabit network?

IQE falls on worries about competion from US giant Qualcomm

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UK maker of semiconductor materials loses 14% as Qualcomm enters radio frequency chip marketIQE, the maker of semiconductor materials, has dropped more than 14% on competition fears.US giant Qualcomm, the world's leading supplier of chips for mobile phones, said it would enter IQE's radio frequency market.Qualcomm introduced a new silicon-based...
IQE falls on worries about competion from US giant Qualcomm

Concerned About Cellphone Radiation? Here Are Some Options.

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Believe it or not, it’s still unclear whether radio frequency from the cellphones we carry with us at all times is harmful to our health. Cellphone radiation studies have been inconclusive. So it’s only natural that some consumers are concerned about potential health risks caused by using and carrying cellphones....
Concerned About Cellphone Radiation? Here Are Some Options.

Apple's iPhone dilemma: Should it make a "Chinese special"?

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If Apple would just support China’s unique 3G technology, the iPhone would make a killing in the largest country in the world – or so concludes Kevin Wang, director of China electronics research at IHS iSuppli. Apple ranks a woeful seventh in China’s smartphone sales, but according to Wang it...
Apple's iPhone dilemma: Should it make a "Chinese special"?
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