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Personal data usage: what your car really says about you

www.guardian.co.uk
Technology is increasingly driven by personal information, but as yet few laws exist to govern who can see and use the dataCars will soon be so linked into wireless networks they will be like giant rolling smartphones - with calling systems, streaming video, cameras and applications capable of harnessing the...
Personal data usage: what your car really says about you

Copyright Lawsuit Targets Owners of Non-secure Wireless Networks

www.pcworld.com
A federal lawsuit filed in Massachusetts could test the question of whether individuals who leave their wireless networks unsecured can be held liable if someone uses the network to illegally download copyrighted content....
Copyright Lawsuit Targets Owners of Non-secure Wireless Networks

How will we measure the internet of things?

gigaom.com
In writing about the plethora of startups, devices and strategies that companies large and small are throwing at the internet of things, I’ve been thinking about market size. Cisco says it will generate $14.4 trillion in profits by 2022. GE says it will add $10 trillion to $15 trillion in...
How will we measure the internet of things?

6 New York subway stations get free WiFi this summer, as Google and Boingo partner up

thenextweb.com
In what Boingo is calling the ‘Summer of Free Wi-Fi NYC’, some New York City residents will be benefiting from a signal on the subway. Boingo provides software and services for Wi-Fi around the world. You’ll recognise its presence in places like airports for starters. From today, Google Offers is...
6 New York subway stations get free WiFi this summer, as Google and Boingo partner up

Google Glass not to allow face recognition for now

www.pcworld.com
Google will not allow face recognition on its Glass wearable computer for now, until there are strong privacy protections."We've been listening closely to you, and many have expressed both interest and concern around the possibilities of facial recognition in Glass," the company's Project Glass wrote in a post on...
Google Glass not to allow face recognition for now

Cisco unveils software, hardware for hybrid wireless networks

www.computerworld.com
Cisco Tuesday introduced small cell hardware and intelligent software designed to help carriers and enterprises improve wireless connections over hybrid networks made of 3G and 4G cellular and Wi-Fi technologies...
Cisco unveils software, hardware for hybrid wireless networks

AT&T Continues To Mock The Concept Of Net Neutrality; This Time With Google Hangouts Block

www.techdirt.com
The big telcos (AT&T and Verizon) have been trying to move more and more to wireless networks over wired networks, in large part because they've realized that, for whatever reason, the FCC more or less gave them pretty free reign to completely ignore net neutrality concepts on their wireless networks....
AT&T Continues To Mock The Concept Of Net Neutrality; This Time With Google Hangouts Block

iPhone 5 review round-up: It's everything Apple promised

www.extremetech.com
Ahead of the iPhone 5′s official release on Friday, hands-on reviews from major newspapers and tech sites have started to roll in. It probably shouldn’t surprise us by this point, but the reviews are almost universally positive. Considering the iPhone 4S was similarly well received, and the iPhone 5 is...
iPhone 5 review round-up: It's everything Apple promised

A digital nanny for all those home PCs

tech.fortune.cnn.com
New Home Server aims to bring big-business technology to the home -- but it will be a tough sell HP's MediaSmart Server runs Microsoft's new Windows Home Server operating system. Image from Microsoft. Yes, it has come to this. Now that consumers have multi-PC homes, wireless networks, and thousands of...
A digital nanny for all those home PCs

Mobile Video Calling Creates a New Frontier

www.nytimes.com
As the cameras and screens of smartphones and tablets improve, and as wireless networks offer higher bandwidth, more companies are enabling mobile video calls....
Mobile Video Calling Creates a New Frontier

How many iPhone 5s can Apple sell in eight days?

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Given what it means for Q4's results, surprisingly few analysts have ventured a guess FORTUNE -- It's now conventional wisdom on and off Wall Street that Apple (AAPL) on Wednesday will unveil a re-designed iPhone with a larger (4 inch vs. 3.5 inch) display, a taller and slightly thinner body,...
How many iPhone 5s can Apple sell in eight days?

Cisco Catalyst marries wired, wireless and SDN in one switch

www.computerworld.com
Cisco this week unveiled a new Catalyst switch and WLAN controller designed to converge wired and wireless networks and centralize management of both environments....
Cisco Catalyst marries wired, wireless and SDN in one switch
Tech happenings abound after superstorm Sandy
Report: Google planning to develop wireless networks, low-cost Android devices for emerging markets

Google reportedly pursuing 'multipronged effort' to build wireless networks in emerging markets

www.engadget.com
Google has been busy pushing ahead with plans to be a wired internet provider in the US with Google Fiber, and it looks like it's intent on being a major player in the wireless network business elsewhere in the world as well. According to a report out today from...
Google reportedly pursuing 'multipronged effort' to build wireless networks in emerging markets
MediaTek combines 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 into a single chip, calls it the MT7650
BII REPORT: Why Mobile Video Is Set To Explode

Wireless Networks Hit by Outages

online.wsj.com
Telecom networks across the East Coast, but especially around New York City, are experiencing widespread problems Tuesday as a result of Hurricane Sandy....
Wireless Networks Hit by Outages

HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s First WiMAX Phone

mashable.com
Sprint let some hot news fly at CTIA today: The first commercially available phone that will support the WiMAX next-generation cell network will be the HTC EVO 4G. It’s a powerhouse of a phone, running a 1GHz processor even more powerful than what’s under the hood of the Nexus...
HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s First WiMAX Phone

Wi-Fi Alliance to test network connections without passwords

www.electronista.com
The Wi-Fi Alliance is starting tests of Wi-Fi Certified Passpoint devices and infrastructure equipment. Passpoint would allow wireless networks to authenticate wireless users based on a SIM or other methods without relying on usernames and passwords, opening the way to carriers offering unlimited data plans that use Wi-Fi hotspots.......
Wi-Fi Alliance to test network connections without passwords

Super Wi-Fi goes to college with new government effort

gigaom.com
Google, Microsoft and more than 500 colleges and universities created a new partnership with the team behind the Gig.U project, with plans to bring broadband to rural America using Super Wi-Fi.The Air.U partnership hopes to use the abandoned television airwaves to deliver Wi-Fi like networks to rural colleges. While these...
Super Wi-Fi goes to college with new government effort

Coalition of Tech Companies Aims to License LTE-Related Patents

allthingsd.com
A group of large technology companies is banding together in an effort to license some of the underlying technology needed for products compatible with high-speed LTE wireless networks. Ross Among the companies banding together are AT&T, Clearwire, Hewlett-Packard, KDDI, NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and ZTE. The effort...
Coalition of Tech Companies Aims to License LTE-Related Patents

WSJ: Google developing wireless networks to boost Internet access in Africa, Asia

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WSJ: Google developing wireless networks to boost Internet access in Africa, Asia

Sponsored post: Delivering urgent medical records instantly isn't easy

gigaom.com
When the mission holds lives in the balance, the network is Brocade. Brocade networks enable health care organizations to deliver reliable and accessible care to their patients while increasing operational efficiency and reducing costs. Delivering the highest level of reliability and availability is critical for the “always on” communications infrastructures of today....
Sponsored post: Delivering urgent medical records instantly isn't easy
Verizon grows even larger: FCC approves spectrum deal with big cable

No Duty to Secure Wi-Fi from BitTorrent Pirates, Judge Rules

torrentfreak.com
BitTorrent lawsuits have been dragging on for more than two years in the US, involving more than a quarter million alleged illicit file-sharers. The copyright holders who start these cases generally provide nothing more than an IP-address as evidence. They then ask the courts to grant a subpoena which allows...
No Duty to Secure Wi-Fi from BitTorrent Pirates, Judge Rules

Sponsor post: The essential guide to SMS-enabled phone numbers

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What’s the deal with SMS-enabled phone numbers? Bandwidth’s inetwork division has prepared an ebook providing essential information for application developers and service providers interested in learning more about this growing market opportunity. You’ll learn: • What SMS-enabled telephone numbers are • How SMS-enabled numbers interoperate with wireless networks, including a...
Sponsor post: The essential guide to SMS-enabled phone numbers

Sprint agrees to $20B merger, says extra cash will boost LTE rollout

arstechnica.com
Sprint Nextel today agreed to a merger with SoftBank of Japan which will give Softbank a majority stake in the US carrier in exchange for $20.1 billion. $12.1 billion of that will be distributed to Sprint stockholders, and the other $8 billion will be used "to enhance [Sprint's] mobile network...
Sprint agrees to $20B merger, says extra cash will boost LTE rollout

AT&T Ending 2G Network by 2017

allthingsd.com
AT&T Inc. is shutting down its second-generation, or 2G, wireless networks by 2017 as it continues to upgrade its systems to faster technology and better use its limited airwaves. The telecom giant said about 12 percent of its contract wireless customers, or roughly 8.4 million people, were using 2G handsets...
AT&T Ending 2G Network by 2017

Intellectual Ventures tries suing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile

www.electronista.com
Controversial firm Intellectual Ventures has sued three of the major US wireless carriers for patent infringement. The company has filed lawsuits against AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, alleging the service providers have improperly used IV's technology related to wireless networks. Verizon has a licensing agreement in place with IV that wasn't...
Intellectual Ventures tries suing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
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