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Archive for August, 2013

802.11ah: WiFi Standard for 900MHz

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2013

WiFi is preparing to ride the unlicensed 900 MHz band, reports EE Times. Chips for the upcoming IEEE 802.11ah standard are expected to hit the market starting in 2015. They will have to compete with numerous other protocols for home and building automation in the unlicensed 900 MHz band, including Zigbee and Z-wave. The 802.11 […]

AT&T Prepaid Going Nationwide

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2013

AT&T’s prepaid AIO wireless brand, currently being sued by T-Mobile for use of the color magenta, will be available to all customers nationwide in September. Currently the AT&T branded prepaid service is only made available in Florida, Texas, Metro-Atlanta, and Chicago. Now AT&T is taking it nationwide. No-contract service cost between $40 and $70, and […]

Nokia Announces Here Connected Driving

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2013

Nokia on Friday announced its intention to become a much bigger force in embedded infotainment and connected car systems with HERE Connected Driving, a full range of automotive products and services. Nokia’s Here Auto, hopes to be a force in the world’s car infotainment systems. HERE Auto and its companion apps for smartphones, are said […]

Galaxy Smartwatch Specs?

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2013

Kevin Tofels has dug up some more information on Samsung’s smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, expected to be announced Sept 4th. According to AmongTech, the Galaxy Gear will have 10 hours of battery life. It is expected to have a 2.5-inch, 320 x 320 OLED display. AmongTech says its specs include: 2.5 inch OLED touchscreen display […]

Black Budget Revealed

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2013

The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fiscal 2013, obtained by The Washington Post from Edward Snowden, maps a bureaucratic and operational landscape that has never been subject to public scrutiny. The 178-page budget summary for the National Intelligence Program details the successes, failures and objectives of the 16 spy agencies that make up the U.S. […]

Most Malware Targets Android

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 28th, 2013

Some 79 percent of all mobile malware threats target devices running Google’s Android operating system, according to a joint unclassified memo from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice. It was obtained and published online by the website Public Intelligence. “Android is the world’s most widely used mobile operating system and continues […]