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Cellular on Unlicensed Bands

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 21st, 2014

Researchers working on next-gen cellular technologies are exploring cellular services on unlicensed 3.5 GHz, 5GHz and even 60 GHz, reports EE Times. Companies like DoCoMo, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia and Qualcomm are looking at using unlicensed spectrum for subscription LTE services because LTE is said to increase capacity and reliability over WiFi technolgoy. Japanese cellco NTT […]

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Network Proposed for United States

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 19th, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking input about a possible federal standard for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, which would let cars automatically exchange information, such as whether they’re close to each other. On Monday, the NHTSA published a research report and issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in hopes of collecting […]

Talking Statues Project

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 19th, 2014

Talking Statues uses Near Field Communication to enable curious passers-by to swipe their smart-phone over a statue’s signage, triggering a “call back” from the likes of Isaac Newton, Queen Victoria or Sherlock Holmes. A call back can also be initiated by the use of a QR code or by using a short URL that is […]

Commercial Space Goes Higher Rez

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 18th, 2014

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket make a soft splashdown in the ocean after delivering six ORBCOMM OG2 satellites to space. A newly released video shows a view of the splashdown, which took place on July 14, in the Atlantic Ocean, on Spaceflight.com. The July 14 launch with six Orbcomm communications satellites showed video of key […]

Samsung Bets on SmartThings Home Automation

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 18th, 2014

SmartThings has been acquired by Samsung for a reported $200 million, and will operate as an independent company within Samsung’s Open Innovation Center group. Their home automation kits allow you to connect devices like lights and doorlocks from your phone. The SmartThings app lets your smartphone control all of the smart devices in your home. […]

Google Acquires Jetpac Travel Guide

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 18th, 2014

Google has acquired social travel app Jetpac, which uses Instagram photos to find what you’re looking for in cities. Jetpac works by analysing public Instagram pics for details that indicate the best places to go to meet women, see the greatest views or hang out with fellow hipsters, as its website says. Jetpac City Guides […]