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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 […]

WarKitten Scans Neighborhood WiFi Networks

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 11th, 2014

Security engineer Gene Bransfield has developed WarKitten, a WiFi collar that scans WiFi networks in the neighborhood. The innocuous-looking accessory hides Spark Arduinoopen source hardware. It maps wireless networks and their vulnerabilities wherever the pet wanders. WarKitten was developed for fun and was discussed in a panel at the Defcon hacking conference. During the Cold […]

Watches Going Cellular

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 9th, 2014

Wearable devices will reach a point later this year where they are “fully independent” — that is, not dependent on a smartphone — according to AT&T’s head of emerging devices Glenn Lurie, speaking at the MobileBeat conference in San Francisco today (#MobileBeat). AT&T says the key to the wearables market taking off is having products […]

Google I/O: Multi-headed Hydra

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 25th, 2014

Today in San Francisco at Google I/O 2014, Google kicked off their 7th annual I/O developers conference. This year, they’re focusing on three key themes: design, develop, and distribute. Android Version 5.0, dubbed “L”, featuring a further refined interface called Material Design, additional tools and APIs for developers, and a new runtime that is optimized […]

LG’s Smartwatch on Android Wear

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 25th, 2014

Google didn’t give out too much info on the LG G Watch during its I/O keynote, but, LG had plenty to say after the keynote ended, with pricing, availability, and specs for LG’s Android Wear smartwatch. LG’s smartwatch will be priced at $229 and will ship “around” July 7th. With voice recognition, the LG G […]