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Google Buying Drone Company Titan

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 14th, 2014

Google is buying drone maker Titan Aerospace, a startup maker of high-altitude drones, reports the WS Journal. Google didn’t disclose a purchase price for Titan, of Moriarty, N.M., whose solar-powered drones are intended to fly for months at a time. Facebook was also reportedly looking to buy Titan Aerospace, and was rumored to offer $60 […]

Aruba Promotes All Wireless Workplace

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 12th, 2014

Enterprise Wi-Fi supplier Aruba Networks today unveiled a new Wi-Fi architecture called Mobility-Defined Networks, which it claims will help businesses cut their wires completely and enable the move to an all-wireless workplace. Several of the software improvements — all free to existing customers — are designed to help IT managers optimize their oversight of Wi-Fi […]

LA Building Largest First Responder Network

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 7th, 2014

Los Angeles is building the largest public-safety broadband network in the U.S. thanks to a $154.6 million in federal grant from the NTIA. Scheduled to be completed next summer, the 231-site LA-RICS network will be overseen by FirstNet, the agency that coordinates the dedicated 700 MHz public safety network nationwide. FirstNet will begin building out […]

Internet of Things in Barcelona

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 27th, 2014

At MWC, the Internet of Things was on display though networked wearables, car infotainment, home monitoring and devices of all sorts. The Internet of Things (Machine2Machine) connects devices over mobile networks, enabling the management of a wide range of new goods and services. In January Google announced it would pay more than $3 billion for […]

Solar Powered Phone Charging & Hotspot

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 15th, 2014

AT&T Street Charge is a pilot program in New York City to bring solar mobile charging stations to parks, beaches and other outdoor venues. It was motivated after phones went dead during Hurricane Sandy. Each solar-powered pole sports six USB connectors. For iPhones and iPads, there’s 30-pin and Lightning plugs, Android and Windows Phone users […]

Drones Target SIM Cards, Not People?

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 10th, 2014

Glenn Greenwald in Firstlook.org describes the NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program. According to a former drone operator for the military’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) who also worked with the NSA, the agency often identifies targets based on controversial metadata analysis and cell-phone tracking technologies. His account is bolstered by top-secret NSA […]