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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 […]

2014 LTE Coverage: 30% of World’s Population

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 18th, 2014

The total number of subscribers for LTE and LTE Advanced is expected to grow to nearly 411 million and 22 million, respectively, by year’s end, according to ABI analysts Jake Saunders and Cheri Wong. About 337 mobile networks worldwide already have deployed LTE with LTE network coverage expected to cover more than 30% of the […]

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 […]

Cost of Unlimited Plans Drop

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 18th, 2014

Verizon Wireless has launched a new plan for individual subscribers that offers unlimited voice, texting and 2 GB of data for $60 per month. The new plan is $30 per month cheaper than a comparable offering on Verizon’s More Everything shared data plans. The new pricing went into effect over the weekend. The $60 plan […]

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 […]