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Nokia kicks off pre-MWC race with tech show-and-tell

Friday, February 12, 2016

And then there were four: the Big Five mobile network vendors are reduced to a quartet, though Cisco will be hoping that its new alliance with Ericsson will admit it to the inner circle, while Samsung and NEC remain hopeful of harnessing virtualisation to improve their radio access network (RAN) business.

UC San Diego Electrical Engineering Professor Gabriel Rebeiz Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Thursday, February 11, 2016

By Daniel Kane 

Research will help to realize more reliable airplane internet, faster smartphone connections and more

In order to get internet service to airline passengers five or six miles up in the air, airlines mount antenna systems to the tops of their planes. The systems are bulky and generate drag which reduces fuel efficiency. In the next five years or so, electronically steered antennas that are lighter, generate less drag and are more reliable will replace today’s mechanically driven airplane internet systems.

Nexius partners with RCR Wireless News to create Proof of Concept Lab and Testing Program for network operators and enterprise sector buyers

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ALLEN, TEXAS – Nexius, specializing in delivering end-to-end network services and business intelligence solutions, today announced a new partnership with RCR Wireless News to create an Independent Proof of Concept Lab and Testing Program for network operators and enterprise sector buyers.

Microsoft successfully tests underwater data center

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

by Sean Kinney

Project Natick is Microsoft’s effort to make a more efficient, better located data center under the sea

Cloud computing heavyweight Microsoft, looking to boost the operational efficiency of data centers while physically locating content closer to users, has tested running servers sealed in a pod located underwater off the coast of California.

Boeing plugs ViaSat into new AH-64E Apache helicopters

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

by Alex Scroxton

Broadband services supplier ViaSat is to supply 90 of its Link 16 Small Tactical Terminals (STTs) to Boeing as it outfits a number of AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack helicopters for the US military.

The latest generation of a line that dates back to the 1980s, the AH-64E is one of the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopters and  – besides the US – serves in the militaries of a number of other countries worldwide, including India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.

How the ‘digitization of everything’ will become a reality

Thursday, January 14, 2016

by Patrick Nelson

The combination of products with “built-in smart technology” with consumers’ expectations of a “best-in-class experience” means mundane, manually performed tasks will be replaced by new “exciting and indispensable services,” says Accenture innovation division Fjord in two reports. Fjord reckons we’re on the cusp of a new way of doing things. That includes the fact that user requirements will be addressed dynamically, contextually, and in real-time—more so than ever before.

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How to Ease the Installation Challenge of the Smart Home with Energy Harvesting

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Contributed By Publitek Marketing Communications

GreatCall Launches First Wearable Device That Connects Activity Tracking With Nationwide Mobile Safety Service for Active Aging / Introducing the Lively Wearable by GreatCall

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

GreatCall Inc., the leader in creating usable technology for active aging, brings family caregivers peace of mind and older adults a new level of empowerment by combining the health benefits of an activity tracker with the safety advantages of a mobile emergency response service. The introduction of the Lively Wearable by GreatCall is the first step in the development of a wearable health hub for the active aging market.

Qualcomm Shows How Drones Will Become Smarter in 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

by Camilla Pritchard

QUALCOMM, Inc.(NASDAQ:QCOM) plans to usher in a new era of drones, ones that will perfectly combine high performance with convenience. The company plans to achieve this feat through a tiny new 58 x 40cm circuit board, dubbed the Snapdragon Flight.

Next-Gen Wi-Fi Will Actually Connect the Internet of Things

Monday, January 4, 2016

by Brian Barrett

THERE ARE PLENTY of blockades between now and the connected-device future that’s been so long on the horizon. One of these is Wi-Fi, which has limitations that keep connected devices from connecting quite as efficiently as they could. Now, there’s a plan in place to fix it.

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