Infrared much better than Wi-Fi

Infrared much better than Wi-Fi

Using open-air light waves instead of traditional Wi-Fi will solve bandwidth congestion resulting from internet-connected devices, researchers say.

04/17/17

Survey: Texting is replacing talking for families with kids

Survey: Texting is replacing talking for families with kids

Nearly half of families with children text in the home when they want to communicate, an insurance company has discovered.

04/13/17

Flatbed scanners are latest cyberattack vector

Flatbed scanners are latest cyberattack vector

Office scanners can be used to create light-based, network hacks, say scientists

04/06/17

Speed up slow web pages with this simple trick

Speed up slow web pages with this simple trick

Scientists say increasing the size of images and text will make asset-intensive web pages load four times faster.

04/03/17

Turning everyday objects into radio stations

Turning everyday objects into radio stations

Radio backscattering can be used to broadcast data and turn everyday things into radio stations, say University of Washington researchers.

03/28/17

Acoustic attack lets hackers control smartphone sensor

Acoustic attack lets hackers control smartphone sensor

The acoustic injection attack takes advantage of a newfound vulnerability in smartphones and lets hackers remotely control the devices.

03/21/17

Adoption of voice-first assistants expected to skyrocket

Adoption of voice-first assistants expected to skyrocket

The total projected footprint for voice-first assistants like Amazon's Alexa will be 33 million devices by the end of 2017, up from 1.7 million in 2015, analytics firm predicts.

03/15/17

Tech crime as a service escalates

Tech crime as a service escalates

Modern technology is a major part of “most, if not all” crime by organized gangs, Europol says. Crime as a service (CaaS) is an important element.

03/10/17

Robots are malfunctioning, hurting people

Robots are malfunctioning, hurting people

Robot-related incidents include malfunctioning machines that sometimes hurt people, according to security consultant IOActive.

03/06/17

Wi-Fi expanding to indoor location services

Wi-Fi expanding to indoor location services

The Wi-Fi Alliance's Wi-Fi Certified Location delivers meter-level accuracy for indoor device location data.

02/27/17

Infrared lasers must replace data center wiring, say engineers

Infrared lasers must replace data center wiring, say engineers

Using infrared lasers instead of fiber optics improves data center communications and can help data centers reduce power costs, researchers say.

02/27/17

Stretchable screens will follow upcoming flexible ones

Stretchable screens will follow upcoming flexible ones

Flexible screens are in our immediate future with products likely from Samsung and LG this year. But what about stretchable screens?

02/20/17

Gigabit LTE, a 5G stopgap, is now live

Gigabit LTE, a 5G stopgap, is now live

Telestra's Gigabit LTE launched in some Australian business districts. It will be a stand-in for 5G until that mega-service becomes available.

02/14/17

Artificial intuition will supersede artificial intelligence, experts say

Artificial intuition will supersede artificial intelligence, experts say

Human cognition and instinct will become significantly more widespread in machines. It promises to rapidly surpass simple artificial intelligence.

02/10/17

Hackers could use hidden mal-audio to attack Google Now

Hackers could use hidden mal-audio to attack Google Now

Scientists say pseudo artificial intelligence, machine learning interfaces like Amazon's Alexa and Google Now, can be easily hacked through bogus voice commands.

01/30/17

Wi-Fi as a service is after the IT department

Wi-Fi as a service is after the IT department

Wi-Fi is so critical to businesses that companies will outsource it to companies like KodaCloud if necessary so that they have experts managing it.

01/26/17

How to choose an IoT radio network

How to choose an IoT radio network

If you’ve been tasked with developing an IoT project, here’s a look at the latest communications technologies currently available and on their way.

01/24/17

Reliability, not principally speed, will drive 5G

Reliability, not principally speed, will drive 5G

Tech bosses spilled some beans at the recent CES show: 5G isn’t just about high speeds and capacity.

01/17/17

Road Test: Taking a self-driving BMW for a spin—at 60 mph in rush hour traffic

Road Test: Taking a self-driving BMW for a spin—at 60 mph in rush hour traffic

What it's like to pilot a fully automated BMW, with hands off the steering wheel and feet away from the pedals, along a Las Vegas freeway at 60 mph during rush hour.

01/10/17

Facial recognition to kick in for 2017

Facial recognition to kick in for 2017

Cameras will soon detect the emotions of a people answering survey questions. That and other facial recognition tech is about to become a lot more important.

12/19/16

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