With Swedish telephone numbers and a tree-bound base station, a remote Indonesian village runs its own telecommunications company.
“Almost everyone will be off this network in the next four years. It is a dead model walking,” said Scott Cleland, of the research and consulting firm Precursor LLC, noting that three quarters of the transition is done.
If you despair at the thought of Chinese factory workers being exploited by cellphone manufacturers, then you might want to consider building this cellphone from a kit designed by David Mellis.
Secret radio provides an alternative means by which to network and to spread information. Especially radios that run on batteries can substitute for the internet and for phones. My alternative communication system includes a ham radio and a short-wav
When your last smartphone started to get a little long in the tooth, you probably just bought a new one.
When Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder first went to North Korea in 2000, he was plunged into the dark—he had to leave his phone at customs, and his hotel windows were covered with black plastic.
There have been many articles written by the prepper community outlining why having a communications plan for a grid down situation is so important.
A Stanford startup’s new radio can send and receive information on the same frequency—an advance that could double the speed of wireless networks.
During most major disasters, cell phones stop working and people are unable to get in touch with their loved ones.
A man standing on a crowded Muni train pulls out a .45-caliber pistol. He raises the gun, pointing it across the aisle, before tucking it back against his side. He draws it out several more times, once using the hand holding the gun to wipe his nose.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have created a smartphone messaging app with security that not even the NSA can break. The app is called SafeSlinger, and is free on the iTunes store, and Google play store for Android phones.
Usually, ordering a meal in a non-English speaking country isn't too bad if the restaurant has pictures, since you can just point and nod. But pictures aren't everywhere, and there will be times you'll need to actually read a road sign, a posted noti
A leak about an August al-Qaida plot reportedly has left U.S. intelligence reeling
The NSA has released some details of 12 incidents in which analysts used their access to America’s high-tech surveillance infrastructure to spy on girlfriends, boyfriends, and random people they met in social settings.
When it comes to translating on-the-go, fumbling with a dictionary or an electronic translator can waste time and energy. That's why the new handwriting feature added in the just-released Google Translate 2.0 update will prove indispensably useful to
The latest allegations indicate the NSA manipulated and weakened a cryptography standard issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. As a result, NIST publicly discouraged companies from using that standard and
few times a year, some new smartphone comes out that makes us fall all over ourselves in amazement. How we ever lived without this new device becomes a mystery, and the hunk of absolute crap we've been toting around for the last six months immediatel
Widespread panic due to solar flares and satellite collisions is no longer the stuff of science-fiction now that these risks have the potential to create prolonged business interruption and billions in insured losses.
Researchers plan on collection additional data using Microsoft’s Kinect.
Social media is an easy way to say something, but it's a difficult way to be heard. Thunderclap is the first-ever crowdspeaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. It allows a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-
The program, codenamed Hemisphere, covers 'every call that passes through an AT&T switch — not just those made by AT&T customers'
By mimicking microscopic structures in the wings of a butterfly, an international research team has developed a device smaller than the width of a human hair that could make optical communication faster and more secure.
Radio frequency communication is rapidly approaching its upper limit of usefulness to the space agency.
A study rejects the commonly held view that the proliferation of cell phone use among the driving public has made travel more dangerous. Politicians have seized on the perception and outlawed driving while talking on a handheld cell phone
The globe still received the same amount of heat, but the two super cold poles tempered both hemispheres pretty much in balance. Africa remained habitable as did much of Asia and South America. Much of the continental shelves were also available fo
Introductory Disclaimer: I am not an expert in amateur radio in the sense that I have extensive electronics knowledge, nor am I an expert in prepping. However, I have some experience in disaster and lightweight, portable radio operations an
When you spin the radio dial in this high-altitude city you could almost be anywhere.
Monday marked the first time in California that officials notified the public of a statewide Amber Alert through their cellphones, a California Highway Patrol official said.
When Florida lawmakers recently voted to ban all Internet cafes, they worded the bill so poorly that they effectively outlawed every computer in the state, according to a recent lawsuit.
A new language, one that combines elements of English with traditional indigenous speech, has been discovered in northern Australia, according to a new study. The language, now known as Light Warlpiri, is spoken by approximately