News Startups Battle to Make Star Trek's Comms Badge a Reality
Jesse Robbins won't show us the wearable device his new startup is building, but he says it was inspired, at least in part, by the Star Trek "communicator badge."
Communicate, no matter what.
goTenna pairs wirelessly with your smartphone, enabling you to text and share your location with anyone who has the device even if you don't have service. No towers, routers or satellites required!
News Hacking Airliners, Ships, and More Through Satellite Communications
During one of the most anticipated Black Hat presentations, IOActive's Ruben Santamarta demonstrated the numerous flaws he discovered in satellite communication systems
News Jesse Ventura breaks silence on defamation lawsuit
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Two years ago, former Minnesota governor and pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura filed a defamation lawsuit against a highly decorated Navy Seal. Chris Kyle?s book, ?American Sniper? tells a story of Kyle punching Ventura in the face and knocking him to the g
News Text Anywhere off-the-grid satellite messaging lets you text ... anywhere
Touted as a simpler, subscription-free alternative to the Delorme inReach, the Text Anywhere is a portable, satellite-powered hot spot that adds virtually unlimited text-messaging range to your phone.
News New drone antenna expands Wi-Fi range for disaster-struck areas
Researchers from the University of North Texas (UNT) have demonstrated an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of supplying Wi-Fi to disaster-struck areas with a range of up to 5 km (3.1 miles).
News Communications Between Spouses: Are They Privileged When Wiretapped?
http://www.jdsupra.com, Cheryl Connors
The New Jersey Supreme Court decided that a couple's private communications remain protected under the marital communication privilege pursuant to N.J.R.E. 509 despite those communications being wiretapped by State investigators.
News HOPE X: Citizens Band Microwave Spectrum And Free Internet For All
FCC is extremely interested in opening up 100 to 200 MHz of spectrum at 3.5 GHz. The idea is to create something like cellular service that can either be implemented by companies, or normal, everyday people.
News Falcon 9 launches Orbcomm OG2 on fourth attempt
http://www.gizmag.com, David Szondy
SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket today, carrying six Orbcomm OG2 communication satellites in the second mission flight of a Falcon booster equipped with landing legs.
News Everything You Need To Know About The iPhone 6
The next iPhone is likely only a few months away, and reports and rumors about the new device are spreading like crazy.
News FCC eyes changes to online video clips, businesses say don't 'underestimate the difficulty
The Federal Communications Commission is set to decide next week on whether online video clips must include closed captioning -- a rule that if approved would help hearing-impaired viewers but could prove costly and time-consuming for businesses.
News Researchers decoding mysteries of chimpanzee sign language
Chimpanzees use their hands to say "follow me," "stop that" or "take this," according to new research seeking to translate the sophisticated messages flowing back and forth. Previous research revealed our nearest genetic relatives use
News Supreme Court bans warrantless cell phone searches, updates privacy laws
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police cannot go snooping through people's cell phones without a warrant, in a unanimous decision that amounts to a major statement in favor of privacy rights.
News FCC to fine Chinese electronics maker $34.9 million for marketing cell phone jammers in the US
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday announced intentions to fine a Chinese electronics maker a record $34.9 million for selling cell phone jammers in the US according to a statement on the matter.
News Out in the Open: This Super-Cheap Cellphone Network Brings Coverage Almost Anywhere
Antarctica is probably the last place you'd expect cellphone service. But thanks to the Australian government and a company called Range Networks, you'll soon be able to find a signal near several research facilities on the continent.
News How Microsoft Created Its 'Star Trek' Voice Translator For Skype
You can translate almost any word, phrase or document by simply plugging it into a search engine. Microsoft envisions a future where you'll be able to hold a conversation with anyone around the world without language barriers.
What Do We Mean by Legal?
05-28-2014 Paul Rosenberg
In order to secure long-term, effective obedience from humans, some rationale beyond a fear of violence must be used. People must believe that obeying the enforcerβs word is the right thing to do. Thatβs why codes of law invoke some type of unseen hi
News Fairfax Co. police investigating allegations of students sharing nude photos...
http://www.myfoxdc.com, By Lauren DeMarco
Fairfax Co. police investigating allegations of students sharing nude photos of classmates
News Silicon Valley to Get a Cellular Network, Just for Things
http://www.technologyreview.com, By Tom Simonite
A French company plans to build a wireless slow lane for small, low-power devices.
News Why YOU Should Get Involved in Ham Radio
The other morning I got up, put on a pot of coffee, turned on the ham radio and had a nice conversation with two gentleman in the U.K. for a good half hour before heading off to work.
News Harvard and MIT Students Launch βNSA-Proofβ Email Service: ProtonMail
http://www.dailypaul.com, by Michael Nystrom
A group of Harvard and MIT students have created an email service they insist is completely NSA-proof.
News FCC Proves Yet Again That Itβs Out to Kill Net Neutrality
Well, that meeting of the Federal Communications Commission earlier today was certainly a lot of sound and fury signifying next to nothing.
News Here's What You Need To Know About Yik Yak...
http://www.businessinsider.com, Caroline Moss
Here's What You Need To Know About Yik Yak β The Anonymous Gossip App Wreaking Havoc On High Schools Everywhere
News Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Got 15 Million Signups For Its Newest Phablet
http://www.businessinsider.com, Steve Kovach
Xiaomi, the buzzy Chinese smartphone maker, had 15 million signups for its latest device, the RedMi Note.