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 enforcers word is the right thing to do. Thats 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 NSA-Proof 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 Its 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 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.
News Putin Has Taken Control Of Russian Facebook
http://www.businessinsider.com, Jim Edwards
Russian president Vladimir Putin has essentially taken control of VKontakte, the home-grown Russian social network which is that country's version of Facebook.
News How I Got 380,000 Twitter Followers Without Spending A Dime
http://www.businessinsider.com, ANN TRAN
As social media is becoming more engrained in our everyday lives, it is becoming imperative for businesses to get on board. And Twitter is huge for companies, as it provides a place to share news, engage with loyal customers and attract new ones. But
News Sky and TalkTalk announce 1 Gbps broadband for UK cities
http://www.gizmag.com, By Stu Robarts
Broadband speeds in the UK currently max out at about 300 Mbps, provided by British Telecom. Sky and TalkTalk have now announced that they intend to bring 1 Gbps speeds to UK cities. The roll-out will begin in York next year, before moving to other l
News Wrist communicators could be the future of smartwatches
http://www.dvice.com, Colin Druce-McFadden
Ever since smartwatches hit the scene, something's been missing. Checking your messages and monitoring the weather are fine and dandy, but the very first smartwatches ever conceived had something that the vast majority of today's tech don't: the abil
News Globr lets users chat, regardless of language
http://www.gizmag.com,By Stu Robarts
The internet has connected and flattened the world in ways previously unimaginable. Coupled with ever more seamless translation tools, it provides the ability to communicate across borders and languages. Now, a new instant messaging tool is looking t
News Twitter: We Hope Turkey Lifts Its Completely Ineffectual Ban On Our Service
Gerry Shih and Alexei Oreskovic
Twitter Inc said on Friday it hopes access to its social media service in Turkey will be restored soon, a day after it was blocked by the country's government.
News EU says all mobile devices must use the same charger by 2016
http://www.dvice.com, Michael Trei
Most of the time what happens inside the parliament of the European Union doesn't affect those of us in other countries, but a recent vote to standardize the 'radio equipment' laws could mean a lot for anyone worldwide who uses portable devices.