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Accelerating the communications highway with structured light

Structured light, relating to a light-based quantum network, promises the means to achieve faster and more secure communications, according to a new study.

Are voice assistants making us more ill-mannered?

Is our increased use (and reliance) upon voice assistants making us ruder and more impatient? Will the trend change the more we use such devices in the future, or will this alter as technology becomes more interactive? A new survey assesses.

Swisscom goes live with 5G network in Switzerland

Swisscom has activated its new telecommunications system, which makes it the first mobile provider in Switzerland to go live with its 5G network.

Essential science: Tagging technology can improve robot movements

Boston - New technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, based on RFID tags, can assist robots to gain greater precision for moving objects and also for increasing the speed of responses.

AT&T announce cuts to WarnerMedia ahead of streaming service

WarnerMedia is to be restructured by its parent company AT&T Inc., this is in preparation for a streaming service battle with the likes of Netlfix and the forthcoming Disney service.

Q&A: Report on how phishing got personal Special

Q4 2018 proved to be one of the biggest influxes of phishing attacks on enterprises ever, displaying the ease with which criminals can access, acquire and execute attacks across platforms. A leading expert offers advice to businesses.

Q&A: Closing the divide between desk-bound & deskless workers Special

There are endless new communication technologies and collaboration tools out there that cater to helping desk-bound workers perform and stay better-informed - but very little catering to deskless workers. A new platform - theEMPLOYEEapp - can assist.

5G wireless telecommunication corridor coming to Canada

Ontario and Quebec are partnering with major digital technology providers to develop the next generation of wireless technology in Canada. This will allow the provinces to use the latest telecommunication technologies.

Telecom sector makes progress in digital transformation

A recent survey has found that the telecom sector is leading the way with digital transformation. Close behind are financial services.

Bill Gates backs holographic beamforming market

Holographic beamforming is a new communications technique, superior to other methods for delivering ultrafast data. The technology has attracted the interest of Bill Gates who has selected one start-up for funding.

Interview: Future of Communications Platform as a Service Special

The world’s first end-to-end Communications Platform as a Service provider has been formed, aimed at bridging a leading cloud communications platform with one of the largest global carriers in the world.

New development for ultra-fast communications

Salt Lake City - A special kind of perovskite appears to be a a vital component for the communications system of the future, allowing use of the next generation of communications bandwidth.

Digital transformation is reshaping communications

As companies move through the digital transformation process one consequence is the reshaping of communications. Notably this often includes communications platform-as-a-service for customer engagement and greater use of cloud computing.

Cyberattack leaves millions without mobile phone service in Venezuela

Caracas - A massive cyberattack that took down government websites in Venezuela earlier this week also has left seven million mobile phone users without service, the government said Thursday.

New software edits voices like text

A new type of software is set to revolutionize audio recordings of the human voice. The software allows the user to add or replace a word in an audio recording of a human voice.

Microsoft's new app strips Skype back to basics for India

Microsoft has launched a new Skype app aimed at users who struggle with limited data plans and patchy network connectivity. Skype Lite is a basic version of the popular messaging app that's smaller to install and uses less data.

Google Voice gets its first major update in five years

Google has announced a total revamp of its popular but neglected Google Voice communications service. After largely abandoning its apps for years, the company has released an all-new interface and several new features.

Wireless data transfer speeds hit a record high at 6 Gbps

Researchers in Germany have successfully set a new world record for the speed of wireless data transmission. A transfer rate of 6 Gigabits per second, far beyond that of current fibre networks, was observed experimentally over a distance of 37 kilometres.

Symposium warns we could have another 'Carrington event'

We have talked about solar flares before, and generally, we think of them as creating beautiful auroras seen close to the Earth's poles. But what if one of these flares was a "super flare?" What could it do to the Earth?

Sun flare disrupts radio — New geomagnetic storm predicted

The strongest solar explosion this year took down radio communications on Wednesday. Further disruption is expected today and tomorrow when another geomagnetic storm hits.

North Korea's Internet down again, say U.S. experts

Washington - North Korea's connections to the Internet were cut for the second day running Tuesday, according to a U.S. Internet research group that has been tracking the country's struggle to stay online.

Op-Ed: Say what? Better communications for a healthier workplace Special

When France declared that, by law, employees would have to unplug from their workplaces at 6 p.m. every day, everyone working a 45-hour week huffed saying "Well, I wish!"

Terahertz tech gets a major push

A $1 million grant has been awarded by the W.M. Keck Foundation to Rice University to develop terahertz-based technology. This could enable a dramatic advance in wireless communications and other disciplines.

Study: Canada is #1 in digital diplomacy, Pope dominates retweets

How social media changes our culture and our very lives is something many are researching today. A recent study praised Canada for their online diplomacy and also noted the sheer influence available online to Pope Francis.

Business set to prefer video conferencing by 2016

Video conferencing is expected to be the preferred business communications tool in 2016. This is according to new survey on global video conferencing trends.

Vodafone reveals surveillance across multiple countries

The massive mobile phone giant Vodafone has revealed the extent of Irish communications snooping and surveillance in many other countries.

Waterloo's startup weekend crowns an All-Girl Champions Special

Cambridge - From a competition of 12 dynamic teams, the winner of Waterloo's Startup Weekend has been selected: Barn Raiser — the only all-girl team in the running.

EU court rules that data collection rules violate privacy rights

On Tuesday, a data communications collection requirement was struck down in the European Union and declared invalid, on the grounds that it infringed on basic privacy rights.

Israeli firm working on 30-second phone charger

Jerusalem - An Israeli startup said on Tuesday that it was working to develop a bio-organic system that can recharge a smartphone battery in just 30 seconds.

Pentagon working to share reserved airwaves with industry -officials

The Pentagon said on Thursday it was working to find ways to share more of its reserved airwaves with commercial wireless companies that need greater bandwidth for smartphone and t...
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China s Queqiao relay satellite for the country s Chang e 4 mission to the far side of the moon laun...
China's Queqiao relay satellite for the country's Chang'e 4 mission to the far side of the moon launched into space atop a Long March 4C rocket on Monday, May 21, 2018 Beijing Time.
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this ultraviolet-light image of an X1.1 flare erupting from the Sun Oct. 19.
The ViaSat-1 communications satellite
The ViaSat-1 communications satellite
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Staff Sgt. Alejandro Saldivar (left) and Senior Airman Rob Designe communicate with the pilots of A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft in 2012. With Micro Mic, communication will become easier.
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