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Mobile network flaw puts millions of phones at risk of hijacking

A flaw in code used by essential components of the world's telecoms infrastructure could allow cybercriminals to gain complete control of mobile networks and millions of smartphones. The bug is present across the industry and will never be fully patched.

BT demos broadband that downloads 200 HD movies in a second

UK internet service provider BT has successfully completed a trial of prototype broadband infrastructure with download speeds of up to 5.6Tbps. While still a long way from being publicly available, the technology could transform how we connect online.

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.

Engineers unveil Wi-Fi that uses 10,000 times less power

A team of U.S. engineers have developed a Wi-Fi system that uses 10,000 times less power than traditional Wi-Fi. Unlike other futuristic wireless technologies, "Passive Wi-Fi" could be commercialized soon and works immediately with current products.

Record for fastest ever data rate smashed as 1.125Tb/s reached

A team of researchers have set a new record for the fastest ever data rate used to transfer digital information. The system can handle speeds in excess of 1 terabit per second, responding to the growing demand for faster networks.

Wi-Fi pushed to the limit with new 100Gbps transmitter, THz waves

A team of Japanese researchers have developed a Wi-Fi transmitter capable of sustaining a 100 gigabit per second connection speed. The breakthrough, using very short waves, lets mobile devices download an HD film in under a second.

iOS source reveals Apple is working to add Li-Fi to the iPhone

References to Li-Fi in the source code of the latest versions of iOS have provided a strong hint that Apple is working on integrating the next-generation wireless tech into future iPhones. Li-Fi uses light to transmit data 100x faster than Wi-Fi.

New Wi-Fi standard hopes to connect the Internet of Things

Wi-Fi has evolved several times over the years to offer improved connection speeds and range. A new version of the standard currently under development now looks to take the technology to the Internet of Things by offering low-power connectivity.

Networking flaw lets hackers attack companies by sending email

A major security flaw in FireEye networking equipment could have let a hacker gain full access to all the connected devices just by sending an email. The flaw, now fixed, wouldn't even need the recipient to open the mail to be successful.

Huawei refuses to patch serious flaws in routers used worldwide

Wi-Fi router manufacturer Huawei has said it will not release fixes for a series of critical flaws in its products. The routers, all built in the last five years, could make it easy for hackers to attack devices on a user's network.

Want to learn more about technology? Try these courses

Whatever your experience level, there are some great courses available online to teach you more about the world of technology. Covering skills from programming and web development to network management, everybody can learn new skills in their own time.

Op-Ed: LinkedIn college rankings amp up debate over purpose of higher ed

Currently, we obsess over which colleges can help get us a job after graduation...but now LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, is introducing new college rankings intended to help us find out which colleges can get us WHICH jobs.

Op-Ed: LinkedIn college rankings amp up debate over purpose of higher ed

Currently, we obsess over which colleges can help get us a job after graduation...but now LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, is introducing new college rankings intended to help us find out which colleges can get us WHICH jobs.

IBM physicist wins tech 'Nobel' for 'big data' discoveries

Helsinki - British physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the brains behind the global "big data" revolution, on Wednesday won Finland's answer to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland. "Prof.

Op-Ed: Business networking apps and advice for young professionals

Mobile apps are transforming the way business is done around the world. Millennials are particularly well suited to benefit from their use.

Managing your time in college can land you a dream internship

College is the first step towards an exciting future as a working professional. While making the jump into the workforce requires earning good grades in classes, students should also graduate with some real world experience.

Foursquare plans to start using full names in user profiles

Foursquare, which added 15 million new users this year, plans to issue new privacy policies for the new year. Next month, Foursquare plans on showing full names in user profiles and businesses on Foursquare will also be able to see user data.

Young professional group brings back ‘Agency Tour Series’ Special

Miami - Ad2 Miami’s 2010-2011 Agency Tour Series kicked off last October 13, 2010 with a visit to world-renowned agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

Facebook updates its Photos feature

Facebook, in efforts to compete with more full-featured photo sites like Flickr, is rolling out changes to its long-running, and mostly unchanged, Photos product.

Yahoo, Facebook integration launched

The partnership between Yahoo! and Facebook has reached a new plateau. Facebook integration launched globally on more than 15 Yahoo! sites.

Google unveils new noise control features for Buzz

The Gmail team have just announced a new set of changes to be rolled out over the coming days, allowing users of the Google Buzz service to control what notifications are sent to them.

Google's 'Wave' at next-gen email announced

Google has announced a new product overnight at their I/O conference, called Wave. It's being referred to by some as the Web 3.0 model for communication and collaboration on the web.

Warning: Facebook issues virus alert

Facebook Inc,the operator of the most popular social networking site, found a virus that infected thousands of users' accounts by presenting itself as a video message, plus, why networking sites are the latest targets for hackers.

Teachers Gone Wild: Internet Social Networking For Young Educators

Most people have one-a MySpace or Facebook account geared to the young adults who want to maintain a social network with their cyber pals. But does that page cross the line for some teachers when the contents are viewable by all and inappropriate?

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Tread carefully job-hunting online

As with everything else, job-hunting online is becoming increaseingly commanplace.

Italian Court Rules Downloading no Crime if not for Profit

An Italian court ruling paves the way for unrestricted downloading of It music, movies and software over the Internet so long as it's not done for profit.

Will Apple bring social networking to iTunes?

Apple moving into the social networking?

I Heart Movies - A Movie Social Networking Site

IHeartMovies.com a social networking site for movie lovers and fans.

Could your PC prevent the next global disaster?

An Austrian researcher, Michael Stadler, 33, is developing a peer-to-peer software program that measures hard-drive vibrations in computers around the world to sense earthquake activity.
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