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Rescue drone can plow through forests and wreckage with shield

A new drone uses a cage-like device as a shield to smash through intervening trees and disaster area wreckage in order to rescue victims. This new "dronernaut" (Juggerdrone?) may be our next real-life action hero.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Starbucks begins rollout of wireless rechargers in stores Special

San Jose - Not getting enough charge from your morning Starbucks? Have no fear! Now, your wireless devices can get charged, too! The world's largest chain of coffeehouses has begun offering wireless device recharging stations in its stores.
Digital Journal Report by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Google, Facebook drive gains in mobile advertising

Washington - The market for mobile device advertising doubled in 2013 to $17.9 billion and is on pace for strong gains this year, led by Facebook and Google, a market tracker said Wednesday.The research firm eMarketer said mobile ad spending increased 105 percent l...
In the Media by AFP

Google Chromecast hits Europe, Canada with a new way to watch TV

Paris - Gone are the days of squinting at your smartphone as you try to make out what is happening in your favourite film.
In the Media by Tupac Pointu (AFP)

Google expands Android platform to wearables

San Francisco - Google said it was bringing Android to wearable devices, as LG and Motorola started the countdown to Internet-enabled watches based on the dominant platform for smartphones.
In the Media by AFP

Google expands Android platform to wearables

San Francisco - Google announced Tuesday it was bringing Android, the dominant platform for smartphones, to wearable devices.The move allows developers to create apps for smartwatches, the first phase of the Android Wear platform."We've barely scratched the surface of...
In the Media by AFP

AT&T wins clearance to buy Leap Wireless

Washington - US regulators conditionally cleared AT&T's $4 billion deal for Leap Wireless on Thursday which gives the telecom giant more spectrum and the Cricket prepaid phone franchise.The Federal Communications Commission said that it agreed to the takeover a...
In the Media by AFP

SoftBank chief woos US, with T-Mobile in view

Washington - SoftBank, eyeing a tie-up of its US wireless unit Sprint with T-Mobile, stepped up its campaign Tuesday, claiming it could boost competition for Americans as it did in Japan.Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive of the Japanese tech giant, touted...
In the Media by Rob Lever (AFP)

SoftBank chief woos US, with T-Mobile in view

Washington - SoftBank, eyeing a tie-up of its US wireless unit Sprint with T-Mobile, stepped up its campaign Thursday, claiming it could boost competition for Americans as it did in Japan.Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive of the Japanese tech giant, toute...
In the Media by Rob Lever (AFP)

Gotta pee? There's a website for that

Washington - It has been the ruin of many a pleasant outing: Nature calls, but there's nowhere to go.Now, a new website is making it easier for tourists to get much needed relief when traveling in an unfamiliar city or town.The site, Airpnp, is modeled after the po...
In the Media by AFP

Wifi in the sky looks set for takeoff

Singapore - Wifi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say.More airlines are rolling out new and improved services thanks to s...
In the Media by Stefanus Ian (AFP) - 3 comments

German court throws out lawsuits against Apple

Berlin - A German court threw out on Friday two copyright violation lawsuits against US tech giant Apple by German firm IPCom."Both suits were rejected. IPCom can now appeal against the verdict," a spokesman for the court in Mannheim told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

US military ready to share some airwaves with industry

Washington - The Pentagon said on Thursday it would take steps to share some airwaves in coming years to accommodate the wireless industry, which is clamoring for more bandwidth.Unveiling a strategy for the military's use of spectrum, officials said the approach is...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. coalition calls for expansion of Wi-Fi airwaves

Washington - A newly formed coalition of U.S. technology firms and advocacy groups called Thursday for the expansion of Wi-Fi, saying airwaves are getting congested for a key pathway to the Internet.The new coalition calling for expansion of Wi-Fi.
In the Media by AFP

Apple claws back share in US with new iPhones

Washington - Apple has regained ground in the US smartphone market with its latest iPhone release, a survey showed Tuesday.The California giant captured 41.8 percent of smartphone sales in the final three months of 2013, up from 40.
In the Media by AFP

S. Korea to spend $1.5 bn on 5G 'movie-in-a-second' service

Seoul - South Korea, already one of the most wired countries on earth, Wednesday announced a 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) plan to roll out a next-generation 5G wireless service quick enough to download full-length films in a second.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

Flagship Motorola smartphone headed for Europe

San Francisco - Motorola announced Tuesday that its flagship Moto X smartphone is heading for Europe.Moto X will arrive in France, Britain and Germany with the start of February, according to the Google-owned firm.
In the Media by AFP

What's next? Introducing a purse that charges your phone

Have you ever had an issue wanting to use your cephone, only to discover the battery is dead or extremely weak? If you buy the Everpurse that won't happen because it allows you to charge your phone without batteries or external cords.
In the Media by Mike White

Op-Ed: A proposal to resolve Canada's wireless competition problem

We have a problem. Canadian consumers are fed up with high wireless prices; the government is listening and trying to introduce competition. Bell, Telus, and Rogers, are attempting to prevent Verizon from entering the market. Is there a win-win solution?
In the Media by Monty Spivak

CRTC announces new wireless rules for Canadians

Under the new wireless code set out by the CRTC, Canadians will be able to cancel their contracts after two years without penalty and data and roaming charges will have monthly caps.
In the Media by Elizabeth Parker - 6 comments

Apple may choose to have wireless chargers on future devices

Wireless chargers are becoming a trend among mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Apple may join this trend and sell wireless chargers in its new products.
In the Media by Telmo Neves - 1 comment

AT&T buys Verizon Wireless spectrum for $1.9 billion

Wireless mobile phone service provider AT&T is making a very big investment, $1.9 billion to be exact. This deal takes place with the biggest network providers by subscriber - Verizon Wireless.
In the Media by Milton Este

Boeing testing in-flight Internet capabilities with potatoes

Although current frequent travelers won't enjoy the luxury of in-plane internet access, Boeing is officially working on it. There's no mention on when this feature will be implemented on commercial air planes, but it is nice to know it will one day.
In the Media by Milton Este

DARPA aims for long-range 100Gbps wireless network

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is thinking big! Really big - 200 kilometers or about 100 miles to be exact.
In the Media by Milton Este

Google to launch wireless service

Google is once again tapping into another market. This time there won't be a conflict of interest with Apple, especially since Apple is not in the wireless telecommunications business.
In the Media by James He - 2 comments

Metapaper, the wallpaper that prevents people from stealing Wi-Fi

Researchers have developed a type of wallpaper that can allegedly block Wi-Fi signals from reaching outside the home, which, if effective, can potentially increase wireless security. This product is close to reaching the consumer market.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

New database will 'brick' stolen phones, help stop mobile theft

In 2011 alone, cellphone theft accounted for 40 percent of all robberies in the United States. However, a new initiative will soon try to help lower mobile theft by opting users to "brick" their own phones.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Homeless people recruited to carry wireless WiFi devices Special

Austin - It has been revealed that homeless people are being recruited as a promotional gimmick to carry WiFi (MiFi) wireless devices, as they wander the streets of big cities.
Digital Journal Report by Daniel Boyington - 8 comments

Residents mystified after garage door openers stop working

Saint Charles - In a mysterious occurence, residents on one street in St. Charles County, Missouri have all had garage door openers stop working.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Verizon Wireless reverses decision on $2 'convenience fee'

New York - Verizon Wireless, who has over 91 million subscribers in the U.S., had announced they would charge $2 extra if you pay online or by phone. They would be charged extra to make 'single bill payments,' starting January 15. But now they are back-tracking.
In the Media by Daniel Boyington
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