Smarter, safer robots could expand automation to new areas of production work and help many manufacturers regain a competitive edge against those using low-cost labor.
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Governments already dabbling with authoritarian control of the Internet could be spurred on by learning of NSA surveillance.
GPS is power hungry and often suffers from poor signal strength in city centres. Now computer scientists have worked out how your smartphone's inertial sensors can fill in the gaps.
Amid torrent of revelations that the NSA finds mass surveillance easy, the IETF ponders how to harden the Internet.
A novel way of using LTE will see Google's phone download data at 60 megabits per second on Sprint's network.
The ability to distribute entangled particles is an enabling technology for a quantum internet. That may explain why Japanese telco NTT is so interested in mastering the technology.
A Stanford startup’s new radio can send and receive information on the same frequency—an advance that could double the speed of wireless networks.
Facebook scientists figure out how to identify your romantic partner or best friend from among your connections.
A test of high-bandwidth optical communications from lunar orbiter to Earth stations succeeds.
Noise maps are notoriously time-consuming and expensive to make. Unless you crowdsource the data from smartphones, say Australian engineers.
Smartphones have transformed computing astonishingly quickly. Case in point: a billion devices with Google’s Android software were activated in just five years. No other technology ever drew so many users so fast, according to analyst Horace Dediu of Asymco.