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Photos of the Day: Connecting with Drones

June 18, 2013 10:25 am | by NASA | Comments

Tests of a prototype radio were preceded by a number of flights of the S-3 in which NASA researchers sought to characterize the way radio frequencies behave at the specific bandwidths assigned to civil UAS operations – something that had not been done before.

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NASA Tests Radio for Unmanned Aircraft Operations

June 18, 2013 10:23 am | by Jim Banke, NASA | Comments

NASA's communications experts have begun flight testing a prototype radio as part of the agency's contributions toward fully integrating civil and commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS).  

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SD Association Introduces Smart SD Memory Cards with SWP Interface for NFC

June 17, 2013 7:41 pm | by SD Association | Comments

SD Association has opened new markets with the addition of the Single Wire Protocol to support Near Field Communications features and facilitate the introduction of new business models that allow for a Secure Element to the popular microSD memory card.

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CSR Combines Audio and Connectivity to Drive Connected Car Applications

June 17, 2013 7:16 pm | by CSR plc | Comments

CSR plc has announced the launch of the CSRC9300, an auto-grade chipset that combines Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.0 connectivity with audio capabilities. The complete solution will enable car manufacturers to deliver future connected car applications, such as Miracast over 5Ghz, and keyless entry using Bluetooth v4.0.

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Agilent Technologies Unveils System Design Tools for Satellite Communications and Navigation

June 17, 2013 7:02 pm | by Agilent Technologies Inc. | Comments

The Global Navigation Satellite System baseband verification and Digital Modem libraries allow system designers and algorithmic researchers to bring instrument-grade standards references into design simulation early in the R&D process. Satellite and communications systems can now be verified under a variety of realistic impaired conditions, before baseband or RF hardware is available, enabling faster deployment of high-performance...

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Secure Voice over LTE – S-VoLTE: How Mobile Enterprise Communications can Benefit from LTE Networks

June 17, 2013 6:39 pm | by ERCOM | Comments

ERCOM has announced that it has successfully passed its first secure call on a live LTE network in Paris, France. Thanks to more than 10 years’ experience in cryptography, ERCOM has enhanced its Cryptosmart technology to protect LTE/4G Smartphones. As LTE Networks are booming around the world, governments and corporations can now benefit from the advantages of high-speed LTE networks in a fully secure manner.

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Movius Showcases Innovative Technology For Operators At ANGA COM

June 17, 2013 6:05 pm | by Movius Interactive Corporation | Comments

The company has a suite of services for both set top boxes and smartphones that extend home phone capabilities to other devices. One example is the company’s Visual Voicemail solution that allows subscribers to have control over their ‘voicemail inbox’ through a visual interface that lists voice messages for easy selection and a fast response time.

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Cavium Launches New Production Ready Small Cell Reference Design with Support for Dual Radio Access Technology

June 17, 2013 5:55 pm | by Cavium, Inc. | Comments

By including 3G support, this new Dual-RAT solution extends the capabilities of Cavium’s widely deployed enterprise-class LTE small cell SoC. A production-ready reference design is available to further assist Cavium’s customers to quickly bring commercial small cell devices to market. This reference design includes manufacturing files as well as LTE and WCDMA L1 – L3 software stacks, application layer APIs and a software development kit.

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HotSpot 17: New Supercomputer is Worn Around the Neck

June 17, 2013 1:51 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development, WDD | Comments

On the HotSpot, a patent-pending supercomputer you wear around your neck, a new study finds that hands-free technologies create dangerous mental distractions, experts tell us how to be more private, and researchers are leveraging Wi-Fi signals to detect movements without sensors.

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Apple Details Government Requests for Data

June 17, 2013 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company, like some other businesses, had asked the U.S government to be able to share how many requests it received related to national security and how it handled them. Those requests were made as part of Prism, the recently revealed highly classified National Security Agency program that seizes records from Internet companies.

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Secret to Prism Program: Even Bigger Data Seizure

June 17, 2013 1:03 pm | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | Comments

In the months and early years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers. Around the world, government spies and eavesdroppers were tracking the email and Internet addresses used by suspected terrorists.

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Web Giants Get Broader Surveillance Revelations

June 17, 2013 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Facebook and Microsoft representatives said that after negotiations with national security officials their companies have been given permission to make new but still very limited revelations about government orders to turn over user data. Facebook, Microsoft and Google, normally rivals, had jointly pressured the Obama administration to loosen their legal gag on national security orders.

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Intelligent Glasses Designed for Professors

June 17, 2013 12:26 pm | by Ana Herrera, Carlos III University of Madrid | Comments

The proposed Augmented Lecture Feedback System (ALFs) seeks to improve communication between students and professors during large lecture classes like those frequently given at universities.  The way they work is quite intuitive: the professor wears a pair of augmented reality glasses that enable him/her to see symbols above each student.

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Russian Tycoon Wants to Move Mind to Machine

June 17, 2013 12:03 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Can the City That Never Sleeps become the City That Never Dies? A Russian multimillionaire thinks so. Dmitry Itskov gathered some of humanity's best brains — and a few robots — in New York City on Saturday to discuss how humans can get their minds to outlive their bodies.  

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Automated ‘Coach’ Could Help with Social Interactions

June 17, 2013 11:57 am | by MIT | Comments

New software developed at MIT can be used to help people practice their interpersonal skills until they feel more comfortable with situations such as a job interview or a first date. The software, called MACH (short for My Automated Conversation coacH), uses a computer-generated onscreen face, along with facial, speech, and behavior analysis...

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