Chemists at the University of Burgos (Spain) have manufactured a sheet that changes colour in the presence of water contaminated with mercury. The results can be seen with the naked eye but when photographing the membrane with a mobile phone the concentration of this extremely toxic metal can be quantified.
Telecommunications company Vodafone says its revenue dropped 2 percent in the third quarter due to tougher competition, a weak economy, and regulatory changes at home and abroad. The company said that revenue in the quarter ending on Dec. 31 fell to $17.4 billion.
EU officials are pushing a plan to make the Internet safer — more resistant to cyberattacks, freer from cybercrime and safer for children to use. The proposal unveiled Thursday would require each of the European Union's 27 nations to designate an authority to prevent and respond to Internet risks and incidents.
Verwaayen said in a statement Thursday that it was "clear to me that now is an appropriate moment" for Alcatel-Lucent to seek new leadership. Investors cheered the news, with shares jumping 7.7 percent in early trading to €1.40. The Dutchman's surprise departure comes as Alcatel-Lucent reported losing €1.37 billion.
Sony Corp. is still struggling but managed to reduce its red ink for the latest quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company aims for a comeback from record yearly losses. Sony on Thursday reported a $115 million loss for the October-December quarter compared with a 158 billion yen loss a year earlier.
Telit Wireless Solutions has announced two of its M2M modules have received certification to work with the Verizon Wireless network. Now Telit customers can employ the DE910-DUAL and the CE910-DUAL modules to deploy a wide range of M2M applications such as, mobile computing, metering, vending and point-of-sale and telematics.
Red Bend Software has announced that SIMCom Wireless Solutions Co. Ltd. has renewed its license for Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile to provide firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating software on its machine-to-machine (M2M) modules.
A modern BlackBerry with a physical keyboard might not arrive in the U.S. until May or June, a month or two behind other parts of the world, the chief executive of the smartphone maker suggested in an interview. Although Research in Motion Ltd. CEO Thorsten Heins said the exact release date will depend on each wireless provider.
Modern telecommunications happens because of fast electrons and fast photons. Can it get better? Can Moore's law-the doubling of computing power ever 18 months or so-be sustained? Can the compactness (nm-scale components) of electronics be combined with the speed of photonics?
Australia's highest court on Wednesday threw out a ruling against Google Inc. that had found the Internet giant guilty of breaching trade law by hosting deceptive advertisements. The High Court's decision overturned a federal court ruling from April that Google had engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct with four ads that appeared on its Google Australia website.
Recently, Green Plug named longtime executive Kevin Jones to the newly-created position of Chief Scientist and appointed semiconductor industry veteran Rajeev Prasad to succeed Jones as VP of Engineering. The announcement followed Green Plug's Series C investment round, from U.K.-based strategic investor Imagination Technologies Group.
It's easy to forget now, but Michael Dell was the Mark Zuckerberg of his day. Hailed as a young genius, he created the inexpensive, made-to-order personal computer in his University of Texas dorm room and sold it straight to the public.
Understanding the relationships between lifestyle behaviors and health outcomes can be enhanced by the use of wearable cameras, concludes a collection of studies in a special theme issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Three studies report on the latest preventive medicine research using Microsoft's wearable camera, the SenseCam.
Beyonce's splashy show, a freak power outage, and —oh, yeah— a captivating game of football combined to generate a record 24.1 million posts on Twitter during Sunday night's Super Bowl. That's up from 13.7 million last year — and that doesn't even include chatter surrounding the ads.
Japan's Transport Safety Board says the lithium ion battery aboard a Boeing 787 flight in Japan last month found evidence of the same type of "thermal runaway" seen in a similar incident in Boston. The board said in a report Tuesday that CAT scans and other analysis found damage to all eight cells in the battery that overheated on an All Nippon Airways 787 on Jan. 16.