Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy and the Obama administration are clashing over how many terrorist plots might have been thwarted through the secret collection of Americans' phone records since 2006. In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, the Vermont Democrat disputed comments by the head of the National Security Agency, who has said the phone and internet surveillance disrupted 54 schemes by militants.
Spirent Communications has announced TDD-LTE support on the Spirent CS8 Mobile Device Tester. Already recognized in the industry for its ability to enable quick configuration and easy execution of test cases, the CS8 is now able to perform data throughput, voice quality, location based services, and mobility testing for chipsets and mobile devices that support TDD-LTE.
The Obama administration is declassifying documents about its telephone spying program to try to tamp down congressional opposition to domestic surveillance. The documents will provide little solace, however, to Americans hoping to understand the legal analysis that underpinned the widespread surveillance.
When technician John Baker of Premier Resource Services connected his laptop to a customer’s piece of industrial machinery he got a nasty surprise. There was a quick puff of smoke, and John lost his hard drive, his USB port and the USB adapter that he’d connected to the machine.
As carriers continue to roll out LTE networks to meet the overwhelming demand for mobile broadband data services, small cellular base stations called micro and picocells are expected to proliferate across the landscape over the next several years.
Texas Instruments (TI) has announced the availability of the Bluetooth Smart SensorTag app for Android following the launch of Android 4.3 “Jelly Bean” native support of Bluetooth Smart Ready. The new app, available for free removes the barriers to entry for app developers.
Techspray launched a new family of websites, offering international customization, faster searches, dynamic data sheets, and e-commerce for US users.The Techspray website is customized for the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia/Australia.
Engineering News-Record [ENR] Sourcebook recently named NJ-based KMB Design Group, the 7th leading engineering firm for telecom tower and antennae design, and 22nd in overall telecom design. ENR's Sourcebook contains market analysis and rankings of the largest international contractors...
Stacie Curtis, president and founder of CW Solutions, a national real estate services firm specializing in the utilities and wireless telecommunications industries, has been appointed as membership chair of the New Jersey Chapter of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) Chapter 15.
Averna announced that Clarion has selected Averna’s Record & Playback solution to validate upcoming in-vehicle entertainment systems and certify that the devices perform well in real-world conditions. The R&D Division, Experiment and Evaluation Team at Clarion will use Averna’s R&P platform to record radio signals.
Telit Selected as Key Representative of the Italian Technology Industry in Go-to-Market of Europe’s Galileo Global Positioning SystemJuly 30, 2013 2:09 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments
Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that the company was selected among various applicant members of the Italian Technology Industry as one of the nation’s key representatives in the global roll-out of Europe’s Galileo ultra-accurate satellite positioning system.
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced that Express Test, an ultrafast way to conduct high-precision nanomechanical tests on a broad range of materials, has been named an R&D 100 Award winner. Recipients of these prestigious awards are selected by an independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine...
A team of theoretical physicists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Boston College has identified cubic boron arsenide as a material with an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity and the potential to transfer heat more effectively from electronic devices than diamond, the best-known thermal conductor to date.
Scientists have long been worried about the possible harmful effects of regular cellular phone use, but so far no study has managed to produce clear results. Currently, cell phones are classified as carcinogenic category 2b — potentially carcinogenic to humans — by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). A new Tel Aviv University study, though, may bring bad news.
The GOES-R Magnetometer Engineering Development Unit made an important development in the construction of the spacecraft recently after completing a successful boom deployment test at an ATK facility in Goleta, Calif.
Just as remotely-operated vehicles help humans explore the depths of the ocean from above, NASA has begun studying how a similar approach may one day help astronauts explore other worlds. On June 17 and July 26, NASA tested the Surface Telerobotics exploration concept, in which an astronaut in an orbiting spacecraft remotely operates a robot on a planetary surface.
Cyber-clinicians can be a crucial tool in overcoming the language disorder known as aphasia, experts say. While the verbal impairment can be life-long, health insurers only pay for a limited amount of therapy. Yet patients like Green need to continuously practice their skills.
At least that's what the Internet search giant hopes a handful of young filmmakers will discover. Google is enlisting film students from five colleges to help it explore how its wearable computing device can be used to make movies. The $1,500 Google Glass headset is already being used by 10,000 so-called explorers.
For decades, technology experts and home automation enthusiasts have been talking about and promising the emergence of the smart, connected home. They have foretold a home connected by multitude of sensors, monitoring applications such as HVAC, home security, and even the health of the inhabitants, and all controlled remotely over the web via a smartphone or a tablet.
Ilya Segalovich, the co-founder of Russia's largest search engine, Yandex, has died, the company said Sunday. He was 48. Segalovich died Saturday at a London hospital, Yandex director general and fellow founder Arkady Volozh said. Volozh said in the company's blog that Segalovich was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year.
Conditions in Chinese factories that produce iPhones and other popular Apple products have been under scrutiny following complaints about labor and environmental violations by a different supplier, Taiwan's Foxconn, a unit of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.
Boeing's marketing vice president Randy Tinseth says in a blog dated Sunday that the aircraft manufacturer is asking operators of 717, Next-Generation 737, 747-400, 767, and 777 airplanes to inspect the battery-operated beacons which activate in a crash to help rescuers find a plane.
Icahn and the investment firm Southeastern Asset Management said in a letter to a special committee of Dell board members that Michael Dell wants to circumvent the voting process behind the deal by preventing stockholders from passively dissenting on the offer.
Apple’s adoption of two new touch sensor structures—in-cell for the iPhone 5 and GF2 (double-sided ITO film) for the iPad—has produced shifts in the touch-panel industry supply chain. According to the latest Quarterly Touch Panel Market Analysis from NPD DisplaySearch, displays with in-cell touch are expected to rise...
Themed “Communications: The Centrepoint of the Digital Economy,” the next annual IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) will be held June 10 – 14 in the dynamic cultural hub of Sydney, Australia. Known as the Harbour City, Sydney is also recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world...