Technology Category

'Double-duty' Electrolyte Enables New Chemistry for Longer-lived Batteries
April 24th 2014 - 16:50 GMT
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible....more

Your T-shirt's Ringing: Telecommunications in the Spaser Age
April 24th 2014 - 15:28 GMT
A new version of "spaser" technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing....more

The Promise of 10Gbps Wi-Fi is Coming Next Year
April 21st 2014 - 13:47 GMT
A Wi-Fi chip vendor says that it is developing a Wi-Fi router chipset that can support up to 10Gbps. That's 10 times faster than the fastest domestic internet connection, and around 200 times the average speed....more

Wireless Power Transfer Achieved at 5-meter Distance
April 17th 2014 - 15:52 GMT
The Dipole Coil Resonant System can charge 40 smart phones simultaneously, even if the power source is 5 meters away...more

New Design for Mobile Phone Masts Could Slash Power Consumption
April 16th 2014 - 19:16 GMT
A breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver a massive cut in the load on power stations and reduce CO2 emissions....more

Broadcom Doubles Wi-Fi Speed with First Six Stream 802.11ac MIMO Platform
April 15th 2014 - 15:45 GMT
Broadcom has shown off what it says is the industry's first six stream 802.11ac MIMO platform for home networks....more

Old US Spy Planes to Act As Flying Wi-Fi Hotspots
April 14th 2014 - 18:02 GMT
The US military is considering reusing its old military spy planes to deliver Wi-Fi hotspots to conflict areas for its own communications....more

Breaktrhough Improvement in Flat Antennas for Mobile Phones
April 14th 2014 - 16:37 GMT
This breakthrough, which the team is calling the first broadband transformation optics metasurface lens, may lead to the creation of new types of antennas that are flat, ultra low-profile or conformal to the shape of curved surfaces....more

'Human Factor' Often Overlooked in Wearable Computing
April 10th 2014 - 18:53 GMT
At a recent Intel workshop that might be seen as counter-intuitive, engineers were being trained to think about real-world applications first, the technology itself second....more

Anite is First to Offer 4x4 MIMO Device Testing Capability
April 10th 2014 - 09:35 GMT
Anite says that it is first to offer chipset and device manufacturers the ability to verify their 4x4 Downlink (DL) MIMO designs and products....more

Tap to Connect WI-Fi Networks with NFC Authentication
April 10th 2014 - 08:10 GMT
The trade group, the Wi-Fi Alliance has announced an update to the specifications for its Wi-Fi Certified programme to include NFC authentication....more

Software Bug Leaves Thousands of Secure Websites Vulnerable to Hackers
April 9th 2014 - 09:05 GMT
A software bug may have affected millions of websites that offer secure connections for users to protect private information....more

Future Computers That are 'normally Off'
April 8th 2014 - 16:40 GMT
If a research team in Japan gets its wish, "normally off" computers may one day soon be replacing present computers in a move that would both eliminate volatile memory, which requires power to maintain stored data, and reduce the gigantic energy losses associated with it....more

Personal Touch Signature Makes Mobile Devices More Secure
April 8th 2014 - 07:00 GMT
Researchers have developed a new security system that monitors how a user taps and swipes a mobile device. If the movements don't match the owner's tendencies, the system recognizes the differences and can be programmed to lock the device....more

Recharge Your Smartphone Battery in Just 30 Seconds
April 7th 2014 - 18:10 GMT
An Israeli start-up firm says that it has developed a smartphone battery that can be recharged in just 30 seconds, and it already works on a Samsung smartphone....more

Qualcomm Shows Off Highest Performing Smartphone Chipsets to Date
April 7th 2014 - 15:50 GMT
Qualcomm has announced its latest Snapdragon 800 tier processors, the Snapdragon 810 and 808, which the company says are its highest performing platform to date....more

TCS Wins Contract to Research Improvements in Geo-targeting Accuracy for Wireless Emergency Alerts
April 5th 2014 - 09:35 GMT
USA based TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) says that it has won a contract to develop ways of improving mobile phone location tracking from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security....more

Enabling Secure Notifications to Mobile Devices Via the Cloud
April 4th 2014 - 19:01 GMT
IBM says that it has patented a cloud computing security technique that enables mobile app developers to ensure that data notifications are securely pushed to and from mobile devices....more

ETSI Launches Work on Smart Appliances Standard
April 4th 2014 - 11:00 GMT
The European standards body, ETSI has launched the development of a standard for communication between Smart Appliances....more

Samsung Breakthrough in Turning Graphene into Commercially Viable Material
April 4th 2014 - 08:10 GMT
Samsung says that it has developed a breakthrough that could lead to a speeding up of plans to commercialise the use of the "wonder material", graphene in consumer electronics....more

First Image of Reversible USB Cable Released
April 3rd 2014 - 17:33 GMT
Plans for the first major overhaul in the design of the USB cable in years have been approved by the standards body that oversees the technology....more

Improving Wi-Fi Spectrum Usage with MU-MIMO Technology
April 3rd 2014 - 14:03 GMT
Qualcomm has developed the first 4-stream 802.11ac chipsets with multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) to improve Wi-Fi performance....more

SIMalliance Updates Open Mobile API and Launches Complementing Test Specification
April 3rd 2014 - 10:15 GMT
The SIMalliance has release the latest update to its Open Mobile API Specification v2.05, together with the launch of the accompanying Open Mobile API Test Specification v1.0....more

NSN and SK Telecom Boost LTE Upload Speeds
April 2nd 2014 - 10:10 GMT
South Korea's SK Telecom says that it achieved the world's first commercialization of Uplink CoMP (Uplink Cooperative Multi-Point), a technology that can significantly enhance mobile data upload speed on the LTE network....more

Wireless Power Consortium to Push Device Charging into Public Venues
April 1st 2014 - 16:50 GMT
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has launched an Infrastructure Applications Group (IAG), a new group dedicated to driving adoption of wireless charging locations for mobile devices in public venues....more

Atmel and Corning Collaborate on Touchscreens with Multi-touch Functionality
April 1st 2014 - 10:20 GMT
Smartphone glass manufacturer, Corning and Atmel are collaborating to develop ultra-thin capacitive touchscreens with an expected superior multi-touch performance....more

Ray-Ban Partners with Google Glass for New Sunglasses
March 25th 2014 - 18:00 GMT
The company behind the Ray-Ban range of sunglasses has announced a collaboration with Google to develop Google Glass based eyeglasses....more

Could Diamonds Be a Computer's Best Friend?
March 24th 2014 - 07:00 GMT
For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire....more

NFC Forum Indicates Support for Host Card Emulation Services
March 21st 2014 - 10:00 GMT
The NFC Forum has said that it considers the development of Host Card Emulation (HCE) as an exciting development for the NFC market because it provides an additional means by which to perform NFC transactions....more

Huawei Partners with Telefonica on SDN-based IP and Optical Multi-Layer Tests
March 17th 2014 - 10:10 GMT
Huawei has announced the successful completion of a joint test on Software-defined Networking (SDN)-based IP and Optical synergy with Telefonica....more

The Era Of The Software Defined Operator Is Here
March 13th 2014 - 15:05 GMT
Simplification of IP, coupled with NFV and SDN, is creating the Software Defined Operator - a new model for service providers ...more

NSN is to Open a Mobile Broadband Security Center in Germany
March 13th 2014 - 10:34 GMT
Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has announced plans to establish a Mobile Broadband Security Center in Berlin, which will be fully operational in the second half of 2014....more

Ericsson Base Stations Built Inside Street Lighting Poles
March 12th 2014 - 11:00 GMT
Ericsson and lighting vendor, Philips have jointly launched a new connected LED street light that includes a mobile base station within the design....more

Scientists Build Thinnest-possible LEDs to Be Stronger, More Energy Efficient
March 10th 2014 - 18:30 GMT
Scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics. The LED is based off of two-dimensional, flexible semiconductors, making it possible to stack or use in much smaller and more diverse applications than current technology allows....more

Smartphones Become 'eye-phones' with Low-cost Devices Developed by Stanford
March 7th 2014 - 17:06 GMT
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed two inexpensive adapters that enable a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the front and back of the eye. ...more

Ericsson and Facebook to Simulate Mobile Services in Developing Environments
March 7th 2014 - 11:40 GMT
Ericsson and Facebook have announced the creation of a joint innovation lab supporting the initiative. ...more

Telefonica and Ericsson Partner to Virtualize Networks
March 7th 2014 - 09:35 GMT
Ericsson and Telefonica have announced the launch of a joint R&D program to understand, in-depth, the challenges and opportunities in network transformation during the coming decade,...more

Huawei Offers LTE Capacity in Unlicensed Radio Spectrum
March 7th 2014 - 09:10 GMT
Huawei has developed what it is calling an "Unlicensed LTE (U-LTE)" solution, that aggregates licensed and unlicensed spectrum bands to deliver LTE services....more

New Research Could Help Make 'roll-up' Digital Screens a Reality for All
March 6th 2014 - 16:05 GMT
Researchers from the University of Surrey worked together with scientists from Philips to further develop the 'Source-Gated-Transistor' (SGT) - a simple circuit component invented jointly by the teams....more

Withdrawing Money at Cash Machines with Google Glass
March 6th 2014 - 15:40 GMT
Taking photos with a wink, checking one's calendar with a glance of the right eye, reading text messages -- Google wants to make it possible with Google Glass....more