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Mobile Phones To Get Handy Upgrade

November 20, 2014 12:46 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Computer Scientists at the University of Washington are developing a radar-like system that will allow users to control their wireless devices with hand gestures. The system uses the reflection of radio waves to track hand movements and translate them into commands.

AT&T Drops 'Super Cookies'

November 17, 2014 9:41 am | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, says it's no longer attaching...

FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers Over Unlimited Data Plans

October 29, 2014 9:45 am | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone...

Application Recommendations For Wireless EtherNet/IP

October 28, 2014 12:50 pm | by Eduard Polyakov | Articles | Comments

Deploying a wireless network requires thoughtful planning and design, as well as periodic...

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BlackBerry Tries To Innovate With Passport

September 24, 2014 12:03 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

While the odds remain stacked against BlackBerry ever regaining smartphone supremacy, the new Passport brings the kind of fresh approach and design that will be vital for the company to survive.                

Hands On With The New Amazon Fire Phone

June 19, 2014 12:08 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The cool features in Amazon's new Fire smartphone are a 3D display and Firefly, which uses the phone's camera to scan items, making purchasing a whole lot easier.                         

Bezos: Amazon Phone Offers 'Something Different'

June 19, 2014 9:53 am | by Ryan Nakashima and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

There are two ways to view the smartphone Amazon introduced to the world on Wednesday: It's either the latest in a long line of phones with fancy new features that some people will never use or a magic wand for shopaholics.       

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Amazon About To Jump Into Smartphones

June 18, 2014 9:40 am | by Mae Anderson and Ryan Nakashima, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Amazon, a company of seemingly boundless ambition, appears to be venturing into yet another market: smartphones.                                       

Mobile Device Trends In The Industrial Sector

May 20, 2014 1:40 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

The mobile device trend is not just for the consumer sector anymore; buyer demand and employee desire has brought constant connectivity to the B2B space, and the trend only appears to be growing.               

FCC Fines Sprint In Do Not Call Case

May 20, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission says Sprint will pay $7.5 million in the largest Do Not Call settlement to date for making unwanted telemarketing calls and sending texts to consumers.                 

Apple And Samsung Technology Battle Nears Close

April 29, 2014 12:25 pm | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawyers for both companies are expected to deliver closing arguments Tuesday before jurors are sent behind closed doors to determine a verdict in a closely watched trial over the ownership of smartphone technology.           

Beaming The Internet From Outer Space

February 27, 2014 10:22 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

A number of companies are trying to connect the world to the Internet by sending signals from high in the sky and even outer space.                                  

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Apple's 1Q Disappoints Investors, Stock Stumbles

January 28, 2014 10:34 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's holiday season proved to be a letdown, even though the company sold a record number of iPhones and iPads during its latest quarter.                   

GM To Outfit Chevy Vehicles With 4G From AT&T

January 6, 2014 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM says it will start outfitting most Chevrolet vehicles with 4G cellular capabilities in partnership with AT&T. The technology will let drivers make phone calls and allow passengers to surf the Web without burning through the voice and data limits on their phone plans. 

BlackBerry Loses $4.4 Billion In Latest Quarter

December 20, 2013 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry reported a massive $4.4 billion loss in the third quarter and 56 percent drop in revenue in its first results under new chairman and interim chief executive John Chen who hopes to make the company profitable again by 2016.     

ISA Announces Wireless Networks For Industrial Automation, Fourth Edition

November 18, 2013 12:07 pm | by International Society of Automation | News | Comments

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces that it has published a fourth edition of its highly popular book on wireless networks for industrial automation, updated with an extensive analysis of today’s newest wireless technologies.

Samsung Aims To Topple Apple As No. 1 In Tablets

November 6, 2013 11:29 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A top executive, Shin Jong-kyun, told analysts on Wednesday that Samsung's tablet business is growing rapidly and the company will become the biggest maker of tablet computers. He didn't give a timeframe.        

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Report: Apple Cuts Cost To Make iPad Air By 13 Pct.

November 6, 2013 11:23 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The iPad Air that sells for $499 costs Apple $274 to make, based on an analysis released Tuesday by the research firm IHS Inc. That's a 13 percent decrease from the estimated $316 that it cost Apple to make the third-generation iPad introduced last year.

Apple To Open Phoenix-Area Plant, Employ 700

November 5, 2013 10:45 am | by Bob Christie, Associated Press | News | Comments

The manufacturing plant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa will eventually employ 700 workers and provide material currently used only in its iPhone 5 cameras and fingerprint reading sensors.           

BlackBerry Abandons Sale Process, CEO Out

November 4, 2013 10:51 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry said CEO Thorsten Heins is stepping down. Heins took over in early 2012 after the company lost billions in market value. John Chen will serve as interim CEO. Fairfax head Prem Watsa will be appointed to the board.       

FAA OKs Using Gadgets On Planes

October 31, 2013 2:45 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music — but not make cellphone calls.    

Modernizing Machine-to-Machine With Predix

October 17, 2013 9:57 am | by GE Software | Videos | Comments

The Industrial Internet is creating a new generation of intelligent devices that are self-aware, able to adapt their behavior, and can be managed and reprogrammed to meet rapidly changing requirements. Watch how Predix can enable industrial software to make machines intelligent and provide actionable insights into industrial assets and operations.

Sony's $200 Smartwatch Works With Android Phones

October 15, 2013 2:24 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sony's SmartWatch 2 hasn't gotten as much attention as Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy Gear, but it's cheaper and compatible with a broader range of phones.                           

Internet Of Things Gets Major Distance Boost

October 14, 2013 3:01 pm | by IBM and Semtech Corporation | News | Comments

IBM and Semtech Corporation have announced a significant advancement in wireless technology, combining IBM software and Semtech hardware to create a system capable of transmitting data up to a distance of 9 miles, depending on the environment, with significantly improved ease-of-use.

Next Gen 802.11 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Platform For M2M Released

October 9, 2013 2:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics, Inc. has launched its next generation AirborneM2M 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi platform to provide secure, dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz) Wi-Fi connectivity to rugged and mission-critical M2M networks.

First Impressions Of Microsoft's Surface 2

September 25, 2013 9:51 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Microsoft unveiled the Surface 2, a revamped tablet that features improved battery life, speed and a higher resolution screen.                                   

Bring Your Own Device: The Risks And Benefits - Part 2

September 24, 2013 10:08 am | by Nancy Cam-Winget, engineering, Cisco on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage | Articles | Comments

Mobile device adoption in the consumer world has been a catalyst for change in manufacturing. BYOD programs aren't designed just to satisfy employees, but also to drive efficiency and help your business achieve its goals.         

Bring Your Own Device: The Risks And Benefits - Part 1

September 23, 2013 10:08 am | by Nancy Cam-Winget, engineering, Cisco on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage | Articles | Comments

Mobile device adoption in the consumer world has been a catalyst for change in manufacturing. BYOD programs aren't designed just to satisfy employees, but also to drive efficiency and help your business achieve its goals.       

Tests: New iPhones Less Durable Than iPhone 5

September 23, 2013 9:43 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

As Apple pitches its newest smartphones, users may find something lacking compared with last year's model: They could break more easily.                                 

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