lunes, 23 de octubre de 2017

Noticias y opinión en Comunicaciones y sensores


Wireless Voting Still Has a Long Way to Go

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NFC Aid for the Visually and Hearing Impaired

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GPU-Based Nodes Designated for Subatomic Calculations

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Spray-on Antenna Improves Signal Strength

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New error-correcting codes guarantee the fastest possible rate of data transmission

Error-correcting codes are one of the triumphs of the digital age. They’re a way of encoding information so that it can be transmitted across a communication channel — such as an optical fiber or a wireless connection — with perfect fidelity, even in the presence of the corrupting influences known as “noise.”

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Scientists break satellite telephony security standards

Satellite telephony was thought to be secure against eavesdropping. German researchers at the Horst Gortz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) have cracked the encryption algorithms of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), which is used globally for satellite telephones, and revealed significant weaknesses. In less than an hour, and with simple equipment, they found the crypto key which is needed to intercept telephone conversations. Using open-source software and building on their previous research results, they were able to exploit the security weaknesses.

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Engineers boost computer processor performance by over 20 percent

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows graphics processing units (GPUs) and central processing units (CPUs) on a single chip to collaborate – boosting processor performance by an average of more than 20 percent.

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Remove software for smartphone can zap photo items (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Swedish company focused on mobile-device imaging technology, Scalado, plans to show object-removal software for the smartphone at this month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The software lets you remove anything in a photo that you’re taking, with just a screen tap. The only requirements are that the object has to be moving -- unwanted pedestrians as you try to capture something on the city streets, for example -- for the application to capture and delete. Also, the camera needs to stay still and focused on the subject while you touch each moving item chosen for removal.

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US regulators pull plug on LightSquared

US telecom regulators have pulled the plug on an ambitious plan to build a high-speed wireless broadband network, citing potential interference with GPS navigation devices.

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Chicago asked not to stifle wireless at summits

(AP) -- Protesters are coming by the thousands to Chicago, armed with smartphones, video cameras and social media links that will allow them to instantly map strategy, share plans and disseminate images of what's happening - right in front of a police force renowned for responding with tough tactics.

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Worldwide mobile data traffic to rocket: Cisco

The amount of data sent to or from mobile gadgets around the world annually will rocket to hit the equivalent of 33 billion full-length DVD films by the year 2016, computer networking titan Cisco forecast on Tuesday.

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Darpa to develop mobile millimeter-wave backhaul networks

Providing high-bandwidth communications for troops in remote forward operating locations is not only critical but also challenging because a reliable infrastructure optimized for remote geographic areas does not exist. When you introduce additional needs, such as communication support for data feeds from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) transmitting information to troops on patrol in remote areas, you face a host of new challenges where dropped signals can create a serious threat to a warfighter's situational awareness.

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GPS court ruling leaves US phone tracking unclear

A US Supreme Court decision requiring a warrant to place a GPS device on the car of a criminal suspect leaves unresolved the bigger issue of police tracking using mobile phones, legal experts say.

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Countries agree on new mobile spectrum at radio conference

The International Telecommunication Union said Friday its World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC-12) has agreed a treaty aimed at revising the radio frequency spectrum to speed up mobile services.

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El ITI colabora en la obtención del certificado de calidad CMMI® de la PYME valenciana Prodevelop

Prodevelop ha pasado satisfactoriamente la evaluación CMMI® nivel 2, certificando sus procesos de desarrollo de software conforme a las buenas prácticas establecidas en el modelo de madurez organizacional CMMI-DEV V1.3, desarrollado en el Software Engineering Institute (SEI)

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Business Impact: Llegan los vehículos conectados

Thilo Koslowski es vicepresidente, destacado analista y líder de la Rama Automotriz, TIC en Vehículos y Movilidad de Gartner, Inc

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IVEX, Fundación Comunidad Valenciana Región Europea y Europeaid preparan una misión de estudio a Bruselas

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Los coches eléctricos se cargarán mientras circulan, sin cables y sin pararse

Los investigadores de la Universidad de Stanford pueden haber dado con la solución al problema de la recarga de los coches eléctricos, hasta ahora poco eficiente.

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Microsoft Researchers Say Anonymized Data Isn't So Anonymous

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Mesh Networking Enables Smart Parking Technologies

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