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2 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

WiFi goes live on board busiest South West Trains routes

South West Trains free WiFi service goes live today on the main line route from London Waterloo to Weymouth and Portsmouth. The lack of on-train WiFi was raised by Winchester and Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine in November last year at the Ask South West Trains public meeting.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

6 hrs ago | Journal and Courier

Facebook privacy settings you should change

Tech Q&A: Facebook privacy settings you should change How do I make sure I'm still private on the site? Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1tRQdJx Q. Facebook makes so many changes, I can't keep up. How do I make sure I'm still private on the site? A. There are quite a few.

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Related Topix: Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Social Software, Country, Laptops/Notebooks, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology

10 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

T-Mobile to sell phones that call, text on Wi-Fi

Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models with a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network. The program announced Wednesday represents T-Mobile's latest attempt to lure wireless subscribers away from three larger rivals, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Corp. and Sprint Corp. Over the past 18 months, T-Mobile has shaken up the industry by replacing two-year contract commitments with monthly installment plans to pay for smartphones and lowering the cost to upgrade device and stream digital music.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Wireless, Science / Technology, Emerging Technology, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Sprint Nextel, IT Services, iPhone

14 hrs ago | GigaOM

IoT platforms and the product iteration argument

Will connectivity make consumer products better by influencing product design? It can't hurt. Not everybody can have Nest's design team.

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Related Topix: Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design), CPU, Science / Technology, Wireless, Emerging Technology

18 hrs ago | Newsday

US spies 'can access German telecoms'

US and British intelligence services are able to secretly access information from German telecoms operators, according to a German newspaper report. A programme called Treasure Map gives the NSA and its UK counterpart, GCHQ, data from operators including Deutsche Telekom, Der Spiegel said.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Toledo Blade

Greyhound back in the black

But on a recent weekday, Philip Stevens of Coppell, Texas, and his festive companion dog, Gigi, waited at Greyhound's Dallas terminal, bound for Houston on their first bus ride. They sat among a cluster of passengers, including a couple of middle-age professionals, several millennials, and a guy in an orange mohawk.

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Related Topix: Coppell, TX, Wireless, Science / Technology, Emerging Technology

The Code Project

Article 7 - Android Connectivity

In this article we will discuss android connectivity.Android provides rich APIs to let your app connect and interact with other devices over Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi P2P, USB, and SIP, in addition to standard network connections Before you perform any netowrk operations, you must first check that are you connected to that network or internet e.t.c. For this android provides ConnectivityManager class. You need to instantiate an object of this class by calling getSystemService() method.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Bluetooth

PhoneNews.com

AT&T Launching Wi-Fi Calling In 2015 Despite T-Mobile's Big Revival

Following T-Mobile's latest UnCarrier event which focused on the reintroduction of its Wi-Fi service under the Personal CellSpot brand, this week during the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference, AT&T CEO of Mobility and Business Solutions Ralph de la Vega confirmed that the carrier would launch a Wi-Fi Calling service next year, but declined to detail specifics on how the service would work. "We're very focused on making sure it's a great experience for customers, but we see it as a complement, not a replacement," he said.

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CNet News

Cisco Focuses on Railroads With New IoT Solution

With its Connected Rail offering, Cisco is looking to make rail travel easier and safer for passengers and more efficient for railways. Cisco Systems is bringing its Internet of things expertise to the railroad industry, introducing a solution that is designed to modernize aging networks at railroads, improve safety, drive down expenses and give passengers an improved connected experience.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology

Bedford Today

Govia launches new era on Thameslink and Great Northern

GTR is the largest rail franchise in the UK in terms of passenger numbers, trains, revenue and staff; and the first one to start operating under the Government's new franchising programme.

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ComputerWorld

Stanford's ant-sized radios could connect the world

Scientists at Stanford University have built ant-sized radios that could one day help track patients' temperatures, turn on coffee makers in the morning and prevent forgery. A Stanford engineering team has built a radio, equipped with sensors, computational units and antennas one-tenth the size of Wi-Fi antennas, that is able to gain all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna.

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Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Science / Technology, CPU

Fri Sep 12, 2014

TechCrunch

Seed Is Creating A Truly Idiot-Proof Internet Of Things

In the vast panoply of potential home networking protocols, there are only a few worth worrying about. Wi-Fi works well but it can go down and ZigBee and the like are sparsely supported.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Bluetooth

PC Magazine

Comcast Deal Gives Xfinity Users More International Wi-Fi Access

Good news for Comcast customers traveling internationally. It should soon be easier than ever to find a Wi-Fi hotspot and avoid those high cellular data roaming charges.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

BetaNews

T-Mobile brings free Wi-Fi calling to its customers, and it's terrible news

At its seventh Uncarrier event in San Francisco, T-Mobile unveiled plans to clutter up the internet for everyone -- T-Mobile customers and non-T-Mobile customers alike. On the face of it, things sound great.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Wireless, T-Mobile, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology

Boy Genius

AT&T to support WiFi calling from iPhone 6 starting next year, should help with network congestion

Mobile made a splash earlier this week when CEO John Legere revealed that the "Un-carrier" would be the first U.S. carrier to support WiFi Calling and texting on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus . WiFi Calling support for iOS 8 was one of the biggest surprises during Apple's media event on Tuesday, but other than the T-Mobile partnership, we didn't hear much more about the potentially exciting new feature.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Science / Technology, iPhone, T-Mobile

WBIR-TV Knoxville

3 things that can devour your data plan

It's OK to admit that trying to pick a cellular plan makes you nervous. There are a lot of angles to consider, and you don't want to get it wrong.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Social Software

Digital Post Production

PESA Promotes Streaming Solutions, 4K Routing at IBC2014

Huntsville, Alabama ? PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video distribution solutions, will showcase its growing line of PESA Xstream streaming appliances , live production programmable remote control panels, and its new Cheetah 4K routers and field upgrade kits at IBC2014 , which runs Sept. 12-16 at Amsterdam RAI.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, panels, Science / Technology

Thu Sep 11, 2014

CIO

New standard for ZigBee remotes makes friends with connected homes

Making life easier is the whole point of both home automation and remote controls, so the group behind the ZigBee home network specification has tried to bring the two together more tightly in a new standard. On Tuesday, the ZigBee Alliance announced the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard, which could become the foundation for remotes that control an entire house full of networked appliances.

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Related Topix: Home Automation, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Bluetooth, Science / Technology

Government Executive

The Internet Is Getting Too Big for Just One Kind of Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi, that thing we only notice when it doesn't work, is having a bit of a moment. Earlier this week, Apple announced that its new iPhone will be able to use Wi-Fi to connect calls , something that ought to help if you're in an area with lousy cell coverage.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, iPhone, Bluetooth

Network World

Anti-surveillance device kicks drones, phones and Glassholes from Wi-Fi networks

If you are seriously opposed to drones or Google Glass, and would like a countermeasure option available, then you might be interested in Cyborg Unplug. If you consider " any technology depended upon to be both a challenge and a threat ," then you might be a critical engineer .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Wireless, Science / Technology

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