Mobile Wireless


Military to streamline burden of warfighters' comms gear

The military has multiple strategies for reducing the size, weight and power of warfighter communications equipment.

Why you should be wary of QR codes

The new rage in sharing information with mobile phone users poses some security threats.

Sandia tool puts disaster models into one picture

Researchers have developed software, called SUMMIT, that allows different disaster models and simulations to share data to create a real-time picture.

Open-source app lets responders mesh from smart phones, laptops

LifeNet, developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, links smart phones and other portable devices in the field from a single device.

Sticker shock: FBI cancels iPad buy

Budget constraints have forced the FBI to withdraw its recent solicitation for 600 iPads.

National Weather Service mobile site to get facelift

The National Weather Service will refresh its mobile website, Mobile.weather.gov, which offers weather forecasts by ZIP code.

Proposed 4G network threatens vital GPS services, Congress told

LightSquared's broadband signals would disrupt consumer apps and federal programs and could set back the FAA's air traffic control project by 10 years, according to testimony to a House committee.

Unsafe at any speed? Cars ripe for hacking, report says.

The computer systems that saturate modern cars make them a likely target for cyberattacks, McAfee says.

HP might separate webOS from TouchPad, other hardware

After giving the TouchPad a quick hook, Hewlett-Packard could be planning to split its webOS business into harware and software divisions, according to published e-mails.

Sept. 11, 2001: personal history

John Breeden II confronts his thoughts and fears from that day and invites others to share theirs.

Georgia to test smart-phone video conferencing

The state's health department is planning to use a cloud-based product that will allow it to create between four- and nine-way meetings.

Contractors, mobile users pose threat to critical infrastructure

When contractors and mobile users connect devices to the secure systems of critical infrastructure providers, they potentially open a loophole for malicious software.

Calif. targets cell-phone crimes from prisons

The state wants to block unauthorized cellular transmissions and increase the penalties for smuggling phones inside prison, which is so easy even Charles Manson can get one.

The missing iPhone 5: Hoax or happenstance?

Another iPhone goes missing from Apple, but did it really?

More 'Mango' smart phones on their way

HTC showed off two devices running Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" Sept. 1.