Internet of Things News Features

  1. 5G Progressing Faster Than Expected

    Fifth-generation (5G) mobile and wireless systems are advancing much faster than anticipated, as indicated by the latest industry and regulatory trends.

  2. Building 'Communication Islands' During Infrastructure Breakdowns

    Researchers at Networked Infrastructureless Cooperation for Emergency Response (NICER) research center at TU Darmstad in Germany are developing technologies that will help civilians communicate in the event of terror and cyberattacks, public emergencies, and large-scale disasters that cripple existing power and communications infrastructure.

  3. FCC Approves OneWeb Broadband Satellite Constellation

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted the request of OneWeb to launch and operate its proposed constellation of 720 satellites to cover the United States market.

  4. Spatially Adaptive Digital TV Broadcast System Saves Power, Cuts Carbon Emissions

    Engineers at the University of Bristol have delivered a proof of concept showing how a spatially adaptive broadcast system can realize reductions in digital broadcast power of up to 35 percent, which in turn can cut carbon emissions and overall broadcasting costs.

  5. Is Apple Trying To Break Into Satellite Internet?

    Apple has reportedly hired two former executives of Google's defunct satellite internet unit, which suggests that Apple may be planning to get a similar project off the ground and up into orbit.

  6. Li-Fi System 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

    A new type of Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) optical wireless system being developed by students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) Institute for Photonic Integration is up to 100 times faster than the best Wi-Fi connections available.

  7. Protecting Implantable Medical Devices From Malware, Side-Channel Attacks

    University of Arizona researchers are trying to shore up implantable medical devices' defenses against cybersecurity threats by developing technologies to better detect malware and thwart side-channel attacks.

  8. MIT's Converter Halves Power Consumption Of IoT Sensors

    Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Microsystems Technologies Laboratories (MTL) have built an ultra-efficient power converter that consumes just half of the power needed by typical converters.

  9. A Fish-Inspired Photonics Solution To The Spectrum Crunch

    A University of Georgia researcher is turning to nature and the science of photonics to help solve the lack of sufficient wireless frequency spectrum needed to support the booming number of interconnected devices today.

  10. MIT's EQ-Radio Detects Emotions Using Wireless Signals

    Using reflected radio frequency (RF) waves instead of typical on-body sensors, a radio device can analyze heartbeats and breathing patterns to detect human emotion quite accurately.