Telecom and Networking

LED lighting can disrupt radio communications | Southgate Amateur Radio News

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/october/led-lighting-can-disrupt-radio-communications.htm#.W9XAslNyg0M Dutch amateur radio society VERON reports the current EMC standard, developed in the last century, no longer suffices. “The faulty LED lights disrupt wireless connections in and around the house. Radiocommunications Agency therefore starts an investigation into 50 LED lamp suppliers.” “A number of lamps do not appear to meet the EMC standard. Especially

Bye bye wired phone lines

Bye bye to traditional wired telephone lines in Finland. Telephone companies are increasingly removing wired phone lines, so phones are thrown out and phone connectors stay lonely unused on the wall. Wired phones are replaced with desk-phone looking cell phone. 4G data is sold as replacement for ADSL (some lucky ones can get fiber). In

AT&T Release Specifications to Help Build 5G Cell Sites

http://about.att.com/story/2018/5g_cell_specifications.html AT&T is releasing to the Open Compute Project detailed specifications for a cell site gateway router, following up on an earlier commitment. This “white box” blueprint is a reference design that any hardware maker can use as a guide to build these routers. AT&T plans to install them at tens of thousands of cell

Steve Gibson’s Three Router Solution to IOT Insecurity

https://www.pcper.com/reviews/General-Tech/Steve-Gibsons-Three-Router-Solution-IOT-Insecurity Here are some useful tips for securing networks that have IoT devices: Even before the formulation of the term “Internet of things”, Steve Gibson had proposed home networking topology changes designed to deal with this looming IoT security threat. Unfortunately it seems that only little or no thought is given to the security aspects

What are Wi-Fi 4, 5 and 6 ?

Wi-Fi Alliance just announced a new marketing policy for Wi-Fi technologies. Their goal is that new new approaches allow users to more easily differentiate between different Wi-Fi® technologies from version numbers than using traditional long IEEE technical names. The newly introduced IEEE 802.11ax technology will be known in the future with the marketing name Wi-Fi

Scientists Have Connected The Brains of 3 People, Enabling Them to Share Thoughts

https://www.sciencealert.com/brain-to-brain-mind-connection-lets-three-people-share-thoughts This is fancy as one science fiction coming reality! Neuroscientists have successfully hooked up a three-way brain connection to allow three people share their thoughts – and in this case, play a Tetris-style game. The team thinks this wild experiment could be scaled up to connect whole networks of people. It works through a

The Car in the Age of Connectivity: Enabling Car to Cloud Connectivity – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/wireless/the-car-in-the-age-of-connectivity-enabling-car-to-cloud-connectivity Advancements in enabling connected cars are astonishing. Today, we are witnessing a radical reimagining of the automobile. Advances in connectivity are creating opportunities in the automotive industry. Dashboard navigation, infotainment systems, and Bluetooth-enabled dashboards are a glimmer of what is coming in the not-so- distant future. By 2018, automobiles with connected capabilities were almost

Happy 10th anniversary, Android | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/23/history-of-android-the-good-the-bad-the-nexus/ It has been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. This article is a brief retrospective on the last decade of

The Bell System Technical Journal (1922-1983) : Free Texts

https://archive.org/details/bstj-archives The scientific discoveries and technological innovations produced by Bell System research and engineering were critical not only to the evolution of global telecommunications but, more widely, they had a considerable impact on the technological base of the global economy. The invention of the transistor at Bell labs in 1947, and subsequent advances in related