Light can be used as a high-speed form of wireless communication.
We live in a world of wireless communication, but there are limits to what existing technologies can offer. The search is on for any new method of wireless connectivity.
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In this Speed Read, learn the difference between 3G, 4G and 5G, and why it matters.
Can you hear me now?
Mine communications are complex, slow and unreliable. The solution to keeping miners safe, and rescuing them when disaster strikes, might just be in their hands already.
The ABC breached its impartiality standards in a Catalyst program on the safety of wireless devices such as mobile phones.
The ABC failed its own accuracy test when it broadcast claims of health risks associated with wireless devices such as mobile phones.
Let your wireless fingerprint help catch a thief.
There are billions of wireless devices around the world and every one has a unique fingerprint. That can be very useful if a device is stolen.
Getting internet access to rural areas can be difficult.
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Only 55 percent of people living in rural areas have access to the speeds that currently qualify as broadband, while 94 percent of the urban population does.
Students are using smart technology to try to beat the exam system.
Technology that wouldn't look out of place in a Hollywood spy movie is being marketed at students to help them cheat in exams.
Wireless internet may have its uses but cable is still the way to go.
Does Google's plan for a high-speed wireless internet connection mean the current cable roll-out for the NBN will soon be obsolete?
Smaller, faster, more.
With the addition of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth the new Raspberry Pi is even easier to put to good use.
No signal in a city or on a train? Here’s why.
Moving from microwave to millimetre wave wireless would see base station costs fall and bring an end to drop-outs and dead-zones.
It’s not just the badge that gets nicked.
Poor-quality crypto puts millions of car owners at risk – so why did UK courts help try to cover it up?
Jean Paul Santos with the finished 4x4 sub-array antenna assembly that may help rovers talk directly with Earth.
New research provides a compact but powerful way for Mars rovers to communicate directly with Earth via an array of smaller antenna elements, bypassing the need for an intermediary.
Hackers in seat 61? Not what passengers want to see in-flight.
If passengers are to be offered in-flight Wi-Fi, then airlines should add another black box to record what's happening on their networks.
5G, wringing out the network cloth for the most capacity possible.
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5G network design will have to find more inventive and less expensive ways of speeding up wireless networks.
Remote households trying to telecommute rely on satellite connections to high-speed broadband – which sometimes don’t work.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the importance of the National Broadband Network (NBN) for regional and rural Australia in an address to the NBN Rebooted conference in Sydney last week…
FireChat, the mobile phone app that allows users to communicate directly with each other through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi instead of through the existing telecoms network, has demonstrated its usefulness in…
The app that’s been lighting a fire under Hong Kong protests.
The events in Hong Kong have seen technology play a huge role in organising political protest, as much as in the days of the Arab Spring of 2011. But governments have become wise to the potential influence…
As tiny as a grain of rice.
Many ailments, such as irregular heartbeats, can be treated by electrical stimulation within the body. But current technology…
You can trust some but not others.
James Lyne from IT security firm Sophos recently carried out a two-day public awareness exercise as part of the InfoSec 2014 conference. In a low-emission variation of war driving, Lyne cycled around the…
Sorry mate, but unless the wireless spectrum has room for it, internet on your iPhone’s going to be pretty slow.
While discussions around closing oil refineries in Australia bring talk of future economic security, our economic future also depends on a less visible, but finite resource. We can now foreshadow a time…