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Research firm: 802.11n to leapfrog UWB

Posted July 13, 2004 - 2:13 am

Ultrawideband has long been the "next big thing" on the WPAN horizon, with throughput of over 480 Mbps

The realities of RFID in retail

Posted July 13, 2004 - 2:08 am

In this interview, the IT heads at one of Britain's largest retailers talk about how RFID technology has worked out for them in the field, and how worries about privacy affect their decisions around the

New Linksys wireless bridge ships

Posted July 13, 2004 - 2:04 am

Linksys has shipped a new

Broadcom does 54 Mbps on a single chip

Posted July 13, 2004 - 2:01 am

Broadcom has set the bar for

Nokia sees progress next year for mobile apps

Posted July 13, 2004 - 1:56 am


Bell Labs head: Enabling mobile Internet is key challenge for the enterprise

Posted July 13, 2004 - 1:53 am

According to Bell Labs president Jeffrey Jaffe, the next frontier for corporate IT lies on the mobile

Radio sensors guard hospital's WLAN

Posted July 13, 2004 - 1:48 am

One hospital is taking a proactive approach to wireless security: They've set up a network of sensors to seek out rogue and unauthorized access

Sprint beefs up wireless with EV-DO

Posted July 13, 2004 - 1:45 am

Sprint announced its plan to join the high-speed WWAN party last month, pledging $1 billion to upgrade its network to EV-DO

What is the next wireless security surprise?

Posted July 13, 2004 - 1:40 am

A flurry of new wireless specs have helped secure Wi-Fi communications, but there are always new demons lurking around the

Multimedia goes mobile with Flash Lite 1.1

Posted July 13, 2004 - 1:37 am

Multimedia on cell phones may have gotten a bit easier with the release of a new edition of the Flash Lite

Lampposts talk the business

Posted July 13, 2004 - 1:33 am

An interesting government-private sector alliance is emerging in the UK that could provide wireless broadband services to the public based on equipment fastened to

From hot spots to hot zones, Wi-Fi is spreading

Posted July 13, 2004 - 1:28 am

The hot spot is old

In wireless voice, timing could be everything

Posted July 13, 2004 - 1:24 am

Will everyone soon be using a dual-band WWAN/WLAN phone? Or will flat-rate cellular kill such products in the cradle? In this emerging product space, the timing of releases will be critical in determining who'll sink and who'll

Mobile operators join Java app testing program

Posted July 13, 2004 - 1:14 am

Orange SA and T-Mobile AG's T-Mobile Europe unit are the first carriers to join the Java Verified Program, a group formed to ease the approval of Java-based applications for mobile phones and speed them on to carrier networks, Sun Microsystems  

BT and Deloitte offer RFID off the shelf

Posted July 13, 2004 - 1:09 am

British Telecom and Deloitte are combining their efforts to put together a joint supply chain

Linux adapts to devices

Posted July 13, 2004 - 1:01 am

The CE Linux reference implementation has been released by a broad group of industry

MobileDataForce replace paper forms with electronic systems

Posted July 13, 2004 - 12:45 am

Interested in going to an all-electronic form format? MobileDataForce offers a PDA- and XML-based

RFID falls prey to patent trouble

Posted July 12, 2004 - 4:05 pm

RFID's promise of low-cost tags for asset tracking seems set to sour thanks to a patent lawsuit that is casting a cloud over standards work in the previously harmonious RFID  

Micromeshes and gateways

Posted July 12, 2004 - 10:21 am

OK, this column is going to be a bit esoteric this week -- at least at this point in  

NTT DoCoMo to invest in 3G/GSM chip development

Posted July 12, 2004 - 9:18 am

NTT DoCoMo  

Open source Wi-Fi links remote communities

Posted July 9, 2004 - 10:09 am

A group calling itself Informal is working to bring network connectivity to the developing world by using Wi-Fi-based mesh networks, with Linux and BSD boxes working as

High-speed wireless begins its standardization journey

Posted July 9, 2004 - 9:35 am

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will begin sifting through a record number of proposals for a high-speed amendment to the  

Deutsche Telekom ventures into global Wi-Fi roaming

Posted July 8, 2004 - 11:21 am

The more, the  

Random thoughts: WMANs, WLANs, PDAs, and cell phone noise pollution

Posted July 6, 2004 - 12:28 pm

Over the holiday weekend, I cleaned up a few things -- including some thoughts about recent  

A hot spot of Wi-Fi disappointment in China

Posted July 6, 2004 - 9:19 am

Despite an initial wave of hype, Wi-Fi hotspots, which let users access the Internet using  

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