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Communications Archive

  • Tracking Small Planes with GPS

    The last quarter-mile of Corey Lidle’s fatal flight in Manhattan went unrecorded by radar. GPS technology could allow more precise accident reconstruction.

    6 comments

  • The Evolution of Wireless

    New radio technologies could allow wireless handhelds to do more, and make updating cellular base stations quick and easy.

    2 comments

  • How To Be Human

    Call centers might be able to teach “chat bots” a thing or two about passing the Turing Test.

    3 comments

  • Putting Patent Trolls on the Defensive

    Attorney Dan Ravicher is campaigning against overly broad software patents and the companies that use them to threaten or eliminate the competition.

    9 comments

  • Smart Pages

    Xerox technology protects sensitive digital information.

    1 comment

  • An Eye on Everything

    Optical fibers in a sphere could lead to clothing that “sees”

  • Golden Gate Lark

    Should San Franciscans trust Google and their mayor to improvise the city’s Wi-Fi network?

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