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Communications Archive

  • Motorola's Dumb Phone

    A new mobile phone that’s rather simple bucks the trend toward more complicated, power-hungry devices.


  • An Audio-Quality Arms Race?

    As digital audio matures, companies are touting improvements in sound quality to be heard above the din.


  • 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.


  • The Evolution of Wireless

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


  • How To Be Human

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


  • 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.



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