News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in May 2014
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
Commentary  |  5/29/2014  | 
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
FTC: Data Brokers Know You Better Than Mom Does
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Federal Trade Commission report calls for restrictions on data brokers, finds companies gather billions of consumer transactions daily, largely without public knowledge.
WW II Memorial Debuts Connection To The Past
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
New WiFi-enhanced service at WW II memorial in Washington lets visitors access historical records and other information from interactive kiosks.
Google Project Tango Tablet: Think 3D
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Google prepares to add tablets to devices that might use its 3D mapping system to enrich commerce, gaming, and more.
Osmo iPad Game System Dodges Apple Tax
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Osmo sells physical game pieces directly to consumers, bypassing Apple's efforts to grab a slice of the revenue.
Google's Nest Recalls Smoke Detector
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Algorithm-detection flaw may misread any nearby motion as a command to silence an alarm.
FCC Busts Online Retailer For Counterfeit Smartphones
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
FCC's Enforcement Bureau charges Panasystem with importing devices marked with unauthorized Samsung and BlackBerry labels.
NASA Picks Global Space Apps Challenge Winners
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
More than 8,000 participants around the world tackled 40 separate challenges addressing issues humanity faces on Earth and in space.
China Rejects Windows 8 For Government Computers
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
A Chinese government procurement directive bans Windows 8 from new desktops, laptops, and tablets.
Google Buys Divide: BYOD Play
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
To boost Android's business appeal, Google is investing in mobile device management.
FCC Net Neutrality Flap: Fast Lanes Don't Scare Me
Commentary  |  5/19/2014  | 
Only the status quo will keep the Internet 'open,' net neutrality advocates insist. But a refined approach may ignite more network investment.
FCC 'Open' Internet May Mean 'Paid'
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Federal Communications Commission votes to consider broadband rules that could allow data fast lanes. Public invited to comment.
Why Mobility Managers Deserve A Seat At The Table
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
It's not just a couple of VPs sharing a cellphone anymore. You need a dedicated mobility manager equipped to oversee your valuable hodgepodge of mobile devices and data.
Google Glass Sale: It's On
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
US consumers can once again buy Google's $1,500 Internet-connected eyewear, still in its "Explorer" beta version, while supplies last.
FCC Tweaks Net Neutrality Proposal
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Facing pressure from critics, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler adjusts his broadband regulation proposal. But look at what's still on the table.
Oracle Beats Google In Android Appeal
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Ruling affirms that Oracle's Java APIs qualify for copyright protection. Will Google have to pay $1 billion?
Smartphone Kill-Switch Bill Resurrected In Calif.
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Supporters of the legislation insist smartphone kill-switches must ship enabled.
Tech Bigwigs Tell FCC: Save Net Neutrality
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
Google, Amazon, and other tech companies speak out against proposal that would allow network providers to charge extra for data fast lanes.
Dell Turns 30: Where To Next?
News  |  5/6/2014  | 
Dell celebrates its 30th birthday while working to reinvent itself for the cloud era. What do you want most from Dell now?
Tech Advocacy Groups CompTIA, TechAmerica Merge
News  |  5/5/2014  | 
With the acquisition, CompTIA gains TechAmerica's expertise in federal, state, and local government policy.
NASA's Next Spacesuit: Mars Fashion
Slideshows  |  5/2/2014  | 
NASA reveals its latest prototype of the "Z" series spacesuit, designed for humans to walk on Mars by the 2030s.
Jumptuit Delivers Interface As A Service
News  |  5/2/2014  | 
TransMedia's latest apps offer a unified way to browse, play, and share media files.
Govt. Agencies Must Rethink Mobile App Development
Commentary  |  5/1/2014  | 
It's time for agencies to shift from costly manual app development to a build-once, deploy-anywhere model.


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