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The Prohibition-era Origins of the Police Radio

A crime wave fueled the development of one- and two-way radios

12 September 2018
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Duke of Cambridge Presents Maxwell Medals to GSM Developers

20 August 2018
The co-recipients helped advance international mobile communications that led to today’s emerging 5G standards

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Five Surprising Applications of Blockchain Technology

13 August 2018
Uses include verifying information about job candidates and tracking gun ownership

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IEEE Task Force Works on Standard for Light Communications

18 July 2018
The new guidelines for Li-Fi are to enhance IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard

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The Iceberg-Detection System That Helped Ships Avoid Disaster

4 July 2018
Fessenden’s oscillator was invented in 1913, the year after the Titanic sank

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Get Ready: All Our Devices Will Be Able to Talk to One Another Soon

14 June 2018
IEEE Standards Association is working to make personal area networks interoperable and secure

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Researchers Help Ocean Spray Farmers Count Cranberries

24 April 2018
University of Wisconsin team applies radar technology to automate the process

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How to Break Into Broadcast Technology

21 March 2018
Radio, television, and online streaming services need engineers

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The Birth of Silicon Valley: Radio Leads the Way

1 March 2018
Long before computing, Bay Area engineers and hobbyists were transforming communications

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Investors Ask Apple to Investigate Its Gadgets’ Effects on Kids’ Health

31 January 2018
They want the company to make its smartphones and tablets less addicting