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Smart cities present risks, opportunities

Emergent technologies are poised to radically change how we work and live. They will transform our cities and workplaces, shifting jobs and entrepreneurship in new directions, and spur new ways to manage our lives. All of society will be affected, up to and including how we interact with machines themselves. Sophisticated machines and applications that […]

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Client expectations, and the real world. Enjoy.

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Services Provider Deloitte Predicts 2017 Tech, Media, Telecommunications

                Like so many companies and publications, Deloitte rubs its crystal ball early every year and reveals some of its predictions — in tech, media and telecommunications — for the next 12 months and beyond. Unlike other would-be Carnacs, though, Deloitte bases its predictions on surveys and data, […]

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Telecommunications light amplifier could strengthen integrity of transmitted data

Imagine a dim light which is insufficiently bright enough to illuminate a room. An amplifier for such a light would increase the brightness by increasing the number of photons emitted. Photonics researchers have created such a high gain optical amplifier that is compact enough to be placed on a chip. The developed amplifier, when used […]

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Telecommunications light amplifier could strengthen integrity of transmitted data

Imagine a dim light which is insufficiently bright enough to illuminate a room. An amplifier for such a light would increase the brightness by increasing the number of photons emitted. Photonics researchers have created such a high gain optical amplifier that is compact enough to be placed on a chip. The developed amplifier, when used […]

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Google Is Cutting the Cord on Its Fiber Rollout

Laying off workers and putting expansion plans on ice, Google Fiber looks to be headed for a wireless future. The rumors surrounding Google’s plan to provide fiber Internet in several U.S. cities were true: the company is putting expansion of the plan on ice, cutting jobs and losing its chief executive in the process. Craig Barratt, the […]

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5G Wireless Is Coming, and It’s Going to Blow You Away

A massive FCC spectrum release—and new advances in wireless technologies—accelerate an era of incredibly fast data. Mobile data consumption is soaring, but a broad set of technology advances is poised to transform what today’s smartphones and other wireless mobile devices can do—ushering in high-resolution video and fully immersive, 3-D environments. At the NYU Wireless lab […]

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Dynamic Population Mapping Using Mobile Phone Data

  During the past few decades, technologies such as remote sensing, geographical information systems, and global positioning systems have transformed the way the distribution of human population is studied and modeled in space and time. However, the mapping of populations remains constrained by the logistics of censuses and surveys. Consequently, spatially detailed changes across scales […]

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Former Bell Labs site seeks to inspire new inventors

The 2 million-square-foot building where Bell Labs scientists helped launch modern cellular networks before it became one of the country’s largest vacant office buildings is drawing companies with the lure of working at a complex surrounded by technological history. A water tower in the shape of a transistor, which the company’s scientists created in 1947 […]

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New telecoms architecture to boost data speed and cut technology costs

  An EU-funded project, FABULOUS (FDMA Access By Using Low-cost Optical Network Units in Silicon Photonics), has created innovative new components to be used in digital telecommunications including digital radio, television and internet that are lower-cost and more efficient than currently existing technology. The project has demonstrated that its technology will allow higher bit rates […]

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