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Internet of Things means gadgets chatter more than us

The so-called Internet of Things means the trend of more data being generated by things other than human beings, which could present business opportunities.

Nokia lays groundwork for next-generation virtualized mobile networks

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and Korean operator SK Telecom have demonstrated the potential for virtualizing the core of a mobile network, which will make it easier for operators to roll out new services.

FCC's in-flight cellphone plan carries a lot of baggage

The FCC is scheduled to discuss the subject at its next public meeting on Dec. 12. If the agency adopts the rule, it will be up to airlines to install the onboard cells and decide the usage parameters.

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Carriers say smartphone 'kill switch' would be a juicy target for hackers

Mobile carriers are opposed to the plan for a smartphone 'kill switch' that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen, claiming that it could be misused by hackers to block critical services.

Qualcomm tackling faster LTE, but how fast is up for debate

Mobile device chips coming next year from Qualcomm will be able to use wide spectrum bands that carriers are beginning to patch together with new technology, but its lofty performance claims need to be taken with a grain of salt.

Google building fiber networks in Africa through Project Link

Google has kicked off a project to build high-speed fiber-optic networks in parts of the world that lack fast broadband connections, starting with the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

LTE-Advanced tests in Europe push wireless speeds

Several European wireless operators have begun testing LTE-Advanced, which will offer speeds greater tahn 200Mbps.

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Facebook tests switch specs for Open Compute Project

The Open Compute Project this week announced that it is considering four contributions for development of an open, operating system-agnostic data center switch it announced six months ago.

Next-gen HTTP 2.0 protocol will require HTTPS encryption (most of the time)

The future of the Web is encryption, though there are still some technical details to work out.

BitTorrent Sync hits 1 million users as it aims to decentralize cloud services

The company also announced some new features: faster sync and an updated iOS app.

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