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Forging a Stronger Blockchain with Identity-based Network Security

Apr 12, 2018
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Devices & Systems

Blockchain provides an immutable ledger to track business transactions, and a new identity-based network security for blockchain will secure that data.

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VR Theater Aims to Speed Immersive Movie Development Time

Mar 29, 2018
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Devices & Systems

Theaters with 270 degree screens are engaging audiences with immersive experiences but the films are difficult to develop. VR Theater helps developers simulate the experience and speed movie development time.

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Bringing 8K Technology into Focus: Will Viewers Benefit from the Move from 4K to 8K?

Mar 20, 2018
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Devices & Systems

More pixels may not be better. New models and calculations show 8K technology might not be an improvement in viewing experience from 4K.

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Taking Drones to New Heights: Leveraging Networks to Boost UAV Performance

Mar 08, 2018
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Devices & Systems

A new multi-UAV network based off the network used in self-driving cars could significantly increase the performance and range of small drones.

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Get Up to Speed on 5G Research for Mobile World Congress 2018

Feb 26, 2018
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Devices & Systems

5G will be a hot topic this week at Mobile World Congress. 5G networks will improve on 4G’s transmission time, security and efficiency.

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Managing Mobile: Training Mobile Software to Spot its Own Energy Inefficiencies

Feb 14, 2018
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Devices & Systems

Two unique proposals to let devices dictate energy use in their mobile software could improve the energy efficiency of mobile devices and drones.

Facial Expressions: Uncovering Emotions with Smartphones

Jan 30, 2018
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Devices & Systems

Through a unique feature descriptor, a group of researchers have created a facial expression recognition system suitable for smartphones.

Securing Self-Driving Vehicles with Artificial Intelligence

Jan 22, 2018
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Transportation

A new system could better protect self-driving vehicles from hackers and false directions by using artificial intelligence to secure their wireless communication.

Connected Vehicles: An Unchecked Threat to Driver Safety

Jan 18, 2018
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Transportation

The security and safety of connected vehicles is far from guaranteed. This cybersecurity overview discusses the threats posed by increased connectivity, and the work still needed to ensure driver safety.