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Category: Telecommunications Engineering

Ultrafast 5G mobile broadband thanks to millimeter-wave band technology

Measurement equipment employed by Keysight Technologies on this project. Credit: © Keysight Technologies Denmark Aps / mmMAGIC The ideal of seamless mobile communications poses fundamental challenges to legacy networks that the new 5G communication networks currently under development need to solve. One such challenge is supporting the significant growth of traffic demands. Next-generation services such as mobile cloud services, gaming, social-networking applications and 3-D immersive applications require massive capacity and higher data rates than current 4G networks can sustain. Researchers…

The History of Email

This was adapted from a post which originally appeared on the Eager blog. Eager has now become the new Cloudflare Apps. QWERTYUIOP — Text of the first email ever sent, 1971 The ARPANET (a precursor to the Internet) was created “to help maintain U.S. technological superiority and guard against unforeseen technological advances by potential adversaries,” in other words, to avert the next Sputnik. Its purpose was to allow scientists to share the products of their work and to make it…

Tech companies targeted by sophisticated malware attack

Security researchers say hackers compromised popular computer-cleaning software as part of a sophisticated attack that targeted several high-profile technology companies. The company that sells CCleaner software, Prague-based Avast Software, says the attack affected more than 2 million computers in late August and early September. San Jose, California-based Cisco Systems and its Talos cybersecurity group discovered and disclosed the breach after hackers targeted Cisco’s own internal domain, as well as domains of Microsoft, Google, Samsung and other tech companies. …

My Site Reliability Engineering Internship Experience with Uber

Mitali Palekar was a summer 2017 intern on Uber’s Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team. In this article, she discusses her internship experience and shares lessons learned from her time here. Internships can be intimidating, especially when they are at one of the most well-known companies in technology.  Mitali Palekar interned with Uber’s Site Reliability Engineering team in summer 2017. As a rising junior pursuing a degree in computer science, my internship at Uber represented the realization of a long-term goal. Aspiring…

Fujitsu develops world’s first wearable, hands-free speech translation device

Figure 1: The newly developed wearable, hands-free speech translation device. Credit: Fujitsu Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of the world’s first wearable, hands-free speech translation device, suitable for tasks in which the users’ hands are often occupied, such as in diagnoses or treatment in healthcare. In recent years, with an increase in the number of visitors to Japan, more and more non-Japanese patients are going to hospitals, creating issues in supporting communication in multiple languages. In 2016, Fujitsu Laboratories…

Engineering Ethics Blog: Looking Under the Rock: Equifax’s Credit Breach

On Sept. 8, the credit-rating agency Equifax announced that they had discovered a security breach that compromised the data of over 140 million U. S. consumers.  The company admitted they had found out about the hack on July 29, almost six weeks before their public announcement.  Hackers were able to obtain names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birthdates, and even some driver license numbers.  The hackers gained access to Equifax’s data through a flaw in a piece of open-source web software…

Top Online Portals for Gadgets and Tech Lovers

There is an ambience of technological excellence in the modern times. Innovation in the tech space has completely revolutionized modern day living and this is pretty much introspective in the latest gadgets available in the market. Again, thanks to the technology that the days when one had to go to physical shops and showrooms in search of latest tech-related products are a thing of the past. The advent of online shopping and the increasing number of online portals which excel…

A Paragraph to Ponder

From an article in Forbes – “Over the last couple of weeks, I was in Houston, Texas working with a Search and Rescue (SAR) team helping to find, recover, and relocate individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey. I traveled with a team from Harbinger Technologies Group (HTG), comprised of special operations veterans, law enforcement, EMT/Firefighters, communications, etc. Within 24 hours of the storm hitting, we were on the ground with two units—water and land rescue. Having been at the tip of the spear…

Truth Lives in the Open: Lessons from Wikipedia

Victoria Coleman, CTO, Wikimedia Foundation Moderator: Michelle Zatlyn, Co-Founder & COO, Cloudflare Photo by Cloudflare Staff MZ: What is the Wikimedia Foundation? VC: We pride ourselves in aiming to make available information broadly not-for-profit We’re the 5th most visited site on the planet. We are the guardians of the project. There are 12 projects that we support, Wikipedia is the most prominent but there are others that will be just as influential in the next 5 years: e.g. Wikidata. 299…

Private Companies, Public Squares

Daphne Keller, Director, Stanford Center for Internet & Society, and Lee Rowland, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project Moderator: Matthew Prince, Co-Founder & CEO, Cloudflare Photo by Cloudflare Staff MP: Technology and law seem like they are colliding more and more. Tech companies are being asked to regulate content. For a largely non-lawyer audience, give us some foundations about basic rules when you have content on your network? LR: Communications 2.0 makes the 1st amendment almost quaint.…