Technical Headline News Archive - January 2007

Technology Headline News Archives - RF Cafe

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1300% Growth in Voice-Over-WiFi Handset Sales (2007-2010)

Apple Activates Stealth Wi-Fi Features

Handsets Fail to Wow End-Users

Is Radio Spectrum the Oil of the 21st Century?

Copyright Protection a Boom Business

Russian Sea Launch Destroyed on Pad in Fiery Explosion  [AGIF]

Researchers Achieve Major Breakthrough in Laser Diode Development

Voice, Data Strong: Verizon Wireless to Add 300 New Employees Throughout New England in 1st Half of 2007

[Legal] Immigrant-Founded Companies Generate $50B+ Annually

Space-Station Astronauts Begin First of Three Spacewalks

Engineer Says Disney Fireworks May Harm Neighbors

Molecular Memory Breakthrough Using Nanowires


Award-Winning Microsoft Researcher Missing at Sea

USPTO - Change in Procedure for Handling Nonprovisional Applications

Motorola Expands Wireless Relationship with Texas Instruments

Transistor Technology Breakthrough Represents Biggest Change in 40 Years

Airborne Laser to Test-Fire in Flight

Brits Fear Mobile Phone Ringing Shame

Hubble Telescope Shuts Down, Loses Most of Main ASC Camera

Researchers Slash RFID Reader Cost, Size

South Korean Duo Arrested for 1.6B Spam E-Mails

Windows Vista Technology Fails to Draw Midnight Crowds

RF CMOS Design Company Gets R&D Grant, Nears VC Funding

Robot Parking Garage to Open in New York


Intel, IBM Extend Moore's Law

Beware of Fake "Free WiFi" hotspots, Especially in U.S. Airports

Mobile Number Portability has Failed in Most Markets

Japan's Electronics Firms to Post Higher Q3 Profits

China Launches 4G Before 3G Off the Ground

Broadcom Wins Video Compression Lawsuit Against Qualcomm

Scientists Use Radio Waves to Detect Explosives

India To Set Up Aerospace Defense Command

'Cell Phones for Soldiers' Turn Donated Phones Calling Card Minutes for U.S. Troops

Private Equity and the New Exit Strategies

Scientist Brings Caffeine Buzz to Baked Goods

Google Joins Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Project


Magnetic, Luminescent Nanoparticles Set New Standard

China's Satellite Destruction Spurs U.S. Space Policy Debate

Researchers Create "Densest" Memory Circuit

RuBee Seen as Alternative Protocol to RFID

It's Official! Morse Code Requirement Ends Friday, February 23


Boeing Nixes Wireless Network for Next Airliner

Agreement on Bluetooth/WiFi protection Leads to 802.11n Draft

3G Still a Long Shot in China

HP Hit With More Spying Charges

Vermont's Governor Wants Entire State to Offer Free Wi-Fi by 2010

Fill 'er Up... With Electricity Please

Microsoft Posts Record Quarterly Sales

Chemists Report Important Step Toward Building Molecular Computers

U.S. Lays Out European Anti-Missile Plan

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research Gets a Boost


Cell Phone Vendors Reshuffle as Market Hits 1 Billion Units

Award to Fund Divider/Combiners for Military Satellite Program

RFMD Receives GaN Purchase Order from Top-Tier Military Supplier

Mobile Phone Use 'Linked to Tumour'

Strong Earthquake Rocks Taiwan

New Military 'Active Denial' Ray Gun Makes People Feel Like They're on Fire

USPTO: Changes To Facilitate Electronic Filing of Patent Correspondence

Satellite Firm Investigates Source of Mystery Jamming

Lights 'Not of This World' Mystery Finally Solved

New Superconducting Sensor to Be a boon to Astronomers

Astronaut Wants 'Space Tractor' to Divert Dangerous Asteroids

Solar Battery Package Powers LCD Desktop Monitors


One of Four Handsets Shipped in 2011 Will Cost Less Than $20

Broadcom Blasted With $2.2B Options Charge

China to Take No.1 Spot in Internet Use by 2009

Alcatel Wins €103M Italian Military Communications Satellite Deal

Ford Unveils Hybrid Electric Test Vehicle

25% of Finns Use Mobiles for Surfing the Internet

Snowstorms Kill Two, Bring Traffic Chaos to Europe

Nano World Off the Radar for Most

Canada to Drive the Design of Leading Space Technologies

Kids to Parents: Leave the Stress at Work

Hydrogen-Powered Lawnmowers? New Design Could Open Door to Small-Scale Fuel Cells

Nokia, Motorola Sell 'Unlocked' Phones


Radiation Expert Seeks Funds for Long-Term Phone Safety Study

4G Race Finds WiMax in Minority Position

USPTO Statement on Ceasing Annual Top 10 Patents Holders List

U.S. Wind Power Seen Growing by 26% in 2007

U.S. Stock Futures Point Flat; Tech Earnings in Focus

GPS Unit Thieves Nabbed: Guess How!

802.11n Spec Advances with 'Scanning' Option

Microtune to Pay $8.5 Million for Stock Options Misdeeds

Ford Rolls Out Ethanol-Fueled Hybrid Demo Fleet

Pet Shop Owner Creates Beer for Dogs

NIST Even Has a 'Standard Bullet'

Two Snowflakes May Actually be Alike After All


Today, January 22, is Officially 'The Unhappiest Day of the Year' for 2007

Private Equity Still Hot for Tech Sector Buyouts

Nobel Prize Winners Live Longer, Research Shows

Motorola to Cut 3,500 Jobs

Toyota Plans Ultra-Inexpensive Car

Radio Spectrum: State Property or Universal Heritage of Mankind?

Cell Phone Use Becoming a Major Problem for Some

Physicists Create Very Short Light Pulses

HP Christens Russian Research Lab

India's Space Hopes Soar as Capsule Returns to Earth

Cellphone Photos Delivered to First Responders and 911 Operators

New Class of Compounds May Have Applications in the Hydrogen Economy

British Military Iraq Bases 'Blotted' Out from Google Earth


President Bush Expresses Appreciation to Amateur Radio Operators

New Conflict Disclosure Words for Research

China Anti-Satellite Test Sparks Space Junk Outcry

Codeless Amateur Radio Testing Regime Appears Set to Begin February 23

Physicists Closing in on Mysterious Missing Particle that Gives Matter Mass

Vista Launch Points to Microsoft Changes

Russia and Europe Discuss Developing New Manned Spacecraft


Cancer Study Ordered Into Mobile Phones

Storm Worm Hits Computers Around the World


Motorola's Q4 Profits Fall 48%

Mobile Phones Dirtier Than Toilet Seats

Chinese Missile Destroys Satellite in Space (hurrah for us, we gave them the technology)

2007 Could Be the Year RFID Gets Smarter

SEMI Reports Strong December Book-to-Bill

HSIEC Predicts Growth and Investment Areas of Homeland Security Market

Double-Monitor Upgrade Increases Productivity at Work Environment

Europe Mops Up After Storm

Scientists Develop Atom-Scale Switch

Prison for Misuse of Bluetooth Proposed in Bahrain

Navy Tests High-Tech Rail Gun


Research Removes Major Obstacle from Mass Production of Tiny Circuits

IBM Soars as Supreme Court Snubs Appeals

Motorola Scores India's First UMTS Contract

Terrorist Threat Closes Phone Networks

More Cable Damage Could Delay Asian Internet Repairs

Windows Vista Expected to Generate $4 Billion in New Revenue for Florida IT Industry in 2007

Air Force Ready to Deploy 30,000-Pound 'Super Bomb' on Stealthy B-2 Bomber

Scientists Study a Magnetic Makeover

Apple Reports Record Revenue

GE Nano Lab Announces Pathway to Ordered Nanostructured Ceramics

Los Angeles Man, First American Convicted Under Anti-Spam Law, Faces Years in Prison

Air Force Colonel Reports Lights 'Not of This World'


Global Business Optimism 'At 5-Year High'

Northrop Opens First U.S. Laser Weapons Plant

EE Times Names ACE Finalists

Air Force Set to Launch High-Power Fiber Laser Research Project

Navy Issues Stop-Work Order for Littoral Combat Ship 3

Dual Telephony: Another Step Forward Converged Services

Researchers Developing Single-Pixel Camera to Rival Digital

Silicon Wafers Which Can Be Aligned 'Like Legos'

'Doomsday Clock' to Move Nearer Midnight

United Arab Emirates Has Highest Per Capita 'Ecological Footprint' - Very Un-Green

100% Contamination of Euro Notes with Cocaine in Dublin


Singaporean Teen Sentenced for Using Neighbor's Wireless Connection

Lockheed Martin Gets $36.5 Million Inmarsat Pact

Vallejo Man's Cell Phone Ignites in Pocket, Causing Serious Burns

Spec Complete for 5 GHz Express

HP Claims FPGA Breakthrough

New Phones Feature Touch Panel, Smell

Japan May Cancel Moon Mission Due to Crippling Delays

Brightest Comet in 40 Years Dazzles Down Under

Energy Inefficiency Could Kill Pure Cellular - WiMax Needed

Satellite Gap Alarms Earth Scientists

Bleak Outlook for Russian-U.S. Space Cooperation


Foreign National Patent Applications Jump in the U.S.

CSR Pays $75 Million to Add GPS Capability to Bluetooth

Man Saved from Inside Garbage Truck After Call

Silicon Valley's New Leaders Coming from Overseas

Starchaser Industries Wins European Space Agency Contract

U.S. Panel Seeks to Identify Engineering Challenges

GE Seeks Military Electronics Market With Acquisition of Smiths Aerospace

Assuring Vital Interests Drives U.S. Space Policy

Higher Education Rots Your Brain

The End of the Road for MMC in Cellphones

Virtual Reality Spreading in Business


FCC Suspends Vanity Call Sign Processing

Scientists Stabilize Platinum Electrocatalysts for Use in Fuel Cells

Exam Papers to Be Bugged With RFID in Drive to Cut Cheating

Ball Lightning Recreated in Lab

WRC-07 Preparations Dominate International Amateur Radio Union Calendar

Feds Probing Stock Options Grant to Jobs


Desktop Fabricator May Kick-Start Home Revolution

ITT to Build Small Ship S-Band Radar for Littoral Combat Ships

BP Plans to Build 5 Wind Generator Projects in U.S.

Record Speed for Thin-Film Transistors Could Open Door for Flexible Electronics

Telecom Carriers Will Spend Billions Surviving the IP Revolution

U.S. High School Physics Enrollment Hits Record High

MEMS in Space: Draper Inertial Stellar Compass is a First

New Comet Dazzling North American Stargazers

AT&T to Phase Out Cingular Name, Reclaim Its Wireless Brand

USA Seeks Plans for Airborne, High-Energy Laser for Military Aircraft

$Billion Contract to be Awarded for Cruise Missile Defense


U.S. Warns About Canadian Spy Coins with Built-In Transmitters

Wireless Power Beacon Would Recharge Consumer Devices

Ten Most Popular Cell Phones of 2006 - Motorola in 8 Positions

System Definition Requirements to be Developed for USAF Alternate IR Satellite System

Invisible RFID Ink Safe for Cattle and People

Award Funds Development of Li-Ion Battery System for Hybrid Vehicles

Hybrid Structures Combine Strengths of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanowires

European Telecom 2007 Rating Outlook Broadly Stable

Cisco Files Trademark Infringement Case Against Apple for "iPhone" Name

NOAA Reports 2006 Warmest Year on Record for U.S.

Russian Space Truck Arrives on Train from Factory


DOE Office of Science Awards 95 Million Hours of Supercomputing Time to Advance Research

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to Celebrate One Millionth Electronically Filed Trademark Application

RFMD Announces Availability of GaAs pHEMT RF Switches

Femtocells Set to Challenge Wi-Fi Cell Phones

'Image Spam' Could Bring the Internet to a Standstill

Significant Drop in Mobile User Satisfaction Levels in 2006

Caffeine Cuts Post-Workout Pain by Nearly 50% (more vindication!)

Microsoft Turned to NSA for Vista Security Help

British Intelligence Agency MI5 to Debut Terror E-Mail Alert Service for Public

Britain Considers Plans for Solo Moon Missions

Apple Unveils Cell Phone, Apple TV

Winner of Microsoft Vista Promo Sweepstakes Gets Ride in Spacecraft


Tech Firms Join Forces to Oppose Global Broadcast Royalty Scheme

Nokia Shows Off NFC Enabled Handset

SDR Forum Launches T&M Workshop - 1st 2007 General Meeting

Detox Your Mobile Phone

Metamaterials Found to Work For Visible Light

Ford-Microsoft Launch In-Car Software For Drivers

Tesla Tips New Electric Sports Car

Wi-Fi Security Gets a Little Easier

Former Qualcomm Employee Sentenced following Trade Secrets Theft

Semiconductor Industry Up in 2007, But By How Much?

600MB/s Data Transfers Via Concurrent Use of 2.4 & 5 GHz Bands

NASA Selects Proposals for Future Mars Missions and Studies

EU About to Make Climate Change Blunder: Greenpeace


Thomson Taps Startup for Bluetooth Alternative

GM to Unveil Electric Car

Tiny New Cable May Spur Big Technological Advances

Automobile Wireless Shifts into High Gear

Mini Projector Built Into Mobile Phones

Lockheed Martin Receives $619 Million THAAD Contract

Taiwan Quake Resulted in Loss of 10,000 Internet Domains

Gates Tips Windows Platforms for Cars, Home Servers

CEA Forecasts $155B in Consumer Electronics Revenue

Top Ten U.S. Ring Sales Charts

Security Hole Found in Adobe Acrobat Reader Browser Plug-In

First 3D Map of the Universe's Dark Matter Scaffolding (assuming, of course, that there IS dark matter)

Azimuth Systems Reports Record Revenue in 2006; Announces Major Milestones


Google, Others Plan Online Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

ARRL Scholarships Application Deadline is February 1

Five Hackers Who Left a Mark on 2006

Ford, Microsoft Offer New In-Dash Gizmos

English Channel Travel Moves Into Fast Lane With Super Ferries

See NYC with GPS


Samsung Developing RFID-Aware Refrigerator

Super Soldiers: Tomorrow's 'Army of One' Technology

The First Billion-Dollar-Plus IPO Filed for 2007

Double Sided LCDs for Thinner Mobile Phones

Motorola Shares Tumble On Q4 Sales and Earnings

Chrysler Teams with Hughes for Telematics Systems

BAE's Geo-Location Tool for Military Aircraft IDs Enemy Positions in Crowded RF Environments

Russian Rocket Re-Enters Atmosphere Over Colorado, Wyoming

Californians Bask in Solar Energy

Cheaper LEDs from Breakthrough in Zinc Oxide Nanowire Research

Microsoft And Apple Battle For "Digital Living Room" Market

DARPA Eyes Secret New Sniper Rifle Scope That Measures and Compensates for Crosswinds


Bluetooth Patent Suit Rocks Industry Giants

Amazon Boss Shows Off His Spacecraft

New Study Finds (Legal) Immigrants Boost U.S. Economy, Innovation

80% of U.S. Population Can Access Location Based Emergency Calls

Future Toyotas Refuse to Drive Inebriated Drivers

Research Reveals How to Satisfy Wireless Customers

Air Force Taps Johns Hopkins to Integrate High-Speed Laser Comm Links

Top Ten World Travel Destinations in 2006

Norway Plans to Buy Greenhouse Gas Quotas for Public Officials Flying Abroad

PC Magazine's Worst Products of 2006

New Computer Program Prevents Crashes and Hacker Attacks

New Horizons in 2007

Study Finds Surfing Safer Than Soccer. Duuuuude.


Billionaire Boom in China As Stock Market Soars

Automobile Router Turns Car Into Mobile WiFi Hotspot

802.11n Morphs Into Spec for Home Video Stream

Raytheon Delivers VIIRS Sensor Engineering Development Unit

CSR Caught Up in U.S. Bluetooth Patent Lawsuit

Fab Boom Drives Capex to $60B in 2007

Ford, GM, Mazda to Offer iPod Connectivity in Vehicles

U.S. Emergency Communications Lacking - 6 of 75 Cities Get Top Grades

Isaac Daniel Offers GPS Sneakers

Chip Industry Posts Another Record Month, SIA Reports

Military Contractors Develop Prototype of Airless Tire

Millennium Cell Demonstrates Next-Gen Hydrogen Fuel Cartridge for Military Market


European Shares Hit Record Levels As Investors Welcome 2007

5 Disruptive Technologies to Watch in 2007

Wi-Fi Is Hitting the Road in Cars From Avis

IPOs: More Market Mojo in 2007

Cingular Expects Half A Trillion Minutes of Phone Calls

Easing Concerns About the Toxicity of Diamond Nanoparticles

100 Million WCDMA Customers Expected in 2007

United Airline Employees Report Mysterious Saucer-Shaped Craft Hovering Over Chicago's O'Hare Airport

New Targets May Hit Bulls-Eye for Chip Makers

Man Gets US$66,000 Bill for Download 3 Movies Over His Cellphone

Untangle the World Wide Web with RSS


Hangover 101: How to Deal With the Morning After

Top 25 Stories in 2006 - per Cellular-News

Top 10 Stories of 2006 - per EDN

The Top 8  Features of 2006 - per CommsDesign

Top Business Stories for 2006 - per EE Times

The Oddest Science Stories of 2006 - per MSNBC

WiMAX Forum Rolls Frequency-Availability Database

Attention All Amateurs...Straight Key Night (SKN) is Tonight

Web Users to Drive Change in Technology in 2007

New York City Cabs to Map Out Cell-Phone Dead Zones

Year in Space 2006: America on the Rise Again

Innovative Satellite System: Better Weather Forecasts, Climate Data

Colorado Woman Selling Snow on eBay