Today in Mobile

Fierce Wireless caught my attention this morning with this post indicating MetroPCS may be offloading “at least” 20 percent of its traffic…

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California’s energy privacy rules: The battle heats up

Last month, the California Public Utility Commission published a proposed ruling on how utility customers’ energy data must be protected. The first deadline for interested parties to comment on the state’s new proposed rules has come, and, there’s still plenty of confusion over the fine print. A common theme is also emerging: The CPUC’s rules will need to change to avoid stifling the smart grid–home energy marketplace.…

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Share documents easily with AirDrop

The upcoming OS X Lion will include a new way of sharing documents with friends and family who are on the same Wi-Fi network in a similar manner as other P2P wireless protocols such as Wi-Fi Direct or Qualcomm's FlashLinq. The service is called AirDrop.…

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Inside the ultra-high-speed wireless home wars

The clear winner of the home networking wars of the last few years has undoubtedly been Wi-Fi. The sheer number of Wi-Fi embedded devices, from laptops to smartphones, is being increasingly joined by pack of new consumer electronics device categories with Wi-Fi, such as Smart TVs and OTT set tops, which means the technology isn't going anywhere soon. But it's not without its limitations, and a pack of new technologies could serve as more capable replacements.…

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