Category Archives: wireless networking

Researchers train drones to use Wi-Fi to look through walls

 A new system by University of California, Santa Barbara researchers Yasamin Mostofi and Chitra R. Karanam uses two drones, a massive Wi-Fi antenna, and a little interpolation to literally see through solid walls. The system is two-fold. The one drone blasts Wi-Fi through the structure and another picks up the signal. Then, working in tandem, the two drones fly around the solid structure until… Read More

goTenna Series B fuels vision to make local communication possible anywhere on the planet

 Founded in 2012 with the small goal of enabling connectivity-free communication, goTenna has ballooned to over 23 employees and delivered real hardware to market in the process. Today the startup is adding another $7.5 million to its coffers in the form of a Series B led by Union Square Ventures. goTenna’s full suite of products effectively convert phones into walkie-talkies, allowing… Read More

From your dorm room to your car: ethernet is back

Ethernet cable Wi-Fi, DSRC, Bluetooth, NFC — there are so many ways to connect without cables that ethernet seems retro, like a flip phone. But ethernet is staging a comeback in our cars. Manufacturers are using this old-school technology to connect the sensors that allow for advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) and baby steps toward self-driving cars. Read More