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GPS inventors win prize for greatest engineering innovation

The four inventors responsible for creating the first truly global positioning system (GPS), have been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, viewed as the world's most prestigious prize for engineering excellence. Previous winners have included Robert Kahn, Vint Cerf, Louis Pouzin, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Marc Andreessen, who revolutionised ...

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5G phones are here but there’s no rush to upgrade

This year's Mobile World Congress — the CES for Android device makers — was awash with 5G handsets. The world's No.1 smartphone seller by marketshare, Samsung, got out ahead with a standalone launch event in San Francisco, showing off two 5G devices, just before fast-following Android rivals popped out their ...

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New exploit lets attackers take control of Windows IoT Core devices

Image: Microsoft // Composition: ZDNet Speaking at a conference today, a security researcher has revealed a new exploit impacting the Windows IoT Core operating system that gives threat actors full control over vulnerable devices. The vulnerability, discovered by Dor Azouri, a security researcher for SafeBreach, impacts the Sirep/WPCon communications protocol ...

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The best of MWC 2019 – TechCrunch

After years of promises, 5G finally arrived at MWC 2019 — kind of, sort of. Barcelona served as the launching pad for several 5G handsets, set to arrive later this year. Though your actual 5G mileage may vary. Foldable displays, another long-promised smartphone tech, also had its moment in the ...

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