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March 04, 2015
Cellular Carrier RuralCom Selects Gilat as Prime Network Contractor
Petah Tikva, Israel (SPX) Mar 03, 2015
Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that RuralCom selected Gilat as prime network contractor for its Alaska Highway and British Columbia (BC) Coast Networks. RuralCom's networks will use Gilat's CellEdge 3G technology to provide satellite-based, high-speed mobile services in previously unserved rural areas of Canada. RuralCom's proposed Alaska Highway Network will provide nearly continuous coverage along the 1,685 km (1,047 mile) Alaska Highway, from Wonowon, BC to Beaver Creek, Yukon Territory ... read more

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Bringing texture to your flat touchscreen
What if the touchscreen of your smartphone or tablet could touch you back? What if touch was as integrated into our ubiquitous technology as sight and sound? Northwestern University and Carnegie Mel ... more
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Silver-glass sandwich structure acts as inexpensive color filter
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Perfect colors, captured with one ultra-thin lens
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Astra Connect Solution Selected For UK Satellite Pilot
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Sony steps up in wearable space with SmartEyeglass
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Xiaomi was China smartphone market leader in 2014
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Researchers unveil contact lenses with zoom capabilities
A group of researchers at the American Association of the Advancement of Science conference on Friday unveiled a working contact lens prototype with a built-in zoom feature. ... more
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Parenting tech keeps tabs on children
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Smartphone apps as accurate as fitness trackers
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Fear of missing out drives net addiction in Japan
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IBM sues Priceline over patents
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Smartphone kill switches credited with stifling theft
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