United States

LightSquared asks FCC to regulate GPS receivers

In what marks LightSquared’s latest barrage against the global-positioning system (GPS) industry, the probable hybrid network operator Tuesday filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking it to commence a proceeding on how some GPS receivers should be regulated.

The request which LightSquared has filed with the US regulators chiefly underscores that need for developing technical standards for the GPS receivers which are the root of the arguments pertaining to the country-wide wireless service proposed by LightSquared.

Obesity is prevented in kids with positive parenting

US children seem to be under the clutches of obesity with one out of five being obese. By adolescence the chances of US kids being obese are five times more as compared to their peers. This leads to them having more social, medical and academic problems.

Investigations on the effect of family intervention for parents of kids who have problems related to behavior was studied by Laurie Miller Brotman, professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the New York University and her team.

Oil prices slip as investors worry over Europe’s economic uncertainty

Oil slipped on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Monday as Greece's unresolved debt crisis and prevailing economic uncertainty in the region discouraged investors.

AT&T, T-Mobile file plans to transfer $1 billion wireless airwaves

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)’s late Monday report, with AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile having fallen through, the two companies have recently filed for the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s approval for the transfer of $1 billion in wireless airwaves from AT&T to T-Mobile.

US-CERT issues advisory about current Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Standard

According to a Tuesday advisory issued by a US organization called Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), there is a security flaw in the Wi-Fi Protected Set-up (WPS) protocol, which is a popular tool packaged into the Wi-Fi routers to facilitate the attachment of additional devices to a secure Wi-Fi network.