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Information and Communications

Connecting tomorrow, digitally. 

Access the latest developments in information and communications engineering technology by tapping into IET products and services, events and communities globally.

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IBC is the leading global trade show for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of broadcasting media and entertainment.  The event's unparalleled exhibition and agenda setting conference encompasses the very latest developments in broadcasting, mobile TV, IPTV, digital signage and R and D making it essential for everyone's understanding of the industry and its future.

The Best of IET and IBC 2014 is available to download. It contains papers and articles on electronic media technology from IBC 2014 presented with selected papers from the IET’s flagship publication Electronics Letters.  

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More than 50 per cent of London's public WiFi hotspots are poorly protected Hackers can spy on Londoners as public WiFi poorly protected

Millions of users connecting every day to public WiFi networks in the UK’s capital are putting their sensitive data at risks as more than a half of those wireless hotspots use weak protection hackable by ‘every IT college student,’ world’s leading cyber security firm said.

Qualcomm has launched the industry's first 3D fingerprint scanner for mobile devices [Credit: Qualcomm] Qualcomm unveils 3D fingerprint scanner for mobile devices

Semiconductor maker Qualcomm has unveiled the world’s first 3D fingerprint scanning technology for spoof-proof authentication at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.

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Information and communications articles

Met Office supercomputer: the future of weather forecasting

Met Office supercomputer: the future of weather forecasting

16 February 2015

Will the new Met Office supercomputer, up and running later this year, improve the accuracy of weather forecasting in Britain's fickle climatic conditions?

As Bitcoin slides, the Blockchain grows

As Bitcoin slides, the Blockchain grows

16 February 2015

Confidence in Bitcoin's value is sliding after a less-than ideal 2014, but money may not be its legacy. Now the aim is to secure users' funds and reduce the risk of 'double spending' with the introduction of the blockchain.

Software reviews: messaging apps

Software reviews: messaging apps

19 January 2015

As messaging of all sorts converges onto the smartphone, the need for simplicity – and, for many people, privacy too – grows ever more important. We look at apps that can help.