FirstNet still plans to release RFP by end of year; TCS wins Phase 2 of geo-targeting research with Homeland Security

Wireless tech news from across the Web:

> A lot of work remains to be done, but FirstNet still plans to release its much-anticipated final request-for-proposal (RFP) document by the end of this year. IWCE's Urgent Communications article

> ARM showed expanded support and reach of its Mbed operating system while some customers and competitors debated its impact on the Internet of Things at the company's annual event in Santa Clara, Calif. EE Times article

> TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will sponsor TCS for the second phase of research, "Constructing Algorithms that Utilize RF Cell Site Propagation Footprints for Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)." Release

> The direction of computing is only going in one way -- to the cloud. Ars Technica article

> Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says artificial intelligence will be crucial for the coming age in which speaking and texting will be "the new U.I." for software. Wall Street Journal article

> Gogo's 2Ku in-flight service will deliver broadband speeds to the skies. Android Central article

> Privacy advocates are warning federal authorities of a new threat that uses inaudible, high-frequency sounds to surreptitiously track a person's online behavior across a range of devices, including phones, TVs, tablets and computers. Ars Technica article

> After nine years of work and having raised more than $100 million in venture capital, InVisage has launched a 13-megapixel sensor that uses a quantum-dot film rather than silicon to capture images. EE Times article

And finally… Apple has a clever idea for how to use sound and electricity to make iPhones more water resistant. Article