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18 min ago | Finextra Research news
Everything seems like it is connected to the Internet, just about, including TVs, home thermostats, sprinkler controls, door locks, egg trays , tooth brushes , and more. A study by HP shows that 70 percent of devices have vulnerabilities.
4 hrs ago | I4U Future Technology News
According to the reports, the WiFi calling is coming to AT&T in 2015 but it seems as if this just isn't on their agenda or top priority list right now as opposed to the rest of the carriers and all this despite its huge footprint of unlicensed spectrum. AT&T has had an impressive history with Wi-Fi and it was the market leader in this segment in the US and among all other carriers, AT&T has had no problem at all in maintaining the biggest footprint of access points.
8 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha
China is not the sole source for major Nokia Networks contracts. Nokia is also the number one mobile base station vendor in Japan.
12 hrs ago | GigaOM
Will connectivity make consumer products better by influencing product design? It can't hurt. Not everybody can have Nest's design team.
The trouble with most smartwatch devices to date is that they're ugly. And who wants to wear an ugly watch, no matter how clever it may be? That accusation certainly couldn't be levelled at the newly announced Apple Watch or the much-lusted-after Motorola Moto 360 .
The U.S. regulator has frequently argued that for the benefit of the U.S. consumer, the U.S. wireless market needs a minimum of four competitors, fending off AT&T Inc.'s attempt to acquire T-Mobile US Inc. in 2011 and again sending strong signals to Sprint Corp. to back off from a bid for T-Mobile. However, I believe that the U.S. network consolidation is inevitable as smaller carriers such as T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular find it more and more difficult to generate the level of cash flows required to invest in upgrading and maintaining existing networks.
It's like it's 2010 all over against as the FCC indicates it may take a second look at bringing the idea of network neutrality to the wireless networks as part of its Open Internet proceeding. This week the Chairman of the FCC and Google both seemed to come out in favor of making holding wireless internet to the same network neutrality standards we hold the wired internet.
At IDF, Intel executives tout efforts to get rid of the cables needed to charge devices and connect them with peripherals. Intel officials say their vision of a wireless PC experience will start becoming a reality by the end of 2015.
Apple's ambitious new mobile payment initiative, Apple Pay, was announced on Tuesday during the company's iPhone event. Many questions still linger about the service, but information is beginning to trickle out from various sources as retailers, banks, and credit card companies prepare for the service's October launch.
If its acquisition of DirecTV is approved, AT&T plans to dedicate spectrum for a fixed wireless broadband complement to satellite TV services, according to comments made by AT&T Mobility president and CEO Ralph de la Vega on Friday. He also said signaled that AT&T has no interest in building out Wi-Fi networks.
Nyrius, a leader in wireless connectivity has launched the Songo Link - a music receiver that allows users to stream music wirelessly from smartphones, tablets, and laptops to their 30-pin speaker dock using Bluetooth technology. Apple users that upgrade from an older model to an iPhone 5, or the soon to be released iPhone 6, will notice their speaker docks are incompatible with the latest generation iPhones.
A passenger was detained on a Southwest plane at Seattle-Tacoma Airport Thursday after using ominous names for his Wi-Fi hot spot, sources said. Passenger Alayna Keagle said people became concerned after noticing strange and disturbing hot spot names emerge, such as "Southwest Bomb on Board."
Aviat Networks SVP Heinz Stumpe sold 2,401 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.53, for a total value of $3,673.53.
Don't worry, BlackBerry fans: Your favorite smartphone with that keyboard you love is sticking around for the time being. "Everything we're doing is to bring solutions for our enterprise customers," said John Sims, one of BlackBerry's chief lieutenants, at the wireless industry's trade show in Las Vegas this week.
Making life easier is the whole point of both home automation and remote controls, so the group behind the ZigBee home network specification has tried to bring the two together more tightly in a new standard. On Tuesday, the ZigBee Alliance announced the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard, which could become the foundation for remotes that control an entire house full of networked appliances.
An effort to free up some of the airwaves used by TV broadcasts and make them available for wireless broadband took a big step forward this week in the U.S. Two TV stations in Los Angeles, KLCS and KCET, have agreed to share a single frequency to deliver their programming, freeing up a channel that can be auctioned off to wireless carriers next year. The change, which the Federal Communications Commission calls "repackaging," is possible because digital TV broadcasts don't need the full 6MHz of broadcast spectrum that was used for analog TV.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:58 pm
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