If you’ve been one of the few able to focus bandwidth beyond baby jails and abysmally poor FLOTUS jacket choices this week, there’s been quite a bit churning in the world of wireless. Notably, there were a number of very public fails by high-profile companies. Put another way: Womp womp.
Facebook Is Inserting Auto play Video Ads In Messenger
Just weeks after Mark Zuckerberg was hauled in front of a testy Congressional committee to swear Facebook would take privacy more seriously, the company has been caught by Recode inserting video ads into it’s private messaging service. Not a great look, Zuck.
Are We Still Trying To Make Smart Glasses Happen?
AT&T has decided to expand its Aria Smart Glasses to Canada, Australia and the UK.
Sprint Eyes Telematics Almost Two Years After the Competition
Sprint has announced its entering the connected car market with its planned roll out of a platform sometime in 2019 across its new 5G network. Main competitor T-Mobile launched it’s own connected car solution, SyncUP Drive almost two years ago. Better late than never?
Two Out Of Four Isn’t Great, Folks
A recent security breach showed carriers are selling real-time customer location data to third-party “data brokers.” After being caught, Verizon and AT&T said they’re super sowwy 🙁 and won’t sell you’re location data any more. What about T-Mobile and Sprint? Crickets?
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In the global race for widespread 5G deployment, researchers along with the telecom industry has pushed the limits of lab testing and are ready to create larger test beds for 5G applications including VR and autonomous travel. The National Science Foundation has announced it will invest $100 million over then next seven years to build 5G test bed networks, starting with two U.S. cities, New York and Salt Lake City.
Microsoft announced this week it’s planning to invest a whopping $5 billion over the next four years in developing its Internet of Things tech. In other words, Microsoft is evolving into a wireless carrier.
Got rats? There’s an app for that. Victor pest traps and Comcast have teamed up to connect the old-school mouse trap and build a smarter version that cuts down on maintenance, monitoring and tracks data.
Picture it: Neighbors decide to pool their money to invest in the basics their neighborhoods need to survive and thrive. It’s an idea that Cooperative Capital has launched in Detroit to help revitalize abandoned homes, but it’s not exactly a revolutionary idea. It’s taxes; they’ve invented taxes.
With so much nostalgia taking over tech, it was practically inevitable. JLab is bringing orange foamy headphone covers back in style with a wireless version of the classic Walkman gear called the Rewind Retro Wireless headphones.
NASA is looking for cheap and easy ways to explore Mars and one group thinks they have an answer: robot bees. They’re called “Marsbees” and present all kinds of advantages for space exploration in the most “Black Mirror” way possible.
The FCC has voted to drop regulations on small cells in an effort to speed up the deployment of 5G broadband networks and “remove barriers to infrastructure,” according to Ajit Pai. Here’s are four specific small cell regulations the new order eliminates, according to the FCC.
In just the latest signal from the Trump administration it’s prepared for a full-scale trade war, FCC Ajit Pai said in a letter to lawmakers he’s planning to “take action” against Chinese telecom companies like Huawai, ZTE, citing concerns over spying on behalf of the Chinese government.
Yesterday Apple launched a new, low-cost iPad during another of its now iconic product launch presentations. What followed was a craven attempt by the most powerful company in the world to co-opt the good will of the American public education system while willfully ignoring the multiple crises our schools and teachers face everyday. Not a good look.