There are two big reasons why the launch of the three latest iPhone models, the iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR, are likely to benefit T-Mobile: spectrum and compatibility.
From generators and additional cell towers to free service across the Carolinas and Georgia, the country’s biggest wireless service providers are scrambling to keep devices on throughout the days-long devastation forecasters say are coming courtesy of Hurricane Florence.
The Defense Department along with Sonitus Technologies are developing a powerful and compact communications device that mounts on your back teeth. The Air Force is calling it the “Molar Mic” and it functions almost anywhere — under water, in free-fall and while the user is wearing a full face mask.
Apple is betting it can boost its bottom line with a new lineup of expensive iPhones. The cheapest of the new phones is the $799 the iPhone XR. The highest-end phone, the XS Max is $1,099, even more expensive than the $1,000 iPhone X. Are customers prepared to shell out that kind of cash for a phone? Or will Apple’s new high-priced gear drive its fans into the arms of Samsung and other cheaper alternatives?
Net Neutrality rules required carriers treat each and every packet of data exactly the same — whether it’s a hospital record or the latest streaming special. But now, in the wake of Net Neutrality regulations getting blown up by the FCC in 2017, carriers are taking their new rights to decide which content get priority to heart.
Today’s Apple event, broadcast live from the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, promises more than tweaks to old tech. According to reports, Apple is poised to release a whole slew of new hardware, from phones to watches. And when the world’s largest company introduces new products, people tend to pay attention. But can Apple reclaim the kind of buzz it’s new products once generated?
Blockchain, a distributed ledger originally used to power Bitcoin crypto currency, sparked a revolution. Invented by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, Blockchain initially seemed like a genius way to put banks out of business, solving the challenge of double-spending. Ultimately Blockchain has caught the attention of tech enthusiasts, get-rich-quick schemers, contraband dealers of all stripes, autocrats and entrepreneurs looking for the next big breakthrough.
With that wide of a following, Blockchain must be doing something right.
Just a few years ago, the idea that video could be reliably delivered online was a distant fantasy, but today we find ourselves in the midst of a complete upending of the way people watch, and pay for, their TV.