Ex-prison guard who was shot 6 times to speak at FCC meeting on contraband cellphones

Ex-prison guard who was shot 6 times to speak at FCC meeting on contraband cellphones

Thursday morning's FCC meeting promises to be dramatic: It will feature testimony by an ex-prison guard who survived after being shot six times at his South Carolina home as the result of a hit ordered on him hit by an inmate using a...

03/22/17

Maybe iPhone 8 will gain augmented reality — or maybe AR will replace the iPhone

Maybe iPhone 8 will gain augmented reality — or maybe AR will replace the iPhone

Growing in stature among the many iPhone 8 (or iPhone X) rumors is that Apple might bring augmented reality to iOS 11 this summer and to its 10th anniversary iPhone this coming fall.

03/20/17

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Gentler curves and facial recognition security

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Gentler curves and facial recognition security

Don't let talk of Apple announcing iPads and low-end iPhones in March or April distract us from our obsession with iPhone 8 possibilities to be revealed in the fall of 2017.

03/19/17

Super rare functioning Apple I computer could fetch hundreds of thousands at auction

Super rare functioning Apple I computer could fetch hundreds of thousands at auction

An auction house in May will look for the highest bidding fanboy or fangirl who'd like to get his or her hands on what it claims is just one of 8 functioning Apple I computers.

03/16/17

Qualcomm pushing vague term

Qualcomm pushing vague term "platforms" over "processors" for Snapdragon line

Qualcomm's plea this week to start referring to its Snapdragon processors as the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform reminds me of my early days at Network World when every vendor insisted it was selling a "solution" and not a switch...

03/16/17

The wireless spectrum sharing mover and shaker you might not know

The wireless spectrum sharing mover and shaker you might not know

When the CBRS Alliance introduced itself early last year as an outfit bent on promoting LTE services across shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band, five out of the six founding members’ names — Google, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ruckus —...

03/15/17

Google Chrome extension ScaleUp can make your in-flight Wi-Fi fly

Google Chrome extension ScaleUp can make your in-flight Wi-Fi fly

Northwestern University researchers have devised a Google Chrome browser extension that might just help you get your money's worth for in-flight Wi-Fi.

03/15/17

Here's how we celebrate Pi Day during a blizzard

Here's how we celebrate Pi Day during a blizzard

Yes, the Blizzard of 2017 on the east coast did foil our plan to stream our inaugural Pi Day Challenge live on Facebook and YouTube, but it did not kill our creativity.

03/14/17

Carnegie Mellon director recognized for devotion to diversity in CompSci

Carnegie Mellon director recognized for devotion to diversity in CompSci

The Computing Research Association has recognized Carnegie Mellon University’s Carol Frieze as its 2017 A. Nico Habermann Award winner in recognition of her efforts to promote diversity in computer science.

03/13/17

NASA Pi Day Challenge 2017: Don't crater...

NASA Pi Day Challenge 2017: Don't crater...

NASA is encouraging teachers to share its Pi Day Challenge with students on March 14, which is known in mathematical circles as Pi Day (i.e., 3.14).

03/12/17

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: The Great iPhone 8 freak-out, no worries about Galaxy S8, new concept design

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: The Great iPhone 8 freak-out, no worries about Galaxy S8, new concept design

This past week featured the Great iPhone 8 freak-out, with more rumors that the 10th anniversary Apple smartphone would be delayed past September and that it might not even be called the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X.

03/12/17

Microsoft killing vowel-challenged So.cl social networking service on March 15

Microsoft killing vowel-challenged So.cl social networking service on March 15

Microsoft's FUSE Labs has announced it is killing So.cl (or just plain Socl), a multimedia-infused social network and search tool positioned as a complement to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and other more established social...

03/10/17

An enterprise IT pro's guide to Mixpanel analytics

An enterprise IT pro's guide to Mixpanel analytics

Here's what enterprise IT professionals should know about Mixpanel and its product analysis cloud software

03/09/17

It pays to be a technology architect

It pays to be a technology architect

You seriously might want to consider negotiating to get the word "architect" in your title if you're a technology professional. The latest Glassdoor report on the highest paying jobs in America finds 6 tech architect job titles among...

03/07/17

Pardon the interruption: Here's how your smartphone could be less of a noodge

Pardon the interruption: Here's how your smartphone could be less of a noodge

Rutgers University researchers have examined the tolerance levels of different personality types for being interrupted by smartphone notifications in an effort that could help phone makers and app developers build offerings that...

03/06/17

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: new Lightning twist; Apple getting schooled; delivery delay?

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: new Lightning twist; Apple getting schooled; delivery delay?

Despite the fact that Apple had no presence at the big Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona this past week, rumors about the iPhone 8 or iPhone X did not subside.

03/05/17

IDC projects Windows Phone share to be big fat goose egg by 2021

Market watcher IDC anticipates the worldwide smartphone market will bounce back over the next few years from a sluggish 2016, but Microsoft Windows Phone is not expected to take part in that celebration.

03/04/17

Chevrolet joins unlimited data party with new 4G LTE plan for its vehicles

Chevrolet joins unlimited data party with new 4G LTE plan for its vehicles

All of the big U.S. wireless carriers have rolled out new or updated unlimited data plans in recent weeks, and now Chevrolet is introducing one of its own for customers of its entire line of vehicles.

03/02/17

Hottest iPad & Surface alternatives from Mobile World Congress 2017

Hottest iPad & Surface alternatives from Mobile World Congress 2017

While the traditional tablet market has had a tough go of it lately, some industry watchers do see growth ahead particularly in the 2-in-1 detachables sector, and the batch of new devices shown at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona...

03/02/17

Gmail now lets you receive attachments of up to 50MB -- but there's a catch

Gmail now lets you receive attachments of up to 50MB -- but there's a catch

Google has lessened one frustration with Gmail, in allowing you to receive attachments up to 50MB, but senders are still stuck at a 25MB limit for total attachment size.

03/02/17

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