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A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.
Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.
Broadband discussions were plentiful at national events held last week in Denver and Austin. MCNC President and CEO Joe Freddoso talks about his travels and how the country's future relies on gigabit infrastructure.
The North Carolina Technology Association released a second wave of speakers this week for the organization's upcoming State of Technology conference in Durham on May 16.
An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.
Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company says. The world's largest mobile-phone maker said users will be able to activate for free its "Find My Mobile" and "Reactivation Lock" anti-theft features to protect the soon-to-be-released Galaxy 5 S.
Triangle Startup Weekend's new focus is on "Makers." Ideas ranged from a software-hardware combination for parents to keep their children on a digital leash to manufacturing sustainable, washable and reusable sticky grip tape for kettleballs. And the event attracted a wide and diverse group of participants. WRALTechWire's Jason Parker has the Inside story.
Throughout the first Triangle Startup Weekend: Maker, individuals and teams collectively tackled difficult manufacturing and engineering problems to develop real-world solutions and businesses around problems that a wide array of consumers face in their day to day lives. Best of the show? A wearable wireless tracker for children.
The Broadband Report: Internet2 will launch a university-based initiative in conjunction with Innova UEV Inc. this week in Denver to provide four unique data-gathering electric vehicles to campuses across the country.
AT&T said Friday that between 2011 and 2013, wireless and wireline investments in Durham and Chapel Hill totaled more than $90 million with more than $1.6 billion spent all across North Carolina networks.
A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there's no cellular service or Internet connection. The free messaging app harnesses a technology called wireless mesh networking, which might someday allow a myriad of devices to connect like links in a chain.
Cortana, named after the artificial intelligence character in the Halo video game franchise, tries to be chatty like Siri on Apple's iPhones and iPads, while anticipating information you might want, like Google Now on Android devices.
Republic Wireless, which offers calling and data plans for as little as $5 a month, is adding customization options for Moto X phone buyers. These range from colors to special cases.
The Broadband Report: The Broadband Commission for Digital Development said last week that access to broadband could be the universal catalyst that lifts developing countries out of poverty and puts access to health care, education and basic social services within the reach of all.
The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features.