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Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

Updated 7:38 a.m. Friday

Lenovo to discontinue Vibe phone brand, focus on Motorola, media say

Motoorola's new phones   Tech media is filled today with reports that Lenovo is moving ahead with plans to focus more attention of its Motorola brand at the expense of Vibe. The news follows recent announcements that clearly stated Lenovo will count on Motorola as its lead developer in the global smartphone battle.

9:48 a.m. Thursday

US officials signal move toward embracing self-driving cars

Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands.

Up close to a Google car Up close to a Google car

Updated October 22

Premium Lock Hands-free voice technologies pose hidden dangers for drivers

Using voice-activated phone systems while driving causes lasting distraction. New research says that using voice-activated systems such as Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana while driving causes mental distraction that can last nearly half a minute after use.

Updated October 6

Premium Lock Missed the Internet of Things event? Watch it on demand

WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange: The Internet of Things If you missed the Executive Exchange on Sept. 29, catch up with keynotes from SAS's Jim Davis, AT&T's Venessa Harrison and the panel discussion about local companies and researchers bringing the connected world home.

Updated October 6

Premium Lock Jobs' widow objects to Sorkin-penned bio-pic

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin penned bio-pic Steve Jobs' widow tried to halt the new film about her husband written by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and based on the Walter Isaacson 2011 biography, which she also disliked.

Updated October 2

Premium Lock How do you prepare for a cybersecurity attack?

Cybersecurity   Businesses suffered nearly 43 million known security incidents in 2014. This increased 48 percent compared with 2013 and equals some 117,000 attacks daily. And still, many boards and executives don't have the information and resources they need to make effective business decisions on cybersecurity.

Updated September 29

Premium Lock Twitter takeaways: Executive Exchange explores the Internet of Things

WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange series took on the burgeoning 'Internet of Things' Sept. 29, 2015. A group of about 100 Insiders heard from Jim Davis, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for SAS, Venessa Hoffman, president of AT&T NC, and a panel representing industry, non-profit and research sectors about applications in business and the home and how connectivity is already changing lives.

WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange: The Internet of Things WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange: The Internet of Things

September 11

Premium Lock Schrader joins Reveal, Office 2016 coming, Pao moving on

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Reveal Mobile names digital ad exec Andy Schrader as chief product officer; Microsoft launching Office 2016 this month; Facebook opens liive video streaming app to journalists; Ellen Pao won't appeal loss lawsuit.

Updated September 9

Premium Lock Beef up those sigs: New Research Triangle Software app adds photo, logo to texts

Serial entrepreneur Jeff LeRose and his Research Triangle Software team are testing a new app that adds corporate logos or individual photos to text messages as well as email on iPhones. And Apple says it's the first such app they have seen. Called UVUEME, the app is a result of "extensive interviews" and a need potential customers want addressed. So what's the story? Our Insiders get the details.


September 9

Premium Lock Apple's 'Hey Siri' show to kick off host of new products

Apple iPhone 3 Things To Watch The Apple Store is offline this morning in preparation for today's new Apple product rollout in San Francisco. Apple/Mac news sites 9to5Mac and MacRumors are calling the show the "Hey Siri" event, which starts at 1 p.m. EST.

Updated September 8

Premium Lock AT&T unveiling Internet of Things-linked wheelchair

The Internet of Things just could enable people with disabilities or in need of wheelchairs more independence in their daily lives. On Wednesday, AT&T and Permobil, a company focusing on wheelchairs, will unveil an IoT-connected wheelchair at a wireless trade show.

Wheelchairs from Permobil Wheelchairs from Permobil

September 8

Premium Lock Disney movies to Amazon, xBox; Facebook Messenger No. 2 app; Amazon $50 tablet; Uber raises $1.2B; Samsung layoffs

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Disney offers wider access to its movies online; Facebook's Messenger is now the No. 2 app - behind Facebook; Amazon launching $50 tablet; Uber raises $1.2 billion in China; and Samsung is cutting jobs.

September 8

Premium Lock Apple's big show to unveil new phones, Apple TV - and Siri for the home

Hey, Siri, what does Apple have in store for us this week? Along with new iPhones, the iconic tech company is expected to show off a new Apple TV system and a bigger role in the home for Siri, its voice-activated digital assistant.

September 7

Premium Lock Coming someday to mobile apps: BCI, or brain computer interfaces

Brain power  How long before video game players control their actions through a headset rather than with their hands? Can we access and control our laptops or mobile phones or tablets with thought alone? A research paper from scientists at IBM. Xerox and the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology explores what could be the next big wave to affect our mobile apps: Ones using brain computer interfaces, or BCI. Here's a look at their paper.

September 7

Premium Lock Reading WTW on the go: Mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps available

WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, announces the release of the WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

Reading WTW on iOS devices Reading WTW on iOS devices

September 4

Premium Lock BlackBerry buying Good Tech; Toyota's $50M for car research at MIT, Stanford; Amazon adds more Dash buttons

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog wrapup of technology news: BlackBerry is paying $425 million for Good Tech; Toyota is investing $50 million in advanced car research at MIT and Stanford; and Amazon adds more Dash buttons.

Updated September 4

Premium Lock Who's watching your baby on the net? Baby monitors can be hacked

That Internet-linked monitor you bought to keep an eye on your baby just may be vulnerable to hackers, a new report says. The author of a recent report "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle: Hacking Internet of Things Baby Monitors," says several of the most popular monitors are vulnerable.

Summer Infant, one of the baby monitoring systems tested for security Summer Infant, one of the baby monitoring systems tested for security

September 4

Premium Lock Christmas in September: Smartwatches, other gadgets shine at big tech show

Lenovo and Lenovo's Motorola are far from alone in rolling out new tech gadgets galore this week at the biggest tech show in Europe. The IFA extravaganza has plenty of the latest toys, computers, smartwatches and cameras. Here's a look.

Virtual reality in Berlin Virtual reality in Berlin

September 3

Premium Lock Lenovo's product parade: From smartphone with 'dual selfies' to new smartwatch

Lenovo and its Motorola brand are holding back nothing at the big IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin this week. New products and devices number nearly 40, from a smartphone with dual selfie capability to new smartwatches (including a women's collection) from Motorola and Lenovo's first "phablet."

Updated September 3

Premium Lock Tour de France a big win for Raleigh IT company

The Tour de France ended last month, and it was a win for a technology company with Raleigh ties. Dimension Data, a global information technology company with its American headquarters in the City of Oaks, outfitted each bike with tracking chips to give fans a deeper understanding of the race.

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