Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

Updated 7:38 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Real IoT: In-home Wi-Fi demand surges as users link more devices

More than 70 percent of households with broadband access now utilize in-home Wi-Fi, and the availability of fast connectivity is encouraging users to link more devices than ever, says Parks Associates.

Wi-Fi at home means more devices Wi-Fi at home means more devices

7:21 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Report: Simpler smartwatches scooping up market share

When it comes to smartwatches, the hype about complex, multifunctional devices is fading - fast - with consumers deciding to buy a greater number of simpler devices, reports Juniper Research.

Apple smartwatches Apple smartwatches

6:17 a.m. Monday

WTW week in review: 51 headlines not to be missed, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire over this past week, part two.

6:05 a.m. Monday

WTW week in review: 51 headlines not to be missed, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part one.

5:37 a.m. Monday

Getting WTW on the go in 2017: Use our mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps

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, has WRAL TechWire apps for iOS and Android devices.

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January 12

FCC's expected chief dismisses report challenging free data plans

The Broadband Report       Ajit Pai, the FCC commissioner expected to be named the group's chairman by President-elect Donald Trump, dismisses a new FCC report that says big carrier free data plans violate "net neutrality."

January 10

How iPhone changed the world in 10 years - then stalled (+ video)

​Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from Apple's bag of technological tricks. Plus: Revisit Jobs' historic announcement.

January 9

Premium Lock Report: WhatsApp, other voice, messaging services slice networks' revenue

The Broadband Report       As more and more people shift to alternative messaging and voice services such as WahtsApp, big network providers are suffering a big drop in service-related revenues, a new report says. But there are ways to fight back.

January 9

WTW week in review: Headlines not to be missed, part 2

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire over this past week, part two.

January 9

WTW week in review: Headlines not to be missed, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part one.

January 9

How to WTW on the go in 2017: Use our mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps

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, has WRAL TechWire apps for iOS and Android devices.

Reading WTW on iOS devices Reading WTW on iOS devices

January 6

Premium Lock Trying on clothes virtually - with Gap app, Lenovo phone (+ video demo)

Augmented reality is rapidly becoming a useful reality as an app touted at the CES Show in Las Vegas demonstrates. But the AR app for virtually trying on clothes needs an AR-equipped phone - like Lenovo's Phab 2.

Updated January 5

'Hidden Figures' IBM AR project links in 3 Triangle universities

IBM brings history to life through augmented reality just in time to tie-in with the launch of the NASA unknown heroes' movie "Hidden Figures." And the Triangle features three areas from which viewers can log in through a Pokemon Go-like app.

The "Outthink Hidden" app The "Outthink Hidden" app

January 5

Latest from CES: A rival for Tesla?; VR adventures; faster Wi-Fi, and much more

From a possible rival for Tesla to faster in-home Wi-Fi, trying on clothes via an avatar and adding touch-and-feel to VR: Those are just some of the highlights from the CES Show in Las Vegas.

Updated January 4

Really want a smart home? Cybersecurity worries 60% of possible device buyers

If Americans weren't already skittish about security of their data after recent hacks of commercial sites and all the talk about Russia having possibly "hacked" the 2016 US election, here's a new concern: 60 percent of homeowners with broadband are worried that Internet-linked "smart home" devices could be hacked. Car owners also worry about their connected vehicle data. Plus: A look at the top IoT trends.

Privacy tops smart home concerns Privacy tops smart home concerns

January 4

Premium Lock Survey: Drone delivery service appeals most to men, young millennials

So do people really want drones delivering goods right to their doorstep? Most Americans in a new survey say they aren't, but a majority of men and most young millennials do.

Who wants drone delivery? Who wants drone delivery?

January 4

Trials show 5G wireless technology coming closer to reality

As the Internet of Things sweeps the world with the 50th CES Show at Las Vegas clearly showing just how high-tech the world is becoming, the biggest news so far is the advances being made in 5G wireless. With field trials coming later this year, the days of a truly networked society are coming closer.

Updated January 4

Want hands-off control with better sound? Lenovo one-ups Amazon, Google

Partnering with Amazon and its wireless assistant Alexa technology, Lenovo is rolling out its own "smart speaker." But to one-up the competition, Lenovo is also adding enhanced audio experience with Harman Kardon.

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