Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”
Google is releasing tools for software developers to make applications for wearable-computing devices, trying to repeat the success it's had with the Android mobile-operating system for gadgets people wear on their bodies.
Broadband Report: The Consortium for School Networking's latest EdTechNext Report shifts the focus for districts and schools toward building mobile into their content and application strategies - from school-wide apps to curriculum.
A week ago, the Wall Street Journals' Re/code quoted a Lenovo marketing executive as saying that Hollywood star and entrepreneur Ashton Kutcher was working with the company to create a smartphone. Lenovo says that's not true but offers no other insight.
Verizon Wireless ranked highest among its peers in four out of five categories in a national study by RootMetrics.com that measured network performance. In a six-month review of reliability, speed, call quality, data and text messaging, Verizon Wireless's score was 89.7 out of 100 and AT&T Inc.'s was 86.2.
Raleigh M2M firm sold; Metabolon's new deal; Red Hat expands 'cloud;' FDA nod for OxyBio; Pozen cuts losses; reboot costs TransEnterix
In today's Bullbog blog rounding up the latest tech and life science news: Raleigh-based Jazz Wireless is sold; Metabolon makes a deal with Craig Venter firm; Red Hat joins AWS GovCloud; Oxygen Biotherapeutics can advance research on brain treatment; Pozen cuts its losses; and TransEnterix losses mount as company reboots.
Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres posed a "selfie," and the star-studded photo immediately crashed Twitter. But who didn't make the photo taken with a Samsung smartphone? Lenovo tweets its own response noting that its camera would have captured more iconic star faces. So tweet, that, Samsung!
Siri voice commands is coming to new cars. Apple says technology letting drivers use iPhones with voice commands or steering-wheel buttons will be available in vehicles as early as this year.
The Broadband Report: Middle Schoolers throughout North Carolina will get a chance to connect what they are learning in the classroom with the real world of work all this week during Students@Work.
Lenovo's chief marketing officer tells "Re/code" that the star of "Two and a Half Men" is helping design a line of special edition phones. Lenovo already sells a "K" phone endorsed by NBA start Kobe Bryant. So what will the new K phone be called?
Lenovo's Yang Yuanqing steals the headlines at the Mobile World Congress by vowing to quickly turn around money-losing Motorola Mobility after its $2.9 billion deal with Google closes. However, Motorola Mobility makes its own news by announcing a new smartphone and shows some moxie with a smartwatch while deeming rival products as "extremely ugly."
Thursday's announcement follows the company's $1.6 billion investment in the state between 2011 and 2013. AT&T says the investment was designed to enhance network speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers.
Google has received inquiries from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over the company's sales from advertising and mobile-phone unit Motorola Mobility. Lenovo is seeking to buy the group for $2.9 billion. Lenovo declined comment about the SEC inquiry.
"Creating What's Next" is the theme of the Mobile World Congress, and analysts at global research firm offer their views on three developments Monday: PayPal and Samsung's biometric pay feature; Samsung's new flagship phone; and Mark Zuckerberg's keynote speech about how Facebook connects to the next billion.
News from the annual Mobile World Congress in Madrid: Ford may dump Microsoft, embrace BlackBerry for smart cars; Microsoft says Lenovo will make Windows phone; Microsoft aims for cheap cellphones; WhatsApp adds voice; analyst likes Cisco's "small cell" play.
The world's No. 1 PC maker is determined to become an even larger player in the mobile communications space. And that effort is being displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with a barrage of new product and software announcements. Note: We've updated our report with more details on the new "S" phones.
If Google Fiber were to pick the Research Triangle and Charlotte, the high-speed connectivity across the state would take quantum leaps. Don't forget the NC Next Generation Network is under development, MCNC's NCREN has a state-wide fiber backbone, and Time Warner Cable has Duke Net's highway. More projects might be coming - say from some giant like AT&T. Mix all these networks and you have the first "gigastate."
A Utah judge on Wednesday blocked TV streaming company Aereo Inc. from operating in several Western states, at least until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a related case in April. Broadcasters have argued Aereo is stealing TV signals without paying. Aereo says the tiny antennas it uses to capture signals before relaying them over the Internet should be treated the same as antennas that people use to pull TV signals for free.
The Triangle area is on the list of metropolitan areas where Internet giant Google wants to deploy its "Google Fiber" broadband network for TV, Internet and other services. However, a final decision about deployment is contingent upon negotiations with various local government agencies.