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What is Wi-Fi? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Wi-Fi? It's a technology we all use everyday to connect all of our portable devices, but understanding how it works and how far it's come from its humble beginnings is another thing entirely. The post What is Wi-Fi? Here’s everything you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Networking, Wi-fi, Trends, Computing, Wireless


Podcast: Bauer buys Lincs, Celador and Wireless Local

Former GMG Radio Group PD John Simons offers his thoughts on Bauer’s purchase last week of Lincs FM Group, Celador Radio and Wireless’ local radio division. Simo chats to Stuart Clarkson about how Bauer might integrate the new acquisitions and what it’s like in a station that’s just been bought. RadioToday’s Editor Roy Martin joins Stuart to discuss the Bauer deals and the consolidation’s wider impact on the industry – as well as the other big stories of the week such as the Radio Times’ list...
Tags: Radio, Wireless, David Lloyd, Stuart, Radio Times, Bauer, Simo, Roy Martin, Celador, John Simons, James Cridland, Lisa Kerr, RadioToday Programme, RTP, Stuart Clarkson, Broadcast Bionics


Which Wifi Band Should I Use for My Devices?

Wireless networking is kind of like an emergency kit for your car (or earthquake-prone California home). You don’t really think much about it when it’s there, but you’re going to notice it’s missing when you need it. Also, you want to make sure it’s set up to give you the best possible experience.Read more...
Tags: Networking, California, Speed, Router, Wireless, Wifi, Lifehacks


SXSW Startups: TransferFi

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 13, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in the Enterprise and Smart Data category, which will pitch at 12:30 pm Saturday, March 9, TransferFi is creating the world’s first long-range, safe, and efficient W...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Singapore, Startup, Austin, Wireless, Nus, Thomson Reuters, Cto, Yoda, Launchpad, Sxsw, Asean, National University Of Singapore, Dean, Hugh Forrest


Apple AirPods 2 rumours: Deeper bass and more sensors

The follow up to Apple’s popular wireless earbuds are on the way and we have new rumours about what they might feature. A report from My Smart Price has suggested some of the new features we can expect from Apple’s 2nd generation of AirPods. The AirPods are expected to launch later this year, though details of what they’ll be introducing are scarce there are new rumours to get excited about. The information given to My Smart Price comes from one of their ‘trusted sources” so may not be ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Music, Tech, Wireless, Earbuds, Rumours, Earbud, AirPods, Airpower, My Smart Price


Chris Evans says talkRADIO is changing to talkNEWS

Chris Evans has told listeners to his Virgin Radio breakfast show that Wireless’ talkRADIO is going to rebrand as talkNEWS – and suggested Nick Ferrari and John Humphrys would be great signings. Speaking on Friday’s show at around 7.15am, he referred back to a reference to ‘talkNEWS’ on the previous day’s show. “The reason I called it talkNEWS on the radio yesterday,” he said. “Is because I know something that nobody else knows, and it slipped out. It’s going to be called talkNEWS.” The chat ...
Tags: UK, Top, Industry, Radio, Wireless, Rebekah brooks, LBC, Programmes, Today programme, John Humphrys, Chris Evans, NICK, Chris, Alerts, Nick Ferrari, Virgin Radio


Bauer buys Wireless Group’s local radio stations

Wireless has sold its local radio stations in England and Wales to Bauer Media. The news comes at the end of a week when the radio group has already purchased 36 radio stations from Lincs FM Group and Celador Radio. Wireless stations Radio Wave, Wish FM, Tower FM, Wire FM, Peak FM, Signal 1, Signal 2, Signal 107, The Wave, Swansea Sound, Pulse 1 and Pulse 2 are all part of the deal. Wireless’s 80s digital services are also part of the deal. The group of radio stations originally came togethe...
Tags: UK, England, Top, Wales, Industry, Radio, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wireless, Belfast, Signal, Alerts, Bauer, Drogheda, Dublin Cork, Virgin Radio


IRN Award nominations revealed for 2019

Bauer leads the commercial radio groups with 23 nominations for this year’s IRN Awards, just ahead of Global’s 19. There are also four for Wireless and three each for Premier Christian Radio and the Jack FM Oxfordshire news teams. Making up the nominations list are single nominations for each of Quidem, Bob FM and Central FM. There is one nomination for Lincs FM Group’s Yorkshire News Team, which we have counted in the Bauer total after news of the group’s purchase earlier today. The nominati...
Tags: London, Awards, Global, Industry, Radio, Swansea, Wireless, Sky News, Joan, Tim Farron, Geraint Thomas, Clyde, Kay Burley, Bauer, Dunblane, IRN


Even Apple Isn't Immune to AT&T's '5G E' Bullshit

AT&T is continuing to move forward with its bullshit strategy to rebrand slightly enhanced 4G service as “5G E,” 9to5Mac reported on Monday, with some of its customers who have downloaded the latest iOS 12.2 beta reporting that the 5G E icon has replaced the LTE service icon on iPhones.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Science, Technology, Telecoms, Wireless, Att, 5g, 5g E Is Not 5g


Google brings Chrome OS Instant Tethering to more Chromebooks and phones

Tethering your laptop and phone can be a bit of a hassle. Google’s Chrome OS has long offered a solution called Instant Tethering that makes the process automatic, but so far, this only worked for a small set of Google’s own Chromebooks and phones, starting with the Nexus 6. Now Google is officially bringing this feature to a wider range of devices after testing it behind a Chrome OS flag for a few weeks. With this, Instant Tethering is now available on an additional 15 Chromebooks and more t...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Mobile, Tech, Chrome Os, Wireless, Chromebooks


Why Bluetooth 5.1 Will Make it Easier to Find Your Missing Car Keys

Developers can now start playing with the next iteration of Bluetooth—that convenient little technology that lets you stream music to nearby devices or go on a run without cables connecting you to your smartphone. Though it will still take some time for Bluetooth 5.1 to make its way to phones, laptops, and other…Read more...
Tags: Bluetooth, Wireless, Smart Home, Lifehacks, Connectivity, Bluetooth 51


BBC rejects News UK-funded report on 5 live

The BBC says it rejects the headline findings of a report by academics at the University of Kent into the levels of news and current affairs output on Radio 5 live. The university’s Centre for Journalism was given a £25,000 research grant by News UK, the parent company of talkSPORT and talkRADIO operator Wireless, to produce the report, which finds that 5 live is not meeting Ofcom’s requirement that 75% of output should be news and current affairs. The report claims the station’s 2018 output...
Tags: UK, England, Top, Israel, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, News UK, Wireless, Talksport, Alerts, BBC Radio, University of Kent, UTV, Bbc Radio 5 Live


George Galloway puts talkRADIO in breach with Ofcom

A complaint against George Galloway on talkRADIO has been upheld by Ofcom. The regulator was alerted to his programme on 16th March 2018 which the complainant said it contained “biased and unbalanced views” about the response of the UK and Russian Governments to the poisoning of Yulia and Sergei Skripal in Salisbury on 4 March 2018. The complainant also considered that any listeners who attempted to challenge Mr Galloway’s views were “mocked and ridiculed”. Ofcom said it considered this progr...
Tags: UK, Top, People, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Wireless, George Galloway, Salisbury, George, Galloway, Sergei, Talk Radio, Licensee, Yulia, Sergei Skripal


Norwest VC Eyes Waves of Change in A.I., Marketing, Cloud for 2019

Venture capital firms invest in potentially disruptive technologies with the hope of profit, then keep watch for further advances that could overtake their existing portfolio companies. All this is done while they guide startups through other external challenges such as fundraising droughts and overall market downturns.Scott Beechuk, a partner at Norwest Venture Partners, is one of the tech industry observers invited by Xconomy to look back at the technology developments of 2018, and also forec...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Cloud, Hardware, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Azure, Marketing, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Employee Engagement, Web, It


Podcast: Francis Currie and Mike Cass from Virgin Radio

RadioToday’s Stuart Clarkson catches up the programmers in charge of Virgin Radio – Francis Currie and Mike Cass – as the station launches The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky. Plus – Dom Chambers talks to the new Chair of the Community Media Association, Danny Lawrence, and Roy Martin talks us through the big news of the week including Simon Mayo’s return with Scala Radio. There’s also a chat with BBC Somerset Managing Editor Nick Bull about the station’s new studios. James Cridland share...
Tags: Radio, Wireless, BBC Somerset, Danny Lawrence, Virgin Radio, Roy Martin, Simon Mayo, James Cridland, Nick Bull, Community Media Association, RadioToday Programme, RTP, Stuart Clarkson, Broadcast Bionics, Francis Currie, Mike Cass


What is 5G? Here’s everything you need to know

It has been years in the making, but 5G is finally becoming a reality. While 5G coverage is still extremely limited, expect to see it expand in 2019. Not sure what 5G even is? Here's everything you need to know. The post What is 5G? Here’s everything you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Business, Trends, Wireless, 5g, 4G LTE, 5G cellular, Cellphone Tech, 5GQualcommSponsorship


Autonomic CEO Gavin Sherry on Mobility, China, and Data Privacy

In a tech culture that looks toward self-driving cars as the pinnacle of mobility innovation, we’re still debating whether fully autonomous vehicles are an imminent reality for our roads or an ever-receding Shangri-La.But looking back from the viewpoint of 2019, it’s worth considering whether the really pivotal, world-changing advances in transportation have not already been launched. It came in relatively quick steps:—The first time a person with a smartphone stepped into a car, that vehicle b...
Tags: Google, Startups, Transportation, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Marketplace, Entertainment, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, E-commerce


The World Isn't Ready For Port-Less Phones (Yet)

Slowly but surely, ports have been falling off our devices, and as a preview of our fully wireless future, Meizu and Vivo recently released seamless phones with nary an opening. But despite how slick those devices appear, (and my personal desire to banish wires to the shadow realm), the world simply isn’t ready for…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Usb, Wireless, Ports, Vivo, Meizu, Vivo APEX 2019, The True Wireless Dream Is Coming


Wednesday Roundup: 123Net, Cascadia, EdgeConneX, DataGryd

Four interesting bits of infrastructure expansion news from four metros worth taking a look at one fiber, one fixed wireless, and two datacenter: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, Wireless, Datacenter, Fiber Networks


Thursday Roundup: 123Net, Cascadia, EdgeConneX, DataGryd

Four interesting bits of infrastructure expansion news from four metros worth taking a look at one fiber, one fixed wireless, and two datacenter: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, Wireless, Datacenter, Fiber Networks


Educational Play Kit Company Osmo Sold to India’s Edtech Firm Byju’s for $120M

Byju’s, an edtech company based in India that claims a $3.6 billion valuation based on its sales success there, announced it has acquired Palo Alto, CA-based learning-through-play firm Osmo for $120 million.Named after the teacher Byju Raveendran, who founded the company in 2011, Byju’s is making its first acquisition in the United States to advance its goals of expanding globally and adding very young children to its user base. The company, which announced the deal Wednesday, had already made ...
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Education, Internet, Entrepreneurship, India, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc


Vermont official fact-checks mobile carriers' coverage maps, proves they're lying like crazy

America's major cellular carriers publish maps showing that virtually the entire state is well-covered, with solid signals and 5MB/s internet speeds, but Vermonters know that this is totally untrue. Knowing it and proving it are two different things: so Department of Public Service telecommunications infrastructure specialist Corey Chase, packed six cell-phones loaded with custom code developed by a Bulgarian programmer into a state-owned Prius and drove more than 6,000 miles around the st...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Post, News, Fcc, America, Wireless, Vermont, Trump, Cartography, Vermont Public Radio, Department of Public Service, John Dillon, Purvis, Lies Damned Lies Telcoms Lies, Corey Chase


NEC demonstrates 5G face recognition system

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. NEC has completed a proof-of-concept demonstration of a 5G-based facial recognition system that can be temporarily deployed at event venues without the need for new cable installation. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, NEC, Artificial Intelligence, Wireless, Other Posts, Dylan Bushell Embling


ScoutRFP Scores $33M to Compete in Supplier Management Sector

ScoutRFP, whose software is designed to help businesses streamline the process of ordering goods from suppliers, announced that it raised $33 million in a Series C fundraising round led by Scale Venture Partners.San Francisco-based Scout, part of a tech sector dubbed supplier relations management, or SRM, aims to free businesses from painstaking traditional methods of seeking bids from various suppliers and comparing their merits. Some companies are still doing this by laboriously creating spre...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Cloud, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc, Software, Automation, Innovation


A VC’s Take: Global Volatility Hurts U.S. Venture Ecosystem

As Xconomy’s editors looked back at the year just passed, we asked technology leaders to comment on the trends they’d observed in 2018, and the developments they expected in 2019. Some leaders responded with their views on the business impact of the Trump era, pointing to specific policy positions such as tax code revisions, curbs on immigration, and the decision by federal regulators to roll back net neutrality requirements on telecom carriers.Alex Niehenke, a partner at Foster City, CA-based ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Net Neutrality, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Russia, Funding, Immigration, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, Eu, Web


Guess what Sony’s latest bluetooth speaker looks like…

You may constantly need to explain yourself to your parents or conservative family members when they first take a look at the Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker, because trust me, it looks uncannily similar to something you’d find in a college-going teenager’s room.Mary Jane reference aside, this product, weird as it may look, is classic Sony. Sony as a company is famed for creating products that are state of the art, but also weird (Verge has chronicled most of them down)… and the LSPX-S2 or th...
Tags: Music, Design, Audio, Speakers, Sony, Wireless, Bluetooth Speaker, Product Design, Candle, Mary Jane, Sony Sony, Sony LSPX, Glass Sound Speaker, LSPX-S2


With Spigen's New Over-the-Air Charging Case, We're One Step Closer to Truly Wireless Power Being a Reality

Over the past few years, Ossia has impressed us with demonstrations of its over-the-air power delivery system which promises to make charging cables and pads obsolete. But it’s always been just demos of prototypes, which feels like a constant tease of a future we want right now. For CES 2019, however, Ossia worked…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Smartphones, Ces, Power, Cases, Wireless, Charging, Ossia, Consumer Tech, Cota, Spigen, CES 2019, Ces2019, Forever Sleeve


This hole-digging drone parachutes in to get the job done

A new drone from the NIMBUS group at the University of Nebraska can fall out of a plane, parachute down, fly to a certain place, dig a hole, hide sensors inside it, and then fly away like some crazy wasp. Robots are weird. The goal of the project is to allow drones to place sensors in distant and hostile environments. The system starts on a plane or helicopter which ejects the entire thing inside of a cylindrical canister. The canister falls for a while then slows down with a parachute. Once it’...
Tags: Energy, TC, Gadgets, Technology, Electronics, Tech, Drone, Wireless, Nebraska, Robotics, Emerging-technologies, University of Nebraska, Nimbus, Carrick Detweiler


Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data

Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, who would use the data to track anyone “within seconds” for whatever reason they wanted. At first, a little-known company LocationSmart was obtaining (and leaking) real-time location data from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint and selling access through another company, 3Cinteractive, to Securus, a prison technology c...
Tags: Security, Startups, Mobile, Verizon, Technology, Privacy, US, Georgia, United States, Sprint, T Mobile, AT&T, Wireless, Motherboard, Wyden, Reporter


The Power Combo of A.I. Devices with Cloudlets Comes with Cyber Risks

When we have a chance to view it from a distance, the year 2018 may be seen as a period when innovations in a number of technological fields came together to transform not only the future of computing, but also the very structure of the Internet.First, entrepreneurs vying to invent self-driving vehicles, virtual assistants, and intelligent industrial machines created a hunger for more powerful semiconductors that could enable scattered devices to take over sophisticated calculations powered by ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Cloud, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Vc, Software