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Sebastian Thrun and Udacity Launch New Self-Driving Nanodegree

[Corrected 5/21/19, 11:04 am. See below.] Sebastian Thrun first made his mark on autonomous vehicle development at the dawn of that industry, when he led a Stanford team whose robot car Stanley won the $2 million DARPA Grand Challenge in 2005 by racing driverless through the Mojave Desert for 132 miles.These days, Thrun seems just as excited by another imprint he’s made on the still-forming AV industry—not as a researcher, but as an entrepreneur in online education. Thrun (pictured) says many s...
Tags: Google, Deals, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Talent Gap, Education, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla

Google to ban Huawei’s access to Android

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on Huawei's consumer business been dealt a potentially devastating blow to its future prospects after US president Donald Trump formally added the vendor to a list of companies that American companies cannot trade with if they don't obtain a license. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Google, Advertising, US, Wireless, Donald Trump, Huawei, Government Regulations, Other Posts, Dylan Bushell Embling

The Sprint/T-Mobile Deal Gets FCC Nod

In a move that was looking increasingly unlikely over the past few months, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has signaled that he will recommend that Sprint/T-Mobile merger be approved. The $26.5B merger isn't necessarily out of the woods yet as no vote has been taken and the other four commissioners have not been heard from yet and there is still the DOJ to persuade.  But nevertheless, the deal has crossed a threshold and may now be back on track to close in the coming months. ... [visit site to read more]...
Tags: Advertising, Wireless, Mergers and Acquisitions, Government Regulations

The Top 10 Ways to Deal with a Slow Internet Connection

What’s more annoying than having a great wifi or Ethernet connection, but slow internet speeds? Nothing. Nothing is more annoying than that. When it happens to you—and it will, especially if you jump onto wifi access points at your favorite local businesses—you’re going to wish you could do anything to speed up your…Read more...
Tags: Networking, Internet, Wireless, Wifi, Lifehacks, Connection, Slow

Google discloses security bug in its Bluetooth Titan Security Keys, offers free replacement

Google today disclosed a security bug in its Bluetooth Titan Security Key that could allow an attacker in close physical proximity to circumvent the security the key is supposed to provide. The company says the bug is due to a “misconfiguration in the Titan Security Keys’ Bluetooth pairing protocols” and that even the faulty keys still protect against phishing attacks. Still, the company is providing a free replacement key to all existing users. The bug affects all Titan Bluetooth keys, which...
Tags: Google, Security, TC, Bluetooth, Mobile Security, Tech, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Password, Wireless, Keys, Phishing, Computer Security, Yubico, KEY, Stina Ehrensvärd

Consumers willing to pay a premium for 5G

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on Despite concerns surrounding the commercial proposition of 5G technology, smartphone users are willing to pay an average of a 20% premium for 5G services, according to Ericsson. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, Wireless, Ericsson, Other Posts, Dylan Bushell Embling

The best Wi-Fi extenders for 2019

Your network is only as good as your Wi-Fi signal. In this guide we'll recommend to you five of the best Wi-Fi extenders to help boost your network, to make sure you have wireless signal everywhere in your home. The post The best Wi-Fi extenders for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Wi-fi, Trends, Computing, Wireless, Routers, Buying Guides, Wi-Fi extenders

Lambs, the radiation-proof underwear company formerly known as Spartan, is now selling beanies

Earlier this year, Spartan, the French manufacturer of a silver-lined underwear designed to block EMF radiation from cell phones and wireless routers, relocated to the U.S. and raised some capital from the Los Angeles-based investment firm, Science. Now the company has relaunched as Lambs and is adding a radiation-proof silver-lined beanie to its $29-per-pair underwear already on sale in the U.S. The company’s goal is to capitalize on paranoia around the effects of cell phone radiation on health...
Tags: Startups, TC, Science, Wi-fi, Cancer, Articles, Los Angeles, Paranoia, Physics, United States, Telecommunications, Cell Phones, Wireless, Radiation, Mobile Phone, Consumer Electronics Show

Endpoint Security Company CrowdStrike Files Publicly for IPO

CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity company that identified the two Russian government-linked hacker groups that invaded the Democratic National Committee (DNC)’s network during the 2016 presidential campaign, filed publicly for an initial public offering on Tuesday.Sunnyvale, CA-based CrowdStrike sells cloud-based security software and related services by subscription to businesses. Founded in 2011, the company adapted traditional data security safeguards by monitoring not only computers in custome...
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Russian hackers

This $100 Mesh Router Might Be a Good Reason to Finally Upgrade

Take a moment to count all the gadgets that connect to your home’s wifi network and it will soon become obvious why it doesn’t feel as fast or reliable as it used to. A mesh network with multiple access points can help alleviate an overtaxed wifi network, and for the first time you can finally make the upgrade for…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Wireless, Wifi, Routers, Mesh Networking, Consumer Tech, Wireless Routers, Tp Link

5G at the Austin Forum on May 14

On May 14, learn how 5G advancements will bring us significantly closer to the dream of smart cities The Forrest Four-Cast: May 13, 2019 The wireless connectivity of tomorrow promises significant improvements over our current systems.Learn more about these future developments at the Tuesday evening, May 14 edition of the Austin Forum. Titled “5G: The Wireless Communications Technology That Will Transform Society,” this session explores how these advancements will enable new classes of increas...
Tags: Startups, Austin, Wireless, Neal Stephenson, 5g, Sxsw, Time Machine, Cesar Chavez, Central Library, Matthew Inman, Austin Startups, AT T Labs, Austin Technology Council, Smart-cities, Austin Forum, Arun Ghosh

TP-Link Unveils Affordable Deco W2400 Home Wi-Fi Mesh System

TP-Link , a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today announced the Deco W2400 Dual Band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System. The post TP-Link Unveils Affordable Deco W2400 Home Wi-Fi Mesh System appeared first on
Tags: Networking, All News, Hardware News, Wireless, Wifi, Press Releases, Mesh, Tp-link, Deco W2400

TP-Link’s new routers give you a huge mesh network for just $99

Want a mesh network but turned off by the price? TP-Link's new Deco W2400 could be perfect for you. For just $99 you get a pair of mesh-networking routers with dual-band support and high-speed data throughput. The post TP-Link’s new routers give you a huge mesh network for just $99 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Wi-fi, Trends, Web, Router, Computing, Wireless, Mesh, Tp-link

Uber Completes $8.1B Public Market Debut in Spite of Tumultuous Past

Ride-hailing giant Uber secured $8.1 billion in new capital late Thursday as it priced an initial public offering that set its market capitalization at $82.4 billion, according to calculations by The New York Times and other news outlets.Uber announced late Thursday it will sell 180 million shares of common stock at $45 apiece when it completes the IPO. That price is near the lowest end of the range Uber set at $44 to $50 in the amended prospectus it filed on April 26.Uber (NYSE: UBER) will sta...
Tags: Google, Deals, Transportation, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Marketplace, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech

Exabeam Raises $75M To Compete With Splunk, Other Security Leaders

Landing its second shot of new capital in less than a year, cybersecurity startup Exabeam announced today it secured $75 million in a Series E funding round co-led by new investor Sapphire Ventures and returning investor Lightspeed Venture Partners.San Mateo, CA-based Exabeam says the cash boost will fund its competitive push in a cybersecurity specialty called SIEM, or security information and event management. SIEM companies make software that captures data streaming from machines, such as ne...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Cloud Storage, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Vc

These fall-proof earbuds were designed after scanning thousands of ears

Housed in a rather unusually designed case that makes optimal use of space, the G1 earbuds designed by Designest for Havit are a treat for the eyes and the ears. The IPX5 waterproof earphones come in a compact case that splits into two to reveal both earbuds stored in separate halves, connected by a vibrantly colored silicon piece that also transfers power between halves. The earphones boast a supremely ergonomic fit that the company claims was arrived at after scanning and measuring thousands...
Tags: Music, Design, Wearable, Audio, Sports, Wireless, Earphones, Gym, Active, Product Design, G1, HAVIT, Truly Wireless, Designest

The importance of hospital WiFi security

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Alex Mitchell of When we think about healthcare and hospitals, there are many aspects of safety and security that are typically considered, but Wi-Fi security isn't exactly top of the list for most of us. Yet securing hospital Wi-Fi networks is becoming ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Security, Advertising, Wireless, Industry Viewpoint, Alex Mitchell

Vodafone’s Reveal Keeps the Pressure On Huawei

In today's news is yet another story about Huawei and security as European telecommunications operator and regulators continue to scrutinize the gear in advance of 5G deployments. This one is historical though. Apparently Vodafone found security flaws in Huawei gear its Italian unit bought back in 2011 and 2012. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Security, Advertising, Vodafone, Wireless, Huawei, Government Regulations

5G wireless may mess up weather forecasts

While 5G mobile networks promise to provide tremendous wireless speeds with low latency, they may also make it more difficult for meteorologists to provide weather forecasts. That's because 5G's neighboring frequencies are used by satellites that detect water vapor in the atmosphere, data that informs weather models used by meteorologists. From Nature: Astronomers, meteorologists and other scientists have long worked to share the spectrum with other users, sometimes shifting to different freq...
Tags: Mobile, Weather, Post, News, Climate, Earth, Wireless, Meteorology, 5g, Stephen English

With $103M Raise, Edtech Firm Coursera Graduates to Unicorn Status

Online education company Coursera announced today it raised $103 million in a Series E equity funding round to expand the international reach of its coursework, degree offerings, and workforce training programs.The fundraising round brings in new investor SEEK Group, an Australia-based job search, education, and workforce matchmaking firm whose affiliated businesses operate in 18 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, China, Mexico, and Brazil. Previous Coursera investors Future Fund and ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Marketplace, Education, Internet, Australia, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc, Artificial Intelligence

SoftBank, Google Get Loony Together

Two companies that have dreams of using the stratosphere for bandwidth infrastructure have decided to throw in together. SoftBank's HAPSMobile is investing $125M in Google's Loon as the two partner for a common platform, and Loon gains an option to invest a similar sum in HAPSMobile later on. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Google, Softbank, Advertising, Wireless, Loon, Softbank Google

CIA Allegedly Told Allies That Huawei Is Funded By Chinese State Security, Army

The Central Intelligence Agency has accused Chinese tech giant Huawei of accepting funding from the “People’s Liberation Army, China’s National Security Commission and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network,” the Times of London reported on Saturday, citing a “UK source.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Spying, Hacking, Wireless, Hackers, Espionage, Cia, Huawei, Central Intelligence Agency, 5g, Times of London, Peoples Liberation Army, Chinese State Security Army

Is It Safe to Leave My Smartphone on My Wireless Charger?

Welcome to another edition of Lifehacker’s tech-advice column, brought to you by copious amounts of DayQuil—thanks to whoever gave me the terrible cold I’ve been dealing with the last week or so. Since I still feel like I could easily pack eight more hours of sleep into my schedule today, I’ll cut right to this week’s…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Cable, Power, Wireless, Lifehacks, Charging

T-Mobile/Sprint Having Trouble Getting the DOJ Nod

One year after T-Mobile and Sprint finally finished the preliminaries and announced a merger, the proposed deal is under fire. Few ever thought the deal would get through regulators unscathed, but now we're finally getting to the details. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, Sprint, Wireless, Mergers and Acquisitions, Doj

Verizon Cuts Online Upgrade and Activation Fees, Raises Its 'Full Service' In-Store Fee to $40

Verizon is upping the prices of in-store phone activations—though it’s also lowering the cost of ordering and activating phones using its app or online services, per CNET.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Sprint, Wireless, Att, Fees, Cnet, T Mobile, Verizon Cuts Online Upgrade

6sense Raises $27M to Uncover Hidden Interests of B2B Buyers

Let’s say you’re wondering whether another software provider could do a better job for your business than the one you already use. You start a web search on its competitors. Suddenly, you get a friendly message from your current software provider, asking how things are going.Was it a sixth sense? Nope, as you can probably guess by now. It’s technology.Companies such as 6sense are using advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence software to help their customers find early signals of int...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Web, It, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Fundraising

Feds Partner With South Carolina Prison for Cellphone Jamming Test

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons tested cellphone-jamming technology at the state-run maximum security Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina, last week, the Associated Press reported, in what the Verge noted may be a prelude to state prisons gaining more power to keep incarcerated persons…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Prison, Smartphones, Cybersecurity, Wireless, Associated Press, South Carolina, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Columbia South Carolina, South Carolina Prison, U S Federal Bureau of Prisons, Cellphone Jammers, Jammers, Broad River Correctional Institution

Report: The FCC's Big Millimeter-Wave Auction Won't Help Speed Up 5G Rollout All That Much

Last week, Donald Trump and the Federal Communications Commission announced a huge push to sell off up to 3.4 gigahertz of the millimeter-wave spectrum, part of a plan to speed the rollout of 5G technology. The president introduced the push by telling an audience at the White House that he will not allow “any other…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Fcc, White House, Smartphones, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, 4G, Donald Trump, 5g

Lyft, Uber, and the Changing Disclosure Rules For Unicorn IPOs

When a much-watched tech company such as Lyft, Uber, or Pinterest files for an initial public stock offering, people eagerly scour the sudden trove of information that such a private business must finally disclose when it begins to offer shares to the general public, rather than only to sophisticated inside investors such as venture capital firms.For newly public company Lyft, (NASDAQ: LYFT) though, the IPO disclosure requirements were significantly lower than they would usually be for business...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Transportation, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Pinterest, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Financial Crisis

How Do I Leech My Neighbor's Wifi Connection?

I might as well rename this column “The Wifi Wizard,” given how many of you have written in with wireless networking questions over the past several months. That’s fine, though. Wireless networking is near and dear to my heart, as I have wonderful memories of the three years I spent testing routers for Wirecutter—lots…Read more...
Tags: Sharing, Access Point, Router, Wireless, Wifi, Lifehacks, Neighbor