Pre-5G networks come in late 2017
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Friday, 24 March 2017 20:34

Pre-5G networks come in late 2017


Work on 5G NR standard started this month


Last month, during the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, there were several media and press events held to demonstrate the business and consumer impacts that 5G wireless networks will have on the global economy and daily life once the networks begin to appear  over the next couple of years.

Google announces real-time location sharing on Google Maps
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Available for Android and iOS in coming weeks


Google has decided that it will bring real-time location to Google Maps for Android users, iPhone users, mobile web and desktop users, letting anyone with a shared link to know where you are while you're traveling.

Acer founder snubs Taiwanese university students
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Benefiting others improves individual-societal relationships


The founder of Acer Inc, who began his company back in 1976 and has now witnessed it become the sixth largest PC vendor in the world, admits he is not a fan of how Taiwanese students behave themselves during university graduation ceremonies.

Acer expects significant growth in Chromebooks, gaming PCs
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Windows Mixed Reality headsets will also play a minor role


According to a recent report from top executives at Acer, the company expects to experience double-digit growth this year in the gaming PC and low-cost Chromebook markets, with most of the growth being generated from Chromebooks in particular.

Intel releases its first Optane PCI-E SSD
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 06:33

Intel releases its first Optane PCI-E SSD


First 3D XPoint SSD reaches 550K IOPS with 10 microsecond latency

Over the weekend, Intel pushed ahead with the release of its first consumer and enterprise SSD based on 3D XPoint technology, with latency rates roughly one hundred times lower than NAND flash alternatives that have dominated the market since 2007.

Wireless charging demand to pick up with next iPhone
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Physical Direct Connection (PDC) technology to improve chassis yield rates

Consumer demand for wireless charging is expected to pick up following the arrival of the next-generation iPhone lineup later this year, according to research from Digitimes and information from smartphone chassis makers.

Carry-on electronics banned from some flights
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Screening procedures in some countries will affect non-stop flights

Starting today, the US government is preparing to ban passengers on certain flights into the US from bringing electronic devices including laptops, iPads, cameras and certain other hand held luggage.

Global tablet shipments fell by 40 million in Q1 2017
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A market share war between stylus tablets and 2-in-1 convertible PCs

It is no hidden secret that worldwide tablet shipments have progressively began a decline over the past three years, since the industry began experiencing year-over-year slumps to the present number of 39.6 million units in Q4 2016.

Apple's 10.5-inch iPad goes into gear
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 05:51

Apple's 10.5-inch iPad goes into gear


Announcement comes in April alongside Apple's spaceship campus HQ

Apple is expected to move ahead with production on its mid-size, 10.5-inch iPad model later this month, rather than a previously expected timeframe of May to June, according to the latest reports from the Taiwan-based supply chain.

Web inventor highlights three problems facing the world
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Free speech, targeted ads, and the quest to unspread misinformation


Sunday marked the 28th anniversary in which Tim Berners-Lee, the English computer scientist accredited with the invention of the World Wide Web concept, submitted his original proposal to CERN that ultimately became the first standard for the internet.