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At CES 2018, enthusiasm mounts on how 5G will transform industries

LAS VEGAS — It’s an uncertain waiting game as to when the next-generation high-speed wireless service known as 5G will reach mass market, but the business implications are already a major talking point at CES 2018. CES 2018 The Big Trends for Business CES showcases the tech trends that will shape the year ahead. See the most important products that… Read more →

Top Windows 10 questions: How to install, secure, upgrade, get it for free

Video: Windows 10 after two years: Was the upgrade worth it? Every year around this time, I make a list and check it twice. I’m referring, of course, to the reports generated by the elves in ZDNet’s analytics engine, who know exactly which posts you’ve been most interested in. In 2017, Microsoft hit the accelerator on Windows 10, delivering the… Read more →

T-Mobile adds 5.7 million net customers in 2017, 1.9 million in Q4

T-Mobile said it added 5.7 million net subscribers for 2017 and delivered strong additions in the fourth quarter of 1.9 million. The wireless carrier announced its preliminary fourth quarter results and noted that it is buying back shares. T-Mobile had been in talks to merge with Sprint, but the companies couldn’t reach an agreement. SoftBank to increase stake in Sprint… Read more →

CES: Alcatel standardizing on 18:9 displays, BlackBerry Motion coming to US next week

Image: TCL Communication Alcatel has compelling smartphone designs offered at reasonable prices, see my review of the Alcatel Idol 5, and issued a statement regarding its plans for 2018. It will standardize the display on all three of its series in 2018, bringing 18:9 full view displays to the Alcatel Series 5, 3, and 1. CES 2018 The Big Trends… Read more →

​Toyota’s e-Palette and 5 reasons why it could reinvent commerce

Toyota outlined its e-Palette platform, which mixes mobility, commerce and autonomous driving in a customizable package, and the idea could be used by multiple enterprises. CES 2018 The Big Trends for Business CES showcases the tech trends that will shape the year ahead. See the most important products that will impact businesses and professionals. Read More At CES 2018, Toyota… Read more →

Intel and Micron break up NAND partnership

Intel SSD DC P4600 Series features 3D NAND Intel and Micron have decided that it’s time for the companies to go their separate ways with respect to future 3D NAND development. Must read: How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing The announcement came ahead of a keynote address at CES in Las Vegas by Intel chief executive Brian… Read more →

Apple releases iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone and iPad

iOS 11.2.2 software update Another day, another patch to install. This time it’s iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Must read: How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing The patch is to fix the Spectre vulnerability that came to light earlier this month. Apple describes the patch as follows: iOS 11.2.2 includes security improvements to Safari… Read more →

CES 2018: Qualcomm debuts Bluetooth SoC for wireless audio devices

LAS VEGAS — Qualcomm has announced an integrated Bluetooth audio system on chip (SoC) that the company says will reduce power consumption and double processing power within small form factor audio products like wireless earbuds and headsets. A prototype of biometric earbuds by Qualcomm. The QCC5100 series has Bluetooth 5 dual-mode radio, low power audio and application subsystems, and integrated… Read more →

CES 2018: Qualcomm unveils smart home hub collaboration with Google

LAS VEGAS — At CES 2018, Qualcomm and Google announced a new collaboration that aims to put the Google Assistant into more devices around the home. The collaboration includes two Qualcomm Home Hub platforms based on the SDA624 and SDA212 system on chips that support Google’s Android Things. CES 2018 The Big Trends for Business CES showcases the tech trends… Read more →