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AT&T hits new 5G milestone with standards-based mobile device

AT&T on Thursday night successfully completed the world’s first millimeter wave mobile 5G browsing session with a standards-based device on a mobile 5G network, the company announced Friday. see also Top 5G announcements from MWC 2018 We round up the biggest announcements on 5G made during MWC 2018 in Barcelona this week. Read More As AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon… Read more →

Windows Defender becomes first antivirus to run inside a sandbox

Microsoft announced today that Windows Defender is the first antivirus to gain the ability to run inside a sandbox environment. In software design, a “sandbox” is a security mechanism that works by separating a process inside a tightly controlled area of the operating system that gives that process access to limited disk and memory resources. The idea is to prevent… Read more →

Report: Samsung, Google collaborating on version of Android for foldable phone

Samsung is making progress in its efforts to roll out a mass-market foldable smartphone, according to a report from Bloomberg. As the phone nears the final stages of development, Samsung is reportedly working with Google to create a version of Android tailored for the device. The final interface will depend on which of the final two prototypes Samsung chooses. The… Read more →

Berlin protests halt Google plans: Will recruitment suffer?

Local protestors claimed a victory in their opposition to Google’s plans to set up an urban business park in a poor district of Berlin — it would have been its seventh “Google Campus” after London, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Seoul, and Warsaw. The BBC reports, Google drops plans for Berlin campus after protests The district has long been known… Read more →

Facebook removes more Iran-linked accounts, this time targeting the US & UK

Facebook Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher said today the company removed 82 pages, groups, and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior. The accounts originated in Iran and targeted people in the US and UK. This is the second time Facebook intervenes to take down an Iran-linked social media influence campaign after the company previously removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts… Read more →

Microsoft finalizes its $7.5 billion GitHub acquisition

Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub has received regulatory approval and is now official. Microsoft announced the completion of its $7.5 billion acquisition of the GitHub hosting and development service on October 26. Credit: Microsoft European Union regulators approved Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition on October 19. Microsoft announced intentions to buy GitHub on June 4, 2018. At that time, officials said Microsoft’s CEO… Read more →

Worst Windows 10 version ever? Microsoft’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad October

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been plagued by trouble. In September 2017, Microsoft boasted that it had just released the “best version of Windows 10 ever.” A year later, as Windows engineers struggle with the most recent release of the company’s flagship operating system, there’s a compelling case that the October 2018 Update is the worst version of… Read more →

China has been ‘hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries’

Image: Demchak et al. // Edited: ZDNet A Chinese state-owned telecommunications company has been “hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries,” according to an academic paper published this week by researchers from the US Naval War College and Tel Aviv University. The culprit is China Telecom, the country’s third-largest telco and internet service provider (ISP), which has had a… Read more →

​Apple’s new iPad Pro aims to keep enterprise momentum

Apple’s iPad Pro launch in Brooklyn is about providing a refresh for fans of the tablet as well as the Mac, but there is a bigger picture worth noting. Apple needs an updated iPad Pro to drive enterprise adoption and ensure its iOS ecosystem continues to be the go-to mobile platform for business. Sure, the iPad Pro is likely to… Read more →

​Apple’s new iPad Pro aims to keep enterprise momentum

Apple’s iPad Pro launch in Brooklyn is about providing a refresh for fans of the tablet as well as the Mac, but there is a bigger picture worth noting. Apple needs an updated iPad Pro to drive enterprise adoption and ensure its iOS ecosystem continues to be the go-to mobile platform for business. Sure, the iPad Pro is likely to… Read more →

Flying "tug" drones anchor to objects to pull 40 times their weight

Researchers from Stanford University and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a small but super powerful drone that can anchor to objects in order to haul heavy loads. While most drones passively monitor the world as flying sensor stations, the new drone actively manipulates the environment around it by either hoisting, pushing, or dragging objects, depending on… Read more →