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Archive for June, 2014

Automotive Telematics: Growing Connections

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 30th, 2014

The Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), the Google initiative to boost the use of Android devices in cars, is making headway with Volkswagen and Volvo the latest to join. Google’s alliance, established in January, now has 35 members, including most of the world’s major car brands. Android is the dominant operating systems for smartphones worldwide. LG […]

WiFi Roaming Between San Franciso & San Jose

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 30th, 2014

Ruckus Wirelesstoday announced a major initiative with the City and County of San Francisco, the City of San José and Global Reach Technology to create the first large-scale municipal Hotspot 2.0 service that allows millions of visitors and residents to automatically and securely connect to and seamlessly roam using San José and San Francisco free […]

WiMax Forum Objects to “Citizens Band” on 3.65-3.70 GHz

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 27th, 2014

The WiMAX Forum, the global body that certifies and promotes products based on the 802.16 standard, is urging the FCC not to include the 3.65-3.7 GHz spectrum band in the anticipated 3.55-3.65 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). The 3.5G industry has already matured with 11 commercial networks globally, such as Relish in London, and […]

Google I/O: Multi-headed Hydra

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 25th, 2014

Today in San Francisco at Google I/O 2014, Google kicked off their 7th annual I/O developers conference. This year, they’re focusing on three key themes: design, develop, and distribute. Android Version 5.0, dubbed “L”, featuring a further refined interface called Material Design, additional tools and APIs for developers, and a new runtime that is optimized […]

LG’s Smartwatch on Android Wear

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 25th, 2014

Google didn’t give out too much info on the LG G Watch during its I/O keynote, but, LG had plenty to say after the keynote ended, with pricing, availability, and specs for LG’s Android Wear smartwatch. LG’s smartwatch will be priced at $229 and will ship “around” July 7th. With voice recognition, the LG G […]

Netgear Announces Six Antenna WiFi Router

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 25th, 2014

Chipmaker Broadcom, today announced that its latest 5G WiFi chips are used in the NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 WiFi router (R8000) which uses six antennas. In contrast, the ASUS’ RT-AC87U uses Quantenna’s chipset in its new four antenna 802.11ac WiFi router. Netgear calls it a “Tri-Band” router, referring to the three radios in the XStream architecture, […]