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LTE Direct Gets Real

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2014

LTE Direct, a new feature being added to the LTE protocol, will make it possible to bypass cell towers, notes Technology Review. Phones using LTE Direct (Qualcomm whitepaper), will be able to “talk” directly to other mobile devices as well as connect to beacons located in shops and other businesses. The wireless technology standard is […]

Australia’s Telstra Fires Up National WiFi Network

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2014

Australia’s largest telecommunications company, Telstra, will install two million public hotspots that will be available for free to Telstra subscribers as part of a plan to blanket public spaces with internet access. Trials of the $100m project will begin by November, reports The Guardian, and will allow Telstra customers who agree to share their bandwidth […]

Budget Android One Ships

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 15th, 2014

The first Android One handsets, which are budget-priced smartphones, have been released in India, reports the BBC. Android One handsets provide a minimum set of features determined by Google. “Our goal was to develop high quality smartphones at an affordable price, with access to connectivity, done at scale around the world,” Sundar Pichai, who oversees […]

Apple iPhone 6 & Apple Watch Announced

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 9th, 2014

Apple is livecasting their product announcements this morning — but not for Windows users — you’ll need a Safari browser or Apple TV to see it. Apple is expected to unveil the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 alongside the iWatch, and will likely provide updates on iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Live coverage is […]

Intel Developer Forum Live Keynote

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 9th, 2014

At the 2014 Intel Developer Forum (IDF14) Intel Chief Executive Officer, Brian Krzanich, shared Intel’s vision for the future, providing updates on Intel technologies. The live keynote started at 9Am this morning from San Francisco. Multiple sessions will be running in tandem over the 3-day IDF event. Mega Sessions are presented by senior leaders at […]

Dualing Webcasts from Apple and Intel

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 8th, 2014

Dualing webstreams are expected Tuesday, reports The Oregonian. Apple is livecasting their new line of laptops, phones and wearables — but not for Windows users — you’ll need a Safari browser or Apple TV to see it. Forty miles north, Intel will have its own livestreaming keynote by chief executive Brian Krzanich at the big […]