Mobile

RIP Windows phones: New Windows 10 Mobile hardware and features ‘aren’t the focus’ | PCWorld

This is the end of era of Microsoft Windows smartphones that never really started!  https://www.pcworld.com/article/3231965/windows-phone-os/windows-10-mobile-phones-are-dead.html Windows phones are really, truly dead. This weekend, Microsoft’s VP of operating systems confirmed the writing on the wall. “Of course we’ll continue to support the platform [with] bug fixes, security updates, etc.,” Joe Belfiore wrote on Twitter.  Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore says

Here’s everything Google just announced

https://techcrunch.com/gallery/heres-everything-google-announced-today/ Google held a press conference yesterday in San Francisco, where the company announced everything from new phones to crazy machine learning-powered wearable cameras. It was a flurry of news. Techcrunch condensed it all the highlights down well into one quick slideshow.

iPhone 8 teardowns

iFixit Teardown Gives First Look at iPhone 8′s Guts. View IFixit iPhone 8 Teardown to  find out if Apple’s playing a game of mere numerical catch-up to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 line, or if glass backing and wireless charging warrants skipping ahead a grade. iFixit’s iPhone 8 teardown shows that you really don’t want to crack

Bluetooth Vulnerability Affects All Major OS

https://hackaday.com/2017/09/14/bluetooth-vulnerability-affects-all-major-os/ Turn off your Bluetooth! I checked that mine was turned off after reading this: Security researchers from Armis Labs recently published a whitepaper unveiling eight critical 0-day Bluetooth-related vulnerabilities, affecting Linux, Windows, Android and iOS operating systems. These vulnerabilities alone or combined can lead to privileged code execution on a target device. The only requirement is:

5 Google ARCore Experiments That Inject Magic into Everyday Life – Road to VR

https://www.roadtovr.com/5-google-arcore-experiments-inject-magic-everyday-life/ Google just released a preview version of ARCore for Android as the company’s answer to Apple’s ARKit. Since ARKit was released a few months ago, we’ve seen a bevy of really cool experiments and potential apps to come from developers from all over the world, but now it’s ARCore’s turn to shine.

Gigabit wireless begins to take hold | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4458773/Gigabit-wireless-begins-to-take-hold?utm_content=buffer45e8b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer At the beginning of last week, Ericsson and Qualcomm achieved a transmission rate just a bit faster than 1 Gbps on Verizon’s commercial 4G LTE network. Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Verizon claim to be the first to have achieved 1 Gbps using commercial silicon and commercial infrastructure. 

New posting category for 5G communications

I have created a new category for 5G telecommunications technology topics. New postings related to 5G technologies will be posted under this category. I have also tried to tag older postings related to 5G to this 5G category. 5th generation mobile networks or 5th generation wireless systems, abbreviated 5G, are the proposed next telecommunications standards