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Verizon, AT&T Spend $70 Billion On Spectrum To Improve 5G Networks

WASHINGTON DC - The much-anticipated results of the FCC’s Auction 107 are in, with Verizon and AT&T spending big as anticipated on the coveted C-band spectrum. Verizon in particular spent nearly twice as much as AT&T, with a total spend of $45.4 billion. AT&T’s total bid adds up to $23.4 billion. T-Mobile is in a distant

By |2021-02-26T19:36:51-05:00February 26th, 2021|Digital, Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

Tech Industry Looking To Replace Smartphone — Waiting To See What Apple Develops

CUPERTINO, Ca. - Apple didn’t invent the smartphone — companies like Palm and Blackberry had been selling them for years. But the iPhone introduced a totally new way to interact with computers. The always-on internet connectivity, finger-friendly touch screen, and interface based around clickable app icons all seem commonplace now. But at the time, the

By |2021-02-26T19:26:39-05:00February 26th, 2021|Mobile MI, Mobility|

How To Set Up Amazon’s Alexa Guard Plus For Your Echo Smart Speakers And Displays

SEATTLE - Amazon recently launched Alexa Guard Plus, a premium subscription upgrade to the free Alexa Guard service launched in 2019. With both services, your smart speaker or smart display listens for sounds that could indicate trouble. Which sounds it listens for depends on whether or not you're willing to pay a premium. The paid service includes

By |2021-01-31T11:22:12-05:00January 31st, 2021|Cyber Defense|

Lyft Test Program Offers Drivers More Rides In Exchange For 10 Percent Pay Cut

SAN FRANCISCO - In late September, Earla Phillips got what she described as an irritating email from Lyft. The ride-hailing company was reaching out to drivers, like her, to notify them about a new feature called "priority mode." "Turn on priority mode to earn more," the email boasted. When drivers opted in, it said they'd

By |2021-01-24T18:25:20-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Auto Tech|

Signal vs. WhatsApp vs. Telegram: What To Know Before You Switch Messaging Apps

SAN FRANCISCO - If your choice of encrypted messaging app is a toss-up between Signal, Telegram and WhatsApp, do not waste your time with anything but Signal. This isn't about which has cuter features, more bells and whistles, or is most convenient to use -- this is about pure privacy. If that's what you're after, nothing beats

By |2021-01-24T18:30:09-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Apps, Cyber Defense|

Russians Hack US Government Including National Nuclear Security Agency

WASHINGTON DC - Russian intelligence agency reportedly carried out a sophisticated cyberwar attack that struck several US federal agencies and private companies including Microsoft. US national security agencies issued a joint statement Wednesday acknowledging a "significant and ongoing hacking campaign" that's affecting the federal government. It's still unclear how many agencies are affected or what

By |2020-12-18T16:45:07-05:00December 18th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Featured|

FBI: Hackers Stole Source Code From US Government Agencies, Private Companies

SAN FRANCISCO - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has sent out a security alert warning that threat actors are abusing misconfigured SonarQube applications to access and steal source code repositories from US government agencies and private businesses. FBI is investigating more than 1,000 cases of Chinese theft of US technology US officials talk about all

By |2020-11-13T17:40:44-05:00November 13th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

TikTok And WeChat To Be Banned From United States On Sunday

WASHINGTON DC - Bytedance's TikTok and Tencent's WeChat social networking apps will be barred from US downloads starting Sunday, the Trump administration said, capping weeks of speculation and efforts by US and Chinese authorities to come to an agreement that would allow the apps to continue operating. TikTok's future in the US has been in limbo since early

By |2020-09-18T09:14:51-04:00September 18th, 2020|News|

School Is Starting Bridging Broadband Gap Massive Problem

SAN FRANCISCO - When the coronavirus pandemic forced California schools to close in March, the West Contra Costa Unified School District knew it had a problem. Most of its 29,000 students had school-provided Google Chromebooks, but an estimated quarter of them didn't have access to reliable internet connectivity at home -- something that was vital for attending classes

By |2020-08-26T18:12:05-04:00August 26th, 2020|IoT|

US Begins $1 billion Quantum Computing Plan To Best Adversaries

WASHINGTON DC - The Department of Energy's five quantum computing centers, housed at US national laboratories, are funded by a five year, $625 million project bolstered by $340 million worth of help from companies including IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Applied Materials and Lockheed Martin. The funds came from the $1.2 billion allocated by the National Quantum Initiative Act, which

By |2020-08-26T18:12:06-04:00August 26th, 2020|IoT, STEM|