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​One gigabit 4G: The coming of LTE Advanced

Today, you’re doing well if you get 12 Mbps from your 4G LTE connection. For tomorrow, companies such as Ericsson and Qualcomm are working on delivering Gigabit LTE speeds to your smartphones. One carrier, Swisscom, even boasts that it’s hit data transfer speeds of 1Gbps on its mobile network. Here’s ...

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Chipmakers turn to the next little thing

As it does every year, the recent Mobile World Congress included some big phone announcements. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 both look like strong updates, and they are among a long list of new phones that will be using brawny processors such as Samsung’s Exynos 8890 and Qualcomm’s ...

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Want more screen space on your smartwatch? Put a ring on it…

Can two wearables be better than one? Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) will be presenting some new research next week in which they demonstrate a technique aimed at extending the available screen space for smartwatch wearers by adding an additional wearable into the mix: a ring. Their smartwatch-ring wearable combo offers what they describe as “a ...

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AlexaSite wins the Disrupt NY 2016 Hackathon Grand Prize

It’s been a long night at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. But this time, you couldn’t see anyone waiting for a boat. Instead, the Cruise Terminal hosted a very special competition — the Disrupt NY Hackathon. Around 650 engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, ...

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