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Qualcomm, AT&T to test how drones can use 4G LTE networks

Qualcomm said that it will partner with AT&T to trial drone flights using cellular networks. The mobile chip maker said that its Qualcomm Technologies subsidiary will analyze how unmanned aircraft systems can use commercial 4G LTE networks. Trials with AT&T will look at coverage, signal strength, and use cases across ...

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Facebook opens lab for infrastructure software validation

Canonical and Red Hat were the first software vendors to validate their software on three of Facebook’s open hardware components, including the Honey Badger storage enclosure shown here. Facebook Aiming to make open hardware more appealing to smaller companies, Facebook on Tuesday announced that it’s opening up lab space in ...

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US: We're now ready to give up our role governing the internet

The US has long advocated that global internet governance should not be operated by governments. Image: CNET The US says it is ready to transfer its role in administering the internet’s naming system to a multiple stakeholder group on October 1. The US National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), a ...

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Google overcoming hurdles to secure YouTube

With security breaches to the left and right of us, we need our internet connections to be nailed down. To make that happen, we’re increasing using Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates on all our websites. One company that figured out this was a smart move long ago was ...

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Instagram takes on Snapchat with Stories feature

Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram has added a new feature called Stories, bringing it into direct competition with social media rival Snapchat. Just like on Snapchat, Instagram users can now take photos and short videos; add emojis, drawings, and text to images; tap to go to the next segment of the ...

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