Just hours before Verizon made its announcement today, the executive vice president of South Korea's largest carrier had something to reveal. SK Telecom will launch its 5G service this coming Friday, April 5th. With the U.S., South Korea, and China in a race to get their 5G networks up and running, it seems that Verizon wanted to beat SK Telecom to the punch. Why? Because the first country to offer widespread 5G networks will see its economy get a boost from new services and businesses generated by the faster data speeds. For example, 4G LTE speeds enabled companies like Uber, Lyft, Shipt, and Postmates to be born. 5G peaks at 1Gbps, and offers downloads up to 10 times faster than 4G LTE. Movies that take minutes to download on a phone using 4G will load up in the blink of an eye with 5G.AT&T was the first in the U.S. to launch its 5G mobile service, which is available by invitation only in 12 markets. Those using AT&T's 5G service must carry around the NetGear Nighthawk mobile … [Read more...] about Is this why Verizon activated its mobile 5G network a week early?
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By Drew FitzGerald WSJ Sarah Krouse WSJ Tues., Feb. 26, 2019 The current generation of wireless technology ushered in a host of new smartphone applications that helped put the mobile phone at the center of e-commerce, socializing and navigation. The next wave of wireless—5G—will supercharge cellphones, but its real strength lies in its potential to power the “Internet of Things,” a byword for everything electronic other than the smartphone. That includes factory production lines that get instructions over the air instead of through wires; driverless cars that receive incredibly detailed information about road conditions in real time; sports broadcasts that let viewers see the game from a dizzying number of angles, and get a host of new statistics superimposed on the screen to reflect the action; and wearable devices that monitor a patient’s physical condition and beam the information to doctors. These are just some of the … [Read more...] about How 5G Will Change So Much More Than Your Phone
If you’re looking to move to a prepaid carrier in the United States, you have a ton of options. One of the best quality prepaid carriers out there is Boost Mobile, powered by Sprint. We’ve already taken a look at the best phones you can buy on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Here, we take you through the best Boost Mobile phones. This prepaid carrier has a wide selection of premium devices, and to be honest, it can get a little confusing at times. So, we’re here to help you make the best decision. Related: Best Sprint Android phones | Best Boost Mobile deals Many of the best Boost Mobile phones are pretty pricey when buying directly through the carrier. Keep in mind that these are all off-contract prices. You’ll likely be able to find them a bit cheaper on Amazon. Without any more hesitation, let’s get started!Editor’s note – We will be updating this list as more devices hit the market. Samsung Galaxy S9 The Samsung … [Read more...] about Best Boost Mobile phones (February 2019)
Here are the best gadgets and games of the last 12 months, as picked by the industry and public in the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. Whittled down from hundreds of products Pocket-lint reviewed this year, the final 20 products are the best of the best in their categories. Whether you're looking for advice on a smartphone to buy or the number one laptop to get, this is the ultimate and definitive list of the best products launched in 2018. So check out what you should be putting on your Christmas and Birthday lists in the months to come. And if you already own any of the chosen few, well done, you've picked a winner already. We've made it easier for you to get your hands on these winners, by partnering with Amazon.There is a nice new Amazon icon on the top right of the page that leads to you straight to the Amazon Pocket-lint store, in either the US or the UK - ideal for getting your hands on these winners.Best gameGod of WarTo reinvent such a well-known game series … [Read more...] about Best tech of 2018: Phones, tablets, smartwatches, laptops, games and more
PEXA has completed the roll out of mandatory multifactor authentication for the 20,000 property industry practitioners that are registered to use its platform. The electronic property exchange provider completed the MFA rollout in mid-September. “We started to roll out to practitioners in blocs, giving them time to get used to the new technique and new capability, and then finally then said ‘Okay, it’s now mandatory for them to run through the MFA,’” PEXA group executive, technology, Trevor Nelson told Computerworld. The MFA process does not apply to every PEXA user: Nelson said that accounts associated with bank employees are already subject to the stricter security models imposed by their employers. PEXA in June revealed that it intended to accelerate the planned roll out of MFA to add another layer of security to the property exchange platform. That announcement followed a high-profile fraud case involving the theft of $250,000 from the settlement of a … [Read more...] about PEXA rolls out MFA, anomaly detection for security boost