FCC chair Ajit Pai had some news for critics of the FCC’s request for info on its latest Sec. 706 Broadband Deployment report. The FCC had asked, among other things, about whether it should keep that speed definition, tentatively concluding… Read More ›
When WhatsApp added end-to-end encryption to every conversation for its billion users two years ago, the mobile messaging giant significantly raised the bar for the privacy of digital communications worldwide. Read more at Wired.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote later this month on a proposal to enhance wireless emergency alert systems following a string of natural disasters. Read more at The Hill.
Are you ready for 5G? On Thursday, AT&T confirmed the first smartphones supporting the new wireless service will arrive later this year. The transition to 5G promises faster smartphones, and a lot more. Here’s what you need to know about 5G. Read… Read More ›
With federal government websites often a generation behind commercial sites, Congress in late December passed the Connected Government Act, which requires all federal agencies that create or redesign websites for public use ensure to the “greatest extent possible” that their… Read More ›
The idea behind Appolition, which combines “abolition” and “app,” is straightforward. The app links to a user’s bank account. Whenever the person uses a debit card, credit card or PayPal, the purchase price is rounded up to the nearest dollar…. Read More ›
AT&T will help build a coast-to-coast public safety network after all 50 states opted into the FirstNet public-private authority by last week’s deadline. Read more at Wireless Week.
How you tilt your phone and how much light your finger blocks when you key in your passcode could be giveaways for hackers trying to crack their way into your smartphone. Read more at Today Online.
Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device be in physical contact with its station to actually work. That’s about to change now that the Federal Communications Commission… Read More ›
Apple patent filings and Energous FCC approval suggest non-contact wireless charging is almost ready
Two days ago, Energous announced that its “wireless 2.0” non-contact charger had been approved by the FCC. Today, two new Apple wireless power patent applications were published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Coincidence? Perhaps. But it looks like… Read More ›