IoT industry leaders announce open source standard group
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Aims to accelerate Internet of Things to a single open standard

On Friday, a group of industry leaders making headway in the Internet of Things (IoT) market announced a cross-industry collaboration effort aimed at unlocking the massive opportunities for consumers and business with IoT devices, and ultimately a way to quickly get everyone to adopting a single open standard.

Intel to highlight “path to 5G LTE” at MWC 2016
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New software technique gives IoT devices an extra 20dB signal range

This week on stage at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, chip giant Intel will focus its efforts on announcing new developments in the realm of fifth-generation (5G) LTE networks. The focus comes just days after the company showed the results of a low-power wide area (LPWA) field test for IoT devices in collaboration with Orange S.A (formerly France Télécom S.A) and Ericsson.

HP Elite X3 5.96-inch enterprise superphone leaked
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Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, fingerprint and retina scanners

Hewlett Packard is planning to launch a new Windows-based smartphone this week at Mobile World Congress 2016, thanks to reports that have been surfacing since the week after CES 2016.

Instagram now supports two-factor authentication
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Helps users mitigate identity hijacking


Social media giant Instagram has recently begun rolling out two-factor authentication to some of its users in an effort to spare any attempts at hijacking and changing account passwords, according to recent reports. The Facebook-owned service is the latest to add additional security measures to protect its users from financial losses, identity hijacking and false representation.

Re-issued iOS 9.2.1 fixes bricked "Error 53" iPhones
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But there is a catch

On Thursday, the Palo Alto, California-headquartered technology giant with a Fischer Price-themed mobile operating system re-issued iOS 9.2.1 with a software fix for the widespread “Error 53” hardware error that has bricked tens of thousands of iPhones worldwide since becoming a frequent issue over the last few months of 2015.

Apple will fight US government over iOS encryption backdoor
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Order affects all 1 billion active Apple devices worldwide


Tim Cook and company at the Palo Alto, California-based, fruit-themed toy giant will fight a US government court-ordered iPhone encryption backdoor, citing “implications far beyond the legal case at hand.” The order has specifically asked for FBI access to unlock and decrypt an iPhone 5C linked to one of the San Bernardino, California shooters who killed 14 people in December.

Sony PlayStation VR arrives this fall
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According to interview with GameStop CEO


Sony’s entry into the virtual reality market may be just a few short months away, thanks to an interview segment with GameStop CEO Paul Raines with Fox Business on Monday.

Sony's 2016 4K HDR TVs now available for pre-order
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Pre-orders begin $800 below MSRP


On Wednesday, Sony announced the availability of its latest line of 2016 premium 4K HDR-enabled Ultra High Definition television sets, complete with TRILUMINOS display technology, Sony’s 4K Processor X1 advanced image engine, and the Android TV operating system featuring home automation integration for IoT devices.

Samsung announces mid-range Exynos 7 Octa 7870
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Featured in upcoming second-gen Galaxy J7 (2016)


On Tuesday, Samsung announced the newest member of its Exynos 7 Octa processor lineup, the Exynos 7 Octa 7870. This SoC is built on the company’s 14-nanometer Low-Power-Plus (LPP) FinFET process technology for next-generation midrange smartphones and will compete with Qualcomm’s recently announced 14-nanometer Snapdragon 625 eight-core SoC.

ASUS quietly launches 28-inch MG28UQ 4K gaming monitor
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1ms refresh rate, VESA Adaptive Sync, HDMI 2.0


On Tuesday, ASUS quietly launched the 28-inch MG28UQ, a new 28-inch 4K 3840x2160p 16:9 gaming monitor with rapid 1-millisecond response time to eliminate artifacts and ghosting.