Available on AT&T in Q2 2016
On the eve of Mobile World Congress 2016, Samsung announced a new automotive device enabling all passengers of a moving vehicle to connect to nearby available ultra-fast LTE networks. The device is aimed at providing a convenient way for owners of older cars to add LTE connectivity to their vehicles for anyone using a mobile device and not sitting behind the wheel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.