FAA releases clean safety report on civilian drone encounters
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Drone Manufacturers Alliance members working to promote safety


According to the latest report from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) on drone sightings, the organization representing the companies that manufacture most civilian drones has once again received an exemplary safety record from individuals who have encountered them flying in the skies.

Apple tries to fix "unexpected shutdowns"
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 24 February 2017 05:09

Apple tries to fix "unexpected shutdowns"


Mostly affects iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S / Plus users


A month ago, Apple introduced iOS 10.2.1, the latest software update to its mobile device users, which is now being praised for its ability to reduce the amount of “unexpected shutdowns” for both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S users.

Acer unveils smart roadside parking management system
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Drivers spend an average of 20 minutes searching for metered parking


During last year’s Mobile World Congress, Acer made headlines when it announced a venture into the automotive industry with products to update in-dash console software and avoid collisions.

ASUS to show off ZenFlip UX370 2-in-1 convertible at MWC
Published in Notebooks


Thinner and lighter chassis, more 7th-gen processor options


During the usual variety of product launches at Mobile World Congress next week, ASUS is preparing to release a successor to the ZenBook Flip UX360, a 2-in-1 convertible that was announced in July and re-launched in September featuring a 360-degree hinge and the choice of 6th-gen Core M processors or a 7th-gen Core i5 processor.

T-Mobile promises LTE-U will bring gigabit speeds this spring
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New standard approves unlicensed 5GHz Wi-Fi spectrum use


T-Mobile has told its loyal customers that with the FCC’s authorization of unlicensed spectrum in its “LTE-U” specification, it will now be able to give users access to the first 20MHz of underutilized spectrum in the 5GHz band and boost LTE network frequencies into the gigabit speed range later this spring.

Tesla's Model 3 arrives in September
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Thursday, 23 February 2017 07:02

Tesla's Model 3 arrives in September


Volume deliveries set for 2H 2018


Yesterday Tesla said that its mass market Model 3 sedan is now expected to start limited volume production in June and will reach volume production by September. The $35,000 vehicle is a major step for a company moving from being a small niche manufacturer to a mass market electric vehicle manufacturer.

Snapdragon 210 to support Android Things later this year
Published in Processors


First supported device with an LTE modem


Later this year, Qualcomm plans to release Android Things for its Snapdragon 210 mobile processor and the first demonstrations are expected to take place next week during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Amazon reverts non-Prime free shipping minimum to 2013 levels
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From $49 back down to $35


On two separate occasions, the world’s largest internet retail warehouse has raised the minimum price of shipping on all non-Prime purchases in order to compensate for other retailers raising their minimums to quality for free shipping.

Verizon reduces Yahoo acquisition price by $350 million
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Yahoo agrees to pay half of all costs for non-SEC investigations


When Verizon announced that it wanted to buy Yahoo back in July 2016 for a large price of $4.83 billion, no one expected the delays that would result from the latter’s two undisclosed data breaches and consumer backlash for building tools that help the government spy on civilian emails.

Silicon wafer prices will rise this year due to demand increase
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After reaching 11 year low per square-inch


Prices of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers are expected to rise this year thanks to a ramp-up of demand coming from China-based foundries, according to Doris Hsu, chairman and CEO of GlobalWafers.