Daily Archives: March 6, 2019

Five Eyes “needs major 5G vendor”

As the global rollout of 5G approaches, Australia’s former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has brought attention to the fact that the Five Eyes nations (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US) do not have any telecoms capable of winning the 5G race. During a recent speech in London …

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Nintendo tells mobile partners to rein in micro-transactions

Nintendo has issued a word of caution to its partners in the mobile development space: go easy on the micro-transactions. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal (behind a paywall unless you have a WSJ subscription), Nintendo has asked its mobile partners to limit possible in-game spending, so …

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BT uses LPWAN IoT to connect smart water network

BT’s Internet of Things (IoT) ambitions have been boosted by a new pilot programme with Northumbrian Water. The utility company wants to use the IoT to monitor its water network so it can identify efficiencies and potential issues to better serve customers. The pilot will see 150 sensors deployed in …

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Sensor sizes explained: what you need to know

It used to be the case that if you bought a compact camera you’d have a small sensor, and if you went for an interchangeable-lens camera like a DSLR you got a much larger one. This would also typically be reflected in the quality of the images from those cameras, with …

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Denon unveils travel-friendly noise-cancelling headphones

Audio company Denon has just dropped three new pairs of over-ear headphones, including wired, wireless, and noise cancelling models. Part of the company’s Global Cruiser range, the new headphones combine stylish design features with Denon’s proprietary driver technology, and are designed with commuters and travelers in mind with ergonomic memory …

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How to make a robot with a real personality

“This sounds kind of romantic, but from a character perspective, the way I think about it is that I’m not inventing the character, says Dei Gaztelumendi, character lead at Anki. “The character is there, and we are discovering it. We are unearthing it.” Dei Gaztelumendi, a former visual artist at …

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Barclays combines bPay and Pingit contactless services

Barclays is set to merge its two wearable contactless payment products as it looks to keep pace in the mobile payments space. The company is preparing the move for its bPay wearable products and the Pingit app, which allowed users to send money to contacts both local and internationally. Bloomberg …

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3 barriers to cloud adoption for SMBs and why they shouldn’t matter

It’s no secret that cloud technology has been leading the movement towards digital transformation. In fact, a recent survey found that 83 percent of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020. However, the statistic doesn’t account for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which have traditionally been hesitant to …

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