Tech giants face the harsh reality of VR and AR 

The tradeoff between a lower-quality experience and a higher degree of encumbrance is magnified in augmented reality. The most impressive product in the field, Microsoft’s HoloLens, operates independently, but —…

February 24, 2017 0

Technicolor Launches Virtual and Augmented Reality-Focused “Sound Lab”

Technicolor’s new immersive audio unit, dubbed The Sound Lab at Technicolor, is up and running at its Burbank headquarters. It will also use space at the company’s Technicolor at Paramount sound…

February 24, 2017 0

5G vs. FTTH: The End of Wire

You can count on rural networks being built out of a variety of wireless technologies in present and near future. As needs for capacity increase, signal processing systems that enable more efficient sharing will keep the rural folks ahead of the tsunami.

February 23, 2017 0

Mysteries and Loopholes in the Open Internet Order

The claim that Internet regulation can only be carried out by an agency with rulemaking power remains to be proved because we don’t actually have concrete rules yet.

February 15, 2017 0

A Fresh Look at Internet Management

The FTC takes action to stop and prevent unfair business practices that are likely to reduce competition and lead to higher prices, reduced quality or levels of service, or less innovation. Anticompetitive practices include activities like price fixing, group boycotts, and exclusionary exclusive dealing contracts or trade association rules, and are generally grouped into two types: agreements between competitors, also referred to as horizontal conduct; and monopolization, also referred to as single firm conduct

February 9, 2017 0

Everything You Need to Know About 5G – IEEE Spectrum

Millimeter waves, massive MIMO, full duplex, beamforming, and small cells are just a few of the technologies that could enable ultrafast 5G networks Source: Everything You Need to Know About…

February 7, 2017 0

Honor Among Thieves

Ransomware is a pain. People open an attachment in an email, allowing a virus to infect their computers. The virus scrambles all their data and they get a notice from…

February 7, 2017 0

How Google fought back against a crippling IoT-powered botnet and won

From Ars Technica: “What happens if this botnet actually takes down google.com and we lose all of our revenue?” Google Security Reliability Engineer Damian Menscher recalls people asking. “But we…

February 2, 2017 0

Animating Rural Broadband

Subsidies aren’t going to alleviate rural America’s broadband woes all by themselves, but with a little planning and some new technology we can do a lot with a little.

February 2, 2017 0

FCC Course Correction

The FCC has made a number of expected decisions on pending issues and signalled a willingness to alter the course of network regulation in a more permissive, innovation-friendly direction. Here are some highlights of recent actions.

January 31, 2017 0