Doesn’t this reduce competition? Yes. This leaves the U.S. with just three major carriers. That said, only time will tell if the merger has a negative impact on the mobile service landscape as a whole, or if it will ultimately be worth it. T-Mobile has promised regulators that it won’t raise prices for three years after the merger is complete, but there’s no telling what will happen after those three years is up. … [Read more...] about T-Mobile and Sprint have merged. Here’s what subscribers should know
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There had been speculation that Apple would unveil apps that rely on augmented reality, or AR, a technology that melds digitally projected images with the real world. Although Cook has been hyping AR has the next big wave in technology, it hasn’t caught on in the mainstream yet and Apple didn’t drop any new bombshells about it during Monday’s event. Instead, the company disclosed a few relatively minor features in its AR platform for iPhones and iPads in a written summary. … [Read more...] about Apple previews new iPhone software, changes to Mac chips
By stationing edge modules adjacent to existing cellular transmitters, Vapor IO leverages their existing fiber optic cable links to communicate with one another at minimum latency, at distances no greater than 20 km. Each module accommodates 44 server rack units (RU) and up to 150 kilowatts of server power, so a cluster of six fiber-linked modules would host 0.9 megawatts. While that's still less than 2% of the server power of a typical metropolitan colocation facility, from a colo leader such as Equinix or Digital Realty, consider how competitive such a scheme could become if Crown Castle were to install one Kinetic Edge module beside each of its more than 40,000 cell towers in North America. Theoretically, the capacity already exists to facilitate the computing power of greater than 700 metro colos. … [Read more...] about Where is the ‘edge’ in edge computing? And who gets to decide?
The difference is that, without an end to the pandemic in sight, it feels harder to get on board with a phone whose main features feel less compelling at the outset by dint of the times. In truth, I hope the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra win me over when I get to try out the review units. I hope Samsung's trade-in and yearly upgrade programs entice its loyal customers to upgrade to a device that may well deliver the kind of core functionality, long-term battery life and pleasing extras that can make a phone fun to use for years. … [Read more...] about Galaxy Note 20 Ultra ongoing review: Everything we love — and don’t — so far