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Home Depot Hubspace app simplifies the smart home setup process

Home Depot Hubspace app simplifies the smart home setup process

Hardware store Home Depot has launched Hubspace, a new smart home app that can be used with a variety of connected items to easily bring them together and control them using a phone. Home Depot says its Hubspace product is simple to use, with the key aspect revolving around the scanning of QR codes found on compatible smart home products.

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Verizon 5G Edge released in two new cities with AWS always-connected computing

Verizon 5G Edge released in two new cities with AWS always-connected computing

This week the folks at Verizon revealed a pair of new cities in which their 5G Edge tech would launch. This system works with AWS, making it the "world's first mobile edge computing platform with AWS." That means it's the first commercially available MEC with AWS cloud services, and it's launching in Boston and the Bay Area.

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Verizon wireless Home Internet trial isn’t waiting for 5G

Verizon wireless Home Internet trial isn’t waiting for 5G

This week Verizon expanded home internet availability to several new rural areas inside the United States. Added to the mix were broadband Internet service with Verizon's 4G LTE network in TN/VA/KY, Springfield, MO, and Savannah, GA. This expanded system works with what Verizon describes as "easy self-setup" and unlimited data.

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Your WiFi is about to get a whole lot faster [UPDATE]

Your WiFi is about to get a whole lot faster [UPDATE]

This week the FCC opened up 6GHz band to Wi-fi for the everyday average user, and for other unlicensed uses. This was the next big step - the biggest step, from a regulatory standpoint - toward the biggest upgrade in Wi-fi since 1989. The FCC vote opens up more space on which data can transmit over the internet, to cut down on congestion for everyday citizens. There'll be more space on which data can move, and with 6Ghz, that data can be transmitted a whole lot faster, too.

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T-Mobile Sprint coverage merge: Has your service changed?

T-Mobile Sprint coverage merge: Has your service changed?

T-Mobile USA and Sprint received approval for their merger after months of negotiations and legal hurdles, now they're combining their companies in practice. It's now been several weeks since the merger was closed officially, and today T-Mobile USA enumerated the ways in which the two companies are providing services to one-another's customers out in the wild. This begins with "broad and deep 5G" in parts of Philadelphia.

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Outlook, Office 365 won’t connect to internet [UPDATE: Bug affects Internet Explorer, Edge]

Outlook, Office 365 won’t connect to internet [UPDATE: Bug affects Internet Explorer, Edge]

A Windows 10 connectivity bug seems to be affecting workers using VPN connections as Microsoft moves to release fix in early April. This situation is of particular importance at this moment in history due to the abnormal amount of workers working from home. Workers are currently dependent on productivity and connectivity apps Outlook for email, Office 365 (online collaborative tools), and Microsoft Teams while quarantined to avoid the spread of COVID-19 / novel coronavirus worldwide.

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Android 11 prepares phones for 5 different states of 5G

Android 11 prepares phones for 5 different states of 5G

Today we get our first major glimpse of what Google developers are doing to prepare Android 11 (or Android R) for 5G connectivity. We see the next-generation operating system update with the Android 11 Developer Preview, a bit of software that was just released for app developers today. With 5G, the Android experience expands in a number of exciting ways - but it begins at the base, with features like "dynamic meteredness" and a newly updated bandwidth estimator API.

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5G in the USA made simple: Sub-6 vs mmWave

5G in the USA made simple: Sub-6 vs mmWave

Today we're using the Galaxy S20 as a key example in explaining 5G in the USA. We'll be exploring the two main varieties of what's considered 5G mobile data as well as the coverage you can get with carriers in the USA today - and in the near future. This article acts as guide for the most major roll-out of 5G data in the USA, here in the year 2020.

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YSL CIT-E backpack is Google Jacquard’s next piece of smart fashion

YSL CIT-E backpack is Google Jacquard’s next piece of smart fashion

On October the 15th there'll be a new piece of Google Project Jacquard smart clothing on the streets. It's the CIT-E Backpack in Canvas with Jacquard by Google, and it's been released by Yves Saint Laurent, aka YSL, or just Saint Laurent, the high-end fashion brand. This smart backpack will have been purchased by its wearer for approximately 795 Euro (right around $876 USD).

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Ford will let Amazon deliver packages into cars for safekeeping

Ford will let Amazon deliver packages into cars for safekeeping

Not too long ago, Amazon made the almost scandalous announcement that it would be letting its couriers into houses via its Amazon Key system. Then this year, it expanded that to garages and finally to cars. Fortunately, the rollout of Amazon Key has been relatively uneventful and companies are, in fact, siding with the retail giant. The latest to join that club is Ford, who will allow select models to become your mailbox to keep your package safe, while hopefully also keeping your car safe.

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These cities get 5G first from AT&T

These cities get 5G first from AT&T

This morning at AT&T Spark, the mobile data company named a bunch of cities to which it planned to bring 5G data speeds. This comes on top of news that AT&T deployed its first mobile 5G cell site and expanded its 5G reach from its first 7 cities to an additional 5, all inside the year 2018. Come 2019, AT&T's reach with 5G will spread to a bunch more cities across the United States.

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Brilliant smart home controller release date: Right Now

Brilliant smart home controller release date: Right Now

Back in May of 2017 we first got our hands on Brilliant, a smart home control panel system. Now, here in September of 2018, we've finally reached general availability. With this system, users will be able to control all sorts of smart home products, including by not limited to Samsung's SmartThings, IFTTT, Philips Hue, Nest products, and Sonos speakers.

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