Internet of Things

Understanding 5G: Telecom industry poised to overhaul wireless systems

Fifth-generation mobile networks could change the way businesses share data and make transactions while handling a host of other activities, all at blazing speed.

Welcome to the world of 5G, a complete overhaul of wireless technology and infrastructure that’s emerging among the world's telecommunications providers, or “telcos.”

Edge Computing: What is it and why does it matter?

As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands with every new smartphone and Siri device, edge computing becomes a bigger part of the conversation as enterprises begin to deal with the massive data volumes being produced by these devices. Organizations may soon need to decide not just who will provide their data collection and processing services, but also where. This is where Edge computing comes in to play.

Was this the year tech giants grew a conscience?

2017 marks the year that tech giants such as Apple and Facebook began to rethink their responsibilities about how their technology impacts people and society. While 2017 may have been a year of reflection for some tech companies, it was also the year that they were able to gain an even greater foothold into our private lives

New Wi-Fi vulnerability and why devices needs to be more connected

Consumers and businesses alike are choosing the convenience and efficiencies of being connected over the security of being "off the grid" (so to speak), and there are no signs of it slowing down. And, right now, the policies for securing these devices is in its infancy, increasing the risk for attacks.

Artificial Intelligence (Semi-) Simply Defined

Even though Alexa may have been programmed to have the ability to provide pithy comebacks, AI is still in its infancy, but expected to surge over the next few years. According to a new report from Tractica, interest in implementing AI systems is growing among companies and institutions around the world, and the revenue generated from the direct and indirect application of AI software is predicted to grow from $1.4 billion in 2016 to $59.8 billion by 2025.... But what exactly is Artificial Intelligence, anyway? 

DIY tech workarounds waste time, increase risk

There are times when I choose to spend time over money, like when I repair my old classic German cars versus taking them to a mechanic, but with only 16 waking hours to create value from each day, I need to make the most of each one. (And I like working on my old Volkswagen.) However, rolling my own music playing solution in lieu of buying an iPad to use the Sonos app is not the way I want to spend my time.
 

Internet of Things: A convenience-risk balancing act

There is a subtle but profound paradigm shift occurring in technology. Cloud-connected hardware is becoming the preferred standard, replacing self-contained hardware. It’s the Internet of Things and it’s happening in just about every industry across consumer and enterprise solutions..

What's the future of technology? Our top picks from Wall Street Journal's 3rd Technology Conference

Wall Street Journal’s much anticipated WSJ.D Live Conference brought together some of the most recognized influencers, thought leaders and innovators to unveil their top predictions on the state of technology and where it’s headed in 2017 and beyond. ­

 

Enterprise Wi-Fi technology comes home

As the Internet of Things continues to evolve, most people would agree, the one key ingredient left out of this recipe for Jetson’s bliss has been a smart Wi-Fi router. Typically, we have one router in our home. Many have tried extenders to increase coverage and speed, with little success. The challenge lies in the fact that Wi-Fi signals are, at their core, just radio signals. And, radio signals are not good at passing through hard surfaces like walls, ceilings and floors. As one gets further away from the router, the signal gets weaker.

“Design Thinking” results in products that customers want

The Internet is challenging the very way companies think about their product design. In the rush to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to, well… everything, companies are discovering that being connected for the sake of being part of IoT isn’t enough. Savvy consumers are looking for products that are functional and make their lives easier in addition to the convenience of connectivity.

Malware on Android Apps Targets Bank Account Info

Sitting innocently on Google Play are about a dozen apps imitating banking and payment apps, and designed to get you to download them. The mobile banking applications targeted by the malware include those from Commonwealth Bank and Wells Fargo. The issue of hacker apps isn’t new (at least in tech years). The issue is that Android consumers generally expect Google Play to be a safe location to download apps from, making them that much more dangerous.

Privacy and convenience: Is it a CLEAR choice?

Whether it’s convenience-oriented apps, electronic tolls, or even pre-ordering your latte at Starbucks, consumers are seeking solutions that moves them through their day faster and easier. People want to think as little as possible about basic tasks, and companies are leapfrogging through technology to be that “frictionless” solution.

Internet Speed: Are you getting what you are paying for?

Internet Speed: Are you getting what you are paying for?

With Internet costs rising and broadband speed increasingly important for day-to-day business operations, more people – including the government – are questioning whether consumers are receiving the broadband speeds they are paying for. Sinu can do something to help you negotiate faster Internet speeds now. If your business has had the same Internet contract for years, you may be paying too much for too little speed.

After two years of planning, NYC begins converting phone booths to free Wi-Fi kiosks

It's been nearly two years since New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio and CityBridge announced a project called LinkNYC to transform public pay phones in New York City into digital hubs. And while we have been following this story and blogging about in during that time (see: New York City to have the “Fastest Free Wi-Fi in the World” and From Waste To WiFi: New York City’s Innovation Shows No Signs of Slowing), we can finally report that we should soon see some of these Wi-Fi kiosks popping up around the city.

New Year’s Tech Resolutions

The New Year is often a time for reflection and for resolutions designed to better ourselves. The same is true for IT! Do a New Year’s “reboot” by adopting five simple tech resolutions for your organization.

What to do with e-waste

What to do with e-waste

Many people upgrade their electronics this time of year, whether it's a holiday gift or you're taking advantage of some holiday deals or making year-end investments in the company. With all the new products, the question is what to do with all this e-waste.

Microsoft releases its first laptop

Microsoft releases its first laptop

Microsoft launches its first laptop, the Surface Book.Microsoft’s first laptop, the Surface Book, is creating quite a buzz because the company is not only taking a page out of the Apple playbook by trying to control the tablet-laptop customer experience from software to hardware, but it is also stepping on the toes of traditional hardware manufacturers like HP, Lenovo, Toshiba and Dell.

The future of enterprise: Apple, GE look to consumer tech

When asked about the future of enterprise technology, the chief executives from two of America's largest companies agree that it is personalization.