IoT and 5G: New Revenues, Use Cases, Value-added Services


The 5G standards target billions of new devices that will connect to operators’ networks over the next decade and beyond. Each device type serves a use case that can be high-volume with low throughput requirements, or low-volume but high-value from a customer’s point of view. The list of use cases keeps growing as new types of devices are added to the network, and as existing devices find new use cases with embedded mobile connectivity. For instance, a GoPro-type of wearable camera helps sports fanatics capture their exciting experiences and broadcast them live worldwide through a mobile broadband connection.

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5 Ways E-Commerce SMBs Can Cool Social Media Complaints


“The most important thing an SMB can do … is be proactive and ready to help [customers] right at the moment they need it,” said Linda Crawford, CEO of Helpshift. Companies must streamline support systems to resolve issues faster and more efficiently, she said. An up-to-date knowledge base enables instant self-service, “but SMBs must also offer channels for customers to communicate directly with support agents to cover all bases.” SMBs should offer robust omnichannel options and prioritize user-friendly channel support.

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Asus XG Station Pro Offers Thunderbolt 3, eGPU Support to PCs and Macs

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Asus is throwing its hat into the external graphics enclosure ring with the new XG Station Pro.

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E-Commerce Trends in 2018: Voice, Subscriptions, Personalization


The mushrooming popularity of smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home will fuel e-commerce in the coming year. “You’re going to have a whole new frontier of commerce space driven through voice and brand recognition,” said Michael Levine, marketing vice president at Photon. “It’s going to be a different type of playing field for these brands. “Where it used to be more visual, it’s now going to be driven by voice.” Retailers will start adapting to the new smart speaker technology and learning how to engage consumers with it.

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Spectre, Meltdown: Critical CPU Security Flaws Explained

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The security flaws everyone’s been rushing to patch have names now: Meltdown and Spectre. There’s good reason everyone’s been rushing to patch things.

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Consumers Win Some, Lose Some in Privacy Legal Tussles


The Walt Disney Company’s recent decision to purchase major assets of 21st Century Fox in a transaction valued at $52 billion underscores the huge potential for distributing information and entertainment via the Internet. The deal will allow the company to improve its direct-to-consumer offerings, Disney said when it disclosed the transaction early last month. Digital distribution through personal devices naturally creates an opportunity for providers not only to generate entertainment revenue, but also to obtain valuable data on customers.

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Nintendo could sell 50M Switch by 2019

The Switch was exactly what Nintendo needed after the Wii U disaster, but I doubt anyone at Nintendo predicted just how popular its hybrid console was at launch and would continue to be 10 months on.

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Top last-minute holiday gifts for gamers

The holiday shopping season is almost over, but a lot of folks are still getting their gifts together, while others rely on the last minute to get all their shopping done. So if you’re still stuck for gift ideas for the gamers in your life, we have a few suggestions.

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Major New Windows Insider Build Introduces Timeline, Sets

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The new Windows Insider build previews features that’ll eventually drop in Redstone 4 — and there’s a lot of new features, UI improvements, and capabilities to like.

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New Handheld Windows PC Launches in April, Can Play GTA V

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The Win GPD is a micro Windows 10 system that packs an Atom SoC and Windows 10 Home into a 5.5-inch display with attached keyboard and gaming controllers. Its successor aims to up its game with a much larger portfolio of supported titles.

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Samsung’s Stunning 49-inch Gaming Monitor First to be DisplayHDR-Certified

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The new Samsung CHG90 is an ultra-ultra-wide display with a 32:9 aspect ratio, AMD FreeSync support, and the first panel to support VESA’s new DisplayHDR 600 brightness standard.

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Drone ban: FAA adds to the list of places where you can’t fly your bird

The FAA has banned drone flights over nuclear sites … not that you were thinking about flying your machine over such a facility, of course. Violators face criminal charges, the FAA confirmed.

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Net neutrality's impact on free porn could be significant, experts say

The FCC’s decision on Thursday to kill net neutrality rules that provide for equal access online to all types of content will likely reshape the multibillion dollar porn industry in the coming years.

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