If you skipped your morning coffee for a little over a month, you could save enough money to buy one of these new Windows tablets. Yes, for real. They’re both priced at just $65, which makes them significantly cheaper than an OEM copy of Windows.
(from my friend @kgage)
via $65 Windows tablets cost less than a copy of Windows | Microsoft | Geek.com.
The plain-looking, white device you see up there isn’t a promotional flash drive Intel was giving out to conference attendees. It’s actually a Bay Trail Atom PC that tips the scales at just 1.6 ounces.
It’s similar to Google’s Chromecast, at least in the sense that it’s designed to plug into an HDMI port, can be powered via a micro USB port, and connects to the Internet via WiFi. This isn’t just a dongle you can cast video to, however. It’s a full-blown x86 PC.
via This isn’t a thumbdrive, it’s a PC that weighs less than 2 ounces and works in any HDMI port | Chips | Geek.com.
WASHINGTON–The FCC voted 5-0 to launch an inquiry into how best to deploy next-generation wireless services at spectrum frequencies above 24 GHz. Such spectrum is being eyed as a key element of still-undefined “5G” networks.
Most commercial wireless spectrum runs below 3 GHz, but many industry analysts and experts expect 5G networks to make use of millimeter-wave spectrum at much higher frequencies to produce faster data speeds and more capacity. To get ahead of 5G network deployments, the FCC wants to know how it can change its rules to facilitate the deployment of such network technologies. 5G networks are expected to be commercially deployed by 2020, though there is no clear definition yet of what 5G networks will look like.
via FCC to explore 5G services, auctioned or unlicensed, above 24 GHz – FierceWirelessTech.
In the words of Buzz Lightyear, and U.S. Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Friday, U.S. regulators will look “to infinity and beyond” to harness new technology that can help build a new generation of mobile wireless connections.
via U.S. FCC to look into new-generation wireless networks – Chicago Tribune.
More than 46 million households worldwide will subscribe to a 4K UHD pay-TV service by 2018, with those numbers increasing as more content becomes available and broadband speeds to homes continues to increase.
via Operators see 4K content as differentiator to attract younger viewers.
The five-year-old company, which is part owned by CBS, has been working with the CBS O&Os and affiliates in preparation for the launch of the network’s online video service. To participate, each station must equip itself with a Syncbox server, which digitizes and compresses the station’s signal and then passes it along to the Syncbak Dynamic Rights Resolution Engine in the cloud that determines who gets to access it.
via Syncbak Powers CBS All Access OTT Service | TVNewsCheck.com.
The quadccopters at the University of Pennsylvania GRASP Lab are truly trained to follow the golden robot rule: fly with others as you’d fly with yourself. Thanks to researchers Yash Mulgaonkar, Gareth Cross and Vijay Kumar, we can see how close these little flying robots are to their noble goal.
via Watch These Tiny Robots As They Fly Well With Others | TechCrunch.