The White House on Monday denied that any decision has been made about building a nationalized fifth-generation 5G wireless network to combat the threat of Chinese eavesdropping. "Right now, we're in the very earliest stages of the conversation," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during Monday's daily briefing. "There are absolutely no decisions made on what that would look like, what role anyone would play in it."
The past few weeks have been eventful for wireless research, showing how new advances in mobile communication, one of the fundamental building blocks for so much technology today, have to be driven by both the grassroots and policymakers to be successful. Just before the new year, 3GPP in Lisbon -- the standards-setting body that drives cellular wireless -- successfully completed the first 5G specification.
In the three weeks since researchers revealed major flaws in virtually every computer processors, issuing patches has not gone smoothly. "It's been a bit of a disaster," said Ellison Anne Williams, founder and CEO of security firm Enveil. "The problem happens in the memory of the computer. Anytime you start messing with memory, things can go wrong very quickly. Some of the patches coming out do unexpected things. It takes a long time to see how things are going."
Amazon’s first Amazon Go store opened today in Seattle, automating most of the purchase, checkout, and payment steps associated with a retail transaction and replacing cash registers, cashiers, credit cards, self-checkout kiosks, RFID chips -- and lines -- with hundreds of small cameras, computer vision, deep-learning algorithms, and sensor fusion.
The long-awaited Falcon Heavy rocket roared to life on Wednesday at 12:30 pm Eastern, as SpaceX fired up the 27 Merlin engines that power the triple-booster rocket at Kennedy Space Center. Perched atop what CEO Elon Musk claims will be the most powerful lift vehicle in the world is the billionaire’s Tesla Roadster, which will launch toward a Mars elliptical orbit on the Falcon Heavy’s upcoming maiden flight.
What was supposed to be an awe-inspiring trip to the Bay Area, turned into an experience of validation and self-affirmation for a group of Chinese tech entrepreneurs and start-up founders. Far from being struck by the advances in technology and society in Silicon Valley, the delegation was shocked at the prevalence of cash, that food deliveries shut down overnight and most people drive, not bike, reported the Wall Street Journal.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the largest technology conferences in the world. It draws companies hailing from all corners of the industry, from established giants showing off a sweeping new product lineup to lean startups hoping to find funding for their big idea. After exploring endless rows of booths and attending panels of experts discussing the tech industry's most complex topics, we wanted to share our key takeaways from this year's event.
Want your own microsatellite constellation? The prospect just became much more realistic.
The U.S. military is partnering with Silicon Valley to step up its game on the battlefield. The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUX), which is part of the Department of Defense, is connecting the U.S. military with companies developing leading-edge technology that would help it carry out missions quicker and cheaper.
Deutsche Boerse has launched an index that tracks companies that are leaders in artificial intelligence (AI) by using an algorithm to identify early adopters of the technology. Companies in the index include Apple, Deutsche Telekom, Bank of America and Facebook, the German stock exchange operator said on Monday.