ShareTracker’s Friday Five – 2.12.2016

Tech News Roundup

Tech News Roundup

Here are the headlines that caught our eye this week to help you stay in-the-know on the latest and greatest news from the technology sector.

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Researchers Achieve Fastest Ever Data Transmission at Blistering 1.125 Tbps

via Gizmodo
Scientists at the University College London transmitted data at 1.125 Tbps, which broke previous records. “To give an example, the data rate we have achieved would allow the entire HD Game of Thrones series to be downloaded within one second.”
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Qualcomm promises gigabit LTE speeds with its new Snapdragon X16 modem

via Ars Technica
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X16 modem will offer download speeds of up to 1Gbps by making use of both licensed and unlicensed LTE spectrum simultaneously. “Qualcomm also announced a handful of low-end phone SoCs and a new chip purpose-built specifically for wearables like Android Wear smartwatches.”
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Why the Internet of Things Hasn’t Gone Cellular Yet

via FastCompany
IoT company Particle’s CEO Zach Supalla discusses in an interview some of the challenges involved in creating cellular-connected devices. “Certifying, provisioning, and managing data plans for all of these devices is a tall order for wireless carriers, who are used to selling smartphones by the million.”
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Chrome for Android will soon alert you to nearby objects you can interact with

via The Verge
Bluetooth beacons will begin broadcasting location-based information to nearby smartphones with the release of Chrome 49, currently in beta testing. “The Bluetooth-based technology is designed so that a subway can tell you when the next train is coming, or a nearby parking meter can alert you how to pay when you park.”
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Google to Federal Government: Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Typical Cars

via Re/code

Google’s request to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the company’s self-driving system be treated as a legal driver was approved this week. The request also asked that certain features in autonomous cars be deemed optional instead of mandatory, such as foot-controlled service brakes, turn signal cancellation, certain controls and displays, and headlamp beam switches, among others.
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2017-04-30T11:28:06+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Categories: ShareTracker Articles|