Vistabeam has petitioned federal regulators to allow a trial of transmitting 4G service over 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service frequencies in Nebraska and Wyoming. The company told the Federal Communications Commission that it wants to test vendors' gear and get a feel for providing wireless service in the band.
Cell + ER Repair has opened a store in Richmond, Texas. The location offers screen repairs, refurbishments and other services for mobile devices, with repairs provided while customers wait.
Google has stated that augmented reality capabilities will be included in "hundreds of millions" of Android devices by the end of 2018. Apple is said to have a plan in the works to begin shipping consumer-focused augmented reality headsets by 2020 that would run independently of the company's other mobile devices, Bloomberg reports.
Visual search is becoming increasingly popular thanks to Pinterest, Google Lens and Amazon, and brands such as Target, West Elm and Wayfair are enabling consumers to match images on their phones to the companies' products. To make the most of the trend, Joe Gizzi advises marketers to audit and track all brand imagery on social and digital, develop a visual content strategy and incorporate visual search into their buyers' journeys.
Apple executive Phil Schiller and his wife, Kim Gassett-Schiller, have donated $25 million to Boston College for construction of a new integrated science institute. The new facility will add more science, technology, engineering and math courses and bring students together to tackle major issues, such as global warming.
Girls in the UAE got some help from leading engineers and technologists to encourage their development in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines, thanks to a MasterCard program. Girls4Tech worked with 50 students ages 10 to 12 in Dubai to show them the possibilities in a range of STEM disciplines, part of a program that aims to reach 200,000 girls globally by 2020.
Information security and building networks that help students succeed are the top concerns of higher-education IT leaders, according to the EDUCAUSE 2018 Top 10 IT Issues list. Mark Roman, chief information officer of Simon Fraser University, says higher-education leaders must treat security as an investment, because it's a matter of "when" not "if" a breach will occur.
Cellairis has launched the Cellairis Bundle, which provides customers with a Cellairis Rapture case, Shell Shock Tempered Glass screen protector and unlimited screen repairs for three years at a single price. Separately, Cellairis announced store openings in two Walmart locations, one in Richmond, Texas, and the other in Princeton, N.J.
Google has added an extra year of warranty protection for its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones after investigating complaints of image retention and color problems in the Pixel 2 XL's OLED display. Google's Mario Queiroz maintained that any image retention in Pixel 2 XL screens is "in line with that of other premium smartphones and should not affect the normal, day-to-day user experience of the Pixel 2 XL."