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11/13/2018

The emergence of smart devices attached to or inside human bodies will raise a wide range of issues that could be challenging for policy-makers. Questions of safety, intellectual property and contract law all could be implicated by the growing "internet of bodies."

11/13/2018

Federal laws are needed to protect consumer privacy and net neutrality, says AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. Legislation would be better than regulation, Stephenson elaborated, and providers shouldn't have the ability to slow user connections or block access to content.

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11/13/2018

Samsung will submit Release 16 to the International Telecommunication Union in December 2019, reported Sungho Choi, vice president. The new standard will create a network that is optimized for smart factories, connected cars and other diverse uses.

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11/13/2018

The Federal Communications Commission will hold the 28 GHz auction on Nov. 14, offering spectrum in 1,537 counties that contain approximately 23.7% of the population of the US. The 24 GHz auction will follow, with its licenses to be organized around partial economic areas instead of counties.

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11/13/2018

Intel plans to release its multimode modem for 5G, the XMM 8160, in the third or fourth quarter of 2019, which is six months before it was previously expected. The modem will offer speeds as high as 6Gbps while providing support for millimeter-wave spectrum and frequencies from 600MHz to 6GHz, the company announced.

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11/12/2018

People with superior leadership intelligence accurately gauge the mood of a room or a lack of project momentum, writes Scott Cochrane. They watch for nonverbal cues to dissatisfaction and know when to respond with encouragement, a shift in strategy or simply removing minor annoyances to a team's day, he writes.

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11/12/2018

The 5G First Responder Lab, a joint creation of Verizon and Responder Corp., will let 15 companies use the lab's resources for three months, five groups at a time.
"Our 5G First Responder Lab will give technology innovators the opportunity to develop applications and use cases that leverage the unique capabilities of 5G and to bring those solutions to market more quickly," said Toby Redshaw, senior vice president of strategy, innovation and product development at Verizon.

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11/12/2018

Apple will soon offer more products on Amazon, among them the iPhone XR and XS, iPad Pro and Apple Watch Series 4. The partnership between the two companies will add new Apple product availability for consumers in the US, UK, India, France, Italy, Germany, Japan and Spain.

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11/12/2018

The price tag on Samsung's foldable smartphone could be as much as $1,770, says a South Korean report. Samsung will initially make more than 1 million phones, which will be available before next June, DJ Koh, Samsung's mobile division head, announced.

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11/12/2018

Federal privacy laws should take precedence over those enacted by states, both the Internet Association and the Computer & Communications Industry Association argued in comments to the National Telecommunications & Information Administration. The organizations want the NTIA to develop a federal framework that would provide consistent privacy guidelines for all states.

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