They use extra satellite devices to expand network range and help make sure there are no dead zones within that radius.Our favorite option is the Google Wi-Fi system, which makes network setup effortless, but other models also have plenty to offer.These mesh networks are ideal solutions for offices, public Wi-Fi, and larger homes where a single router may not be enough to provide reliable connections everywhere they’re needed.This router (three are in a pack) can be used as a solo network device for smaller areas, or you can string three of them out for a powerful mesh network that can cover up to 4,500 square feet.Google’s intelligent network assist features will also automatically select the best channels for devices.Google handles the rest with some basic on screen instructions and a quick QR code scan.
Telecoms.com periodically invites third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues.This is the second of a two piece series in which Simon Pamplin, EMEA Technical Sales Director for Silver Peak, looks at some of the enterprise benefits of the latest generations of wireless networking technology.The first looked at how established 4G LTE connectivity, partnered with software-defined WANs (SD-WANs), have contributed to changing the way users connect to applications, particularly for ‘on-the-go’ requirements and in hard to reach locations.5G is poised to revolutionise several industries by bringing significantly faster connections, shorter delays and increased connectivity for users.The firm also projects that the lack of readiness of communications service providers to meet enterprise demands in time will be a major issue.According to Gartner, the number of IoT devices is set to rise to more than 20 billion by 2020.
Might be some delayed gratification there, friendsPure Storage sales for its first fiscal 2020 quarter grew 28 per cent on last year, but losses were deeper than expected as those sought after large enterprise wins eluded an expanded salesforce.Revenues were $326.7m, below Pure's own guidance for the quarter ended 30 April, as was the loss of $100.3m.CFO Tim Ritters said: "Free cash flow in Q1 was negative $17.7m, which includes $22m of impact related to our employee stock purchase plan.CEO Charlie Giancarlo sighed: "While we are growing well above the industry average, we were not satisfied with our results this quarter... Revenue was just below the low end of our guidance, and consequently, profitability was below our guidance."Pure is chasing more big ticket corporate customers, meaning multimillion-dollar deals.
In the thrilling race to become the first network to provide 5G speeds for the UK, EE has snuck in to seize first place - not that we expected anything less from the UK's fastest 4G network!And to kick off this new world of blisteringly fast phone speeds, what better device than the brand new OnePlus 7 Pro?A phone that's proved it has the processing prowess to keep up with speeds into the GB/s mark (incredibly fast, in other words).But of course, a brand new phone on a brand new level of speed is going to cost you.EE currently has OnePlus 7 Pro 5G deals starting at £59 a month.While that might sound like a high starting price, at least you get 10GB of data each month, unlimited calls and texts, a brand new market leading device, EE's swappable benefits and the bragging rights of being one of the very first users of 5G speeds.
A former Somali army colonel who fought in the country's civil war in the 1980s, and drove for Uber in Virginia has been convicted of a war crime.CNN reported earlier this month that Yusuf Abdi Ali was driving for Uber and Lyft in Virginia.On Tuesday Ali was found guilty by a jury of torturing Somali citizen Farhan Tani Warfaa in 1988 and ordered to pay him $500,000.Warfaa said Ali kidnapped him, tortured him for months, and then shot him.Warfaa said he survived by bribing the grave diggers not to scrape the earth over him.Somali citizens told Canada's CBC network in 1992 they'd seen Ali murder and torture people while serving dictator Said Barre.
5G and foldable phones: have there been any technology trends in the news as much as these two?It brings greater speed (the ability to move more data faster), lower latency (everything’s more responsive), and will increase the maximum number of connected devices at once (a huge boon the mobile operators, and anyone connecting sensors, IoT, and smart devices).It’s a major investment for the mobile ecosystem over the next decade and could have a massive impact on the kinds of mobile apps delivered in the future.Foldable smartphones are arguably the most exciting mobile phone innovation we’ve seen in a decade, though clearly not yet ready for primetime.They bring a screen double the size of a normal smartphone, yet still fit in your pocket.And Netflix’s Bandersnatch showed that interactive storytelling could shape the future of entertainment.
Gurugram-based Spinny, an online used cars platform, said it has raised US$13.2 million in a series A funding round to cover more locations and improve inventory.US-based Accel and venture capital firm SAIF Partners led the investment, along with existing investors Blume Ventures and Simile Ventures.Other investors in the round included Raghunandan G, a cofounder of shuttered ride-hailing startup TaxiForSure, Haresh Chawla, a partner at private equity firm True North, and venture debt fund Alteria Capital.Founded in 2015, Spinny operates in Delhi, Gurugram, and Noida, and expects to open at least 5 more locations by the end of the year.Mukul Arora, managing director of SAIF Partners, and Anand Daniel, a partner at Accel, will join the company’s board, according to a media statement.
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is finally ready to download, and it's the first – and possibly only – major update for Microsoft's constantly-evolving Windows 10 operating system this year.The idea is to make it installable for the computers least likely to have any problems, and slowly increase the level of availability, while monitoring feedback from users and taking care that no major stumbling blocks are encountered.While it's frustraiting to have to wait, it's a good idea because it means any issues can be identified and fixed before millions of people install the software.Windows 10 May 2019 Update namePreviously known as the 'Windows 10 April 2019 Update', Microsoft revised that to 'May 2019', and officially it's referred to as 'Windows 10 version 1903' or by its codename Windows 19H1.Not only does it make the taskbar and Start Menu lighter, but new icons have been created that better suits the new Light theme.
EE will be the first UK network to introduce 5G, it confirmed today, as it is set to roll out the new technology to cities from 30 May.Read more: Nokia could benefit from Huawei saga, says chief executiveIt means the provider will beat Vodafone’s launch date of 3 July.EE will switch on its 5G service in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester on Thursday, 30 May.Bristol, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Hull, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow will also receive 5G this year, chief executive Marc Allera confirmed today.“We’re adding 5G to the UK’s number one 4G network to increase reliability, increase speeds, and keep our customers connected where they need it most,” Allera said.
The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is coming to EE.We've known that since February, and got a nice little reminder about it at the OnePlus 7 launch last week.What we didn't know was when the phone was coming, because EE's 5G network wasn't ready.With the announcement that EE's 5G network will be going live on 30th May, the network has also announced the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G will arrive at the same time.Unfortunately, as we noted yesterday, EE does not seem to be selling the standard 4G 7 Pro, so if you want to use the 7 Pro on EE you'll either have to scrape together the money for a SIM free model or pay up for all the 5G.And you will have to pay up, because the cheapest plan is £59 a month (with £70 upfront) for 30GB of data and one swappable benefit.
He later sued his employer for unfair dismissal, citing his right to deny consent to the collection of his biometric data.The case raises questions about biometric data collection and ownership, and highlights an increased concern over personal privacy.Jeremy Lee from Queensland, Australia, was fired from his job at Superior Wood Pty Ltd, a lumber manufacturer, in February 2018 after he refused to use the company's newly-introduced fingerprint scanners to sign in and out of work.According to case documents, Lee asserted that he had ownership over the biometric data contained within his fingerprint, and that Superior Wood could not require that information from him under the country's Privacy Act.Lee filed a suit with Australia's Fair Work Commission in March 2018, claiming he was unfairly dismissed from the company.The commissioner reviewing the case in June ruled in favor of Superior Wood, concluding that the fingerprinting policy was reasonable and therefore employees were obliged to comply.
And the ops team replies: “it must be a code issue.”Developers and ops people sometimes have different perspectives on why a deployment went wrong.It really did work in stagingEveryone on the team wants to get things right the first time, deploying a quality product with every feature release.But, as the saying goes, we’re all only human.A slightly different network configuration here, an older version of a PHP extension or NPM module there, and suddenly the places where code is being tested before launching it to the world aren’t quite perfectly in sync.
The Trump administration's decision to blacklist Chinese tech firm Huawei could have an unintended victim: Apple.Chinese citizens are calling for an Apple boycott on social media, which could represent a threat to Apple's already fragile iPhone sales in the country.UBS warned that the moves against Huawei are "a risk for Apple and the supply chain."Apple could well fall victim to a retaliatory movement in China.There are signs that Chinese citizens are prepared to turn their back on the company, and analysts are predicting that fragile iPhone sales in the country could take another battering."At times, foreign consumer goods have been negatively impacted in China by nationalist sentiment (which social media potentially exacerbating this)," UBS said.
Update 2, May 22, 2019, 09:05 a.m.ET: A Huawei spokesperson has released a statement in response to the recent Arm developments (via The Verge).“We value our close relationships with our partners, but recognize the pressure some of them are under, as a result of politically motivated decisions,” said the spokesperson.“We are confident this regrettable situation can be resolved and our priority remains to continue to deliver world-class technology and products to our customers around the world.”This echoes Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei’s comments on the situation earlier this week.It seems Huawei views the companies taking action against it as similar victims of the U.S. government’s political moves.
Because all developers are special, afterallKubeCon Europe Darling of the OpenStack world Mirantis has continued its march into Kubernetes with a Bring Your Own Distribution support.Mirantis cofounder and marketing boss Boris Renski told The Register in Barcelona this week that developers were, in his mind, generally an opinionated bunch: rather than accept a prepackaged distribution, they instead usually go for something a little more customised and DIY.Local regulations on data and software can also drive devs off the beaten path, and force them to reshape their distro.The result is brownfield installations, typically hosted on-premises, that would not be supported by distro vendors.Mirantis, however, fresh from having to deal with the frequently byzantine world of OpenStack deployments is more than happy to roll in and handle the thankless task of keeping things up and running.
In a parallel universe, 12-year-old me is crying.Why am I crying, you ask?Because The Sims 4 is free.The fourth installment of the life simulation game was launched in 2014, and six expansion packs — which allow for a wider scope of gameplay, like added actions, furniture, clothing, and more — have been released since.You have until May 28 to get yourself a copy.All you have to do is go to the Origin store and click “Download for FREE now for a limited time.” To play, you’ll also need to have Origin downloaded and installed, which I am doing as we speak.
“One of our strategic goals is to deliver rich, on-demand business insights through big data.”Google and Informatica are deepening their partnership to extend functions enabling support for cloud data warehouse management and analytics on marketing data lakes.Informatica is expanding its offering on Google’s cloud platform to include enhanced Google BigQuery support for pushdown optimization that enables its clients to process large workloads within BigQuery.Pushdown optimization moves data transformation processing down into a relational databases.When target data and source data both reside in a relational database, processing can be pushed down into that database.Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) will also be made available to Google Cloud Platform customers allowing them to oversee data integration, data governance and data quality.
Täglich werden Logistikeinrichtungen weltweit von Millionen von Paketen auf ihrem Weg zu Privathaushalten und Unternehmen durchlaufen.Allein im Jahr 2016 verzeichnete der globale Paketzustellungsmarkt einen Anstieg um 11 % auf fast 300 Milliarden US-Dollar – 2015 waren es noch 270 Milliarden US-Dollar.1 Im USamerikanischen Frachtsystem wurden 2015 täglich 49,5 Millionen Tonnen Waren mit einem Gesamtwert von mehr als 52,7 Milliarden US-Dollar umgeschlagen – das sind etwa 56 Tonnen jährlich für jeden einzelnen Einwohner der USA.Dieser kometenhafte Anstieg, der größtenteils dem E-Commerce geschuldet ist, hat viele Unternehmen dazu gebracht, ihre operative Geschäftsstrategien zu überdenken.Ein häufig übersehener Bereich, der jetzt verstärkt in den Fokus gerät, ist der Beladungsbetrieb.In dieser kritischen Umgebung müssen die Dock- und Frachtmanager zahllose komplexe Prozesse verwalten und dabei enge Zeitpläne und noch engere Budgetvorgaben einhalten.Selbst kleinere logistische Pannen im täglichen Betrieb können dessen Effizienz mehr und mehr beeinträchtigen und letztlich zu kostspieligen Fehlern führen.
QQ 小程序将于6月上线，目前处于灰度测试 – TechNode ChineseWhat happened: At a Tencent conference on Wednesday, QQ product manager Zhang Hao announced that the company’s longstanding social app is currently testing out its mini-program ecosystem, with plans to fully launch in June on iOS.The approach, first pioneered by WeChat in 2017, allows lightweight applications with a diverse range of functions to be accessed from within one app.The in-app ecosystem will reportedly support easy migration from WeChat mini-programs, making the transition easier for developers.Why it’s important: The move by QQ isn’t unprecedented: in November, Tencent announced it was testing out mini-programs for Android, called “Light Applications” (QQ轻应用).Still, the latest move promises to bring WeChat and QQ even closer than before by offering extra functionality to the older platform.
Microsoft has stopped selling the Huawei MateBook X Pro in its online store in the wake of the US Government’s blacklisting of the Chinese firm.The move follows news that Google will be banning Huawei smartphones and tablets from getting Android updates, and suggests that even though the ban has been temporarily lifted, it could mean that Microsoft will indeed be halting updates for Huawei laptops.As we reported earlier this week, Microsoft has refused to confirm or deny that it will block Windows 10 updates on Huawei laptops.This uncertainty means you should probably hold off buying a Huawei laptop right now.That’s a shame, as Huawei makes some of the best laptops in the world right now.However, if Microsoft does indeed stop offering updates and support for those laptops, it makes them a very risky purchase.