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Sunday
Mar082015

#MWC15: What Samsung Is Thinking

 

We learned a lot more about Samsung's mobile technology outlook from the company's annual reveal than how thin, light and powerful the new Galaxy S6 will be. You can read it all in my USA TODAY column.

Wednesday
Feb252015

Mobile World: LTE-U and the Need for Feed

On the eve of the biggest mobile industry event of the year, one of the more high-profile technologies for dealing with the growing cellular capacity crunch is leaving the lab and making its way out into the real world. The technology, called Unlicensed LTE, or LTE-U, puts the latest 4G cellular technology onto Wi-Fi bands.

Because LTE-U touches both Wi-Fi and cellular networks, influential trade groups from both sides want a say in how the standard develops. They'll resolve their issues, I'm sure. They'll have to, because the cellular capacity shortfall is getting worse.

In the meantime, I've seen LTE-U in action in a highly dense environment, where the technology should shine. And it does.

Read my entire USA TODAY column HERE.

Wednesday
Feb182015

4K Video, Fast LTE Coming to Mid-Range Smartphones

"If you don't want it now, you'll want it in six to nine months. It's proliferating fast," Feibus said, adding that Qualcomm has been aggressie in pushing 4K into lower-cost devices.

Read the entire PC World story on Qualcomm's new Snapdragon processors, which bring 4K video and fast LTE to mainstream smartphones, HERE.

Monday
Feb022015

Healthcare in Wearables

Healthcare is the next big thing in wearables, and nowhere was this more evident than on the show floor at CES last month. DCIA's Cloud Evangelist Michael Elliott interviewed me in this follow-on to my USA TODAY column on the topic. The market for fitness wearables is still "healthy," but healthcare in wearables will "dwarf" it. But ... "the ante is a lot higher for that bigger pot."

If you're having trouble with the link, you can watch the video HERE.

And HERE is the original USA TODAY column.

Friday
Jan302015

Surviving a Dead-Screen Smartphone

Millions of us have busted our smartphone displays, and then suffered through the unconnected days that followed until we could replace our screens or phones. But there aren't many who crash the screen on the eve of a critical week of back-to-back meetings. Which is what I just did - the night before the start of CES early this month. But guess what? I managed to stay connected. I was already wearing what I needed to get by, just like Dorothy. But my pair of ruby-red slippers was a smartwatch, which I used as a portal into the phone. You could do it too - and with a little planning, fare better than I did. Here's how.

Read my entire column in USA TODAY here