Xplornet and Hughes Announce Agreement for EchoStar XXIV Satellite Capacity to Deliver High-Speed Broadband to Rural Canada

GERMANTOWN, Md., April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada’s leading rural broadband provider, has agreed to a lifetime capacity agreement on the next-generation JUPITER™ 3 Ultra High Density Satellite (UHDS), designated EchoStar XXIV.

GERMANTOWN, Md., April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada’s leading rural broadband provider, has agreed to a lifetime capacity agreement on the next-generation JUPITER™ 3 Ultra High Density Satellite (UHDS), designated EchoStar XXIV. In a contract valued at more than $250 million over 15 years, the agreement is for approximately 50 Gbps of Ka-band capacity reaching more than 90 percent of the population of Canada, along with system gateway and consumer premise equipment and operational and support services. Currently under construction, EchoStar XXIV is expected to launch in 2021 and bring more than 500 Gbps of capacity across the Americas.

“This agreement marks another milestone in our longstanding relationship with Hughes,” said Allison Lenehan, CEO of Xplornet. “JUPITER 3 is expected to provide the highest speed satellite Internet service in Canada, with download speeds of 100 Mbps, answering our customers’ need for fast and reliable broadband to connect them to what matters.”

“For more than a decade, Xplornet has teamed with Hughes for satellite capacity and equipment to help them bring the benefits of broadband to Canadians,” said Paul Gaske, executive vice president and general manager, North America at Hughes. “We are excited to continue our successful partnership as we launch our next-generation JUPITER 3 Ultra High Density Satellite, and look forward to supporting Xplornet in delivering essential, high-speed broadband to Canadians for years to come.”

Powered by the latest JUPITER System technology, EchoStar XXIV will enable the continued growth of high-speed services for applications including consumer, enterprise, aeronautical, cellular backhaul and community Wi-Fi, bridging the digital divide and helping businesses and communities to thrive. The satellite is expected to deliver broadband services for 15 years and will join the largest fleet of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) across the Americas, all utilizing JUPITER System technology, including EchoStar XVII, EchoStar XIX, Hughes 65 West and Hughes 63 West.

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About Xplornet Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. is one of Canada’s leading broadband service providers. For over a decade, Xplornet has been providing innovative broadband solutions to rural customers at work, home and play across Canada. Today, Xplornet offers voice and data communication services through its unique wireless and satellite network that connects Canadians to what matters.

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet®, the world’s largest satellite network with over 1.3 million residential and business customers across North and South America. For large enterprises and governments, the company’s HughesON™ managed network services provide complete connectivity solutions employing an optimized mix of satellite and terrestrial technologies. The JUPITER™ System is the world’s most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform, operating on more than 20 satellites by leading service providers, delivering a wide range of broadband enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 7 million terminals of all types to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share, and its technology is powering broadband services to aircraft around the world.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com and follow @HughesConnects on Twitter.

About EchoStar
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit www.echostar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

©2019 Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks and JUPITER is a trademark of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

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Huawei anuncia su nueva estrategia de marca “Cuatro motores” para liderar redes IP inteligentes

SHENZHEN, China, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — En la Cumbre de analistas globales de Huawei, Huawei anunció su nueva estrategia de marca para redes IP y desveló la gama de productos cuatro motores para la red IP en la época de la información.

SHENZHEN, China, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — En la Cumbre de analistas globales de Huawei, Huawei anunció su nueva estrategia de marca para redes IP y desveló la gama de productos cuatro motores para la red IP en la época de la información. Estos anuncios representan la labor incesante de Huawei para crear una conectividad omnipresente, estrenan una potencia de computación de IA al 100 por ciento gracias al uso de una red de banda ultraancha sin pérdidas y ayudan a los usuarios a avanzar con rapidez hacia un mundo conectado e inteligente.

Con la llegada de 5G, la nube e IA, miles de billones de terminales de producción y oficina colaborarán y se unirán, el 100 por cien de los servicios empresariales se trasladarán a la nube, y con la previsión de una adopción de 86 por ciento de IA en 2025, habrá muchos problemas de seguridad potenciales que abordar. Todas esas tendencias suponen desafíos mayores para transformación digital de las empresas. La red es la base de la transformación digital de las empresas, pero tiene que superar ciertos obstáculos vitales, tales como llevar y desplegar con flexibilidad los servicios empresariales, asegurar una experiencia absoluta para el traslado de dichos servicios a la nube y como garantizar la seguridad TIC. Huawei cree que la red del futuro tiene que ser sencilla y disponer de capacidades de IA, para que pueda detectar de manera proactiva cambios de servicios y predecir riesgos de red a tiempo. Estas expectativas impulsarán la transformación de la infraestructura TIC y ayudarán a las empresas a reorientar sus modelos de negocio para mejorar de manera continuada la experiencia del consumidor para tener resultados óptimos en el futuro.

Kevin Hu, presiente de la Gama de productos de comunicación de datos de Huawei, comentó, “Huawei cuenta con más de 20 años de experiencia en el campo de IP. Nos hemos comprometido a crear productos innovadores y diferenciados, y aplicar tecnologías digitales, tales como 5G, informática en la nube y redes IP de IA. Creemos que las redes inteligentes que se han diseñado con los productos cuatro motores dan capacidad a los usuarios con inteligencia empresarial”.

La nueva gama de productos cuatro motores de Huawei para la red IP son AirEngine, CloudEngine, NetEngine y HiSecEngine.

AirEngine: El primer producto comercial Wi-Fi 6 de Huawei que se basa en los puntos fuertes del 5G de Huawei. Ha pasado las pruebas de mejor rendimiento de Tolly Group, una organización internacional acreditada para pruebas. La antena 5G inteligente de Huawei y las tecnologías de aceleración inteligente de aplicaciones aumentan la zona de cobertura de la Wi-Fi un 50 por ciento, reducen la latencia de la red Wi-Fi a 10 milisegundos y obtienen una experiencia óptima con el móvil. CloudEngine: El chip de IA y los algoritmos únicos de IA de Huawei permiten una pérdida de cero paquetes y el mejor rendimiento de reenvío en el sector, para liderar con éxito las redes de centros de datos a la época de IA. Los conmutadores de recinto de Huawei destacan por su mejor rendimiento de reenvío y se basan en identificación de aplicaciones basadas en IA y algoritmos dinámicos de redes para crear una red de recinto sin pérdidas y de alta calidad. La arquitectura de IA de operaciones y mantenimiento distribuida disminuye la identificación de fallos de minutos a segundos, acorta la ubicación automática de fallos de horas a minutos y reduce los gastos operativos en un 40 por ciento. NetEngine: Los enrutadores metro inteligentes de NetEngine de Huawei tienen la mayor capacidad del sector, son compatibles con SRv6 y ofrecen automatización inteligente durante todo el ciclo de vida. Con NetEngine, una red puede transportar servicios negocio a negocio, negocio a cliente y negocio a humanos. Ofrece conexiones inteligentes y garantía SLA a nivel de aplicación para muchas aplicaciones de empresas verticales, lo que ofrece unos cimientos sólidos para la época 5G. La gama de enrutadores AR6000 SD-WAN de la siguiente generación de NetEngine de Huawei, usan una arquitectura nueva y se han diseñado con motores de aceleración y algoritmos de reenvío ultrarrápidos, lo que mejora el rendimiento SD-WAN hasta tres veces la media del sector. Todos estos méritos los convierten en los enrutadores WAN de borde ideales con las mayores velocidades y experiencias óptimas. HiSecEngine: Basado en los conceptos básicos de la solución de seguridad HiSec de Huawei, este motor de seguridad de red de alto rendimiento identifica con precisión amenazas para garantizar servicios siempre conectados. Ofrece un sistema de defensa inteligente para proteger el mundo digital siempre conectado.

En la Cumbre, el CITIC Bank de China compartió prácticas innovadoras acerca de cómo crear una red inteligente de centro de datos con la solución CloudFabric de Huawei. El CITIC Bank de China reinventa con éxito sus sistemas de TI y red de centros de datos, preparando el camino para innovación rápida en tecnología financiera y operaciones inteligentes. CloudFabric ayuda al banco con una transición de un clic para recuperación ante desastres y ejecución rápida de la configuración de la red en cuestión de minutos. La solución, que cuenta con una plataforma de operaciones y mantenimiento basada en IA, garantiza una continuidad de servicios al 99,999 por ciento y la seguridad de los sistemas de transacciones financieras.

Guo Xiadong, director del Departamento de garantías del campus Qingdao, Universidad de Shandong, presentó el proyecto conjunto entre Huawei y la universidad de Shandong acerca de prácticas para redes universitarias. La Wi-Fi aplicable a todo de Huawei se despliega en múltiples campus universitarios, tales como el campus central de Jinan. El analizador inteligente de redes, CampusInsight, se utiliza para mejorar la experiencia lectiva de los campus universitarios. CampusInsight monitoriza la experiencia del usuario en tiempo real para que no halla fallos de autenticación y cero fallos de red. Esta tecnología permitió que 8000 personas en la ceremonia de graduación de 2018, que se celebró en el estadio de la universidad de Shandong, tuvieran acceso simultaneo inalámbrico.

En el campo de la comunicación de datos, Huawei seguirá creando conexiones inteligentes, llevando el mundo digital a todo el mundo, hogar y organizaciones para tener un mundo conectado e inteligente. Mientras tanto, Huawei colaborará con más clientes empresariales en el diseño innovador de redes y prácticas profundas para servicios. Creemos que la red Intent-Driven Network (IDN) de Huawei ayudará a más empresas a tener éxito en su transformación digital para el futuro de la época de IA y la nube.


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Galaxy Fold’s screen woes and more: How my foldable review unit is doing so far – CNET

Days after the first reports of bulging, flickering and malfunctioning Galaxy Fold screens surfaced, my review unit is still intact, and life with Samsung’s first foldable phone continues to hum along.

Days after the first reports of bulging, flickering and malfunctioning Galaxy Fold screens surfaced, my review unit is still intact, and life with Samsung’s first foldable phone continues to hum along. As I type this, the Fold is recovering from an overnight battery drain test. Later this afternoon it resumes being put through its paces. Although my particular review unit seems fit and healthy, the incident has cast doubt on the Fold’s daring new bendable design, and on whether Samsung will launch the Fold without delay. (Last week Samsung said that the US April 26 sales date will hold.)

There’s a lot to unpack here: What the Galaxy Fold is, and why we should care. What’s happening to make some early reviewers’ phones break. And how the Fold works in a perfect world where screens weren’t acting up. At the end of the day, this is still a device that’s likely to incite strong feelings either way the first time you see and use one.

Let me start by telling you what I know about the review units before sharing how the device works. The Galaxy Fold goes on sale April 26 for $1,980, and Samsung handed out review units on Monday, April 15, so reviewers could get the word out the day preorders officially began. That’s a common practice, and so is delivering early production devices into reviewers’ hands.

These handsets are usually one of the first run but not meant for retail sales. They may not have completely final hardware or software, which means that reviewers may experience bugs or irregularities. If that happens, reviewers usually alert the company. In this case, Samsung told me that our version of the Fold is the unlocked model for the European market. US services like Samsung Pay, Bixby and Samsung Health won’t work on it, and calling might be subpar because these particular Folds aren’t optimized for US carriers. Fair enough.

The phone “is manufactured with a special protective layer,” to cover the plastic Infinity Flex display, Samsung said earlier this week. “It is not a screen protector – do not attempt to remove it.”

Because of the Fold’s early production status and these screen incidents, CNET will hold our Galaxy Fold rating until the final production unit we purchased arrives. Until then, I’ll continue to share my wins and losses with the Fold here.

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What’s the big deal with the Galaxy Fold in the first place

The promise of a foldable phone is all about the screen, specifically, giving you an expansive, uninterrupted display to watch videos, play games and read on, then put away in your pocket.

Companies have made foldable phone concept sketches and prototypes for years, but the Galaxy Fold marks the first time there’s been enough critical mass in interest and technological know-how to make a commercial device possible. Samsung isn’t alone. Huawei’s Mate X and TCL‘s commitment to future foldable are making this new bendable design more real every day.

Even Google’s in on the action, pledging Android support so that its software will switch from one screen orientation to another as you fold and unfold the display. A little-known company sold the first foldable phone, the Royole FlexPai, but Samsung’s Fold is the first “real” foldable phone for most people.

All foldable phones will start off as ultra-expensive — the 4G version of the Fold starts at $1,980, and the Mate X costs about $2,600 — and there may be kinks to work out. (UK and Australian prices haven’t been announced, but $1,980 converts to about £1,500 or AU$2,750.)

But if Samsung and its rivals can fix major problems that the Fold’s seeing now, and enough people wind up clamoring for the design, then foldable phones have a chance to change the way people use their devices. It could one day make tablets obsolete.


We went hands-on with the Galaxy Fold, and here it is
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How my screen’s holding up as of Sunday, April 21

I’ve had the Galaxy Fold for a week and thankfully no screen meltdowns so far. There is one wrinkle I noticed on Friday. More accurately, it’s a dent, a tiny one on the left side of the display.

The screen is made from plastic, not glass (because we don’t have bendable glass yet), which means the cover material doesn’t have the same hardness as Gorilla Glass.

It’s likely that something vicious in my purse marked up the screen when I tossed the Fold in open to finish a benchmarking test while deboarding the train — it’s really designed to be closed when you’re not actively using it, but I didn’t really want to stop the benchmarking test. It’s a pretty tiny divot — I’m not even really sure when it happened — but it does speak to the fragility of this type of newborn design.

I’ve gotten used to navigating the three active windows and typing on such a large screen. I have not, however, gotten used to typing on the itty-bitty exterior screen because it’s a rough experience that leads to a lot of mistakes. If you’re trying to walk and type, forget about it. I still feel like an idiot taking photos with the Fold fully opened, but that’s a better canvas for seeing details. For reading and watching videos, the Fold is headed in the right direction, with a few little blips and bobbles.

Snapping the Fold closed to stash in a pocket or purse feels completely natural. So does opening it up again to do more stuff.

Reactions to the big screen and folding mechanism vary

I’ve passed the Galaxy Fold around to a lot of coworkers, family and friends. I love watching their faces — the act of bending and unbending the screen is such an “aha!” moment. For me, the first thing I noticed was its weight as I lifted the Fold off its stand. I appreciated the heft of it and the smooth, glossy glass backing. And the first time you bend it in half.

The Fold is a phone you have to understand on a physical level that words and photos don’t do justice. You have to feel how much force you need to throw into it to close the device and open it again. To gauge the smoothness of that big hinge as the “wings” open and close. It isn’t hard, but you do need to be deliberate, and I like the little bit of exertion the Fold demands from you.

My favorite moment ever was passing the Fold to my parents, a pair of septuagenarians and seeing their eyes light up when they realized what I held in my outstretched hand. My mom, who admits she isn’t much of a techie, was delighted by the way the Fold opened and closed, but wasn’t sure she could open and close it herself without trouble. She did, however, love the larger interior screen, but found the rounded spines harder for her hands to hold.

“It was fun to see one. It was pretty amazing.” Mom said. “However, it was too wide when open, too heavy and too narrow when closed, but the screen was brilliant. The colors were pure and glowing. I liked the clarity of the images. I don’t feel a need to own one.”

My dad, who follows tech news closely (and routinely sends me links), responded by peering into the ports and inspected the hinge. He was thrilled to see such a unique device like the Fold firsthand, but is cautious over the durability of foldable phones overall.

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Almost everyone who held the Fold agreed that despite the large notch along with its plastic interior screen and bezel (not my favorite things), it still feels like a premium, cohesive device that’s building a case for why it exists apart from the novelty. I’ve used the Galaxy Fold everywhere, from a very crowded subway to walking down the street. There are definitely things that work and things that don’t.

I do love that I can actually zip the Fold into the pocket of a short-waisted, fitted leather jacket, and that when I’ve finished a session of use, I can simply close it up with a snap and stash it away. Opening and closing the Fold still feels a little special, but I was surprised at how quickly that’s becoming second nature.

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When the Galaxy Fold is closed…

You can use the Galaxy Fold closed like a book or open like a tablet, but Samsung has clearly designed the Fold to be used open most of the time, and closed when you just want to do or check on something quickly. Closed, it’s tall and narrow, and the 4.6-inch exterior display feels small.

The Galaxy Fold’s screen sits in the middle of the body, surrounded on all sides by thick bezels, if you want to call them that. This design gives the screen the impression of being even smaller than it is. The alternative, I suppose, would be to have an even taller screen, which might present some of its own challenges formatting common apps.

Closed is how the phone feels its most solid and sturdy (though you do get a two-part case in the box). Its weight and smooth, glass finish lend a certain gravitas. Samsung even tries to dress up the hinge by allowing you to customize with a gold or silver color if you’re buying the phone in green or blue.

The Fold’s hinge moves smoothly, but a large mechanism here also makes the width of the phone’s “wings” quite narrow. Closed, it looks like a sandwich. On the right side, there’s a volume rocker and a power button, and the fingerprint reader doubles as the Bixby button. I’ve accidentally pressed it a couple times already.

I will say, when it’s folded up, it feels a bit like a flip phone or older candybar phone, and is pretty convenient for placing calls. It’s less convenient to launch the camera by double-pressing the power button, or unlocking the phone when it’s folded up, because those buttons are on the second camel hump when the Fold is closed, so you have to reach across one layer to press them. That leads to inaccuracy.

Using apps in closed position

When it comes to the real business of a phone — using apps — the more compact configuration is a bit more of a challenge. Although the Fold’s screen is much smaller than any phone you’re used to, you can still access all your installed apps. Samsung preloads a large clock widget, which you can tap to get into your clock app (handy for setting an alarm), and you can change this widget up if you’d like.

There’s also the Google Search bar, and space for three app icons. You can make folders, so that helps put more on the page, and of course there are multiple home screens, so you can quickly get to your apps. The app tray is also easy to invoke by swiping up from the bottom, as you would on other phones.

Font size and icons are both miniaturized, which feels like a throwback to the days when we all hunched over our phone screens hunting and pecking our way through. As I tried responding to Tweets and messages while on the go, it became clearer and clearer that this screen, and its virtual keyboard, are too small to be really useful. I can almost type accurately when I’m immobile, but once I started walking or being bounced by a train or bus, the mistakes grew to the point of being unreadable.

Maybe it’s be easier to type on the 4.6-inch screen if the Samsung keyboard supported tracing. I could switch to Gboard, the virtual keyboard I prefer, but then I’d lose the split-screen keyboard when I open the Fold. I scoured the settings and it doesn’t look like you can use different inputs on the front and interior screens the way you can set different wallpapers.

My solution was to use voice input, but Samsung’s default software only mangled my words more. I was able to turn it off in the settings, which fell back to Google’s voice input, my preference all along. That helped tremendously.

I have smaller fingers, so it this was hard for me, it’s certain you’ll struggle if you’re blessed with girthier digits. I’d definitely rly on Google Voice or Bixby to do certain things, like place a call, search for store hours or turn Wi-Fi on and off.

The one thing I will say is that the Fold is easy to use one-handed when folded up, especially if all you want to do is follow map navigation or snap a quick photo.

When you open the Fold…

Samsung expects you to unfold the device to its full 7.3-inch glory when you want to fine-tune your photos and compose longer messages.

When you do open the Fold, any app you have open on the outside will also unfurl on the inside. This is called App Continuity, and it’s something that Samsung and Google worked on together to make sure that the fold doesn’t experience lag.

So far this works as expected, without delay. But if you want the app on the inside screen to follow you to the smaller exterior one, you’ll need to select those apps in the Display settings. This is because you may not want every app to dog your heels — you might decide that, for most apps, closing the phone means closing out what you’re doing.

Right now, WhatsApp, Microsoft, Spotify, Amazon Prime Video, Samsung and Google apps have all been optimized to use the design. If the app doesn’t support app continuity, it still works, but you’ll need to resize the app for full-screen — otherwise you’ll see black bars on either side.

But back to the small screen. Start typing something in this folded-up view, say an email, and you’ll notice that Samsung splits the keyboard to make typing more comfortable on the larger screen. I’m not the world’s biggest fan of the Samsung keyboard (this may be an understatement), and it’s irksome that you can’t trace to type in split screen mode. I’m sure that third-party virtual keyboard replacements will rise to the challenge.

For now, I’m going to stick with the default to see if I can improve my typing speed. I’m already getting faster, though I can’t tell if my fingers are sore from all the overwork testing and writing up the Fold, or if stretching my hands out to type is starting to take its toll.

There’s an art to using three apps at once

Multitasking is one of the Fold’s biggest selling points. Being able to use up to three apps at the same time is, after all, one advantage of using a larger screen. But multi-active windows, as it’s called, is still something I’m still learning. It’s complicated and a little confusing, but bear with me and I’ll do my best to explain it.

Most of the time, you’ll open an app the way you normally would, either by tapping the icon on your home screen, picking it from your Recents tab, or swiping up from the bottom to select from the app tray. Now say you want to chat with someone while you’re playing YouTube videos. You swipe from the right side of the screen (where the edge display is on other Galaxy phones) and launch an app that way.

You’ll notice that opening the second app scooches the first one over to the left so the second one can load as a tall, narrow panel. Then, if you add a third app (same way you add a second), the secondary panel divides in half to make room for the third panel. You can slightly resize these windows, close them out, and drag and drop to reposition them using blue “handles” at the top of the app. For example, if you want your third app to become your main window, you can drag it over into that position.

I noticed right away that the more apps you have open, the smaller the font, so you may not really want to use all three at once all the time. But if you want to quickly open the calculator while you’re reading a news story, you don’t have to stop what you’re doing to switch focus. You can also turn the phone to landscape mode to change the orientation, which makes the windows wider and shorter.

To load an app on the main window, you swipe up to access the app tray. To open an app on one of the other windows, you flick from the app tray on the right and launch an app that way. One more pro tip: You can also build out your multiwindow screen by dragging and dropping icons from the Recents tab.

Everything I just described happens in a perfect world, but there are limitations. Some apps you’ll never have the option to open as secondary or tertiary panels, and that really sucks. I’m hoping Samsung will work with top app developers to make this happen.

Interestingly, I noticed that some apps might open not as a panel, but as a pop-up (see my embedded Tweet above). In this case, I opened Netflix to start a download, and then opened Google Drive to find a file while I waited. I had expected Drive to open as a panel, and was surprised to see it as a window in a window, a lot like the picture-in-picture view that lets you see Google Maps navigation as a thumbnail while focusing on something else entirely. I expanded the pop-up and moved it around using the same “handles.”

Speaking of the Netflix download (two episodes of the British period spy drama Traitors), the image doesn’t naturally fill the screen and I didn’t see an onscreen control to expand it — just black bars on the top and bottom. Samsung will definitely want to work with Netflix on formatting, because this is not an ideal arrangement. You can force the app to expand if you dig around in the display settings, but that didn’t change anything for Netflix.

What about the air gap? The notch? The crease?!

Three design decisions are causing quite a stir. Let’s define some terms.

Air gap: The opening closest to the Galaxy Fold’s hinge where the two halves of the phone don’t touch when closing.

Notch: The roughly inch-long cutout on the right side of the 7.3-inch display, which houses two cameras and some sensors.

Crease: This is the seam in the Galaxy Fold’s plastic Infinity Flex display, which exists because the screen folds in on itself. Foldable screens with outward bends have an obvious ridge, too.

Now, how do I feel about them all? The air gap is smaller than I feared it would be, and while it’s noticeable, it doesn’t stand out. The Fold’s two edges clack magnetically and securely in place, so you’re not getting much stuck in this space. However, I could easily slip in a credit card. Then I slipped in another, which mostly held because of the tension created by the magnets.

The notch looks…pretty ridiculous, and unnecessarily large. But notch hatred and the necessity for notches are two sides of the same coin, a problem that every phone maker is trying to solve: how to get you more screen. Samsung could easily get rid of the notch if it made its bezel uniformly thick across the top, but then you’d get a smaller screen or a larger device to compensate.

Or, there’s the Huawei Mate X’s approach (video), which is to create a big curve and a handle that houses four camera sensors that you use for front and back, but even that design will come with trade-offs (like a rigid portion and two uneven screen halves.

And if you hate the notch enough, you can artificially black out part of the screen using some display settings (Display > Full-screen apps > Advanced settings > Hide camera cutout).

The notch does stick out like a sore thumb when watching Netflix movies. In other apps, like YouTube and games like Riptide Renegade, the screen in line with the notch blacks out to create wider bars on either side. You don’t notice the notch so much, but you also don’t get the full-screen experience.

Now, let’s talk about that crease. Yes, it’s there, and it’s visible for the simple and enduring reason that foldable phones have screens that bend in half. Until we find a material that fluidly self-heals when bending and unbending, we’re going to have to put up with some amount of creasing.

So far it’s not egregiously noticeable. When I press down on the 7.3-inch screen when the Fold is opened, I can feel the hinge mechanism underneath, but I don’t really feel it if I’m swiping lightly. We’ll have to see how this interferes — or not — as I use the phone over time.

The deal with the Fold’s six cameras

The Galaxy Fold has a total of six cameras: three on the back, one on the front and two inside. It also has that big notch when you unfold the phone. You’ll see that the two interior lenses are centered on a black bar (the notch) that extends to the right. Samsung says this is where it’s put the RGB and proximity sensors.

While you can snap shots using the 4.6-inch screen, Samsung expects you to use the Fold unfolded to take most photos, because you’ll be able to better adjust the blur and settings that way. I don’t love holding the Fold up like a tablet to take my photos. I make fun of those people (sorry, people). Now I will become one of those people. Still, I’ll keep an open mind during this testing phase.

4.6-inch screen (cover camera):

10-megapixel camera for quick shots and selfies

7.3-inch screen:

10-megapixel camera8-megapixel RGB depth sensor

Rear cameras:

12-megapixel main camera16-megapixel ultra-wide angle12-megapixel telephoto lens

Taking photos while the Fold is closed up is workable, but not awesome because it’s really hard to tell if your photo is in focus, and it’s much harder to move tiny sliders for Live Focus (portrait) shots. But if you’re honestly taking a quick pic, or don’t want to draw attention to yourself by unfolding the Fold, then it’s totally fine. You can either share the photo right away, or open the Fold for fine-tuning.

It’s a lot easier to take selfies from the closed position than from the open position, and it’s also more private — you don’t have everyone and their dog watching you check your teeth on your 7.3-inch screen.

I’ll do a lot more camera testing tomorrow (today I’m flying back to San Francisco from New York), but since Samsung is using the exact same cameras on the Galaxy Fold as it does on the Galaxy S10 Plus (and S10 5G), I’m pretty certain we’ll get great quality photos.

However, I’m extremely interested in how the Fold’s shape changes the experience of taking photos out and about. Stay tuned there.

I’m also intrigued by the 8-megapixel depth-sensing camera on the inside, since it’s essentially going to be used for selfies, not for AR experiences in front of you (or else it’d be on the rear). Perhaps if Samsung magically turns on secure face unlock using the depth-sensing camera, this would be one way to open the Fold before unlocking it, and could verify online payments. Until then, the fingerprint reader is fast and easy enough to use open or closed (a little more on that below).

What else? The Galaxy Fold isn’t water-resistantFingerprint reader: Fast and accurate so far. I’m unlocking it with my index finger and my thumb.It has wireless power sharing like the Galaxy S10 phones.It supports Samsung’s DeX dock.
In the box: Galaxy Buds and a case (made of same material as a bullet-proof vest).
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Huawei annonce sa nouvelle stratégie de marque « Four-Engines » à la pointe des réseaux IP intelligents

SHENZHEN, Chine, 22 avril 2019 /PRNewswire/ — À l’occasion du Sommet mondial des analystes 2019 de Huawei, Huawei a annoncé sa nouvelle stratégie de marque axée sur les réseaux IP et a dévoilé quatre nouveaux produits de la série des « moteurs » (« engine » en anglais, d’où le nom de la stratégie) servant à la mise en réseau IP à l’ère des renseignements.

SHENZHEN, Chine, 22 avril 2019 /PRNewswire/ — À l’occasion du Sommet mondial des analystes 2019 de Huawei, Huawei a annoncé sa nouvelle stratégie de marque axée sur les réseaux IP et a dévoilé quatre nouveaux produits de la série des « moteurs » (« engine » en anglais, d’où le nom de la stratégie) servant à la mise en réseau IP à l’ère des renseignements. Ces annonces témoignent des efforts que Huawei déploie constamment pour établir une connectivité universelle, libérer une puissance de calcul de 100 pour cent basée sur l’AI grâce à l’utilisation d’un réseau à ultra-haut débit et sans perte et aider les utilisateurs à entrer rapidement dans un monde entièrement connecté et intelligent.

L’arrivée de la 5G, du cloud et de l’intelligence artificielle fait que des centaines de milliards de terminaux de production et de bureau vont collaborer et s’unir, 100 pour cent des services d’entreprise vont migrer vers le cloud et, l’adoption de l’intelligence artificielle étant estimée à 86 pour cent à l’horizon 2025, de nombreux problèmes de sécurité potentiels devront être traités. Toutes ces tendances posent de plus grands défis pour la transformation numérique des entreprises. Le réseau est à la base de la transformation numérique des entreprises, mais il doit relever certains défis fondamentaux, notamment la manière de transporter et de déployer avec souplesse les services d’entreprise, la façon d’assurer une expérience sans entraves pour faire migrer ces services vers le cloud et celle de garantir la sécurité des TIC. Huawei estime que le futur réseau doit être simple et compatible avec l’IA, de sorte qu’il puisse détecter dynamiquement les changements de service et prévoir les risques du réseau en temps voulu. Ces attentes vont favoriser la transformation de l’infrastructure TIC des entreprises, en aidant celles-ci à refaçonner leurs modèles commerciaux et à améliorer sans cesse l’expérience client pour obtenir des résultats optimaux à l’avenir.

Kevin Hu, président de la gamme de produits de communication des données de Huawei, a déclaré : « Huawei compte plus de 20 ans d’expertise dans le domaine de l’IP. Nous nous engageons à développer des produits innovants et différenciés et à appliquer sans relâche les technologies numériques telles que la 5G, le cloud computing et l’intelligence artificielle aux réseaux IP. Nous pensons que les réseaux IP intelligents construits avec les quatre produits de la gamme ‘engine’ peuvent continuellement donner aux utilisateurs les moyens de disposer d’intelligence économique ».

Les quatre nouveaux produits de la série « engine » de Huawei, destinés au réseau IP, sont AirEngine, CloudEngine, NetEngine et HiSecEngine.

AirEngine : le premier produit Wi-Fi 6 à vocation commerciale de Huawei s’appuie sur les atouts 5G de Huawei. Il a réussi à passer la plus haute vérification de performance du Tolly Group, un organisme international de tests faisant autorité en la matière. L’antenne intelligente 5G de Huawei et les technologies d’accélération des applications intelligentes de l’entreprise augmentent la zone de couverture du Wi-Fi de 50 pour cent, réduisent la latence du réseau Wi-Fi à 10 millisecondes et garantissent une expérience mobile optimale. CloudEngine : la puce intégrée basée sur l’IA et l’algorithme unique qui s’appuie sur l’IA de Huawei permettent d’éviter la moindre perte de paquets de données et d’obtenir les performances de transfert les plus rapides du secteur. Ils font ainsi passer avec succès les réseaux de centres de données dans l’ère de l’IA. Les commutateurs pour les campus de Huawei se distinguent par les meilleures performances de transfert et s’appuient sur des algorithmes d’identification d’applications et de réseaux dynamiques alimentés par l’IA pour créer un réseau de campus de très grande qualité, qui évite la moindre perte de paquets. L’architecture d’exploitation et d’entretien (O&M) distribuée basée sur l’IA peut réduire l’identification des défauts de quelques minutes à quelques secondes, raccourcir la localisation automatique des défauts de quelques heures à quelques minutes et réduire les dépenses d’exploitation de 40 pour cent. NetEngine : les routeurs intelligents pour les réseaux des métros NetEngine de Huawei comptent la plus grande capacité de l’industrie. Ils sont compatibles avec la technologie SRv6 et offrent une automatisation intelligente du cycle de vie complet. Avec NetEngine, un réseau peut transporter des services B2B, B2C et B2H. Il fournit des connexions intelligentes et une assurance d’entente de degré de service au niveau de l’application à un grand nombre d’applications verticales de l’industrie, créant ainsi une base numérique solide pour l’ère de la 5G. Les routeurs pour SD-WAN (réseaux étendus définis par le logiciel) NetEngine de dernière génération de la gamme AR6000 de Huawei utilisent une toute nouvelle architecture et sont conçus avec de puissants moteurs d’accélération du matériel et des algorithmes de transfert ultra-rapides et uniques, ce qui multiplie par trois les performances du SD-WAN par rapport à la moyenne du secteur. Tous ces atouts en font des routeurs de réseaux WAN idéaux, qui garantissent les vitesses les plus rapides et une expérience optimale. HiSecEngine : s’appuyant sur les concepts fondamentaux de la solution de sécurité HiSec de Huawei, ce moteur de sécurité du réseau hautement performant identifie avec précision les menaces inconnues pour garantir des services de base permanents. Il fournit un système de défense intelligent pour protéger le monde numérique entièrement connecté.

À l’occasion du Sommet, China CITIC Bank a fait part des pratiques innovantes qu’elle a utilisées pour construire son réseau de centres de données intelligents grâce à la solution CloudFabric de Huawei. China CITIC Bank a réinventé avec succès ses systèmes informatiques et ses systèmes de réseau de centres de données, ouvrant la voie à l’innovation rapide en termes de technologie financière et aux opérations intelligentes en la matière. CloudFabric aide la Banque à passer d’un simple clic à la reprise après sinistre et à terminer la configuration du réseau en seulement quelques minutes. Grâce à une plate-forme d’exploitation et d’entretien intelligente basée sur l’intelligence artificielle, la solution garantit une continuité de service de 99,999 pour cent et la sécurité des systèmes de transactions financières.

Guo Xiaodong, directeur du département des garanties du campus de Qingdao, appartenant à l’université du Shandong, a présenté le projet d’innovation mené conjointement par Huawei et l’université du Shandong, qui porte sur les pratiques de réseau du campus. Le Wi-Fi s’adaptant à tous les environnements de Huawei est déployé sur plusieurs campus, comme le campus central de Jinan. CampusInsight, l’analyseur intelligent du réseau, est également utilisé pour améliorer l’expérience pédagogique sur le campus. CampusInsight surveille l’expérience de l’utilisateur en temps réel pour s’assurer qu’il n’y a aucune erreur d’authentification ou de défauts sur le réseau. Cette technologie a permis aux 8 000 personnes présentes à la cérémonie de remise des diplômes de 2018, qui s’est déroulée dans le stade de l’université du Shandong, d’avoir simultanément un accès au sans fil.

Dans le domaine de la communication des données, Huawei va continuer à établir des connexions plus intelligentes, en apportant le numérique à tout un chacun, dans tous les foyers et toutes les entreprises, au service d’un monde entièrement connecté et intelligent. Parallèlement à cela, Huawei collaborera avec un plus grand nombre d’entreprises clientes en matière de conception d’innovation de réseau et de pratiques de service approfondies. Nous pensons que le réseau IDN (Intent-Driven Network, soit réseau axé sur l’intention) de Huawei aidera un plus grand nombre d’entreprises à réussir la transformation numérique pour passer à l’ère de l’intelligence artificielle et du cloud à l’avenir.


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Huawei kündigt als Vorreiter für intelligente IP-Netzwerke neue „Four-Engines”-Markenstrategie an

SHENZHEN, China, April 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei hat auf dem Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2019 seine neue Markenstrategie für die IP-Vernetzung angekündigt und vier neue Engine-Serienprodukte für das IP-Netzwerk im Zeitalter der Intelligenz präsentiert.

SHENZHEN, China, April 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei hat auf dem Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2019 seine neue Markenstrategie für die IP-Vernetzung angekündigt und vier neue Engine-Serienprodukte für das IP-Netzwerk im Zeitalter der Intelligenz präsentiert. Die Neuvorstellungen stehen für Huaweis unermüdliches Engagement, allgegenwärtige Konnektivität aufzubauen, 100 Prozent KI-Rechenleistung über ein verlustfreies Ultra-Broadband-Netzwerk freizusetzen und den schnellen Einstieg in eine vollständig vernetzte, intelligente Welt zu ermöglichen.

Im Zuge von 5G, Cloud und KI werden Hunderte von Milliarden von Produktions- und Büroterminals zusammen arbeiten und sich miteinander vernetzen, alle Unternehmensdienste zu 100 Prozent in die Cloud migrieren, und da der KI-Einsatz bis 2025 voraussichtlich 86 Prozent erreichen wird, werden viele potenzielle Sicherheitsprobleme gelöst werden müssen. Dies sind Trends, die die digitale Transformation von Unternehmen vor größere Herausforderungen stellen. Grundlage der digitalen Unternehmenstransformation ist das Netzwerk, das einige zentrale Schwierigkeiten meistern können muss, zu denen die Übertragung und flexible Bereitstellung von Unternehmensdiensten sowie die Frage zählen, wie die gefährdungsfreie Migration dieser Dienste in die Cloud und die IKT-Sicherheit zu gewährleisten ist. Huawei glaubt, dass das Netzwerk der Zukunft unkompliziert und KI-fähig sein muss, damit es proaktiv Veränderungen bei den Diensten erkennen und Netzwerkrisiken rechtzeitig vorhersagen kann. Diese Voraussetzungen werden die Transformation der Enterprise-IKT-Infrastruktur vorantreiben und Unternehmen dabei unterstützen, Geschäftsmodelle zukunftsfähig neu zu gestalten und das Kundenerlebnis kontinuierlich zu verbessern, um optimale Ergebnisse zu erzielen.

Kevin Hu, President des Bereichs Huawei Data Communication Product Line, erklärte: „Huawei verfügt über mehr als 20 Jahre Erfahrung im IP-Bereich, und wir sind bestrebt, differenzierte innovative Produkte zu entwickeln und digitale Technologien wie 5G, Cloud Computing und KI laufend auf IP-Netzwerke anzuwenden. Wir glauben, dass die mit den vier Engine-Serienprodukten entwickelten intelligenten IP-Netzwerke die Anwender kontinuierlich mit Business Intelligence unterstützen können”.

Huaweis vier neue Engine-Serienprodukte für das IP-Netzwerk sind AirEngine, CloudEngine, NetEngine und HiSecEngine.

AirEngine: Das erste kommerzielle Wi-Fi 6 Produkt von Huawei baut auf Huaweis Stärken im Bereich 5G auf und hat die Verifizierung der Tolly Group, einer maßgeblichen internationalen Prüforganisation, für höchste Performance erhalten. Huaweis 5G Smart Antenna- und Intelligent Application Acceleration-Technologien erhöhen den Wi-Fi-Abdeckungsbereich um 50 Prozent, verkürzen die Latenzzeit des Wi-Fi-Netzwerks auf 10 Millisekunden und ermöglichen ein optimales mobiles Erlebnis. CloudEngine: Huaweis eingebetteter KI-Chip und spezifischer KI-Algorithmus machen Null-Paketverlust und die branchenweit schnellste Forwarding-Performance möglich und überführen Rechenzentrumsnetzwerke erfolgreich in das neue KI-Zeitalter. Die Huawei Campus-Switches zeichnen sich durch höchste Forwarding-Leistung aus und basieren auf KI-gestützten Application Identification- und Dynamic Network-Algorithmen, um eine hochwertige Campus-Vernetzung ohne Paketverlust zu gewährleisten. Die mit dezentraler KI ausgerüstete O&M-Architektur kann die Fehlererkennung von Minuten auf Sekunden reduzieren, die automatische Fehlereingrenzung von Stunden auf Minuten verkürzen, und die Betriebskosten um 40 Prozent senken. NetEngine: Die intelligenten Huawei NetEngine Metro Router verfügen über die branchenweit größte Kapazität, sind SRv6-fähig und bieten intelligente Automation über den gesamten Lebenszyklus. Dank NetEngine kann ein einzelnes Netzwerk mehrere B2B-, B2C- und B2H-Dienste übertragen. NetEngine bietet intelligente Anbindung und SLA-Absicherung auf Anwendungsebene für zahlreiche Applikationen in den vertikalen Industrien und schafft so eine solide digitale Grundlage für die 5G-Zukunft. Die Huawei Next-Generation NetEngine AR6000-Serie SD-WAN-Router nutzen eine brandneue Architektur und sind mit erweiterten Hardware-Beschleunigungs-Engines und spezifischen Algorithmen für extrem schnelles Forwarding ausgestattet, die die SD-WAN-Leistung auf das Dreifache des Branchendurchschnitts steigern. Pluspunkte wie diese machen den Router zum idealen WAN-Edge-Router mit höchstmöglicher Geschwindigkeit und optimalen Nutzwerten. HiSecEngine: Die auf den Kernkonzepten der HiSec-Sicherheitslösung von Huawei aufbauende leistungsstarke Network Security Engine identifiziert präzise unerkannte Bedrohungen, stellt sicher, dass die zentralen Dienste immer verfügbar sind und liefert ein intelligentes Abwehrsystem zum Schutz der vollständig vernetzten, digitalen Welt.

Im Rahmen des Summit stellte die China CITIC Bank die innovativen Verfahren zur Einrichtung eines intelligenten Data Center-Netzwerks mit Huawei CloudFabric Solution vor. Die Bank hat ihre IT- und Data Center-Netzwerksysteme erfolgreich neu konzipiert und damit den Weg für schnelle Innovation und intelligente Abläufe geebnet. CloudFabric sorgt für Disaster-Recovery-Switchover per Mausklick und schließt die komplette Netzwerkkonfiguration binnen Minuten ab. Mit einer intelligenten O&M-Plattform auf KI-Basis stellt die Lösung 99,999 Prozent Servicekontinuität und die Sicherheit der Finanztransaktionssysteme sicher.

Guo Xiaodong, Direktor des Guarantee Department am Qingdao Campus der Shandong-Universität, erläuterte das gemeinsame Innovationsprojekt von Huawei und der Shandong-Universität für das Campus-Netzwerk. Das für alle Szenarien ausgelegte Wi-Fi von Huawei kommt an mehreren Campus-Standorten zum Einsatz, unter anderem am zentralen Jinan-Campus. Auch CampusInsight, der intelligente Netzwerk-Analyzer, wird genutzt, um den Lehrbetrieb am Campus zu optimieren. CampusInsight überwacht die Benutzererfahrung in Echtzeit, um sicherzustellen, dass keine Authentifizierungsfehler und keine Netzwerkfehler auftreten. Die Technologie hat die simultane Wireless-Anbindung für die 8.000 Teilnehmer der Absolventenabschlussfeier 2018 ermöglicht, die im Stadion der Shandong-Universität stattfand.

Im Bereich der Datenkommunikation ist Huawei weiterhin bestrebt, intelligentere Verbindungen einzurichten, um die Digitalisierung weltweit für jeden Menschen, für jede Wohnung und für jede Organisation zugänglich zu machen und eine vollständig vernetzte, intelligente Welt zu schaffen. Huawei wird außerdem mit weiteren Unternehmenskunden zur Innovation von Netzwerkdesign und detaillierten Service-Vorgaben zusammenarbeiten. Huawei glaubt, dass das Huawei Intent–Driven Network (IDN) mehr Unternehmen helfen wird, in Zukunft erfolgreich mit der digitalen Transformation für das kommende Zeitalter von KI und Cloud umzugehen.


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Lost or stolen Android phone? Here’s how to get it back – CNET

It can happen in a matter of seconds: You leave your phone on a counter in the store and walk away, or someone bumps into you on the street and takes your phone right out of a pocket or bag.

It can happen in a matter of seconds: You leave your phone on a counter in the store and walk away, or someone bumps into you on the street and takes your phone right out of a pocket or bag.

Losing a phone, be it from theft or an honest mistake, is a stressful experience. Not only does it cut off your access to the rest of the world, but your phone holds some of your most personal information.

In the event your phone goes missing, don’t panic! There are tools built into every Android phone that makes it possible to lock and track down a lost phone with ease. But first, you’ll need to take some steps to set yourself up for success.

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Be prepared

Create a secure lock screen

Do yourself a favor and turn on passcode and fingerprint authentication. Do yourself another favor and don’t use facial recognition on your Android device.

The technology used for facial recognition on most Android devices can be easily tricked with something as simple as a photo of your face. Facial authentication could get more secure if Android Q does indeed add official support for secure Face ID-like authentication to Android as reports have suggested.

Next. create your passcode and set up fingerprint authentication in the Settings app under the Security section. I realize scanning a fingerprint or entering a PIN code every time you want to use your phone can be inconvenient, but the idea of someone having access to your photos, banking apps, email and the rest of your personal info is downright scary.

An extra step to unlock your phone is worth the effort when you consider the potential impact of exposing your personal info to a stranger.

Google’s Find My Device

Any time you sign into an Android device with a Google account, Find My Device is already on. Find My Device is what you’ll use should your phone ever go missing to track, remotely lock and remotely erase it.

You can check to make sure Find My Device is enabled by opening the Settings app and going to Security & Location > Find My Device. Alternatively, if your device doesn’t have a Security & Location option, go to Google > Security > Find My Device.

Find My Device should be turned on. If not, slide the switch to the On position and exit out of the Settings app.

Samsung’s Find My Mobile

If you have a Samsung phone, then in addition to Google’s Find My Device service, you can — and should — set up Samsung’s Find My Mobile service. Not only does it give you a backup service to track down a lost phone, but it also gives you tools that Find My Device doesn’t have.

With Samsung’s service, you can do things like force remote backups or see if someone has swapped out your SIM card. You must have a Samsung account to use Find My Mobile.

On your Samsung phone, open the Settings app and go to Biometrics and security > Find My Mobile. If you signed into your Samsung account during the initial device setup, the Find My Mobile should already be enabled. If not, take a few seconds to sign into your Samsung account and enable Find My Mobile.

Remotely lock, track a lost phone

Use Find My Device

Using Android’s baked-in service requires you to remember one thing: android.com/find. That website is where you’ll go in the unfortunate event that you lose your phone. Make sure you sign in to the same Google account that’s linked to your Android phone.

Not near a computer? You can use another Android device and the Find My Device app that you’ll have to download separately from the Play store. Immediately after signing into the site or app, Google will attempt to locate your phone.

An alert will be sent to your phone to tell whoever has it that it’s being tracked. Use the menu on the left-hand side of the Find My Device site to play a sound (helpful if you misplaced it in your home!), lock down your device, or erase the device altogether.

Selecting Secure Device will lock the phone, display a message of your choosing on the lock screen, and sign out of your Google account. Don’t worry, you can still locate the phone after it’s locked. If you use Google Pay for mobile payments, locking your phone will prevent anyone from using your phone to make a purchase.

If you use the Erase Device feature, you will no longer be able to track the phone once it’s erased. Reserve this feature as a last resort.

Should the thief turn off your phone, you won’t be able to track it until it’s turned back on and has a cellular or Wi-Fi connection. Google will send you an email once it locates your device.

Samsung users

Samsung Galaxy owners have the benefit of using Google’s or Samsung’s respective services to locate a lost device, but I recommend using Samsung’s offering. As you’ll see below, the added capabilities are invaluable.

To track a lost device with Samsung’s service, you need to visit findmymobile.samsung.com. There isn’t a companion app, so you’ll need to use a mobile browser on another phone or a computer.

Sign in with your Samsung account, then select your lost device on the left side of the screen. A map will display where your phone is currently located, and a menu of options will show up on the right side of the screen.

Start by locking the phone, which will display a personalized message on the lock screen, suspend your Samsung Pay cards, and prevent the phone from being powered off.

Next, create a backup of your phone. Should you lose it for good, you’ll want to have a current backup of your phone. If the phone is moving locations, use the Track location feature.

Enabling this feature will track your phone every 15 minutes. Finally, turn on the Extend battery life feature — this will disable almost everything on the phone, outside of the location tracking.

Don’t confront thieves

If your phone has been stolen and you’re able to track its location, do not attempt to recover it yourself. Doing so could lead to you or someone else getting hurt, and despite the importance of a phone, it’s simply not worth it.

Instead, contact local law enforcement and let them know you need help recovering a lost or stolen phone that you’ve been able to track to a specific address.

Contact your carrier, file an insurance claim

If it becomes clear that you’re never going to get your phone back, contact your carrier and report your phone as lost or stolen. Doing this will blacklist the phone from the carrier’s database, preventing another person from using it.

When you call, your carrier will want to suspend your service as well. This is a good idea if you want to prevent someone from using your phone. However, keep in mind that if you’re still tracking your lost phone, you’ll lose a mobile connection to it — and unless the phone is somehow registered on a Wi-Fi network, you’ll lose the ability to track it.

Finally, if you pay for insurance on your phone, you’ll need to file a claim and pay the deductible to get your replacement phone. Get the insurance claim process started through your carrier, who will then likely refer you to the third-party insurance company who will replace your phone.

Good luck! We hope you never have to go through the emotional roller coaster of losing a phone, tracking it down, and trying to get it back.

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Nest vs Ring vs Abode vs SimpliSafe: Which smart home security cameras have the best privacy? – CNET

If you saw my recent post on the best home security systems CNET has tested, then you know that you’ve got more options than ever these days. Upstart DIY systems like SimpliSafe, Abode, Ring Alarm and Nest Secure have given established powerhouses like ADT some dynamic new competition.

If you saw my recent post on the best home security systems CNET has tested, then you know that you’ve got more options than ever these days. Upstart DIY systems like SimpliSafe, Abode, Ring Alarm and Nest Secure have given established powerhouses like ADT some dynamic new competition. Meanwhile, more and more homeowners are choosing to monitor their homes on their own via video doorbell.

All of these systems rely on wireless transmissions within your home and to the cloud, too — so what steps are these companies taking to keep those signals secure? And what about all of those video clips ($189 at Walmart) — how do these companies handle the footage, and what steps do they take to protect user privacy?

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Those were the questions I asked six of the top systems we’ve written about. Specifically, I was interested in knowing what sort of encryption practices each system uses, as well as any measures each company takes to keep user data — mainly the saved video clips from their cameras — private.

I also asked each company about their apps — can you enable two-factor authentication to help keep someone from brute-forcing their way into your account? What about Face ID and Touch ID for iOS users?

Security providers can be understandably reluctant to detail their internal practices and the ways in which they keep their systems secure. The last thing they want is to provide bad guys with a precise view of what they’d be going up against were they ever to try and hack into the system. Still, some were willing to share their specific encryption standards (most employ Transport Layer Security, or TLS, which is the same standard used to encrypt much of the web). Others preferred to talk about their methodology in more general terms, such as SimpliSafe describing its encryption as “industry standard.”

More interesting might be each company’s policies for handling user video clips, which is less a question of security than one of privacy. Some companies simply store the clips for the user and delete them after a set period of time. Others follow procedures that allow them to view and analyze user clips in order to improve features like motion detection and facial recognition. That includes Ring, which didn’t specify how long it hangs on to those clips.

I’ve done my best to parse through all of it and summarize the responses in the table above. Below, you’ll find the exact, word-for-word responses that I received from spokespersons for each company:

Abode

1. How does Abode handle user camera footage? What practices are in place to help ensure privacy?

Video data is only kept within the Abode system for as long as the customer’s plan dictates. Free customers have access to three days of timeline, Connect customers have access to 14-days of timeline and Secure customers have access to 90-days of timeline. Video footage that is stored by the customer on Abode servers is kept secure and encrypted and not accessible to support staff or management. Abode does not share video data or any personal data with any third-party companies.

In the event of an alarm, if a customer has a camera enrolled within their Abode system and professional monitoring, video is sent to the central monitoring center to verify the alarm and if needed, dispatch the appropriate authorities. The moment that alarm is analyzed (dispatch vs. no dispatch) connection to video is severed and the CMC no longer has access to video or a customer’s live video feeds.

2. What steps does Abode take to prevent someone from hacking into the system, or from jamming it? What sort of encryption does Abode use?

The Abode gateway is constantly checking communications to the deployed wireless devices for gradual interference and if that is purposely being interfered with. Whenever a signal jamming period lasts longer than 30 seconds, a “Jamming” notification will be sent to the users and reported to the Central Monitoring Center where jamming operating procedures take place.

For data at rest, like video storage, Abode uses AES 256 encryption.

3. How does Abode keep the app controls secure? If someone wants to reinforce their login with two-factor authentication or another added security measure, is that an option?

Abode offers users the option to secure their account through two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication adds additional security to your Abode home by requiring a code generated by the Google Authenticator App on your phone when logging in from a new device. For complete security, enable two-factor authentication for each user account that has access to your Abode system in your home. Customers can find additional information on two-factor authentication for their Abode home here. Additionally, Abode supports Touch ID and Face ID from Apple on the iOS app which adds extra security with additional convenience.

ADT

1. How does ADT handle each user’s camera footage? What practices are in place to help ensure privacy?

ADT is a proponent of Security and Privacy by Design principles, and our systems limit ADT’s ability to access our residential customer’s video footage, such as when needed to service a system for a customer. By policy, and through technical restrictions, this footage can only be accessed once specific protocols are followed, and use of those protocols is logged. Customers are also notified whenever designated ADT personnel have been authorized to access their system.

2. What steps does ADT take to prevent someone from hacking into the system, or from jamming it? What sort of encryption does ADT use?

ADT works closely with our product and technology partners to employ industry best practices to help minimize the risk of hacking for the intrusion prevention devices that we use, and we regularly conduct penetration testing of these products, as well as our own internal systems, to help minimize the risk of vulnerability exposure. While jamming is a potential issue for radio devices generally, ADT systems monitor for loss of connectivity with wireless devices and can report that to the customer.

ADT has also implemented two-way encrypted communications for sensors in the new ADT Command panel that allows for both secure communications, and awareness when a sensor has lost contact with the panel.

3. How does ADT keep the app controls secure? If someone wants to reinforce their login with two-factor authentication or another added security measure, is that an option?

ADT’s customer apps for their interactive security systems are secured using username and password, with Touch ID and Face ID options, if they are supported on the customer’s mobile device. Two-factor authentication is also supported on the new ADT Control application — now generally available across the United States. The Control application also allows access to be disabled remotely, if a customer loses their phone. All application access is logged, and available for the customer to review.

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1. How does Comcast handle user camera footage? What practices are in place to help ensure privacy?

We have a team at Comcast dedicated specifically to camera security. We only activate video recording when customers opt-in and choose the service. We retain video files for customers with 24/7 Video Recording for 10 days on an encrypted server and then delete them. We retain video clips from Xfinity Home customers with rules-based video files for 30 days and then delete them. Customers can also choose to save their security camera files locally on their own devices. We do not use the recordings for marketing purposes or analyze them in any way.

2. What steps does Comcast take to prevent someone from hacking into Xfinity Home setups, or from jamming their signals? What sort of encryption does Comcast use?

We build security into our products from the design phase to the end of their life cycle. Our product security practices include routine security audits, 24/7 monitoring and penetration testing. We also work with the security research community to identify and resolve issues that may impact customers. RF signal jamming detection is built into our hardware and paired with algorithms running at all times to detect jamming attempts and report it to our backend systems. We meet or exceed industry standards for jamming detection in residential home security systems.

While the encryption we use varies by product and service, our security approach centers on widely adopted, standards-based encryption technologies. These include Transport Layer Security (TLS), certificate validation, field-level encryption for information stored in databases, on-disk encryption for any stored information and multi-factor authentication.

3. How does Comcast keep its app controls secure? If someone wants to reinforce their login with two-factor authentication or another added security measure, is that an option?

No user credentials are ever stored on the Xfinity Home mobile app. We also offer multifactor authentication for Xfinity Home and a number of other Xfinity products and services. Customers can find information about how to sign up for multifactor authentication here.

Nest

1. How does Nest handle user camera footage? What practices are in place to help ensure privacy?

Nest uses TLS to protect the transport of data from the camera to the Cloud. The video is encrypted at rest when stored in the Cloud. AES 256-bit encryption is used to encrypt the data.

Privacy or security sensitive actions, such as viewing video and audio content generated by customer usage of Nest products, always require permission/authenticated access authorized by the device owners.

2. What steps does Nest take to prevent someone from hacking into Nest Secure security systems and Nest Hello ($229 at Crate and Barrel) video doorbells, or from jamming their signals? What sort of encryption does Nest use?

At Nest, we design our products with security in mind — from the hardware components we use, to software and account level controls we provide to our users. Prior to release, Nest products undergo a rigorous security testing process where we identify and remediate security vulnerabilities that would impact the reliability of the Nest platform and the security of customer data.

Nest products require authenticated access to perform functions that change the configuration of the device after initial setup. No default credentials exist for configuration or setup functionality that could be reused from device to device.Nest products leverage industry-standard encryption technology to protect data in transit over the internet. Data from your devices, such as video and audio content, that is stored in Google’s infrastructure is encrypted at rest.

The information that passes between Nest Detect sensors and Nest Guard is encrypted at multiple levels, including encryption during transmission, additional encryption that’s specific to the home the products are in, and encryption between our products and the cloud.

When security vulnerabilities are identified in a Nest product that has been released, we will remotely update the product to fix the issue as soon as possible. Nest uses embedded security measures such as code signing to validate software updates running on our devices to mitigate against device compromise.

Nest, in coordination with the Google bug bounty program, offers a bug bounty program to search for and address vulnerabilities. We also work with well-known and reputable security companies to conduct independent third party security audits of our products and services.

Nest Secure can detect jamming attacks and will alert customers if it senses an attack. Also, because Nest Detects don’t use Wi-Fi to communicate with the Nest Guard, even if your home Wi-Fi goes down, the Detects can still tell Guard to sound the alarm in the event of a break-in.

3. How does Nest keep its app controls secure? If someone wants to reinforce their login with two-factor authentication or another added security measure, is that an option?

Nest offers two-step verification, which helps prevent someone from signing into your account in the Nest app without your permission. With two-step verification your phone helps prove your identity any time you sign into your account or make other changes to security settings.

Ring

1. How does Ring handle user camera footage? What practices are in place to help ensure privacy?

We take the privacy and security of our customers’ personal information extremely seriously. In order to improve our service, we view and annotate certain Ring video recordings. These recordings are sourced exclusively from publicly shared Ring videos from the Neighbors app (in accordance with our terms of service), and from a small fraction of Ring users who have provided their explicit written consent to allow us to access and utilize their videos for such purposes. Ring employees do not have access to livestreams from Ring products.

We have strict policies in place for all our team members. We implement systems to restrict and audit access to information. We hold our team members to a high ethical standard and anyone in violation of our policies faces discipline, including termination and potential legal and criminal penalties. In addition, we have zero tolerance for abuse of our systems and if we find bad actors who have engaged in this behavior, we will take swift action against them.

2. What steps does Ring take to prevent someone from hacking into Ring Alarm and Ring Video Doorbell setups, or from jamming their signals? What sort of encryption does Ring use?

We have taken measures to make Ring devices secure. These include disallowing third party application installation on the device, rigorous security reviews, secure software development requirements and encryption of communication between Ring devices with other Amazon services such as AWS servers.

We understand the importance of keeping data secure and follow industry standards when it comes to encryption protection. We use a combination of AES encryption (Advanced Encryption Standard) and TLS (Transport Layer Security). We also encrypt the data between Ring Doorbells and Cams using AES encryption, TLS, and SRTP (Secure Real Time Protocol).

As a security company, security is at the core of Ring’s mission and drives everything we do. Ring dedicates significant time and money to product and network security. We have an in-house team that is constantly working to ensure Ring products are secure; we also work with several outside firms to perform security testing on all devices. In order to maintain your device’s security, we recommend keeping your firmware up-to-date and using strong, unique passwords for both your Wi-Fi network and device account.

3. How does Ring keep its app controls secure? If someone wants to reinforce their login with two-factor authentication or another added security measure, is that an option?

Two-factor authentication is currently rolling out to customers and will be available to all users soon. Ring values the trust our neighbors place in us and we are committed to the highest level of customer information and data security. As we continually work to make our devices and services more useful and secure for our users, we are actively developing new security features and capabilities, including the ability to reject comprised passwords.

SimpliSafe

1. How does SimpliSafe handle user camera footage? What practices are in place to help ensure privacy?

Our cameras are designed with privacy in mind at all steps:

All of our indoor cameras have a built-in privacy shutter. Customers can open or close it whenever they want, from the app. We are actually the only security company that does this.All communication between the base station, the app and our indoor and outdoor cameras—whether it happens via Wi-Fi or via cellular signal—is encrypted.All video storage is totally opt-in. Customers who want their cameras to record video (rather than just live-streaming to the SimpliSafe app) choose to do that, and subscribe to recording services that enable this feature.Even then, recordings only happen when the camera is triggered (by movement, or by the system being otherwise triggered, armed or disarmed). Those videos are stored on a secure server for 30 days. Only ~10 of our engineers have access to the server. Even those employees are not able to view videos as stored, due to a proprietary storage method we developed. All of these recordings are deleted after 30 days.

2. What steps does SimpliSafe take to prevent someone from hacking into the system, or from jamming it? What sort of encryption does SimpliSafe use?

We adhere to industry standard encryption methods. Sensor communication with the Base Station is encrypted, as is communication from the Base Station to back-end servers. We have jam detection in place to prevent jamming.

3. How does SimpliSafe keep the app controls secure? If someone wants to reinforce their login with two-factor authentication or another added security measure, is that an option?

Two-factor authentication is currently in the works, and will be offered to customers on an opt-in basis. Same with notification systems around new IP addresses and devices, so that if you log in from an unrecognized device and/or location you will be notified.

Users can already see any mobile devices that are logged in on the web platform, and force log-out any of them.


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Huawei Announces Its New “Four-Engines” Brand Strategy, Leading Intelligent IP Networks

SHENZHEN, China, April 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — At the Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2019, Huawei announced its new brand strategy for IP networking and unveiled four new engine series products for the IP network in the intelligence era.

SHENZHEN, China, April 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — At the Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2019, Huawei announced its new brand strategy for IP networking and unveiled four new engine series products for the IP network in the intelligence era. These announcements signify Huawei’s relentless efforts to build ubiquitous connectivity, release 100 percent AI computing power by using an ultra-broadband lossless network, and help users march rapidly into a fully connected, intelligent world.

With the advent of 5G, cloud, and AI, hundreds of billions of production and office terminals will collaborate and unite with each other, 100 percent of enterprise services will migrate to the cloud and, with AI adoption expected to reach an estimated 86 percent by 2025, there will be many potential security issues to be addressed. All these trends are posing greater challenges for digital transformation of enterprises. The network is the basis of enterprises’ digital transformation, but needs to overcome some core challenges, such as how to carry and flexibly deploy enterprise services, how to ensure uncompromised experience for migrating these services to the cloud, and how to ensure ICT security. Huawei believes that the future network must be simple and AI-capable, so that it can proactive detect service changes and predict network risks in time. These expectations will drive enterprise ICT infrastructure transformation, helping enterprises reshape business models and continually improve the customer experience for optimal outcomes in the future.

Kevin Hu, President of Huawei Data Communication Product Line, said: “Huawei has more than 20 years of expertise in the IP field. We are committed to building differentiated innovative products and continuously applying digital technologies, such as 5G, cloud computing, and AI to IP networks. We believe that the intelligent IP networks built with the four engine series products can continuously empower users with business intelligence.”

Huawei’s four new engine series products for the IP network are AirEngine, CloudEngine, NetEngine, and HiSecEngine.

AirEngine: Huawei first Wi-Fi 6 commercial product builds on 5G strengths of Huawei. It has passed the highest performance verification of the Tolly Group, an international authoritative test organization. Huawei 5G smart antenna and intelligent application acceleration technologies increase the Wi-Fi coverage area by 50 percent, shorten the Wi-Fi network latency to 10 milliseconds, and achieve an optimal mobile experience. CloudEngine: Huawei’s embedded AI chip and unique AI algorithm enable zero packet loss and the fastest forwarding performance in the industry, successfully leading data center networks into the AI era. Huawei campus switches stand out with the highest forwarding performance, and they build on AI-powered application identification and dynamic network algorithms to build a packet loss-free, high-quality campus network. The distributed AI O&M architecture can reduce fault identification from minutes to seconds, shorten automatic fault location from hours to minutes, and reduce OPEX by 40 percent. NetEngine: Huawei NetEngine intelligent metro routers have the largest capacity in industry, are SRv6 ready, and offer full-lifecycle intelligent automation. With NetEngine, one network can carry B2B, B2C, and B2H services. It provides intelligent connections and application-level SLA assurance for many vertical industry applications, building a solid digital foundation for the 5G era. Huawei next-generation NetEngine AR6000 series SD-WAN routers use a brand-new architecture and are designed with rich hardware acceleration engines and unique Ultra-Fast forwarding algorithms, improving SD-WAN performance to three times the industry average. All these merits make them ideal WAN edge routers with the fastest speeds and optimal experiences. HiSecEngine: Based on core concepts of Huawei’s HiSec security solution, this high-performance network security engine accurately identifies unknown threats to ensure always-on core services. It provides an intelligent defense system to protect the fully connected, digital world.

At the Summit, China CITIC Bank shared innovative practices on how to build their intelligent data center network with Huawei CloudFabric Solution. China CITIC Bank successfully reinvents their IT and data center network systems, paving the way for fast FinTech innovation and intelligent operations. CloudFabric assists the Bank with one-click disaster recovery switchover and fast completion of the network configuration in minutes. With an AI-based intelligent O&M platform, the solution ensures 99.999 percent service continuity and security of financial transaction systems.

Guo Xiaodong, Director of Guarantee Department of Qingdao Campus, Shandong University, introduced the joint innovation project between Huawei and Shandong University on campus network practices. Huawei’s all-scenario Wi-Fi is deployed in multiple campuses, such as the central campus of Jinan. The network intelligent analyzer CampusInsight is also used to improve the campus teaching experience. CampusInsight monitors the user experience in real time to ensure zero authentication failure and zero network faults. This technology allowed the 8,000 people at the 2018 graduation ceremony, held at stadium in Shandong University, to simultaneously have wireless access.

In the data communication field, Huawei will continue to build more intelligent connections, bringing digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. Meanwhile, Huawei will collaborate with more enterprise customers in network innovation design and in-depth service practices. We believe that Huawei Intent–Driven Network (IDN) will help more enterprises succeed in digital transformation for the AI and cloud era in the future.

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Huawei lança AirEngine, uma nova marca de Wi-Fi, e anuncia o lançamento dos seus produtos Wi-Fi 6 para comercialização em massa global

SHENZHEN, China, 19 de abril de 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Na Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2019, Huawei e Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) realizaram uma mesa redonda com o tema “Wi-Fi 6, Unlocking Business Value” (Desbloqueando o Valor dos Negócios).

SHENZHEN, China, 19 de abril de 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Na Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2019, Huawei e Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) realizaram uma mesa redonda com o tema “Wi-Fi 6, Unlocking Business Value” (Desbloqueando o Valor dos Negócios). Na mesa redonda de mídia, a Huawei anunciou a AirEngine como sua nova marca de Wi-Fi, que será utilizada em suas séries completas de produtos Wi-Fi 6 para empresas. Além disso, com a presença de analistas e mídia do mundo inteiro no local, a Huawei destacou que seus produtos Wi-Fi 6 foram lançados em grande escala em cinco importantes regiões do mundo.

Aplicações emergentes como Realidade Virtual (RV), Realidade Aumentada (RA) e 4K requerem banda mais larga, maior simultaneidade e menor latência, o que se apresentam como desafios às redes Wi-Fi tradicionais. Estes desafios devem ser resolvidos o mais rapidamente possível durante a transformação digital das empresas. É aí que entra a AirEngine da Huawei. A AirEngine é a prova do compromisso da Huawei com redes Wi-Fi de alta qualidade. Trata-se de um mecanismo de conexão wireless que acelera a transformação digital dos serviços empresariais.

Três vantagens atraentes fazem com que a AirEngine se destaque: desempenho extremamente bom, experiência de usuário ideal e capacitação de novos negócios. A AirEngine apresenta o melhor desempenho do setor, conforme comprovado pela Tolly, uma influente empresa internacional de testes. A AirEngine se baseia nos pontos técnicos fortes provenientes da tecnologia de antena inteligente 5G da Huawei e das tecnologias de aceleração inteligente de aplicações, e atinge uma otimização inteligente para uma experiência de usuário ideal e continuidade de serviço. A AirEngine também pode comportar novas aplicações, como 4K e RV, e utilizar a cooperação aprofundada com parceiros a fim de obter a transformação wireless para serviços de ensino, pesquisa, fabricação e outros de missão crítica, possibilitando novos negócios.

“Com capacidade técnica incomparável, a AirEngine da Huawei permite que redes wireless ofereçam serviços de rede tradicionais com fio de forma eficiente e confiável. As vantagens típicas incluem o ensino fácil de RV/RA em educação, conferências de alta definição 4K e escritórios wireless para empresas, bem como veículos guiados automaticamente (Automated Guided Vehicles, AGVs) sem perda de pacotes em ambientes de fabricação industrial. A AirEngine da Huawei acelerará a transformação digital de empresas de vários setores”, disse Zhao Zhipeng, presidente do domínio de rede de campus da linha de produtos de comunicação de dados da Huawei. “A Huawei, uma das principais contribuintes do padrão Wi-Fi 6, tem promovido ativamente o desenvolvimento de todo o setor. A Huawei é a primeira fornecedora a lançar produtos Wi-Fi 6 comerciais. Atualmente, nossos APs Wi-Fi 6 estão lançados em cinco grandes regiões do mundo”.

Na mesa redonda de mídia, Kevin Robinson, vice-presidente de marketing da WFA, compartilhou os últimos desenvolvimentos e previsões da tecnologia Wi-Fi 6 para o setor e opinou de maneira perspicaz sobre o impacto da mesma na transformação digital das empresas. Ele declarou: “Agradecemos as grandes contribuições da Huawei para o desenvolvimento da tecnologia Wi-Fi 6, desde padrões e protótipos até o uso comercial. A WFA acredita que 2019 será o ano do uso comercial da tecnologia Wi-Fi 6 e lançará um programa de certificação Wi-Fi 6 no terceiro trimestre de 2019”.

A AirEngine foi especificamente projetada para a criação de redes Wi-Fi importantes e de alta qualidade que apresentam conexões de alto desempenho, experiência de usuário ideal e capacitação de novos negócios. A Huawei e seus parceiros trabalharão em estreita cooperação para fornecer conectividade onipresente e inteligência generalizada a clientes governamentais e empresariais. Além disso, a Huawei continuará a usar a plataforma digital para integrar novas TIC, ajudando seus clientes a operar a transformação digital.

Sobre a Huawei

A Huawei é uma importante fornecedora global de infraestrutura de tecnologias de informação e comunicação (TIC) e de dispositivos inteligentes. Com soluções integradas em quatro domínios-chave: redes de telecomunicações, TI, dispositivos inteligentes e serviços em nuvem, temos o compromisso de levar a tecnologia digital a todas as pessoas, casas e empresas para termos um mundo totalmente conectado e inteligente.

O portfólio completo de produtos, soluções e serviços da Huawei é competitivo e seguro. Através da colaboração aberta com parceiros do ecossistema, criamos valor duradouro para nossos clientes, trabalhando para capacitar as pessoas, enriquecer a vida doméstica e inspirar inovação em empresas de todos os tipos e tamanhos.

Na Huawei, a inovação está centrada nas necessidades dos clientes. Investimos muito em pesquisa básica, concentrando-nos em novidades tecnológicas que façam o mundo evoluir. Temos mais de 180.000 funcionários e operamos em mais de 170 países e regiões. Fundada em 1987, a Huawei é uma empresa privada e totalmente de propriedade de seus funcionários.

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Get a 4-pack of Wi-Fi smart outlets for $18 – CNET

The last few times I’ve written about smart-plug deals, they’ve sold out rapidly. Here’s hoping this one is different.

For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amysen (via Amazon) has a four-pack of Wi-Fi smart plugs for $18.39when you clip on the on-page $2-off coupon and apply promo code 94G4Q4ZR at checkout.

The last few times I’ve written about smart-plug deals, they’ve sold out rapidly. Here’s hoping this one is different.

For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amysen (via Amazon) has a four-pack of Wi-Fi smart plugs for $18.39when you clip on the on-page $2-off coupon and apply promo code 94G4Q4ZR at checkout. Regular price: $34. (Note: In my recent experience, those coupons often disappear when a vendor shares a promo code. So if you don’t see it, it’s because Amysen decided to pull it. Thankfully, $20.39 is still a very good price for this.)


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Also, if you click through and see something other than that four-pack, it means Amysen’s inventory (of that particular item) is gone.

These round plugs are among the most compact I’ve seen — plugging one into a standard two-socket outlet won’t block the other socket.

If you’ve never used outlets like these before, they connect to your home Wi-Fi network, giving you control via an Android or iOS app. You can set schedules and timers, which is great if you want to switch lamps on or off at designated times or if you’ve got a Crock-Pot you want to kick on midway through the day.

Also of note: These are compatible with Amazon Echo and Google Home devices, meaning you can say things like, “Alexa, turn on the lamp in the living room.” The accompanying instruction manual is illustrated and admirably easy to follow.

So if you’ve been wanting to join the smart-home revolution, here’s your chance to add smarts to lamps, appliances and whatnot for cheap. Really, really cheap.

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There are times when I’ve wished my SiriusXM subscription wasn’t limited to my car. (Where, by the way, I never, ever pay more than $5 per month for it. If you call and threaten to cancel, they will absolutely give you that $5 rate — usually for five or six months, at which time you have to call back and rehaggle.)

Alas, if I want it on my phone or in my house, it’ll run me another $8 per month. Nope. But this deal, I’m all over: For a limited time, you can get a two-month SiriusXM Essential Streaming subscription for just $1. After that, it’s back to the regular rate — though I’m wondering if a phone call might be just as useful here as it is for the car subscription.


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