Transbeam Wins 2016 Visionary Spotlight Awards

NEW YORK, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Transbeam, Inc., a managed service provider of carrier-grade Data, Voice, Events Connectivity and Professional IT Services, announced today they have won the 2016 Visionary Spotlight Awards in two categories: Best Video Communications for their Intelligent Network Monitoring Video and Best Channel Deployment of Data, Ethernet and Converged Infrastructure which involved their channel partner, Velstar International, a reputable Transbeam agent and technology facilitator.

NEW YORK, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Transbeam, Inc., a managed service provider of carrier-grade Data, Voice, Events Connectivity and Professional IT Services, announced today they have won the 2016 Visionary Spotlight Awards in two categories: Best Video Communications for their Intelligent Network Monitoring Video and Best Channel Deployment of Data, Ethernet and Converged Infrastructure which involved their channel partner, Velstar International, a reputable Transbeam agent and technology facilitator.

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Amazon Echo Dot review – CNET

The cloud-connected, voice-activated Amazon Echo smart speaker was a bona fide sleeper hit last year, and Alexa, the virtual assistant housed within, is starting to give Siri a good run for her money.

The cloud-connected, voice-activated Amazon Echo smart speaker was a bona fide sleeper hit last year, and Alexa, the virtual assistant housed within, is starting to give Siri a good run for her money. Now, in an effort to strike while the iron is still hot, the online mega-retailer is adding not one, but two Echo follow-ups to Alexa’s family: the battery-powered Amazon Tap, and the puck-shaped Amazon Echo Dot.

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FCC votes to expand Lifeline program to include broadband subsidy

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-to-2 along party lines Thursday to expand the Lifeline telephone subsidy for low-income Americans to include Internet access.

The decision generally follows an earlier proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a Democrat, to expand Lifeline’s current $9.25 monthly phone subsidy to include broadband Internet access or bundled voice and data service plans.

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-to-2 along party lines Thursday to expand the Lifeline telephone subsidy for low-income Americans to include Internet access.

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Microsoft is putting Windows 10, Cortana at the center of smart homes

Are you too lazy to open the door or switch on a light? Let Windows 10 and its Cortana voice-activated digital assistant do the job for you.

Microsoft’s vision is to make home automation a breeze in Windows 10, and the company featured several related Internet-of-things announcements at its ongoing Build conference.

Are you too lazy to open the door or switch on a light? Let Windows 10 and its Cortana voice-activated digital assistant do the job for you.

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Tackling security cameras at the CNET Smart Home – CNET

We’ve already outfitted the CNET Smart Home with an Amazon-Echo-friendly security system called Scout. This straightforward kit shines in its simplicity, offering an assortment of sensors that you can install around your house to track doors opening and closing, as well as motion (you do have to pay $10 per month for most of its features, though, unless you were grandfathered in as an early adopter).

We’ve already outfitted the CNET Smart Home with an Amazon-Echo-friendly security system called Scout. This straightforward kit shines in its simplicity, offering an assortment of sensors that you can install around your house to track doors opening and closing, as well as motion (you do have to pay $10 per month for most of its features, though, unless you were grandfathered in as an early adopter). But Scout doesn’t currently come with security cameras — or even offer them as optional add-ons (disappointingly, Scout-brand cameras have been “in the works” for a while now without any discernible progress).

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Amazon Tap Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Like the wired Amazon Echo smart speaker before it, the battery-powered, $130 Amazon Tap speaker is a multi-talented device. Via Bluetooth, you can stream audio to the Tap from a smart phone.

Like the wired Amazon Echo smart speaker before it, the battery-powered, $130 Amazon Tap speaker is a multi-talented device. Via Bluetooth, you can stream audio to the Tap from a smart phone. Connect the Tap to Wi-Fi and it can also play music directly from Amazon Prime Music or other popular streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora.

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Linksys Announces First H2O Wi-Fi Router

The new H2O Wi-Fi Router can provide users with combined speeds up to 2.53 Gbps* and under water range up to 10,000 feet. Also included is Smart Wi-Fi technology which makes it easy to set up and control your H2O Wi-Fi from anywhere using the Smart Wi-Fi app on your mobile device.

The new H2O Wi-Fi Router can provide users with combined speeds up to 2.53 Gbps* and under water range up to 10,000 feet. Also included is Smart Wi-Fi technology which makes it easy to set up and control your H2O Wi-Fi from anywhere using the Smart Wi-Fi app on your mobile device.

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Research and Markets – First Level Teardown and Cost Analysis of Parrot Bebop Drone

Parrot successfully introduced this new type of drone in 2014, since then it has been a commercial hit. The Bebop drone is a small quadcopter, measuring 33x38x3.6cm and weighting just 420g.

Parrot successfully introduced this new type of drone in 2014, since then it has been a commercial hit. The Bebop drone is a small quadcopter, measuring 33x38x3.6cm and weighting just 420g. It records stable 1080p video in a 180° filed thanks to a 14 megapixel fisheye camera. The drone is safe to fly indoors and is capable of performing aerial rolls and flips.

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English clubs to get free stadium wi-fi

England’s Football League has announced that free wi-fi, for a particular set of official apps, will be made available at Championship, League One and League Two stadiums.

Fans will be able to access club-branded apps to get news, social media content, highlights and betting.

England’s Football League has announced that free wi-fi, for a particular set of official apps, will be made available at Championship, League One and League Two stadiums.

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