Inside Verizon’s Super Bowl Control Center

With banks of big screens high along three walls and a huge TV on the fourth, it could be a great spot to watch The Super Bowl. But when the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers on Feb.

With banks of big screens high along three walls and a huge TV on the fourth, it could be a great spot to watch The Super Bowl. But when the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers on Feb. 7, the people in this room won’t be concerned with touchdowns, running yards and time outs. They’ll be analyzing gigabits, latency and capacity to make sure Verizon’s cellular network holds up for fans.

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Are smart cities inevitable or do tech-filled towns need careful planning?

Introduction and beacons

The smart city is where the Internet of Things and big data crash into each other. Myriad devices fitted with sensors gathering data are instantly cross-referenced on a citywide scale to increase efficiency and create new services.

Introduction and beacons

The smart city is where the Internet of Things and big data crash into each other. Myriad devices fitted with sensors gathering data are instantly cross-referenced on a citywide scale to increase efficiency and create new services.

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Review: Brother ImageCenter ADS-3600W

Introduction and design

There was a time when scanners were one of the most sought-after peripherals when you bought a new computer. Back then, flatbed and handheld models from the likes of Logitech or Microtek vied for your custom.

Introduction and design

There was a time when scanners were one of the most sought-after peripherals when you bought a new computer. Back then, flatbed and handheld models from the likes of Logitech or Microtek vied for your custom.

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Microsoft patches Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 (again), but big issues remain

Microsoft’s Surface range may have made good strides on the sales front, but the latest devices launched with a depressingly long list of issues – and Redmond has just issued a major firmware update that tackles some more of these.

Microsoft’s Surface range may have made good strides on the sales front, but the latest devices launched with a depressingly long list of issues – and Redmond has just issued a major firmware update that tackles some more of these.

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Updated: 10 best desktop PCs 2016: which computer should you buy?

Introduction

Desktop PCs are the most versatile category of computing hardware. Unlike laptops or tablets, they aren’t limited by portability and battery life requirements. A desktop PC can be crammed with more storage, a better processor, more memory and a graphics card that really is capable of playing modern games well.

Introduction

Desktop PCs are the most versatile category of computing hardware. Unlike laptops or tablets, they aren’t limited by portability and battery life requirements. A desktop PC can be crammed with more storage, a better processor, more memory and a graphics card that really is capable of playing modern games well.

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I switched from Android to iPhone for two months. Here’s what I learned – CNET

Android users are embracing the iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, 30 percent of new iPhone buyers had switched from an Android device in the July-to-September 2015 quarter.

Android users are embracing the iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, 30 percent of new iPhone buyers had switched from an Android device in the July-to-September 2015 quarter. And this week, Cook reiterated that the trend is accelerating, saying: “We were blown away by the level of Android switchers that we had last quarter [October through December]. It was the highest ever by far.”

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Mobile Hotspot Router Market in APAC: Report Analysis 2015-2019

LONDON, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — About mobile hotspot router
A mobile hotspot is a compact wireless router that enables end-users to avail high-speed Internet services without any wires as the device is connected via 3G or 4G mobile connections.

LONDON, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — About mobile hotspot router
A mobile hotspot is a compact wireless router that enables end-users to avail high-speed Internet services without any wires as the device is connected via 3G or 4G mobile connections. It provides connectivity within a range of 30-33 feet and lets users connect multiple Wi-Fi-enabled devices to a single router, thus reducing the overall cost of Internet services for end-users.

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Orison Panel Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Orison is a San Diego-based startup with a pretty lofty goal — it’s trying to reduce your overall reliance on the energy grid.

Its flagship products, the Orison Panel ($1,200, £835, AU$1,700) and the Orison Tower ($1,550, £1,100, AU$2,200), are two Wi-Fi-enabled plug-in devices that can supposedly store up to 2.2 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy at a time.

Orison is a San Diego-based startup with a pretty lofty goal — it’s trying to reduce your overall reliance on the energy grid.

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Qube Wi-Fi Multi-Color LED Smart Bulb Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Color-changing smart bulbs are a fun novelty for the connected home, but the good ones still cost too much. Enter Qube, a San Francisco-based startup fresh off of a highly successful Indiegogo campaign.

Color-changing smart bulbs are a fun novelty for the connected home, but the good ones still cost too much. Enter Qube, a San Francisco-based startup fresh off of a highly successful Indiegogo campaign. Qube’s pitch: a Wi-Fi connected color-changer that’s brighter than Philips Hue — for just $19 per bulb (about £13, or AU$27).

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