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Hope for Vietnamese smartphones?

New smartphones coming out one after another Bkav just introduced Bphone 2 on August 8, two years after introducing the controversial Bphone in May 2015. According to Do Thu Hang, director of public relations at Bkav, what set Bphone apart is that it is 100 per cent designed and manufactured in Vietnam.

Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter

A HUGE thank you to the Historical Society of West Caldwell for supplying the library with another year's subscription to Ancestry.com. This subscription provides access to a wide range of historical records that anyone can use while on a library computer or using our Wi-Fi in-house. Ask one of our librarians about it today.

Lenovo K8 Note to Launch Today: Watch The Launch Live

The Lenovo K8 Note smartphone is all set to launch on August 9 in India. The Lenovo K8 Note will be an Amazon.in exclusive. The device will reportedly powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The company has confirmed that the upcoming K8 Note smartphone will feature stock Android operating system.

SoftBank invests $7.5m in regional broadband 'SuperTower'

Japanese telecommunications carrier SoftBank has invested $7.5 million in MIT's Altaeros Energies, which is aiming to bring low-cost wireless broadband to regional areas via its "SuperTower". Altaeros is hoping to commercialise the SuperTower, a tethered aerostat that floats 250 metres above the....

Hitech Mobiles begins manufacturing 4G smartphones in Kolkata

on Tuesday said it has commenced production of 4G plant. West Bengal The company will soon launch two sub Rs 5,000 models of has imported 4G LTE Communication Factory Test Set machinery from StarPoint enabling us to begin 4G handsets production, Hi-tech Mobiles Managing Director, Mohammed Gyasuddin said.

MTN Ghana Hosts High Valued Customers In The Eastern And Vol...

Accra, August 08, 2017, MTN Ghana held its Y’ello Soiree for customers in the Eastern and Volta Regions at Akosombo. The event was organized to celebrate and show appreciation to customers for their loyalty to the MTN brand. The customers were treated to a night of comedy, musicand danceas well as....

LG's middling tablet comes with a weird accessory dock

The GPad X2 8.0 Plus fits the description of "middling" with an 8-inch 1,920 x 1,200 screen, 8-core 1.4Ghz processor, 2GB of RAM and 5-megapixel front and rear cameras. LG doesn't seem inclined to build high-end tablets anymore -- as of today, its priciest US model is the oldish GPad X2 10.1-inch , which runs $350.

Amata welcomes FCC waiver for ASTCA

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Monday welcomed an FCC waiver, which she directly requested from both former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and then Chairman Ajit Pai on behalf of the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA), giving ASTCA the licensing to continue efforts to....

CTIA approves NTS as a CTIA Authorized Testing Laboratory (CATL) for Over the Air Performance testing

OTA measurement is essential to capture the antenna performance of a variety of wireless technologies, including cellular (2G, 3G, LTE), Bluetooth, ZigBee and Wi-Fi. As many IoT and M2M devices become increasingly more compact, antennas are sometimes forced to be placed near other antennas,....

Aerostat startup Altaeros gets $7.5M from SoftBank to bring broadband wireless to rural areas

, a Boston-based startup that develops autonomous aerostats, announced today that it has received $7.5 million in new funding from SoftBank Group. The capital will speed-up the launch of SuperTower, a project that uses Altaeros’ tethered balloons (pictured above) to bring broadband wireless to rural areas.

Interop Technologies™ Provides Enhanced Wireless Emergency Alerts To Bluegrass Cellular

FORT MYERS, Fla. and ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop Technologies™, a specialist in advanced communication networks and managed services, today announced that Bluegrass Cellular, a community-focused wireless company serving central Kentucky , will deploy enhanced Wireless....

T-Mobile's New Cell Phone For Baby Boomers

T-Mobile US Inc. ( TMUS ) has come up a new rate plan specifically for baby boomers - offering two lines of unlimited data for $60. The new plan is targeted at senior customers using smartphones and modern devices. Starting August 9, customers aged 55 and above can get two lines of T-Mobile One for....

Hitech Mobiles begins 4G handset manufacturing in Bengal

based handset maker Hitech Mobiles today said it has commenced production of 4G mobile phone from its plant. West Bengal The company will soon launch two sub Rs 5000 models of 4G handsets supporting VoLTE and ViLTE. Hitech Mobiles has imported 4G LTE Communication Factory Test Set machinery from....

KORE and Cooltrax Partner to Provide Uninterrupted Real-Time Cold Chain Management

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--( , the people powering IoT innovations and opportunities, today announced an expanded partnership with Cooltrax, the leader for real-time cold chain management of fixed, mobile, and product-level assets. KORE’s reliable, seamless network coupled with Cooltrax’s cold chain....

American Tower, H3C, InterDigital and Samsung Join the MulteFire Alliance

FREMONT, Calif.--( , an independent, diverse and international member-driven consortium, today announced that American Tower, H3C, InterDigital Communications, and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. have joined the Alliance to advance MulteFire – an LTE-based technology operating in unlicensed or shared spectrum.

Mtn Refurbishes Hajj Village And Donate Phones To Hajj Board

Accra, August 08, 2017 MTN, Ghana’s leading telecommunications service provider has refurbished the lodging area of Hajj pilgrims at the Hajj Village in Accra at the cost of over GH200,000. The renovated lodging areawhich is about 1,300 square meters,accommodatesover 500 pilgrims.

Why you shouldn't get too excited about an LTE Apple Watch

Adding cellular to the Apple Watch is a logical step; after all, the company added a GPS radio to the Apple Watch 2 last fall. Breaking it free of the wireless tether that's kept it leashed to the iPhone is the next logical step. But remember that Apple builds products for the real world, not in....

Gilat Reports Continued Improvement in Profitability in Q2 2017 and Raises 2017 Adjusted EBITDA Objective to $22 to $26 Million

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT ) (TASE:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Key Financial Highlights: • Revenues for Q2 2017 were $66.

We are working towards becoming the 4G-enabler for Indian consumers, says Spreadtrum country head

Spreadtrum has been operational in India since 2010, but so far, it has mostly stuck to the entry-level and mid-range segment. The Chinese chipmaker is now eyeing the burgeoning 4G smartphone and feature phone market. In addition to this, Spreadtrum also has plans to enter the IoT space.

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When the iPad was launched a few years ago, the general opinion was that tablets were the future of computing. It seemed as if they were going to replace laptops as the primary computing device. Years later, that prophecy seems not to have come true, and the tablet is the device that faces an existential crisis.

Big Switch joins the HPE Open Networking Ecosystem

SANTA CLARA, CA, Aug 08, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- SDN-based Big Cloud Fabric & Big Monitoring Fabric Data Center Networking Solutions Now Available on HPE Altoline Switch Products. SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 8, 2017) - Big Switch Networks®, The Next-Generation Data Center Networking....

OnePlus 5 Soft Gold Colour Arrives Only For 6GB RAM Variant

Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus has launched a limited edition Soft Gold colour version of the flagship OnePlus 5 smartphone for the same price of Rs 32,999. Starting August 9, the limited-edition OnePlus 5 Soft Gold with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage will be on Amazon.in and the company’s own store- oneolusstore.

FirstNet, broadband network to enable police and fire responders to talk to each other, ready to launch

Many police officers, firefighters and paramedics carry their own smartphones to do the things their department-issued equipment can't. But now, 16 years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, exposed the inability of American first responders to talk to each other, a nationwide cellular....

‘Power is a Dangerous Thing’

By The Irrawaddy 8 August 2017. Kyaw Zwa Moe: I am at the monastery of Sayadaw U Khaymar Nanda, who is better known as the 8888 Sayadaw, in Taunggyi. He served as the chairman of the Young Monks’ Union during the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, and was arrested immediately after the military mounted a coup and imprisoned for six years.

Zain posts stable net income of KD 82m for H1 – Revenues reach KD 508 million with EBITDA margin of 41.7% for first half of 2017

. 20 hours ago. KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: Zain Group, the leading mobile telecommunications pioneer with operations in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces its consolidated financial results for the six months to June 30, 2017. The company ended the period serving 45.2 million customers.

The flagships have arrived

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been praised all over the world for its aesthetic supremacy, many claiming it to have the design that has set a milestone. After the Note 7 fiasco, the sole responsibility of bringing Samsung out of the throes of an existential crisis was on the S8’s shoulders.

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Barrett Communications-HF & VHF Tactical Communications

Barrett Communications designs and manufactures a complete range of secure high-frequency (HF) and very high-frequency (VHF) tactical communication solutions th...

Barrett Communications Launches Advanced 4075 High-Power HF transmitter

Barrett Communications have announced the release of their latest product, the advanced Barrett 4075 High-Power High-Frequency (HF) transmitter. E-mail and mess...

Australian senate rejects bill to restore ABC shortwave

The bill would have required the ABC to restore its shortwave transmission services which the broadcaster ended in January this year. This move was described in...

EDXC Radio 2017, to air today

1 hr ago Read more: MT Shortwave Central EDXC Radio 2017 on air today Wednesday 9th August 2017 with few short 15 minute tests on 9290 and/or 9270 kHz starting ...

A Naval officer and a Goan boat wants to sail around the world with nothing but a sextant

Divar: One would think that 151 days at sea was sufficient solitude for a lifetime, but maritime reconnaissance pilot Abhilash Tomy has different ideas. Not con...

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By Paul Goble Russia’s leading human rights groups say that ethnic Russians are now actively discriminating against ethnic Ukrainians even though Vladimir Putin...

North Korea Says Army Is "On Standby Waiting For An Order Of Attack"

Global markets are closed for the weekend, so we will need to wait until tomorrow evening to see how investors react to the latest back-and-forth between the No...

FSB Demands Detailed Personal Information On Russians Using Social Networks – OpEd

The draft order ( http://regulation.gov.ru/projects#npa=18013 ) which has been issued by the communications ministry and is slated to take effect next July will...

North Korea Issues "Emergency Standby Orders" To Civil Defense Units: Report

With markets about to close for the next 2 days, the question on every trader's mind is: " should i carry risk over the weekend, or should I dump it all in case...

Maria talks suspension

Back in 2016, ESPN reported the 30-year-old Russian professional tennis player was suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation. She was teste...

Hudgens levies fines for deadly explosion at Augusta sperm bank

Fines have been levied against gas supplier Airgas USA after an investigation into a deadly explosion at an Augusta, Ga., sperm bank. In an official report, Ins...

Quebec minister condemns rise of far-right movement in province

Quebec’s far-right movement is harming the province and its image on the international stage, Christine St-Pierre, Quebec’s minister of International Relations,...

Fiji follows convention

FIJI is one of 12 countries of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC) that has complied with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS...

INDEPENDENT consultants have valued Fiji's 2016 domestic kava market at $330 million, far outstripping international sugar exports that generated $103m and mineral water exports that accounted for $214m in the same year. more...

INDEPENDENT consultants have valued Fiji's 2016 domestic kava market at $330 million, far outstripping international sugar exports that generated $103m and mine...

FIJIANS in the most remote areas of Fiji will now be able to have better access to disaster-related information during a disaster. more...

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama switches on the medium wave radio transmission while JICA resident rep Hiroyuki Sawada (left) and FBC CEO Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum ...

AM radio now Fiji-wide

Fiji's prime minister says all Fijians can now tune in to the 'national dialogue' following the rehabilitation of the country's medium wave radio infrastructure...

Update: 12:25PM A NEWLY-rehabilitated medium wave AM infrastructure and transmission was launched by Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning. more...

Update: 12:25PM A NEWLY-rehabilitated medium wave AM infrastructure and transmission was launched by Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning. With...

AIR to revitalise Punjabi service to augment reach in India,

Public service broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) is planning to "revitalise" its Punjabi service to augment its reach to the Punjabi-speaking listeners "on both...

Why are Christian pastors endorsing Trump's North Korea war threat?

As we stand on the brink of fire and fury, we're also hearing a lot of fire and brimstone. This week, a Central Indiana pastor, Marc Monte, took to Twitter to p...

Pat Robertson hospitalized after falling from horse

Pat Robertson, the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and a familiar face on its flagship program The 700 Club, has been hospitalized, CBN announced ...

CBN's Pat Robertson injured while

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Doctors say Pat Robertson from CBN is expected to make a full recovery after he was injured while horseback riding Friday. Accordi...

J.K Rowling Has Fiery Literary Response To Pastor Supporting Donald Trump’s ‘Fire And Fury’

The Bible has been used to promote peace, understanding and compassion in the world. But the very same scriptures have also been used in the past to , author ...

Swarens: The 'fire and fury' of today's Christian pastors

As we stand on the brink of fire and fury, we're also hearing a lot of fire and brimstone. This week, a Central Indiana pastor took to Twitter to proclaim: "N K...

Clay Crosse Releases New Single ‘I Will Trust in You,’ Inspired by John 16:33

Clay CrosseCover for Clay Crosse's 2017 single "I Will Trust In You." Veteran Contemporary Christian recording artist Clay Crosse is releasing a new single to C...

Unbelievable?: Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: each week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's not ...

Police re-enactment with Hoddle St killer Julian Knight

. Posted August 09, 2017 11:21:25. A police re-enactment with Hoddle Street murderer Julian Knight the day after he killed seven people and injured 19 others in...

Unbelievable?: Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: each week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's not ...

Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: eacj=g week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's no...

Christian TV to Sean Spicer: People are wondering how to pray for you

Spicer appeared via a video feed standing under the hot morning sun in the White House courtyard, where he fielded friendly questions about health care, the Rus...

Controversial Moroccan Christian Preacher Challenges Salafi Scholar to Debate

Rabat – The controversial Moroccan Christian preacher Brother Rachid has challenged Moroccan Salafi scholar Mohamed El Fizazi to debate Islam and Christianity. ...

This apocalyptic Korean Christian group goes by different names. Critics say it's just a cult.

A visit with Chairman Lee. The members of Shinchonji call him “Chairman Lee,” or just “the chairman.” In church literature, he is also variously identified as “...

Christian Television Network host to bring talents to stage at Dulcet

Derrick Williams, host of the Christian Television Network's The Gospel Voice , brings something new to New Port Richey this month. Beginning July 23, the vocal...

Christian TV In Russia Bribes LGBT To Leave The Country

Christian TV In Russia Offers To Pay LGBT To Leave The Country For Good. Russia’s religious TV channel is offering to send LGBT Russians abroad for good, so th...

SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC. : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. On August 16, 2017 , our subsidiary, Sirius XM Radio Inc. ("SiriusXM"), issued $250 million aggregate prin...

MIB: Set up cable TV regulatory panels, Century, Chinar & Pan India among 6 FM licences revoked

NEW DELHI: The information and broadcasting ministry has issued directions to states to set up district-level and state-level monitoring committees to regulate ...

China aiding Africa’s digital migration

The latest report of Digital Television Forecast in Sub-Sahara Africa released by Digital Television Study in England shows that digital television household pe...

Digital radio in Hong Kong dies with bow out of RTHK channels

. Hong Kong’s last remaining digital radio channels will go off the air next month, public broadcaster RTHK announced on Friday, putting the final nail in the ...

Rep. Ruben Gallego: Trump Is An ‘Absolute Racist’

Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) waves after addressing the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Scott A...

GOTv adds three new free-to-air channels

Speaking on the launch of the channels, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said: “We are very excited about our new channel offerings and the ro...

Pay TV Revolution: Nigerians To Save N9.34tr From Subscriptions

It has been estimated that about 29 million households may be free from the yoke of pay television monthly subscriptions when the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporati...

Pay TV subs in Kenya soar in wake of digital migration

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s migration to digital TV has maintained an upward trajectory, registering tremendous growth as subscription to pay TV soars. More Ken...

Czech Republic

LONDON Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Czech government proposes laws to reduce mobile voice and data charges The Czech Republic has a sophisticated telecom marke...

Czech Republic

Press Release Czech Republic - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses. LONDON, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Czech government ...

Sprint giving low-income kids free devices

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Sprint wants to help 1 million low-income high school students by giving them free tech to do their homework. The company says 180,000 studen...

Chevy Launches Two-Row Tahoe Custom, Lowers Price to $45K

CHEVROLET INTRODUCES THE TAHOE CUSTOM. New model offers Tahoe’s legendary capability starting at $44,995. DETROIT — Today Chevrolet announced the new Tahoe Cust...

SLT Group operating profits up, increasing depreciation slows down net profits

August 16, 2017, 8:20 pm Sri Lanka Telecom group released its group and holding company financial performance results for the 6 months ending on June 30, 2017. ...

PCTEL launches multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with sub-inch profile

is offering a new multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with a sub-inch profile. The antenna combines PCTEL’s high rejection multi-GNSS technology for precision tim...

Verizon offers priority communications access to Iowa public safety agencies

Verizon said Wednesday it will provide Iowa police, firefighters and other emergency workers with priority access to its nationwide communications network at no...

Largest city in NH to vote on allowing keno

Voters will consider allowing a newly-legalized lottery game to be played in New Hampshire's largest city to help fund full day kindergarten. New Hampshire Publ...

12:01 Controversy in Japan After Release of Documentary Exposing War Crimes

16 de agosto de 2017, 12:01 Tokyo, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A documentary recently published by the NHK, national public broadcasting organization, has today spar...

Seeds on Ice

A few weeks ago I heard a wonderful interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross of National Public Radio. She interviewed Dr. Cary Fowler, who is known as the "fath...

Reflections on medical care in the boondocks and beyond

The local public radio station is my alarm clock. I was awakened recently by a reporter interviewing a young California rancher. The rancher and his wife were e...

After Charlottesville, Southern Cities Consider What To Do With Confederate Monuments

Accelerating the pace of engineering and science. After Charlottesville, Southern Cities Consider What To Do With Confederate Monuments 05:23 Josh James, WUKY...

Giveaway: Atmosphere

In 1997, hip-hop duo Atmosphere dropped Overcast , its first official album. The record included the song “Scapegoat,” which would become a college radio hit, a...

Echo & The Bunnymen, Violent Femmes: Iconic 1980s bands to play at Woodland Park Zoo

With 1980s nostalgia in full bloom, it’s fitting the Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen are co-headlining a show at Woodland Park Zoo next week. Even though...

Thor’s Tessa Thompson on Why Her Action Hero Icon is Terminator’s Sarah Connor

never expected to be at San Diego Comic-Con . The actor, who is known for her roles as a college radio DJ challenging her classmates on issues of race in Dear W...

The Psychedelic Furs are back by popular demand

Updated 10 minutes ago. Their songs were college radio staples in the early '80s — “The Ghost in You,” “Heartbreak Beats,” “All That Money Wants,” “House,” “Lov...

Jeff Moehlis: Break On Through with Robby Krieger from The Doors

There was a guy, Bob Brinkmeyer or something like that, and he ran the radio show out at the college. So we did a lot of shows with him, you know, just on the c...

Armed raids, a shotgun killing, drugs and sex abuse

Millions tuned in as they provided the soundtrack to the Swinging Sixties when no one else would. DJs became major stars and bands they supported – including Th...

Pirate radio DJ Dave Cash's ashes scattered off Harwich coast

THE ashes of former pirate radio DJ Dave Cash were scattered into the sea from a lifeboat off Harwich quay as part of the last BBC pirate radio show in the town...

Pirate radio DJ Dave Cash's ashes scattered off Harwich coast

THE ashes of former pirate radio DJ Dave Cash were scattered into the sea from a lifeboat off Harwich quay as part of the last BBC pirate radio show in the town...

Radio rebels go straight: Pirate station Caroline gets a licence

On this day in 1967, the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act was introduced to stop pirate radio and Radio Caroline was its main target. But now, 50 years later, r...

How pirate radio changed the face of broadcasting 50 years on

And this weekend, listeners and DJs are making an emotional journey to the east coast to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of pirate radio and the lastin...