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1/18/2019

The effects of emotionally charged communication linger long after a message is delivered, writes David Nielson. He suggests considering the intended effect of a communication, taking a break and editing before sending and avoiding the visual crutch of bolding or underlining.

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1/18/2019

Sprint is working to deploy Massive MIMO technology from Ericsson to provide wider, speedier connectivity during the Super Bowl. The Massive MIMO units will remain in Atlanta after the game, setting the stage for Sprint's 5G rollout during the first six months of 2019.

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1/18/2019

Members of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service industry are concerned that the partial government shutdown could delay the launch of commercial 3.5 GHz services, as that rollout still requires some federal approvals. "The suspension of equipment authorizations by the FCC is an issue for anyone trying to get Part 96 (CBRS) infrastructure or client devices approved for the band," said Dave Wright, president of the CBRS Alliance.

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Light Reading
1/18/2019

A new tool developed by researchers at Australian National University could help identify defects in tech devices such as solar cells, mobile phones and sensors early on in the manufacturing process. The innovative system can spot flaws exponentially faster than current techniques by analyzing high-resolution images of semiconductor materials.

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ECN Magazine
1/18/2019

A doctor in China used a 5G connection with a latency of only 100 milliseconds to perform the first remote operation in the world, which involved using robotic arms to remove a laboratory animal's liver. The surgeon was in Fujian province, 30 miles from the operating room.

1/17/2019

The FirstNet Authority will pursue additional partners beyond AT&T in what acting CEO Ed Parkinson described as a shift in strategy to focus more on "spinoff applications" that can aid the group's public-safety mission. In a speech last week, Parkinson said FirstNet needs to find technology partners that can complement the role of network builder AT&T.

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Urgent Communications
1/17/2019

The internet of things could make heavy use of 5G's ability to handle large amounts of data, although Paul Bevan of Bloor, a consulting and advisory firm, says many IoT devices can still function well without it. "It is in areas requiring low latency, such as autonomous vehicles or, further down the track, remote robotic surgery that 5G really comes into its own," Bevan adds.

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ZDNet
1/17/2019

A possible criminal investigation into trade secret theft and proposed bipartisan bills banning US component sales are the latest measures the federal government is taking against Huawei Technologies and other Chinese telecommunications firms, such as ZTE. Huawei faces accusations regarding T-Mobile and other US business partners, and the US believes that both it and ZTE have disregarded US sanctions on countries including Iran.

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ZTE, T-Mobile
1/17/2019

Lenovo is working with Verizon to launch an updated version of the iconic Motorola Razr flip phone in February, although the device is still in testing, sources say. The revived Razr will reportedly sport a foldable screen and a $1,500 price tag, and Lenovo intends to start by making 200,000 units.

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Verizon
1/17/2019

Heart-monitoring capabilities developed with Stanford Medical School and a recovery tracking app for joint surgery patients are leading Apple's charge toward the front of the digital health space. Apple's objective is to offer enhanced medical assistance to patients, as well as valuable data to providers and insurers.

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Stanford Medical School