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In healthcare these days, ‘There’s an app for that’… unless you really need it

Sarah Lisker Contributor Share on Twitter Sarah Lisker is a Program Manager at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and a collaborator in The OpEd Project. She manages SOLVE Health Tech, which bridges private sector innovation with public health expertise to make digital health accessible. When a digital health company announces a new app, everyone seems to think it’s going ...

A Short Guideline on Network Patch Cable

07.20.2019 · Posted in Telecommunications Articles

What is network patch cable? Especially if you are working with a network connection, you might be familiar with this certain cable. Providing connection for any kind of network applications, this is a certain cable. Commonly, eight-wire cable consisting of four pairs of twisted wires is network OFNP patch cable and with RJ45 connectors this ...

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Fiber Optic Network Cables Offer Numerous Benefits

07.20.2019 · Posted in Telecommunications Articles

Several people today are excited by the words – fiber optic network cable as you may have already noticed. And yet, these cables are another kind of wires that carry the signal. One is not excited by hearing these at all. What, then, at the thoughts of some cables, are the reasons that people are ...

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How US national security agencies hold the internet hostage

Team Telecom, a shadowy US national security unit tasked with protecting America’s telecommunications systems, is delaying plans by Google, Facebook and other tech companies for the next generation of international fiber optic cables. Team Telecom is comprised of representatives from the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice (including the FBI), who assess foreign investments ...

No technical reason to exclude Huawei as 5G supplier, says UK committee

A UK parliamentary committee has concluded there are no technical grounds for excluding Chinese network kit vendor Huawei from the country’s 5G networks. In a letter from the chair of the Science & Technology Committee to the UK’s digital minister Jeremy Wright, the committee says: “We have found no evidence from our work to suggest ...

T-Mobile quietly reported a sharp rise in police demands for cell tower data

T-Mobile has reported a small decline in the number of government data requests it receives, according to its latest transparency report, quietly published this week. The third-largest cell giant in the U.S. reported 459,989 requests during 2018, down by a little over 1% on the year earlier. That includes an overall drop in subpoenas, court ...

‘World’s first Bluetooth hair straighteners’ can be easily hacked

Here’s a thing that should have never been a thing: Bluetooth-connected hair straighteners. Glamoriser, a U.K. firm that bills itself as the maker of the “world’s first Bluetooth hair straighteners“, allows users to link the device to an app, which lets the owner set certain heat and style settings. The app can also be used ...

YouTube lands on Fire TV and Amazon Prime Video arrives on Chromecast, Android TV

It’s nice when people can come together and work through their differences to make it easier to watch stuff. That’s exactly what happened today, when the long-standing detente between Google and Amazon over streaming video services came to an end, with YouTube arriving on Fire TV and Prime Video making its way to Chromecast and ...

NSLComm’s first spring-loaded expanding antenna satellite is headed to space

Space tech startup NSLComm is gearing up to put its first satellite into orbit, aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket launching this Friday at 1:42 AM ET. Not only is the launch a first for the company, but it’s also the first deployment of a new kind of satellite technology, and expandable antenna solution created by ...

Alphabet’s Loon balloons get their first commercial trial in Kenya

Google spinout and now fellow member of the Alphabet family of companies Loon will get a big test in the coming weeks, as it begins its first commercial trial in Kenya in partnership with Telkom Kenya . Loon’s entire mission is to provide internet connectivity to areas that are typically underserved, using high-altitude balloons with ...