Wired And Wireless Communications Get Tech Advances

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Three separate research projects could make life easier for both fixed-line and mobile Internet users. Qualcomm, Samsung and LG have unveiled work, covering fiber optic cables and rechargeable batteries. The Qualcomm Institute, based at the University of California, San Diego, says it has found a way to dramatically increase the capabilities of fiber optic cables. […]

AT&T Pays Huge Penalty For Mobile Data Slowdown

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Federal officials have ruled that AT&T intentionally slowed down data speeds for customers on unlimited usage plans. They say the move was against regulations and have hit the company with a whopping $100 million fine. The ruling comes from the Federal Communications Commission. It’s not based on the actual slowdown itself, but rather the way […]

Uber An Employer, Commission Rules

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A California authority has ruled that Uber drivers are employees rather than contractors, something that could threaten its business model. The company is fighting the ruling and argues it is not a precedent. Uber uses a GPS-based app for passengers to request a ride from their current location to their chosen destination. Registered Uber drivers […]