Amazon introduces APIs to connect smart cameras to Echo devices

Amazon introduces APIs to connect smart cameras to Echo devices

Amazon has released a set of APIs that enable smart home cameras and doorbells to connect and communicate with Echo devices. Developers are able to use the Doorbell Event Source and Motion Sensor APIs to enable customers to connect their doorbell and camera motion sensors to Alexa. The APIs give these customers the choice to […]

As the number of remote workers in the US grows, so will the demand for 5G, observes GlobalData

As the number of remote workers in the US grows, so will the demand for 5G, observes GlobalData

Half of all workers in the US will work remotely by 2020 as cities become more congested and workers demand more flexible working conditions. To drive this remote working future, 5G mobile internet will be needed, observes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. As GlobalData Technology Analyst Glen Hunt comments, “5G commercialization is one […]

Telefónica and Facebook join forces to bring 4G to 100 million people in Latin America

Telefónica and Facebook join forces to bring 4G to 100 million people in Latin America

Telefónica, the Spanish parent of UK mobile operator O2, is working with social network Facebook to develop a programme called Internet para todos (Internet for everybody), with the intention of connecting 100 million digitally excluded people in Central and South America to the internet for the first time. Around 20% of people in Latin America […]

UK operators must address the growing need for broadband in rural areas, says GlobalData

UK operators must address the growing need for broadband in rural areas, says GlobalData

UK residents and businesses located in rural areas should push for improved access to ultrafast broadband (with connectivity at 300 Mbps and above) and 5G services, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. One of the primary inhibitors to economic growth in the UK is the shortage of internet access services and lack […]

Smartphone voted as most life-changing tech of the past 25 years

Smartphone voted as most life-changing tech of the past 25 years

The launch of the smartphone and wider “connectivity” are seen as the most significant technology breakthroughs during the past 25 years, a survey has revealed. Telecommunications company TSI asked people to share their views on what tech has made the biggest impact since the 1990s, how it is used, and what the future holds. An […]

Lufthansa trials In-Flight Grocery shopping and Home Delivery Service

Lufthansa trials In-Flight Grocery shopping and Home Delivery Service

Lufthansa has partnered with German supermarket chain REWE to trial an in-flight grocery shopping service using the FlyNet connectivity portal. The three-month pilot was launched on 1 October and is available on long-haul routes departing from Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf for the first six weeks. For the following six weeks, passengers will be able make use of the […]