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SK Telecom and POSTECH develop 5G antenna tech

SK Telecom and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) has developed a 5G antenna control technology and filed for a patent, they announced on Tuesday. The pair’s technology maintains call quality in ultra-high 28GHz spectrum 5G by controlling the electrical characteristic of the antenna. Ultra-high frequency reception sensitivity is ...

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NBN takes up Open Networking Foundation membership

(Image: iStock) The company responsible for deploying Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) has gained membership of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), which the company said will give it “global insights” to move away from proprietary platforms. “By investigating open-source software and building on the work already done by the ONF, ...

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Why is my keyboard connected to the cloud?

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Everything is becoming a thing connected to the internet, but some things really shouldn’t be. First cab off that rank should be input devices, because what sort of maniac thinks the advantages of a roaming cloud-based configuration outweighs the potential explosion in surface area to attack and ...

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CES 2019: The biggest 5G news

With 5G one of the biggest topics of the show, we round out the biggest news of CES 2019, from smartphone prototypes to promises on the value of 5G deployments across all industries. The Samsung 5G smartphone prototype (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Samsung became the first out of the gate to ...

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CES 2019: First look at the Samsung 5G smartphone

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Samsung is showing off its 5G smartphone prototype at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, with the device on display on the showroom floor, albeit locked in a glass case. Samsung retained the form factor of its current smartphones, with volume keys and Bixby button appearing to be ...

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Google Public DNS gets DNS-over-TLS treatment

(Image: Vladimir_Timofeev, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Google Public DNS, the product name for the DNS servers that sit at IP addresses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, is now able to handle the more secure DNS-over-TLS specification. Domain Name System (DNS) is the distributed, phone book-like method for converting domain names into IP addresses. Traditionally, ...

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