Report: Trump Admin Considering Ordering All US 5G Gear Be Made Outside of China

Donald Trump’s administration is considering issuing requirements that would mandate all 5G telecommunications equipment installed in the .. be manufactured outside China, according to a Sunday report in the Wall Street Journal. Read More >>

SpaceX Launches 60 Satellites for Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet Constellation

With one launch in the books and potentially dozens still to go, SpaceX has begun its build-out of the ambitious Starlink internet constellation—a series of interconnected satellites designed to deliver high-speed internet to paying customers around the globe. Read More >>

Japanese Telecom Companies are Having a Robot Showdown

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) (Japan’s biggest network carrier) announced this week that it’s launching a service that lets a small, talking robot interact with other smart objects in your home. Read More >>

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What it Was Like to Work at the Birthplace of Mobile Phones and Lasers

A semi-rural New Jersey community about 45 miles outside of New York City seems like an unlikely home for the most important breakthroughs in telecommunications of the 20th century. But that’s exactly what happened at Bell Labs’ Holmdel facility in the 1960s. Read More >>

The Phones on Air Force One Look Like an Iron Man Accessory

Despite Harrison Ford's best attempts to enlighten us, Air Force One remains a mysterious place. Pretty much the only time you get to see the inside of the president's awesome airplane is when the White House photographer offers a peek. Ever notice how weird the phones look? Read More >>

The Promising (But Problematic) Future of Ultra-Fast Internet

While you weren't looking, the internet got super fast. I'm not talking fibre-optic fast. I'm talking Star Trek fast. Today, it's not just possible to download a movie in seconds. New technology makes it easy to download dozens of movies in fractions of a second. Fast is almost too slow a word to describe such speed. Read More >>

Facebook and Google are Buying Up the Cables That Carry the Internet

It can get a little bit annoying when people ramble on about how Facebook and Google are taking over the world. They're just websites! But when those websites start to buy up other things, say, the very cables that connect the people of the world—well that's actually pretty alarming. Read More >>