Last week, the GTA V modding community was in an major uproar after popular modding tool OpenIV was shut down by GTA V publishers Take-Two and Rockstar Games.
Shortly following the shutdown, the GTA V modding community voiced their feedback on GTA V through multiple outlets, chief among them GTA V’s review page on Steam which went from positive to mixed within a matter of hours with tens of thousands of recent reviews showing overwhelmingly negative.
Realizing the monumental screw-up that had occurred, Rockstar and Take-Two reversed their decision on banning mods and updated their online knowledge-base to say, “Rockstar Games believes in [...]
Multi-user support, one of the most highly requested features for the Google Home has recently been released by Google.
According to a recent blog post, Google Home can now support up to six users by utilizing voice recognition in order to identify the person speaking. This allows Google Home to deliver personalized information for each user so users no longer get the wrong information when they ask Google about their day, their calendars, their commute times, etc.
In order to take advantage of the new feature, simply update the Google Home app to the latest version and a prompt to utilize multi-user should pop up. After saying “OK Google” and [...]
Let’s face it. If you live in a moderately sized house or you have a lot of wireless devices, home wireless will suck for you no matter how expensive or how well placed your router is. Up until recently, there were relatively few solutions. One solution was to place Wi-Fi range extenders which would help improve home Wi-Fi coverage. But using Wi-Fi range extenders have significant drawbacks such as the need to use separate SSIDs from the router, meaning clients need to disconnect and reconnecting to the range extender in order to use it, and range extenders typically utilize just one radio on one band which means wireless performance [...]
Several weeks ago, we had the opportunity to review the Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC PRO which we found to be an excellent Wi-Fi access point solution for anyone looking for an easy way to significantly improve their Wi-Fi coverage, performance, and reliability in the home, office, or commercial deployment.
Of course, the UniFi AP AC PRO isn’t the fastest access point Ubiquiti makes and for those who want the absolute maximum performance, Ubiquiti also offers the UniFi AP AC HD, Ubiquiti’s flagship UniFi access point sporting an even faster, newer, beefier wireless chipset paired with an even more powerful antenna array.
Given that [...]
In a recent announcement, ARRIS and Broadcom announced that they’ve entered an agreement for ARRIS to acquire Broadcom’s Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch business, a business Broadcom acquired with their acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems late last year. The acquisition, which will cost ARRIS $800 Million plus the cost of unvested employee stock awards will follow the completion of Broadcom’s acquisition of Brocade.
The inclusion of Ruckus’s networking technologies will help expand ARRIS’s product portfolio from the consumer wired and wireless networking market to education, commercial and enterprise as well. According to [...]
One of the rising stars in the enterprise networking world is Ubiquiti Networks, a company which has become very well known for producing competitive enterprise grade networking equipment for less than half the cost when compared to similar products from more well known brands such as Cisco, Aruba, HP, Aerohive, Xirrus, etc.
Among their most popular products is the Ubiquiti UniFi APs (Access Points), which has become very popular for not only businesses, but also home users who have become tired of overpaying for top end consumer Wi-Fi routers that seem to never work.
One of the most popular access points is the Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC PRO [...]
You know those people who think they’re too cool to show up to your party because they think their party is going to be better, but then everybody shows up at your party instead and they kind of show up too?
Yeah, that just happened to Verizon. After spending years trying to convince everyone that unlimited data plans were stupid, recently going so far as to even make a commercial about how stupid limited data plans are, Verizon is finally coming to their senses.
Starting today, Verizon will begin offering unlimited talk, text, and data for $80 per line or $45 per line for four lines, but you must also subscribe to paperless billing and autopay, just [...]
In a lengthy blog post, Microsoft confirmed that its Windows 10 operating system and select Surface devices have been added to the NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified Programs (CSfC) list for use with classified data. Current list of approved devices includes the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book.
“Our customers are the most security-conscious in the world and demonstrating our commitment to meeting their needs is incredibly important to us. Today, I’m excited to share that both Windows 10 and Surface devices including Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book have been added to the NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified [...]
Microsoft recently added Japan to the list of countries that will receive the HoloLens, the company’s esteemed augmented reality headset.
Japan will be receiving both the developer as well as the commercial editions of HoloLens. Microsoft states that one of its biggest partners, Japan Airlines, has already prepared two proof-of-concept programs ready to use with HoloLens. The new programs will focus on providing training to mechanics and would be pilots.
“We continue to be inspired by the work developers and customers are doing with HoloLens across the globe…Japan is no different.”
-Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow, Windows and Devices [...]
At Qualcomm’s 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm recently introduced several new products including their new Snapdragon X50 5G modem and Snapdragon X16 LTE modem.
Qualcomm X50 5G Modem
The recent unveiling of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem will make Qualcomm the first company to introduce a commercial 5G modem.
The Snapdragon X50 5G modem will initially support millimeter wave spectrum operation in the 28GHz band. 5G networks will utilize a number of different high band millimeter wave frequencies which includes the 28GHz band currently in development by Verizon. Thanks to MIMO (Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output) antenna technology [...]