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We're buying smartphones and tablets, but PCs still reign supreme - PCWorld

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We're buying smartphones and tablets, but PCs still reign supreme
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Smartphones and tablets are taking over our lives, but don't forget about the PC. There are now 500 million Internet-connected devices in U.S.
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So far, the company has remained relatively immune to the influx of cheaper tablets, just as MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs have been largely unaffected by the mass of cheap Windows laptops. But as Tim Cook has himself ...
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I Want My M-WiFi | Wireless Networking | TechNewsWorld

WiFi blanketing entire communities was a turn-of-the-century dream that failed to materialize, with a few exceptions, but it's now being resurrected. "Simply put, carriers need WiFi," said Steve Hratko, Ruckus' director of carrier marketing. LTE alone won't be able to handle the insatiable appetite for more capacity, as the proliferation of mobile devices worldwide, like smartphones and tablets, continues to grow at a rapid pace."

 

Looking for an Internet connection when out and about may soon become a lot easier. There's been an uptick in public WiFi availability.

 

Recent public WiFi launches include Google's free WiFi project in New York City, starting with parts of Chelsea. London's tube network went hot in 2012 with 92 underground stations WiFi-enabled; Virgin Media is connecting a further 28 stations by the end of March, 2013. Also, Thailand is expanding Bangkok's current 200,000 public WiFi hot spots to the rest of the country over the next year.

 

It was understandable to see investment in municipal and outdoor wireless Internet projects during the days of slow mobile Internet in the naughties, but with modern mobile networks coming online -- like LTE and other fast-ish technologies -- why are we seeing this continued interest in public WiFi?

 

Were lessons not learned in the mid-to-late 2000s when we saw some expensive municipal WiFi failures? WiFi projects collapsed then for reasons related to lack of demand, cost and unsuitable technology. Today however, data demand has exploded due to the smartphone revolution, and WiFi technology is better.

 

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Jeff Siu's comment, March 22, 2013 8:49 AM
Most people need faster and stable network. Public WiFi in everywhere is a dream for model city.
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Four Reasons why Windows 8 Tablets Won't Beat the iPad in Business - ITworld.com

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Four Reasons why Windows 8 Tablets Won't Beat the iPad in Business ITworld.com It was with a high degree of skepticism that I read a recent Citeworld story with the headline "Four reasons why Windows 8 tablets could be the iPad in business." And...
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Tablets Rock On: Education Tech Through The Ages

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From tablets to Google Glasses, education technology has a colorful history. Take a look back and a peek forward.

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Rethinking Broadband: Wireless Opportunity | Huff Post Blog

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Universal broadband adoption and meaningful digital literacy remain among the equity issues of our time, standing alongside our goals for education, and healthcare. But quickly evolving technology, and our own patterns of use are changing the very way we think about access to broadband.

 

Recent PEW data highlight this. Fully 86% of Latinos now say they own a cellphone, a share similar to that of whites (84%) and blacks (90%). And 49% of those are smartphones - a number ahead of whites at 46% and on par with blacks at 50%. These patterns are important to the discussion about Internet access and adoption. They remind us that, in the conversation about broadband adoption, the best Internet access point for me may not be best for you. How one chooses to access the Internet will always be influenced by what qualities are valued most - speed, reliability, and mobility to name a few. But, whether for video or e-mail; whether for connectivity while on the go, or for at home in front of a laptop; whether it's for work or for play, today's consumers generally have multiple options to choose from.

 

This wasn't always so. At one time, broadband meant a wired connection at your desk. When considering whether America was meeting its broadband goals or was stuck in a permanent digital divide, what mattered was "broadband at home," hardwired to your computer. For those still least likely to participate in the entrepreneurial opportunities presented by broadband, the home divide - still more than a 10 percentage point gap for Latinos -- is a key indicator. But wireless technology is a significant, and growing opportunity to help bridge that gap.

 

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