Facebook’s Terragraph hopes to replace fiber broadband beginning with 2019 trials
5G is not the only way you will get your mobile bandwidth in the future. Facebook and Qualcomm have now announced they are partnering to develop high-speed Terragraph WiFi for cities. The pair announced they will begin field trials in 2019 using fast 60GHz technology. Facebook has been working on Terragraph tech since 2016 (check out the website here) and seeks to replace DSL and cable Internet. Read more on PC World.
Qualcomm to incorporate WPA3 into Wi-Fi portfolio
And in more Qualcomm news: Internet connectivity will get a bit safer with the new WPA3 tech by Qualcomm. The company says it will incorporate WPA3 into chipsets this summer for mobile devices and on all Wi-Fi networking infrastructure products. Read more about Qualcomm’s latest WPA3 encryption tech on Fierce Wireless.
Microsoft launches SharePoint Spaces so you can view company content in mixed reality
Microsoft launched SharePoint Spaces so you can view company content in mixed reality and says that 400,000 organizations now use SharePoint, up about 100% YoY. Microsoft’s latest vision for a mixed reality (MR) feature allows companies to create immersive worlds for viewing data and documents within SharePoint. Source Venture Beat. It is always good to see new features and this is exciting. But still SharePoint remains one of the most controversial solutions in the workspace. So many people gripe about it. Maybe these new and exciting mixed reality features will change things a bit.
Intel starts testing self-driving cars in Jerusalem
While the world is waiting for Google to launch its driverless cars, Intel has apparently stolen a march over it. According to reports, Intel’s Mobileye has started testing 100 self-driving cars in Jerusalem with plans to deploy the fleet in the US and other regions in coming months. Read more about Intel’s Mobileye self-driving tech on Tech Crunch.
Google acquires Cask Data to beef up its tools for building and running big data analytics
Looks like the world’s biggest search engine and online advertising company is betting big on Big Data. Google is acquiring Cask Data, a startup that builds solutions to run big data analytics services based on Hadoop. While the terms of the acquisition are not known, Cask had previously raised $40M. Google’s big data push can be seen from the fact that only last week it had acquired Velostrata, a startup from Israel that helps businesses migrate and run data, apps and other IT functions in the cloud and across hybrid environments. Source: Tech Crunch.