Samsung is building and launching a line of three new hybrid set-top boxes in collaboration with Singapore MVPD StarHub.
When Samsung announced its Galaxy S5 smartphone in February during the 2014 Mobile World Congress trade show, one of the device's highly touted features was the download booster, which bonds Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously to accelerate the download of large files. However, the feature is absent from AT&T's recently released version of the device and is also not being offered in variants offered by Sprint or Verizon Wireless.
LAS VEGAS--Set-top box manufacturers have the ability to make multiple services available through a single consumer premises unit, but when it comes to the approaching 4K storm, they "ought to be worried," according to Benoit Fouchard, ATEME's chief strategy officer. Alternatives to STBs are being developed to meet the 4K demand, particularly by smart TV manufacturers, and a new 4K channel launching in Korea on Thursday bypasses the set-top box for a 4K-ready TV.
Samsung Electronics said it has found a way to speed up the commercialization of graphene, a fascinating material suited for a multitude of applications, including integrated circuits, flexible display screens, wearable computing and communications devices, solar cells and much more.
Samsung has built a prototype set-top for Comcast's Xfinity service which can support Bluetooth and contains a system-on-a-chip from GreenPeak Technology that can be used to power smart home devices using the ZigBee wireless specification, according to a test report released by the FCC earlier this month.
When the Denver Broncos won their final playoff game two weeks ago, I actually told my boyfriend something to the effect of, "If we get tickets to the Super Bowl, we'll not only get to see the Broncos play, but we'll get to check out Verizon Wireless' LTE Broadcast service that they've been planning for the big game."
In the ongoing spectacle of Apple's patent war against Samsung, developers have had a ringside seat, and they wasted no time in commenting about the latest skirmish.
The rush to 5G is drawing more attention on national and regional levels, as evidenced by this week's announcement that South Korea is dedicating 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) to developing the concept.
Qualcomm shifted into the list of top 10 U.S. patent awardees during 2013, while Google and Apple both jumped into the top 20, according to IFI Claims Patent Services.
This year's Consumer Electronics Show is all about ultra-HD as TV manufacturers roll out new TV models and programmers announce they're creating and offering more content in the new format. Comcast, DirecTV, M-GO and Amazon will be among the initial partners that will deliver a package of Ultra HD content to Samsung Electronics' new line of 4K TVs.