Philips patched a longstanding Hue bulb security flaw

By engadget, firmware, gear, hack, hackers, home, malicious, network, patch, philips hue, Security, signify, smart home, vulnerability, zigbee

Philips and its parent company Signify have patched another Hue smart light bulb vulnerability. Fortunately, the flaw was discovered by security researchers at CheckPoint Software, and it’s unlikely that it was exploited in the wild. But this isn’t t…

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CBS and Viacom agree to sign $30 billion merger deal

By av, broadcast, Business, cable, cbs, comedy central, Cord-Cutting, deal, engadget, entertainment, merge, merger, MTV, national amusements, network, nickelodeon, paramount, redstone, shareholders, showtime, stock, Streaming, TV, Viacom, viacomcbs

CBS and Viacom have reached a long-rumored merger agreement. The two companies announced today that they will reunite as ViacomCBS. According to The Wall Street Journal, CBS and Viacom hope that, together, they’ll be better positioned to fight agains…

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Germany and the Netherlands form a joint military network

By Defense, engadget, gear, Germany, Internet, Military, nato, netherlands, network, Networking, tactical edge networking, ten, the netherlands, wargadget

Networking on the battlefield won’t just be limited to communication between units for one country. Germany and the Netherlands have created a joint military network, TEN (Tactical Edge Networking), that helps soldiers from the two countries coordin…

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Uber will introduce a ‘clean air fee’ to all London rides

By Business, charging, cleanairplan, diesel, electricvehicle, engadget, ev, green, london, network, Pollution, tomorrow, Transportation, uber

Uber has been consistently vocal about its green aspirations. From electric scooters to its own EV charging networks, the company’s eco-friendly ambitions reached a pinnacle last year when it announced its “Clean Air Plan” for the city of London. Now…

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This mesh WiFi router can track motion to protect your family

By Asus, computex2018, engadget, falldetection, gear, hands-on, health, home, homesecurity, lyra, Mesh, motiondetection, network, Networking, originwireless, Qualcomm, router, Security, video, wellbeing, wifi

Back at CEATEC in October, I came across Origin Wireless and its clever algorithm that can turn any WiFi mesh network into a simple home security plus well-being monitoring system, and that’s without using cameras nor wearables — just plug and…

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Google wants to help developers make better websites

By chrome, chromeuserexperiencereport, Developer, engadget, google, hardware, Internet, loading, metrics, network, reporting, Software, statistics

Developers already have access to a number of tools that let them see how real-world users experience their websites, but until now they weren’t able to see how their website user experience compared to others. Enter the Chrome User Experience Report…

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Apple at odds with Indian regulators over anti-spam app

By app, apple, data, donotdisturb, engadget, India, information, iPhone, Mobile, network, personaldata, policy, privacy, Regulation, Security

In a classic case of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object, Apple’s refusal to approve the Indian government’s anti-spam iPhone app is causing uproar on both sides. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has been pushing unsuccessfully…

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Tidal’s ‘On Air’ podcast network features five exclusive shows

By angiemartinez, applenews, brianmiller, ciphasounds, deezer, elliottwilson, engadget, enlamira, entertainment, gear, googleplay, inreallife, Internet, jayz, luisjimenez, minyaoh, network, podcasts, rapradar, spotify, stefichacon, theguestspot, tidal, tidalonair

Jay Z’s forthcoming album isn’t the only new content coming to Tidal this month. The streaming music site announced Tuesday that it is following the lead of Google Play, Deezer, and Spotify and now offering podcasts to its subscribers.

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AT&T paid $1.6 billion to own the next generation of wireless

By 28ghz, 37ghz, 39ghz, 5g, acquisition, at&t, Business, engadget, Mobile, network, newyork, sanfrancisco, spectrum, straightpathcommunications, Wireless

For all intents and purposes, it looks like AT&T is going to own a majority of 5G wireless connections in the US. The company has announced that it has acquired Straight Path Communications for $1.6 billion. Not familiar with the name? That’s tot…

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