Tech News Roundup

Tech News Roundup

Here are the headlines that caught our eye this week to help you stay in-the-know on the latest and greatest news from the technology sector.

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Samsung pours $1.2 Billion into the Internet of Things

via Engadget
“This isn’t just about getting into a young field, if you ask Samsung. The company pitches this as crucial to dealing with an aging population — connected gadgets could help an older generation maintain its independence.”Read More
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5G is Coming: Everything you need to know

via BGR
“5G is meant to be about more than just faster Netflix videos when you’re on the train. It’s going to be the mobile network to link the long-promised Internet of Things, making autonomous cars talk to each other, and your fridge tweet your feelings non-stop.”Read More
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Be Prepared: We're Entering a Post-Device Era

via FastCompany
“Using that same logic, I believe it’s time to acknowledge that we’re now also in a ‘post-tablet’ and even a ‘post-smartphone’ era. I argue that we’re entering a ‘post-device’ era.”Read More
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E-Waste Empire: New York City Discards Millions of Pounds of Dead Electronics each year. We Follow its Path from Shelf to Shredder

via The Verge
“In the US, we threw away 16 billion pounds of circuit boards, transistors, and hard drives, also known as e-waste, in 2014 alone; about 50 pounds each for every man, woman, and child. In response to all this digital detritus has risen a cottage industry of recyclers, from multi-million-dollar corporations to local nonprofits to fly-by-night, back-of-the-van scammers.”Read More
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Most Millennials Opt for Online Video AND Pay TV

via The Denver Post
“More millennials pay for online video than any other age groups but a majority still subscribe to pay TV, according to a new report from Parks Associates, which tracks the burgeoning online video space, also known in the industry as OTT, or over-the-top. While 23 percent have cut the cord entirely and only watch video online, another 61 percent of young consumers in their 20s to 30s watch online and still pay for traditional TV, according to Parks survey of 10,000 U.S. broadband customers who are heads of households.”Read More