Google Project Fi Bill Protection Offers Alternative to Unlimited Wireless Plans

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Google’s wireless service Project Fi now offers Bill Protection, which a company executive describes in a blog post as “a new take on a phone plan that combines the simplicity of our existing pricing with the flexibility of an unlimited plan.” Continue reading

Consumer Cybersecurity Survey: 80% Admit Risky Behavior

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Most Americans leave themselves open to cyberattack, yet one third would hold the maker of a device responsible if a hack occurred, even if outdated software was the cause, according to a new consumer cybersecurity survey from Netsparker Ltd. Continue reading

Ovum: LTE Population Coverage Hits 94% in North America

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Global LTE reached the 2.5 billion connection mark at the end of the third quarter of the year, according to data from Ovum and released by 5G Americas. North America had 341 million LTE subscribers at the end of September, representing LTE population coverage of 94%. Continue reading

CTA: Black Friday Smartphone Shopping Was Dominant Online Option

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Smartphones were the device of choice for online shoppers during the Black Friday shopping week, according to a Black Friday smartphone shopping survey conducted by the Consumer Technology Association. Continue reading

Computer Vision Capabilities Like Face ID Will be in Hundreds of Millions of Devices

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Advanced computer vision will be embedded in more than 650 million mobile devices by 2022, according to a computer vision forecast from ABI Research. Examples of computer vision include security (as found in Apple Face ID), social networking (Apple animojis) and content (Google Clips). Continue reading

Americans Check Their Smartphones 8 Billion Times Per Day

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How much do Americans love their smartphones? As of the end of 2016, Americans were checking their smartphones a total of 8 billion times per day, according to a new report from ReportLinker. Continue reading

Digital-First Survey: Mobile Users Want Carriers to Be Like Amazon

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A digital-first survey from MATRIXX Software suggests that the new attitude and ways of doing business employed by digital-first companies is resonating with customers – and that they wish their mobile companies began acting in the same manner. Continue reading

Home Security Forecast Calls for 26 Million Monitored Systems by 2021

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Security, one of the drivers of smart home adoption, is expanding as new tools become available to home owners, according to a new home security forecast from Parks Associates. Continue reading

Alexa, BMW Hit the Road Together

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Alexa is about to hit the road. Amazon and BMW announced this week that the voice-control assistant will go along for the ride on BMW and MINI vehicles in the U.S., U.K. and Germany by the middle of next year.  Continue reading

Report: Corporate IoT Use is Hot and Growing

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A report from the Vodafone Group offers some impressive figures backing the general consensus that corporate IoT use is hot. Continue reading