News from the Connected World
BlackBerry and L-SPARK today announced a second phase of their joint accelerator program, which aims to accelerate Canadian technology startups that are focused on vehicle connected services and cloud connectivity to the vehicle.
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BlackBerry and Matson Logistics announced today that the company has deployed BlackBerry Radar-M across its entire fleet of its domestic intermodal containers.
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Samsung and O2 have teamed up to build connected 5G ambulances for the NHS. The two companies will begin testing the next-generation ambulances later this month. Eight ambulances from the East of England Ambulance Trust will be equipped with new technologies including support for real-time video and field data collection.
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O2 has joined the rest of the UK's main carriers and launched unlimited data plans of its own. These start from £33 per month on an 18-month SIM-only plan, or can be had for £35 per month on a 12-month SIM plan and with variable pricing alongside select handsets.
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BlackBerry and DENSO developed the world's first integrated HMI (Human Machine Interface) platform back in 2017 and both companies today announced the first integrated HMI digital cockpit system with BlackBerry QNX technology has shipped in the first vehicles by SUBARU.
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BlackBerry today launched the BlackBerry QNX Acoustics Management Platform (AMP) 3.0, the latest version of its automotive acoustics software. With AMP 3.0 automakers can design and manage the total acoustic experience in their cars – saving costs and shortening time-to-production, while delivering new features and high sound quality.
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Apple today announced Apple Watch Series 5, debuting an Always-On Retina display that never sleeps, so it’s easy to see the time and other important information, without raising or tapping the display.
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Huawei unveiled the Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G chipsets. Surprisingly, 5G compatibility won’t be included automatically in every Kirin 990-equipped smartphone. Instead, there will be two versions of the chipset, one with 5G and one without.
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Huawei has unveiled FreeBuds 3 featuring an open-fit design and noise cancellation. The new, wireless earphones bring technology that its competitors have yet to include in their in-ear pieces, as well as a number of comfort-first details.
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BT will be working with Qualitest, a software testing and quality assurance company, who will support the delivery of the backbone to their digital infrastructure, including the further development of their 5G offering.
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BlackBerry and Jaguar Land Rover will work together to develop new autonomous vehicles using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies.
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EE has finally given in and launched new 4G and 5G unlimited data plans, following Three and Vodafone. Unlike two out of the three Vodafone plans, EE’s don’t have a speed restriction. They are, however, more expensive.
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BlackBerry has inked a strategic agreement with Geotab for an undisclosed amount to augment fleet productivity, improve asset utilisation and reduce operating costs. The collaboration will mark the introduction of BlackBerry Radar, an IoT based asset-tracking solution, on the Geotab Marketplace — an integrated online solutions center for fleet management.
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Huawei today officially launched a new powerful AI processor – the Ascend 910 – as well as an all-scenario AI computing framework, MindSpore. The Ascend 910 is a new AI processor that belongs to Huawei's series of Ascend-Max chipsets, originally announced at its 2018 flagship event, Huawei Connect.
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Three UK launched its 5G service in London earlier today, promptly causing EE to file a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) claiming that its slogan, "If it's not Three, it's not real 5G", is misleading. EE is seeking a ban on the ads because they clearly imply that alternative networks' 5G are inferior by comparison.
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Three UK has launched its 5G service today, available in London as a home broadband service. The company says that its single 5G plan will shake up the broadband market with customers able to cancel their landline and instantly access fibre-like, ultrafast speeds compared to what the average UK customer currently obtains using traditional, fixed broadband services.