Mobile

Ookla: Early U.S. 5G is up to 7.5 times faster than 4G with Qualcomm’s X50

If you’ve been wondering how much additional speed 5G devices are already delivering for early U.S. adopters, Speedtest developer Ookla is ready to quantify the numbers, and they’re impressive: Devices using Qualcomm’s first-generation Snapdragon X50 modem achieved up to 750% faster 5G speeds than 4G/LTE in July 2019, and new technologies in its next-generation X55 […]

Computer

Paid browsers are the future, and Firefox might offer a better deal than Chrome

Mozilla Corporation The future of the internet may lie in premium web-browsing services, and it looks like Mozilla could be handling that shift better than Google. As we reported earlier, Google’s recent move to block ad-blockers in Chrome, save for G Suite Enterprise subscribers, indicated an overall push for “pay-for-play” web browsing. And while the […]

Gears & Gadgets

Huawei’s export ban is wider in scope than most people imagine

Enlarge Huawei The tech industry is still trying to wrap its collective head around the Trump administration’s export ban on Huawei. We’ve seen Huawei be de-listed and then re-listed from industry groups like the Wi-Fi Alliance, Bluetooth SIG, and the SD Association. Companies like Panasonic provided a statement to the BBC saying it would suspend transactions with Huawei, then later […]