ATTs 5G E network helps it take crown as fastest US carrier

first_img AT&T makes the first transcontinental call, 100 years ago (pictures) Now playing: Watch this: 5G AT&T Sprint T-Mobile Verizon 8 Originally published April 3, 6:30 a.m. PT.Update, April 5:50 a.m. PT: Adds comment from T-Mobile. AT&T tries tricking customers with 5G E logo Tags AT&T’s wireless network has become the fastest in the nation, according to Speedtest. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images) Maybe it really is evolving?AT&T’s wireless network was named the fastest in the US, it announced Wednesday, based on an analysis of speeds over the first quarter of 2019 by Ookla’s Speedtest. It noted that AT&T’s speeds improved by more than 15% during that period, while the other carriers plateaued.AT&T’s speeds jumped from 34.3 megabytes per second (MBPS) to 40.7 MBPS, according to the data it presented. By comparison, T-Mobile hit 35.4 MBPS, Sprint reached 34.9 MBPS and Verizon was at 33.3 MBPS.Keep in mind that different tests have yielded different results. Last month, OpenSignal, another firm that tests wireless speeds, said it found that AT&T’s controversial  5G E (short for 5G Evolution) clocked in slower than services from Verizon and T-Mobile. However, AT&T dismissed Opensignal’s method as flawed.center_img Internet Services Tech Industry 1:58 Comments In its announcement  Wednesday, AT&T highlighted its 5G E service — which is really just fancy branding for its advanced 4G LTE network — as a major factor in its speed growth, saying it laid the foundation for the upgrade to 5G next-generation cellular technology.”We are thrilled Ookla has confirmed that we are the fastest wireless network nationwide,” said Andre Fuetsch, president of AT&T Labs and chief technology officer. “This is further proof that our wireless network strategy and build are benefiting our customers in ways that other carriers cannot match.” Responding to results from Speedtest, Verizon asserted that its wireless network is the fastest and most reliable.”The evidence is overwhelming that the Verizon wireless network is best, fastest and most reliable,” said spokesperson Howie Waterman in an emailed statement. “We focus on deploying the best technologies for our customers, at scale.”T-Mobile made a similar claim, noting that that people use their phones for upload as well as download.”When you look at the overall customer experience, there’s only one fastest LTE network: T-Mobile,” said Neville Ray, its chief technology officer. “We’ve led the industry on LTE speed for five years (20 straight quarters), all without lying to customers or pretending LTE is 5G.”Sprint didn’t responded to a request for comment. Share your voice 15 Photoslast_img read more

Disneys classic 90s Aladdin and Lion King games are out Oct 29

first_img Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details Video Games TV and Movies $289 26 Photos $299 2 Best Buy News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? Amazon See It See It See It Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 With the Aladdin and The Lion King remakes each raking in more than $1 billion at the box office this year, it’s apparently time to remaster the ’90s video game adaptations of the originals. The two games, which will be packaged together as one release called Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, will come to the Nintendo Switch, Sony PS4, Microsoft Xbox One and PC on Oct. 29 for $30.Be prepare to face off against the hyenas in The Lion King. Disney The collection — developed by Nighthawk Interactive and Digital Eclipse — will also include the Sega Genesis and Nintendo Game Boy versions of Aladdin, along with something called the “final cut” and a trade show demo that hasn’t been available since 1993. Lion King will get Genesis, Nintendo SNES and Game Boy versions.center_img Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go Share your voice Nintendo Switch $299 Walmart See it CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Nintendo Switch Lite: All colors, all angles, and vs. Switch $299 Comments Tags There’s no mention of an SNES version of Aladdin, which was significantly different from the Genesis one and was developed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami. (We’ve embedded a comparison video of the SNES and Genesis versions.)The package will also include a world class menagerie of new features, like the ability to swap between upscaled and original graphics, visual filters, customizable controls, a rewind feature and Blu-ray-style extras.dcg-screenshot-6Stay one jump ahead of the lawmen in Aladdin. Disney The remaster was leaked Tuesday by Twitter user @wolverinefactor.First published Aug. 28 at 4:52 a.m. PT.Update, Aug. 29 at 9:30 a.m. PT: Adds release date and price. Disney Genesis Microsoft Sony Nintendolast_img read more

1 suspended as Ilias Kanchan passes airport security with gun

first_imgIlias Kanchan. File PhotoThe Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) on Wednesday suspended one of its officials for negligence of duty as film star Ilias Kanchan passed security check with a bag containing his revolver at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday, reports UNB.CAAB chairman air vice marshal M Naim Hassan told UNB that they have been investigating into the incident and on-duty operator Fazlar Rahman was suspended over the issue.However, the former film star and an activist demanding road safety told this correspondent that the breach was “unintentional” and in the first scanning the gun was not detected while he was going to Chattogram from Dhaka.Meanwhile, Mohibul Haque, secretary to ministry of civil aviation and tourism, said that the revolver was spotted by the on-duty security officials during second scanning of Ilias Kanchan’s luggage.They immediately brought it to Kanchan’s notice and he admitted that he was carrying a licensed gun, he added.But the film star denied it saying, “During the second scanning after getting the boarding pass, suddenly I could recall that I had a gun in my bag and immediately I informed it to the security officer.”last_img read more

Japanese version of Bangabandhus 7 March speech published

first_imgBangabandhu‘s 7 March speechThe Japanese version of the historic 7 March speech delivered by the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the then Race-Course Ground in 1971 has been published by the embassy of Bangladesh, Tokyo, reports UNB.The speech was translated into Japanese as the first foreign language after English.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, while visiting Japan on 29 May, launched and unwrapped the booklet of Japanese edition of 7th March speech.The booklet will be distributed to the educational institutions and other important institutions in Japan, said the Bangladesh embassy in Tokyo on Monday.Bangabandhu’s ‘Unfinished Memoir’ and a graphic novel ‘Mujib’ were also translated into Japanese as the first foreign language after English.In November 2018, graphic novel ‘Mujib’ was launched in Tokyo by the younger daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Rehana and Akie Abe, the First Lady of Japan.last_img read more

Apps That Can Help Your Web Team Get More Done

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5. TrelloIf you’re looking for a free, easy-to-use alternative to project management platforms such as Basecamp, Trello may be the answer. Although somewhat similar to Remember the Milk, the tool’s collaboration features distinguish it from competitors.Trello makes it easy for managers to add colleagues and remote workers to individual projects, as well as assign them tasks and specify due dates. It also can help professionals break down large projects into manageable chunks. 6. SaneboxA tool that aims to restore sanity to Gmail and other email accounts, Sanebox ties in to your existing account and automatically creates a “SaneLater” folder. Once it’s set up, Sanebox will automatically direct messages it deems unimportant — newsletters, sales messages and account statements, for example — into this area, freeing up your inbox for the messages that matter most.Sanebox estimates that it saves users at least two hours of wasted time a week. It costs $4.95 a month and offers other fee plans, as well. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 3. Remember the MilkA free “to do” list manager, Remember the Milk lets you create multiple lists for different aspects of your work and life. You can prioritize items within lists, tag them with relevant keywords and add notes to individual tasks.But what really sets Remember the Milk apart from other “to do” programs is its wide-ranging integrations. Remember the Milk syncs with Microsoft Outlook, BlackBerry, Siri, Twitter, Gmail, Google calendar and more. Specific apps for Android, iPhone and iPad devices are also available for a $25 annual fee. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 7. Focus BoosterYou may be one of the many professionals who use what’s called the Pomodoro technique, in which short blocks of productivity are interspersed with breaks of various lengths. If so, the Focus Booster app can help you manage the process.This free tool tracks Pomodoro cycles and provides notifications of where you are in each series. The program also tracks the number of sessions completed and lets you modify Pomodoros to match your preferred work cycle and break lengths.Related: How Google’s ‘Content Experiments’ Can Simplify Website Testingcenter_img 4. LeechBlockEven the briefest distractions can result in significant productivity loss because of the time needed to mentally switch between tasks. That five-minute break you take to watch cute cat videos on YouTube can mean much more than a five-minute loss of productive time.If you need help turning off the fluff to remain productive, check out the LeechBlock extension. Available only for the Firefox browser, LeechBlock can help keep you on the straight and narrow by automatically blocking access to the sites you specify during working hours. For an added reminder to get back to you work, you can set the program’s “page blocked” notification to redirect to your Remember the Milk profile.Related: Why Free Apps Can Be Time Wasters, Not Productivity Boosters 4 min read July 19, 2012 Running a successful website can be a hectic operation. In addition to publishing regular, high-value content, you need to promote your site, engage with followers, manage conversion rates and handle whatever other tasks come your way.Considering the number of competing priorities, staying productive should be a top priority for any webmaster. These seven online and mobile apps can help you make the most of your time:1. NotableWhether you work in web development, web design, graphic design or another visually oriented field that requires client feedback, the Notable app may be a good fit for you.The program offers a simplified format for soliciting comments on digital design work by allowing users to take web screenshots via a browser plugin and then add notes using a simple point-and-click system. It can be an easier option for gathering feedback than requiring contacts to write paragraphs describing proposed changes.Notable is free to try, with paid options ranging from $19 to $99 a month for users requiring more screenshot storage space or additional team management tools.Related: 3 Ways to Create More Engaging 404 Pages2. YastAs management guru Peter Drucker once said, “What gets measured gets managed.” And that is especially true about how you use your time.To ensure that your hours of website building and monitoring are being appropriately allocated, consider a time-tracking tool such as Yast. It offers what might be the most intuitive, easy-to-use time-tracking interface of all the online time management programs.There’s a free version, as well as paid options for teams that require additional features. You can give the program a try before committing to a paid plan, which will run you $14 per month per user. Register Now »last_img read more

Russian Internet Company Sells Facebook Shares for 525 Million

first_img 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Facebook shareholders who held onto their stock during more than a year of disappointing performance following the company’s May 2012 IPO were finally rewarded last month. In August, the company’s stock price first reached, and then exceeded, its IPO valuation of $38 a share.At least one investor has made a tidy profit from the recent gains. Mail.ru, a Russian internet services company, announced Thursday that it had cashed out its remaining Facebook shares, reportedly netting about $525 million.Mail.ru invested about $200 million in Facebook in 2009. The company sold some of its shares in the IPO, as did Peter Thiel, Facebook’s earliest investor. It sold the remaining 14.2 million shares, about 0.6 percent of Facebook’s outstanding shares, in July and August, the company said.Facebook’s IPO was plagued by technical glitches, and its stock lost half of its value over the next few months. But it has rebounded impressively in the last year as investors became more confident in the social network’s commitment to mobile. Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, part-owner of Mail.ru, still retains a personal stake in Facebook of an undisclosed number of shares, according to The New York Times.At time of writing, Facebook’s stock stood at $44.37, up more than three percent in Friday trading.Related: Facebook’s Hashtags Might Not Be as Social as You Think Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. September 6, 2013 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more