Mobile Minutes: End of Wi-Fi; IBM data atom; Siri's languages; Uber does damage control
By Staff reports
March 10, 2017
The Wi-Fi icon -- a dot with radio waves radiating outward -- glows on nearly every internet-connected device, from the iPhone to thermostats to TVs. But its starting to fade from the limelight.
The research breakthrough isn't yet practical, but it's the direction the industry is headed. Imagine storing 26 million songs in your smartwatch.
With the broad release of Google Assistant last week, the voice-assistant wars are in full swing, with Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and now Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google all offering electronic assistants to take your commands.
SAN FRANCISCO The ride-hailing service Uber said on Wednesday that it would prohibit employees from using a program called Greyball to thwart regulators.