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In the simplest terms, 5G is a new cellular standard. Phone carriers have jumped to a new wireless standard roughly every decade. About 10 years ago, 4G, the fourth-generation network, arrived with significantly faster speeds and stronger reliability than 3G. About a decade before that, 3G arrived and was much faster and more robust than 2G. You get the picture. What will I do with 5G? The benefits will probably feel subtle and significant. Lower latency is crucial to future mobile applications. It could make virtual reality work more smoothly — like if you were watching a virtual-reality broadcast of a live sports game and wanted to look around the stadium. Reduced lag may also improve gaming: If you were playing a shooting game with friends online, there would be less delay between button presses and your actions in the game. A reduction in latency will also help internet-connected devices talk to one another immediately. That is why technologists are looking to 5G deployment as a crucial step toward a world of autonomous cars. If one car is 5G equipped and so is the other, they can tell each other when they are braking. Or if the vehicle is signaling to turn right, it can communicate the turn to cars behind it so they can slow down or switch lanes. Will 5G be faster than Wi-Fi? In some cases, yes. While Wi-Fi is also very fast, it pulls data from a broadband connection, which is susceptible to degraded performance when others nearby are using it. By design, 5G transmits high amounts of data more efficiently, so it is expected to significantly mitigate network congestion. There...

You might think that the only form of cybercrime you have to worry about is hackers stealing your financial information. But it may not be so simple. There are far more concerns than just basic financial ones. Cybercrime continues to evolve, with new threats surfacing every year. Keep Everything Updated More devices than you realize are connected to the internet. Your phone, wi-fi router, printer, and even some refrigerators could potentially pose a threat. One of the simplest ways to avoid being hacked is to consistently update these devices. By staying up-to-date on the latest software and news surrounding your devices, you’ll not only avoid unwanted bugs and glitches, but you’ll also increase their information security. Software and device developers often build additional security stop-gaps into new updates. If you’re always running the latest versions of software, the likelihood that one of these devices is compromised decreases. Lock It Down Strong, secure passwords are easy and effective ways to limit your risks. Long, random and complex passwords make it much more challenging for anyone unwanted to gain access to your data. And use a password manager. There are numerous programs out there that keep track of your long and complex passwords for you, and even generate secure ones for new sites you sign up for. This is a great way to ensure that the vulnerability of your accounts is limited, and even if one site is compromised, ensuring that it’s unlikely others are with it. Learn The Common Tricks Laughter may be the best medicine, but education is the best vaccine. The best way to protect yourself from compromise is to learn what...

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Amazon Alexa can now play podcasts from Apple, making Amazon’s line of Echo devices the first third-party clients to support the Apple Podcasts service without using AirPlay. Before, this level of support was limited to Apple’s HomePod. According to Amazon, the addition brings to Alexa devices Apple’s library of more than 800,000 podcasts. It also allows customers to set Apple Podcasts as their preferred podcast service. The move is the latest in a series of partnerships between the two rivals, which also included the launch of the Apple TV app on Amazon’s Fire TV platform, as well as the launch of Apple Music on Echo devices and Fire TV. Amazon, in response, has expanded its assortment of Apple inventory to include Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and more. To get started, Apple users who want to stream from Apple Podcasts will first need to link their Apple ID in the Alexa app. Customers can then ask Alexa to play or resume the podcasts they want to hear. Other player commands, like “next” or “fast forward,” work, too. And as you move between devices, your progress within each episode will also sync, which means you can start listening on Alexa, then pick up where you left off on your iPhone. In the Alexa app’s Settings, users will also be able to specify Apple Podcasts as their default player, which means any time they ask Alexa for a podcast without indicating a source, it will stream from the Apple Podcasts service. Not to be outdone, Spotify also today announced its support for streaming podcasts on Alexa in the U.S. Of course, Spotify Premium users...

The payments group Visa is paying $200m for a 20% stake in Interswitch ahead of a potential London IPO next year Visa and Interswitch are in advanced talks about a transaction that could be announced as soon as this week. Sponsored link Sources said on Sunday that the US-based multinational would invest $200m in Interswitch in return for a 20% stake. The deal will see Visa becoming a cornerstone investor in the Nigerian-headquartered company ahead of a prospective initial public offering in London during the first half of 2020. Interswitch is one of the largest Africa-focused electronic payments and infrastructure companies, with point-of-sale terminals, online consumer payment platforms and its own card, Verve. The latter is the biggest domestic debit card scheme in Africa, with more than 19 million cards active on its network. An investment by Visa will facilitate the formation of a strategic partnership to target the fast-growing African digital payment market. ...