Red Hat and Ericsson Forge 5G, Open Source Alliance

Red Hat and Ericsson on Wednesday announced an alliance meant to speed adoption of open source solutions in the information and communications technology space. The alliance will help promote a range of fully open source and production-ready cloud solutions, spanning OpenStack, software defined-networking and software-defined infrastructure, the companies said, to meet the growing demand for products using 5G and the Internet of Things. Red Hat has a long history of collaborating with Ericsson on platforms including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Middleware. The new alliance represents an…

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Gadget Ogling: Note-Taker Triumphs, Classic Nokia Returns, and Audio Thrills 2017

Welcome to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that sometimes takes a break from figuring out why people are investing in an ephemeral content company losing half a billion dollars a year and suffering slowing user growth to pore over the latest gadget announcements. This time around, we take a look at an automated transcription device, the return of a classic cellphone, and Bang and Olufsen’s latest wireless speaker. As ever, these are not reviews — a difficult prospect when I’ve yet to see any of these items in person,…

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Nokia 3310 Pushes Nostalgia Buttons 2017

HMD Global, owner of the Nokia phone brand, on Sunday reintroduced the classic 3310 feature phone at the Mobile World Congress, along with a line of brand new Nokia smartphones that run on the Android platform. The relaunch of the 3310 is the reimagination of one of the world’s best-selling feature phones as a sleek, lightweight device that features 22 hours of talk time and an entire month of standby time. Its average retail price will be just 49 euros (about US$52). The phone will come in four colors: warm…

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