#Connected Devices

Charlotte man wanted for armed robbery at Matthews restaurant

MATTHEWS, N.C. — The Matthews Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at Steady Eddy's Pumphouse on East John Street last week. Matthews police were called to the business shortly after midnight on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 23....
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Best smart home device deals for September 2021

Did you think smart home gadgets were going to be another fly-by-night trend when they first started to emerge? Don’t worry, there were plenty of other people who thought the same thing. Hey, we all make mistakes. We can still remember all the “hot takes” when smart home devices first started picking up steam. Who wants a connected coffee maker? Why would anyone need to turn off a lamp with a phone? Well, at this point we can safely say that smart home gadgets are clearly not a fad. In fact, the exact opposite is most definitely the case. You can find pretty much anything and everything with built-in connectivity these days. And smart home gadgets like the popular ones on Amazon aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
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FCC Commits $1.2B in Emergency Connectivity Fund First Funding Wave

The FCC is committing $1,203,107,496.88 to 3,040 schools, 260 libraries, and 24 consortia in the first wave of the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund program. Recipients are in the 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The funding can be used to buy laptops, tablets, WiFi hotspots,...

9 Ways to Fix Windows 11 Bluetooth Not Working, Audio Lag, or Connection Issues

A lot of people have upgraded to the new Windows 11 through the Insider program. While the beta version has been getting regular updates, they’re still not perfect. Many people are facing issues like Bluetooth not working, audio lag with Bluetooth earphones or headphones, and related connectivity problems on their computers. Thankfully, these issues can be resolved with some simple troubleshooting steps. In this article, let’s see how you can fix Bluetooth not working or audio lag problem on your Windows 11 PC.

Does Connecting Too Many Devices Slow Down Your Wi-Fi?

The average person owns over three devices that connect to the internet. These include laptops, tablets, smartphones, and game consoles. It's not uncommon for households to have five or more devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network at once. But does connecting too many devices affect the speed of your...

FTC Guidance Affirms Breach Notification Obligations for Health Apps and Connected Devices

On September 15, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a policy statement affirming the applicability of its Health Breach Notification Rule (the “Rule”), 16 CFR Part 318, to health apps and connected devices that are not subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) but are capable of drawing information from multiple sources.

Lincoln County man found guilty of sexual assault missing after trial

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Deputies in Lincoln County are looking for a man convicted of sexual assault who disappeared after the first day of his trial. Randy Lee Rinck Sr., 61, is wanted on multiple charges, including second-degree forcible sex offense and assault with a deadly weapon in connect with an attack against a woman in mid-February, deputies said.

FCC showers schools across the US with $1.2B from Emergency Connectivity Fund

The problem they are looking to mitigate is the large number of students who, in an age when studying, homework and now even classes are all done online, lack a device or adequate internet connection to participate. This exacerbates an existing inequality, for these students often lack access to other resources and end up falling behind through no fault of their own.

Massachusetts schools receiving more than $14 million from FCC to provide access to devices, broadband connectivity

Schools and districts across Massachusetts are receiving more than $14 million in funding from the Federal Communications Commission, offered to provide access to devices and broadband connectivity to support off-campus education needs. The $14,831,730.51 in funding is part of more than $1.203 billion from the FCC, being distributed in all...
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Mass. Schools Get Nearly $15M from FCC for Devices, Broadband

(TNS) — Schools and districts across Massachusetts are receiving more than $14 million in funding from the Federal Communications Commission, offered to provide access to devices and broadband connectivity to support off-campus education needs. The $14,831,730.51 in funding is part of more than $1.203 billion from the FCC, being distributed...

Monroe City Council member loses coaching job

MONROE, N.C. — Monroe City Council member Angelia James is out as head coach of the Porter Ridge High School varsity women's basketball team. James shared the news on Twitter, posting in part I’m very disappointed in the decision that was made but I trust God. Based off a moment that I had, we all have them mine was recorded that’s all."

Magic 3-In-1 Charging Cable Supports 100W Power Delivery

With 3 separate connectors and up to 100W Power Delivery, the Magic charging cable allows to charge up to 3 devices simutaneously. Let’s have a look if you like the design. The 3-in-1 chagring cable measures 2 meters (6.6ft) long to easily reach out to any AC outlet in the room. The nylon braided exterior delivers a durable and tangle-free construction, and the TPE SR and aluminum shell is rugged enough to protect its interior components and circuits for enhanced durability.

Accurate Risk Profiles are Key for IoMT Device Security

Ransomware and other cyberattacks on healthcare organizations are growing rapidly in numbers and scope. To better protect their high-value data, organizations need to look at the vulnerability of their medical devices which are increasingly becoming a path of attack. An important step in securing those devices is having an accurate risk profile for each of them.

FCC Commits $1.2+ Billion in ECF Funding to Connect 3.6M Students

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it committed more than $1.2 billion in funding to ensure that more than 3.6 million students have access to broadband and devices needed to engage in off-campus learning. In a press release, the FCC said the funding from the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity...

How to use Device Speed Test on the Google Home app

So you’ve set up your Google Home, but you’re experiencing slow speeds on connected devices. Lag on video streaming won’t do, especially when that’s the one job of devices like Chromecast. Smart displays should be able to handle your video calls. Luckily the Google Home app includes a speed test that helps pinpoint the source of the Wi-Fi problem.

Why the Surface Pro X without LTE is perfect for me

Earlier today, Microsoft announced a version of the Surface Pro X without support for LTE. Models with LTE will still be available, of course, but the version with only Wi-Fi connectivity for the web may raise a few eyebrows. The Surface Pro X is advertised as an Always Connected device, so it might seem odd to make it an only sometimes connected device.