Is 5G internet worth it? What Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile are offering

There’s little doubt about what an incredibly positive impact technology has had on our lives. Nevertheless, it’s also important to remember that, when it comes to big technology trends, sometimes a bit of skepticism is justified.

Let’s talk about 5G, for example. After all, weren’t we promised fully autonomous cars, robotic surgery, smart cities, and all kinds of other futuristic-sounding applications from the latest generation cellular networks?

The simple truth is the telecom industry touted what now look like almost laughable examples of what 5G was supposed to be able to do in the early days of the technology’s development and deployment.

Their goal, of course, was to get us all excited for the potential of this once-a-decade transition to next-generation wireless connectivity. Unfortunately, all those efforts really did is completely skew people’s perspectives on the impact that 5G could have. But that certainly doesn’t mean 5G has been a total bust.

Far from it, in fact. The problem is, most of the impact has been in areas the industry didn’t initially expect as well as other places that aren’t as obvious to normal consumers.

5G at home

One of the biggest hits so far of the 5G era is something that’s officially called fixed wireless access (FWA) but is more commonly known as wireless broadband. Basically, this is a wireless replacement for typical cable-based internet service.

Initially, many people didn’t give much thought to it because 5G was primarily associated with our smartphones and other mobile devices. Plus, as a replacement for existing technology, it’s not exactly the most exciting or groundbreaking application.

But FWA is quickly becoming a big hit with consumers all over the country because it’s a simpler, easier and, in many cases, faster way to get your home connected to the internet. Instead of having to drill holes into your house to run cables, you can simply stick a wireless router near a window in your home and set it all up yourself with a simple smartphone app (presuming the service is available where you live – a fact you can check on carriers’ websites).

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In fact, T-Mobile has over 2.6 million subscribers to its 5G broadband service, Verizon has almost 1.5 million homes and businesses for its wireless broadband, and just last week, AT&T made it official that they’ll be getting into the fixed wireless business as well.

To be clear, there are faster options for home internet – particularly with fiber-based services – but for many people, 5G fixed wireless access is good enough. Plus, it’s often able to reach out to rural locations that can’t easily be served with other options.

PCs and 5G 

Another burgeoning opportunity is for 5G-equipped PCs (a topic I wrote about in a previous column). Now that everyone is starting to travel again, but while we’re still all doing Teams, Zoom, Webex, etc. meetings on our PCs in all kinds of locations, the need for and value of these devices is becoming very apparent.

Unfortunately, there are still challenges with pricing and availability of 5G-equipped PCs, but I’m hopeful we’ll see significant improvements later this year.

One of the most widely touted capabilities for 5G was expected to be around connected devices and sensors. The idea was/is that the enhanced speed and bandwidth of 5G versus 4G would unleash a torrent of cellular-connected devices from AR and VR headsets to cars, home appliances and more.

In truth, some of those efforts are starting to happen, but most are more niche applications for specific vertical industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, etc. Many of these projects are starting to make an impact, but just not in ways that you and I can easily see.

5G in business

We’re also starting to see more 5G applications on the business side of things. A number of companies are starting to set up what are known as “private 5G” networks that only employees or work machines can get access to. In many cases, these are being used to supplement or enhance existing Wi-Fi networks because they can provide important security and performance benefits.

Ironically, it’s on the smartphone side – where expectations were the highest – that we’ve arguably seen the least visible impact from 5G. For example, as many have noticed, download speeds in many situations haven’t been that much different than 4G. But even here, it’s important to note that average download speeds are improving (in some places, dramatically so) and it’s virtually impossible to find a non-5G equipped phone.

In other words, the impact is real, just a bit subtler than we would have hoped.

The future of 5G

Looking forward, while we may not see any true killer applications for 5G in the near term, there are glimmers of hope. Several important underlying technologies, including something called network slicing, are starting to be put into place by the big US carriers. These network-based improvements are expected to create new kinds of 5G-specific services for businesses and consumers.

Plus, we’re starting to see wider deployment of new frequencies for cellular networks – particularly something called C-Band or mid-band – that should start making 5G download speeds much faster.

While that may not be as exciting as the science fiction-like capabilities that the industry touted, it does provide real-world benefits that we can all appreciate.

Bob O’Donnell is the president and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research, a market research and consulting firm that provides strategic consulting and market research services to the technology industry and professional financial community. His clients are major technology firms including Amazon, Microsoft, HP, Dell, Samsung and Intel. You can follow him on Twitter @bobodtech.

GitHub says hackers cloned code-signing certificates in breached repository

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GitHub said unknown intruders gained unauthorized access to some of its code repositories and stole code-signing certificates for two of its desktop applications: Desktop and Atom.

Code-signing certificates place a cryptographic stamp on code to verify it was developed by the listed organization, which in this case is GitHub. If decrypted, the certificates could allow an attacker to sign unofficial versions of the apps that had been maliciously tampered with and pass them off as legitimate updates from GitHub. Current versions of Desktop and Atom are unaffected by the credential theft.

“A set of encrypted code signing certificates were exfiltrated; however, the certificates were password-protected and we have no evidence of malicious use,” the company wrote in an advisory. “As a preventative measure, we will revoke the exposed certificates used for the GitHub Desktop and Atom applications.”

The revocations, which will be effective on Thursday, will cause certain versions of the apps to stop working. Those apps are:

GitHub Desktop for Mac with the following versions:

  • 3.1.2
  • 3.1.1
  • 3.1.0
  • 3.0.8
  • 3.0.7
  • 3.0.6
  • 3.0.5
  • 3.0.4
  • 3.0.3
  • 3.0.2


Desktop for Windows is unaffected.

On January 4, GitHub published a new version of the Desktop app that’s signed with new certificates that were not exposed to the threat actor. Users of Desktop should update to this new version.

One compromised certificate expired on January 4, and another is set to expire on Thursday. Revoking these certificates provides protection if they were used before expiration to sign malicious updates. Without the revocation, such apps would pass the signature check. The revocation has the effect of making all code fail the signature check, no matter when it was signed.

A third affected certificate, an Apple Developer ID certificate, isn’t set to expire until 2027. GitHub will revoke this certificate on Thursday as well. In the meantime, GitHub said, “We are working with Apple to monitor for any new executable files (like applications) signed with the exposed certificate.”

On December 6, GitHub said, the threat actor used a compromised personal access token (PAT) to clone repositories for Desktop, Atom, and other deprecated GitHub-owned organizations. GitHub revoked the PAT a day later after discovering the breach. None of the cloned repositories contained customer data. The advisory didn’t explain how the PAT was compromised.

Included in the repositories were “several encrypted code signing certificates” customers could use when working with Desktop or Atom. There’s no evidence that the threat actor could decrypt or use any of the certificates.

“We investigated the contents of the compromised repositories and found no impact to or any of our other offerings outside of the specific certificates noted above,” the advisory stated. “No unauthorized changes were made to the code in these repositories.”

Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Tech Fans

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your sweetie.

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Valentine’s Day is upon us, and instead of busting out the usual roses and chocolates sort of thing, consider spoiling your tech lover with gifts that won’t see the bottom of the wastebasket in two days’ time.

We’ve curated a list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for all sorts of budgets, personalities, and needs, whether that special person in your life is next to you, or you’re doing the long-distance game.

From the accessory lover, to neat freak, to coffee connoisseur or gamer, there’s something here for everybody.

Apple AirPods Pro 2

Forget about engraving jewelry this Valentine’s Day. Instead, buy your tech sweetheart the Apple AirPods Pro 2 they’ve been asking for and opt for engraving. Personalize their buds with an inside joke, a pet name, or a significant date.

Apple AirPods Pro 2

Apple AirPods Pro 2

AirPods Pro 2 feature active noise cancellation, adaptive transparency, and personalized spatial audio with dynamic head tracking for immersive sound. The buds come with ear tips for every size (XS, S, M, L) and boast up to 6 hours of listening time.

KODAK Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer

This one’s for your significant other or beloved family member that snap so many photos they’re on the verge of familial paparazzi status.

KODAK Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer

KODAK Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer

It’s time to switch out the fridge photos for fresh ones with the KODAK Step Wireless Mobile Mini Printer. Instead of sending off your proofs to the drug store to be printed, simply connect your iOS device to the printer to print iPhone pictures instantly.

The KODAK step Mobile Photo Printer includes a Micro USB Charging Cable, starter pack of photo Paper, and a warranty.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Build out your home theatre while consolidating your music, videos, apps, and more into one place. The Amazon Fire TV Stick is something both you and your significant other can enjoy. Stream over one million TV shows and movies from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and Peacock, or watch live TV — all in 4K.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

You can also view your home security camera feeds, ask Alexa a question, stream music, check the weather — and if it’s raining this Valentine’s Day and you and your significant other decide you don’t want to brave restaurant crowds — opt for deilvery, using your Amazon Fire Stick to order a pizza.

Nintendo Switch OLED

For that special gamer in your life, consider surprising them with the Nintendo Switch OLED. The new system features a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen, 64 GB of internal storage, a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port, and enhanced audio.

Nintendo Switch OLED

Nintendo Switch OLED

This gift is perfect for those who commute or travel often. The OLED screen is a huge upgrade from its predecessor, and will be sure to bring a smile to your significant other’s face.

Zapuvo Ash Wood Phone Docking Station Nightstand Organizer

For those who are well-organized and like a clutter-free nightstand, this gadget holder is the one-stop-shop for all your tech docking and organizational needs.

Zapuvo Ash Wood Phone Docking Station Nightstand Organizer

Zapuvo Ash Wood Phone Docking Station Nightstand Organizer

The top shelf charging area is large enough for either an iPad or iPhone. If your significant other likes to cook, it can be an excellent stand for the kitchen, propping their iPad up while watch and emulate instructional recipe videos.

It also features a watch stand and watch charger holder, a notch for keys, a spot for glasses, an AirPods charger spot, as well as ample space at the bottom for pens, notepads, or other knickknacks.

All of the wires can be fed through the back, leaving the station aesthetically pleasing as well.

Bose Frames Tenor Bluetooth Sunglasses

For those who dislike earbuds in the ear and travel often under relentless sunshine, consider gifting your significant other the Bose Frames Tenor Bluetooth Sunglasses.

Bose Frames Tenor Bluetooth Sunglasses

Bose Frames Tenor Bluetooth Sunglasses

Connect them to your iOS device and use them with sound, or without, simply as sunglasses. The frames feature polarized lenses with Bose speakers tucked away in the temples to produce big sound.

Don’t worry — your significant other won’t bother others on their commute. While on, the wearer can enjoy music or answer a call without worrying that others can listen in. The sunglasses are shatter and scratch resistant, can play music for up to nearly six hours at a time, and recharge in one hour once docked.

If your significant other already wears glasses, no problem. These lenses are RX ready.

The Bose Frames Tenor Sunglasses are available from Amazon for $249.00.

Nespresso Vertuo Next

For the coffee connoisseur who also loves their tech, the Nespresso Vertuo Next is an excellent choice.

Nespresso Vertuo Next

Nespresso Vertuo Next

In addition to brewing coffee, the Vertuo Next connects to the iPhone, letting the brewer keep track of the capsules used to prompt a reorder (and daily caffeine intake). The machine also alerts the user when it’s time to descale, or if the water tank is low.

The machine retails for $179 direct from Nespresso and is available in an array of colors for every kitchen personality. Amazon currently has select colors discounted to as low as $134.

Bandolier wireless charging crossbody

If your significant other habitually throws their purse on the ground and forgets to take out their phone to charge it at night, this crossbody purse will protect, charge, and carry their iPhone, hands-free.

Instead of the floor, all they need to do is toss the purse on their MagSafe charger at night.

Bandolier wireless charging crossbody

Bandolier wireless charging crossbody

When sitting on a Magsafe charger, the crossbody is a conduit, letting your phone charge through the purse and case. There is ample space to store your credit cards, ID, and cash inside. Its two wallet card slots fit 6-8 cards, enforced with a snap button to keep valuables from tumbling out.

It’s a great choice for activities like walking the dog, shopping, and sightseeing. Its stylish, functional design transforms the iPhone into a piece of wearable technology.

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BuzzFeed preps AI-written content while CNET fumbles

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On Thursday, an internal memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal revealed that BuzzFeed is planning to use ChatGPT-style text synthesis technology from OpenAI to create individualized quizzes and potentially other content in the future. After the news hit, BuzzFeed’s stock rose 200 percent. On Friday, BuzzFeed formally announced the move in a post on its site.

“In 2023, you’ll see AI inspired content move from an R&D stage to part of our core business, enhancing the quiz experience, informing our brainstorming, and personalizing our content for our audience,” BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti wrote in a memo to employees, according to Reuters. A similar statement appeared on the BuzzFeed site.

The move comes as the buzz around OpenAI’s ChatGPT language model reaches a fever pitch in the tech sector, inspiring more investment from Microsoft and reactive moves from Google. ChatGPT’s underlying model, GPT-3, uses its statistical “knowledge” of millions of books and articles to generate coherent text in numerous styles, with results that read very close to human writing, depending on the topic. GPT-3 works by attempting to predict the most likely next words in a sequence (called a “prompt”) provided by the user.

In particular, BuzzFeed told Reuters that it will not utilize ChatGPT itself, but instead will craft a custom implementation based on OpenAI’s GPT-3 technology: “We are not using ChatGPT—we are using OpenAI’s publicly available API (application programming interface).”

A handout diagram from BuzzFeed showing how it'll use AI on the site.
Enlarge / A handout diagram from BuzzFeed showing how it’ll use AI on the site.


In light of recent news that CNET has been publishing AI-written articles (causing an ongoing controversy covered well by Futurism and The Verge), some worry that the move from BuzzFeed may signal a new trend in media toward relying on content produced by machines instead of human writers, especially in the wake of a 12 percent cut in BuzzFeed’s staff late last year. The Wall Street Journal reports that “BuzzFeed remains focused on human-generated journalism in its newsroom,” according to a BuzzFeed spokesperson.

Just how serious is BuzzFeed about AI? Peretti laid out his vision, which still leaves a role for humans in the future, albeit in an augmented fashion:

The creative process will increasingly become AI-assisted and technology-enabled. If the past 15 years of the internet have been defined by algorithmic feeds that curate and recommend content, the next 15 years will be defined by AI and data helping create, personalize, and animate the content itself. Our industry will expand beyond AI-powered curation (feeds), to AI-powered creation (content). AI opens up a new era of creativity, where creative humans like us play a key role providing the ideas, cultural currency, inspired prompts, IP, and formats that come to life using the newest technologies.

Not everyone is convinced that AI writing is the future, however. Some already think that the “pivot to ChatGPT” move toward AI-generated content could be a fad in the vein of the “pivot to video” movement that caused so much trouble for media companies between 2015 and 2018. Others compare AI hype to the metaverse, blockchain, and NFT crazes in recent years.

Hype aside, it’s possible that the prospect of AI-powered automation reducing the cost of content creation may be too enticing to ever abandon completely, especially if AI tools improve in quality over time. CNET’s recent misadventure in AI using an internally developed AI engine—the most high-profile AI-authored experiment from a major publication that we know of—has so far been a failure, resulting in articles full of errors and plagiarism. But even after considerable blowback, CNET announced it would “continue embracing” AI-authored content. If the clicks keep coming and it fits its business model, CNET sees no reason to change.

Whether AI tools will ever completely replace human journalists or merely boost their productivity (in the vein of an invention like the typewriter) is an open question that we can’t answer at the moment. Only time will tell as the story of generative AI continues to rapidly unfold.

SG Americas Securities LLC Increases Position in Quotient Technology Inc. (NYSE:QUOT)

SG Americas Securities LLC increased its stake in Quotient Technology Inc. (NYSE:QUOTGet Rating) by 23.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 150,136 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 28,484 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC owned about 0.16% of Quotient Technology worth $347,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in QUOT. XTX Topco Ltd bought a new stake in Quotient Technology in the first quarter worth $65,000. Raymond James & Associates bought a new stake in Quotient Technology in the third quarter worth $25,000. Virtu Financial LLC bought a new stake in Quotient Technology in the second quarter worth $52,000. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC lifted its stake in Quotient Technology by 227.7% in the third quarter. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC now owns 19,468 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $44,000 after purchasing an additional 13,528 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new stake in Quotient Technology in the second quarter worth $65,000. 76.56% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Quotient Technology Trading Up 4.7 %

QUOT stock opened at $4.00 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $3.26 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $2.74. Quotient Technology Inc. has a 12-month low of $1.68 and a 12-month high of $7.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $386.80 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.55 and a beta of 0.87.

Quotient Technology (NYSE:QUOTGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 8th. The technology company reported ($0.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Quotient Technology had a negative net margin of 23.03% and a negative return on equity of 42.75%. The company had revenue of $70.34 million for the quarter. Equities analysts predict that Quotient Technology Inc. will post -0.8 EPS for the current year.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several analysts have weighed in on QUOT shares. Rosenblatt Securities boosted their price target on shares of Quotient Technology from $3.50 to $5.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on shares of Quotient Technology from $2.90 to $2.80 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 18th. Finally, initiated coverage on shares of Quotient Technology in a research report on Wednesday, October 12th. They issued a “sell” rating on the stock.

Insider Transactions at Quotient Technology

In other news, Director Andrew J. Gessow purchased 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 29th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $3.00 per share, for a total transaction of $45,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 400,108 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,200,324. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. In other news, Director Andrew J. Gessow acquired 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 29th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $3.00 per share, with a total value of $45,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 400,108 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,200,324. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Andrew J. Gessow acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 16th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $3.20 per share, with a total value of $32,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 385,108 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,232,345.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders bought 35,000 shares of company stock valued at $108,100. Corporate insiders own 12.51% of the company’s stock.

Quotient Technology Profile

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Quotient Technology Inc operates as a digital media and promotions technology company that offers power integrated digital media and promotions programs for brands and retailers. The company’s Quotient Promotions platform offers digital paperless, print promotion, and cash back rebates, including website and mobile applications; brand and retailer websites and mobile applications; and third-party publishing websites and mobile applications.

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#GermanyRIP. Kremlin-loyal hacktivists wage DDoSes to retaliate for tank aid

An iteration of what happens when your site gets shut down by a DDoS attack.
Enlarge / An iteration of what happens when your site gets shut down by a DDoS attack.

Threat actors loyal to the Kremlin have stepped up attacks in support of its invasion of Ukraine, with denial-of-service attacks hitting German banks and other organizations and the unleashing of a new destructive data wiper on Ukraine.

Germany’s BSI agency, which monitors cybersecurity in that country, said the attacks caused small outages but ultimately did little damage.

“Currently, some websites are not accessible,” the BSI said in a statement to news agencies. “There are currently no indications of direct effects on the respective service and, according to the BSI’s assessment, these are not to be expected if the usual protective measures are taken.”

The distributed denial-of-service attacks, typically called DDoSes, appeared to come as retaliation for the German government’s decision to allow its advanced Leopard 2 tanks to be supplied to Ukraine. Researchers at security firm Cado Labs said on Wednesday that Russian-language hacktivist groups—including one calling itself Killnet—issued calls for its members to wage DDoSes against targets in Germany. The campaign, which began on Tuesday as the Leopard 2 tank decision appeared immanent, used the hashtag #ГерманияRIP, which translates to “#GermanyRIP.”

Messages soon followed from other Russian-speaking groups claiming attacks against the websites of major German airports, including Hamburg, Dortmund, Dresden, and Dusseldorf; German development agency GIZ; Germany’s national police site; Deutsche Bank; and online payment system Giropay. It wasn’t clear if any of the attacks successfully shut down the sites.

Another group calling itself “Anonymous Sudan,” meanwhile, also claimed responsibility for DDoS attacks against the websites of the German foreign intelligence service and the Cabinet of Germany, in support of Killnet.

“As we’ve seen throughout the Russia-Ukraine war, cyber threat actors are quick to respond to geopolitical events, and are successful in uniting and mobilizing groups with similar motives,” Cado Labs researchers wrote. “The involvement of a group purporting to be the Sudanese version of Anonymous is interesting to note, as it demonstrates the ability for Russian-language hacktivist groups to conduct this mobilisation and collaboration on an international level.”

Killnet emerged shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Last June, it took credit for what the Lithuanian government called “intense” DDoSes on the country’s critical infrastructure, including parts of the Secure National Data Transfer Network, which helps execute Lithuania’s strategy for ensuring national security in cyberspace. Discussions on a Killnet Telegram channel at the time indicated the attacks were in retaliation for the Baltic government closing transit routes to Russia earlier that month.

In September, security firm Mandiant said it uncovered evidence that Killnet had indirect links to the Kremlin. Specifically, Mandiant researchers said Killnet coordinated some of its activities with a group called Xaknet and that Xaknet, in turn, had coordinated some activities with threat actors from the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU.

In related news, on Friday, researchers from security firm Eset reported that another Kremlin-backed threat actor, known as Sandworm, unleashed a never-before-seen data wiper on Ukrainian targets. The destructive malware, dubbed SwiftSlicer, is written in the Go programming language and uses randomly generated 4096-byte blocks to overwrite data.

Save $200 on the Sonos Arc Soundbar

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Adorama, a Sonos dealer, is hosting the $200 markdown on the Sonos Arc Soundbar when purchased in white. At 22% off, this is the lowest price we’ve seen on the soundbar that offers AirPlay 2 support — and the $699 price beats the best Black Friday deals we saw last year by $20.

In our hands-on Sonos Arc review, the Arc scored a 4.5 out of 5, with our team finding it offers rich sound and substantial bass, even without an additional sub. The sleek design and Dolby Atmos support also helped it score highly.

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