Yes, you can use Bluetooth headphones with your old gadgets. Here’s how.


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Like it or not, wired headphones are a dying breed. At least, wired headphones with a 3.5mm jack are. It may be many years from now, but the trend towards “all-wireless-everything” is in full effect, outside of specialist cases where audio quality is absolutely critical.

With that switch, we’ve seen an absolute bonanza of “true wireless earbuds” pop up in recent years. For better or worse, all of them use a Bluetooth connection to keep tunes flowing. Sometimes, as is the case with Apple’s AirPods, there’s a little extra magic thrown in with a custom chip.

But what if you have some old gadgets lying around that don’t have Bluetooth built in? Whether you, like me, are still holding onto your aging Zune collection, or you just want to add some wireless audio to an

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Colorado Springs technology accelerator shifts to virtual format | Business

Like almost every other event, the Catalyst Accelerator is shifting its 12-week program for space technology-focused startups into a virtual format to avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus.

The program to help startups develop technology for the Department of Defense had been offered five times at the Catalyst Campus near downtown Colorado Springs. For round six, starting Tuesday, eight small businesses focused on space cybertechnology will meet virtually every other week with industry and government experts and mentors to help them grow and find customers. They will get a chance to pitch their technology to government and commercial customers in November.

“In March, when COVID hit, we had to switch (immediately) to virtual, including the demonstration day for our last cohort (postponed to October) and several events we had planned for summer,” said KiMar Gartman, the accelerator’s program director. “It has been a challenge finding the right virtual platform, but we

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Syniverse Enables Swisscom to Adopt GSMA’s Billing and Charging Evolution for Wholesale Roaming Monetization

Anna Gussmann, Senior Director, Customer Products & Industry Relations, Syniverse (Photo: Business Wire)

Anna Gussmann, Senior Director, Customer Products & Industry Relations, Syniverse (Photo: Business Wire)

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 1, 2020–

Syniverse, the world’s most connected company, today announced it has enabled Swisscom, the leading telecommunications provider in Switzerland, to monetize wholesale roaming traffic using the GSMA’s new Billing and Charging Evolution (BCE) industry standard.

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Anna Gussmann, Senior Director, Customer Products & Industry Relations, Syniverse (Photo: Business Wire)

The agreement enables Swisscom and its extensive network of other mobile operator partners around the world to better prepare for scalable growth, especially as emerging technologies, including 5G and narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT), continue to add more connectivity and complexity to the clearing and settlement process.

Designed with the future in mind, BCE introduces a new level of

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Halton advocating for plans that would improve rural internet and cell service

Halton and its local municipalities are joining together to support proposals that have been made by telecommunications providers to enhance rural internet and cellular coverage across the region.

Three proposals that would benefit underserved areas throughout Halton were recently submitted for potential funding through the Improving Connectivity for Ontario (ICON) program.

The province has allocated $150 million for the program — an amount that could grow to $500 million when combined with additional partner funding.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown first-hand how important it is to have internet and cellular coverage,” said Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette. “Halton Hills supports these proposals to ICON, which would help address current service gaps in our rural areas and ensure our residents can stay informed, safe and healthy.”

For the first intake of the ICON program, which closed August 21, the region delivered a Halton rural broadband webinar and met with telecommunications providers

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The global access control market size is projected to grow from USD 8.6 billion in 2020 to USD 12.8 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 8.2%

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USD 8.6 billion in 2020 to USD 12.8 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 8.2%. Factors accelerating the growth of the access control market are the increasing number of terrorist attacks and organized crimes across the world, growing awareness regarding home security systems, ongoing technological advancements and rising deployment of wireless security systems, and increasing adoption of IoT-based security systems with cloud computing platforms. Continued adoption of Access Control as a Service (ACaaS), gradual implementation of mobile-based access control, rapid urbanization in emerging countries, and global proliferation of smart cities initiatives provide lucrative opportunities to the access control market.

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Card-based readers are expected to lead access control hardware market during the forecast period”
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SMEX: How the global internet disruption affected Lebanon

Abed Kataya

31 August 2020

This article was republished from SMEX.

On Sunday afternoon, Lebanese internet users reported an internet disruption that made it almost impossible to access platforms like Twitter. Users were under the impression the disruption was due to a telecommunication outage because of the recent fuel and electricity crisis, or some new repressive action by the government. But the SMEX team found that there had been a partial global internet outage due to an infrastructural technical issue with Level 3, a subsidiary from CenturyLink, an American international telecommunications services provider. This outage affected many websites and services globally, including Lebanon. However, not all the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) nor all the internet services in Lebanon were affected the same.

After noticing slower internet services, the SMEX team ran some Internet measurement tests for Lebanon’s network and confirmed the disruption that started at 10am GMT/1pm Beirut Time.

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Key Trends, Opportunities, Vendors and Forecasts

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Esther-Mireya Tejeda Joins SoundExchange As Chief Marketing And Communications Officer …



Former ENTERCOM SVP/Head of Corporate Communications ESTHER-MIREYA TEJEDA is joining SOUNDEXCHANGE as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. TEJEDA will be reporting to SOUNDEXCHANGE Pres./CEO MICHAEL HUPPE.

“The music industry is at a pivotal point, with the transformation to digital requiring us to rethink the rules and so much at stake for creators of all types,” said HUPPE. “ESTHER brings a unique blend of experience, talent, and ability to find innovative solutions that will enable SOUNDEXCHANGE to drive positive change in the industry and advocate on behalf of music creators. I’m thrilled to welcome ESTHER as part of our team.”

“I am thrilled to be part of the SOUNDEXCHANGE mission and to serve as a passionate advocate for our community of over 200,000 music creators,” said TEJEDA. “SOUNDEXCHANGE is at the critical intersection of music, technology and data in today’s digital-first world and is uniquely positioned to help shape the

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Dozens of websites and apps were down

CenturyLink, an internet service provider that is supposed to keep websites up and running, was down itself for much of Sunday morning.

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That meant Cloudflare, Hulu, the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Feedly, Discord, and dozens of other services reported connectivity problems Sunday morning. When Cloudflare went down, it took dozens of website sand online services along with it. The company said the problem was with a third-party “transit provider,” and its service was becoming increasingly stable over the course of the day.


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“Today we saw a widespread Internet outage online that impacted multiple providers,” said John Graham-Cumming, Cloudflare CTO. “Cloudflare’s automated systems detected the problem and routed around them, but the extent of the problem required manual intervention as well.”

Graham-Cumming claimed that CenturyLink was responsible for the outage, which took Cloudflare and its many customers down with them.

CenturyLink, which acquired Level

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The Energy Sector Invests In Agile Manufacturing Infrastructure

If we’ve learned anything from the last six months, it’s the need for more agility in manufacturing workflow and supply chains. The additive manufacturing sector has long been touting the benefits of 3-D printing, including agility and a digital manufacturing workflow, and it seems that this technology suite’s day in the sun has finally come.

Additive manufacturing enables flexibility throughout the production workflow, from design and prototyping to fabrication and post-processing. Despite the general malaise of 2020 as the world is riding out the impact of a major pandemic that has slowed or shuttered many supply chains, those utilizing 3-D printing have been able to keep going. With material and technological capabilities now suitable for end-use production, and decentralized manufacturing disrupting the need for international logistics, all eyes have been on 3-D printing.

Those eyes include investors’. The 3-D printing sector has been seeing ongoing multimillion-dollar investments even throughout the

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