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Towards the Holodeck Experience: Seeking Life-Like Interaction with Virtual Reality

September 5, 2017

By now, most of us are well aware of the market buzz around the topics of virtual and augmented reality. Many of us, at some point or another, have donned the bulky, head-mounted gear and tepidly stepped into the experience to check it out for ourselves. And, depending on how sophisticated your set up is […]

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5G For All: The Need for Standardized 5G Technologies in the Unlicensed Bands

August 29, 2017

A version of this article appeared in S&P Global Market Intelligence in July 2017. You can find the original here. Wherever you turn in the wireless ecosystem today, 5G is the buzzword and the popular kid on the block… well, at least in some blocks. 3GPP, a third generation partnership project that defines specifications for […]

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Introduction to Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM): The Importance of Broadband

August 24, 2017

This is the introduction for our upcoming series on Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM). The advent of the Internet has had a profound impact on American life. Broadband is a foundation for economic growth, job creation, global competitiveness and a better way of life. The internet is enabling entire new industries and unlocking vast new possibilities […]

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Hello Blockchain . . . Goodbye Lawyers?

April 19, 2016

As the blockchain technology star begins to eclipse Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies that rely upon it, there has been an increase in research and development into using blockchain for “smart contracts.” Smart contracts are computer programs that facilitate, verify, execute, and enforce a contract. While smart contracts have existed to a limited extent for […]

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The Analog Monkey on Our Backs: Wrong-Thinking about Data over Cable

March 10, 2016

We inherit a lot of things from the past – not all of them good.  When the telephone was invented by Elisha Grey, it evolved from wired telegraph lines. This was a natural evolution since the telegraph lines already existed and were proven, whereas radio technology was still in its infancy.   When television was first […]

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Li-Fi – A Bright Future for Home Networks

March 8, 2016

At CableLabs, we are continually researching new methods of in-home wireless network distribution, and one exciting new contender is Li-Fi. What is Li-Fi? Li-Fi is the modulation of a free-space beam of light in order to transmit a signal. It can be thought of as analogous to Wi-Fi, just in a much higher frequency band […]

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Re-Inventing the Internet

February 8, 2016

The Internet Protocol – IP. It has become practically synonymous with networking, and over the last 40 years the adoption of IP has radically changed the world economy and the way that people interact globally, with CableLabs and the cable industry being a major force in that adoption. The past 15+ years in particular have […]

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Gadgets Galore in our Comfortable Living Room Lab

January 26, 2016

Someone once said, “Seeing is Believing.” At CableLabs, we believe that “Doing is Knowing.” With this in mind, we crafted a space in our Sunnyvale, CA facility that we call the Moveable Experience Lab (aka “MEL”). The MEL simulates a consumer living room. The space has been intentionally designed as a “safe place” to frame your […]

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