How the White House plans to help 5G grow

Trump hearts 5G.Image: BOB AL-GREENE / MASHABLE The White House is getting serious about 5G. At a White House event on Friday, President Donald Trump and FCC chairman Ajit Pai will announce their plans to help boost 5G development in the United States, according to Axios. The FCC voted on several resolutions this morning that will begin the process of auctioning the rights to high-frequency airwaves that will enable the deployment of 5G infrastructure by private companies. This is part of the White House’s “5G Fast” plan, which seeks to support the widespread development and deployment of 5G across the country. “Later this year, we’re going to be holding the biggest auction of spectrum in American history,” Ajit Pai told …

Poll finds 82% of Americans think social media is a waste of time

Americans might be getting sick of social media.Image: Muhammed Selim Korkutata / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images A whopping 60 percent of people in a new poll say they don’t trust Facebook to protect their data. The poll comes courtesy of NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, which also found that more than half of Americans view aspects of Facebook and social media in general in a negative light.  SEE ALSO: Facebook’s plans for a ‘high quality news tab’ sure sound like a swipe at Apple News+ That’s perfectly understandable, given Facebook’s reputation over the past couple of years. Privacy scandals have rocked Facebook on a regular basis, including the revelation that user passwords were stored in plain text …

Every part of this fully functional electric motorbike was 3D printed

Unlike its older brother, the super-fast G12, Greyp G6 looks and feels like a regular mountain e-bike.Image: Stan Schroeder/Mashable How smart can a bike get?  The Greyp G6, a battery-powered bicycle launched Friday, March 15, provides a new answer to that question. It raises the bar for every other e-bike manufacturer with a ton of original features that turn the bike into a powerful, high-tech gadget.  Over the weekend, I got the chance to try out the G6 on the beautiful trails of Croatia’s island Brač. Turns out, it’s also incredibly fun to ride. SEE ALSO: How dirt biking gives black youth a shot at STEM opportunities Greyp is a sister company of Croatian hypercar maker Rimac Automobili, and the …

Ford created a bed which stops your partner hogging it all

The lane-keeping bed keeps errant sleepers on their side.Image: ford Your annoying, bed-hogging partner has met its match. Ford has designed what it calls a “lane-keeping bed,” in which pressure sensors monitor when a sleeper is out of their lane. SEE ALSO: Twitch streamer falls asleep during stream, wakes up to find 200 people watching him When the sensors detect your partner has moved into your space, a conveyor belt built into the bed aims to gently realign them into place. We have questions: Will the moving conveyor belt wake you up? And can you switch off the lane-keeping feature, if you just like to cuddle?  It doesn’t really matter though, because the “lane-keeping bed” is sadly only a gimmick …

In case of a no-deal Brexit, roaming charges could be reintroduced for UK customers

In case of a no-deal Brexit, you better check your phone bill when travellingImage: Getty Images In case of a no-deal Brexit, Brits who like using their phones when out of the country might have to start factoring in roaming charges before they start browsing in an EU member country. Roaming charges — the fee you pay to use another phone network — were scrapped entirely in the EU in 2017. But, if the UK ends up leaving the European Union without a deal, roaming charges may come back on March 29, HuffPost first reported.  SEE ALSO: How Benedict Cumberbatch transformed himself into the mastermind behind Brexit Per HuffPost, a set of regulations — entitled the Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) …