News of Note—Apple’s noise cancellation, Vint Cerf’s take on IoT and more

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Apple is working on new AirPods, Vint Cerf opines on the IoT and more. (Pixabay)

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> Apple is reportedly working on new AirPods with noise cancellation and water resistance. Bloomberg article

> Internet pioneer Vint Cerf says the IoT won’t live up to its promise unless engineers redouble their efforts to develop high-quality, secure and interoperable software. EE Times article

> Viasat acquired a quarter of the steerable capacity on Avanti’s newest satellite, Hylas-4, providing fresh Ka-band resources the company can use anywhere from the Americas across the Atlantic to the Middle East. Space News article

> Startup LiquidSky is working with Verizon to tweak its interactive content delivery network (iCDN) for the carrier’s 5G network. Release

> Intel is losing some of its chip business to TSMC. WSJ article

> President Trump’s tariffs could impact smaller electronics makers. Verge article

> The Commerce Department said that ZTE has paid its $1 billion fine. PhoneScoop article

> The head of Ericsson’s North American business promises that 5G will “change our world.” Post

> A group of researchers has demonstrated that smartphone batteries can offer a side-channel attack vector by revealing what users do with their devices through analysis of power consumption. The Register article

> Shares in British satellite operator Inmarsat rose Friday after its U.S. suitor EchoStar disclosed stakes in the London-listed company’s equity and debt. Reuters article

> Hawaii Governor David Ige has signed new legislation which will allow the deployment of small cells across the state in a move to support the expansion of next-generation wireless broadband infrastructure throughout Hawaii. RCR Wireless article