(Season 3) Episode 25 – Apple, Find My Competition?

[Distributed Networks Arc | 2/2]


Welcome back to a talk on Distributed Networks, here to finally discuss Apple’s Find My network, and whatever competitors we could find in the deep trenches of the internet. (There are a few! …but not too many)


Find My/iPhone:

Find My (Network):

AirTags:

PCMag, 29 April 2021, “How Do Apple AirTags Work? Ultra-Wideband Explained

Tile:

Tile’s Complaints against Apple:

Marquest Brownlee (MKBHD) @ Youtube.com, “Apple vs The Paradox of Choice!”

AirTags Stalking:

Google’s Rumored Network:


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(Season 3) Episode 24 – The Unavoidable (Amazon) Sidewalk


[Distributed Networks Arc]


Distributed networks. A term covering… a lot of technologies: (i.e. the Internet) – but for this conversation, we’ll be covering Amazon Sidewalk. How does it work, and- more importantly, does it have your best intentions in mind?


Distributed Network Definition:

Zigbee:

Amazon Sidewalk:

Bluetooth Frequency Hopping:


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(Season 3) Episode 23 – The Dangers of Fast Charging

We’ve covered batteries- but you may be wondering… how do they charge so quickly now? Recent developments have brought down the time to charge a phone to full to 8 minutes – but how does that even work? And, well… is it safe?


Sources:

Voltage, Watts, and Amps:

Lithium Ion Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge:

Xiaomi HyperCharge (200W):

USB Power Delivery (USB-PD):

Oppo VOOC / OnePlus Warp Charge:

Extending Lithium Battery Lifetime:


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