MPD Fully Functioning During the Covid-19 Emergency

We just thought we’d let all of you know that it is business as usual at Octagon Communications and MPD. All necessary precautions have been taken, and, as several of our staffers already work remotely, the office is open for business until we are told otherwise.

The May issue of MPD will arrive on schedule, and of course our website and the digital edition will continue to be available.

Feel free to contact any of us with questions or concerns!

We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy.

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Covid-19 and 5G: Conspiracists On Parade

The pandemic has been fertile ground for conspiracy mongers. They’re having a field day on the Web and especially in social media. One of their favorite “theories” is that 5g must be connected to the origin of the virus, its spread, weakening the immune system, and even “attaching itself” to the signals. Yes, this sounds […]

Bluetooth 5 Finally Makes Beacons Appealing

by Barry Manz Whether you’ve been periodically annoyed by Bluetooth’s inability to pair with a device, you still have to admit that it’s a terrific technology. It’s Bluetooth’s ability to simply function transparently that makes those “blips” annoying: we just assume it will work. However, there’s one Bluetooth’s feature that most people probably don’t even […]