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AT&T to run field trials of 5G wireless in Austin this year

AT&T said it will being field trials of faster 5G wireless technology this summer in Austin, Texas.

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5 things we learned from Cisco’s acquisition of Jasper Technologies

A few days ago, Cisco announced that it was acquiring IoT platform provider Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion. The acquisition is not only one of the biggest M&A events in the IoT industry but has some very interesting implications...

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How to brick your iPhone by changing the date

Yes, it's possible to brick your iPhone by changing the date. But it's not something any sane person would want to do to their expensive iPhone.

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Apple's iPhone sued for infringement of touch feedback patents

Haptic technology company Immersion has accused Apple and AT&T of infringement of three of its patents in the latest iPhone models and Apple watches

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Qualcomm's new LTE modem hits a gigabit and touches the future of mobile

Qualcomm's Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem, coming to devices in the second half of this year, is the company's first chip for both forms of unlicensed LTE, the technology for putting cellular signals on frequencies like those used by Wi-Fi....

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Delete pictures or videos from the iOS Messages app

How to delete individual or multiple photos and videos from Messages on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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This simple iOS feature would make the iPhone better

Apple's iOS software has an orientation lock, but the feature completely disables iPhone screen rotation and can negatively affect some apps. Come on, Apple. There has to be a better way.

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Qualcomm's new chips target low-cost smartphones with premium features

Low-cost smartphones could be packed with premium features thanks to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 425, 435 and 625 mobile chips.

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Qualcomm bringing LTE connectivity to wearables with new Wear platform

Wearables today are overwhelmingly tethered to smartwatches. Qualcomm wants to change that by bringing LTE connectivity to wearables with its new Snapdragon Wear platform.

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House bill would prevent patchwork of state laws banning smartphone encryption

Four bipartisan members of Congress introduced legislation this week to preempt a potential patchwork of state and local government laws banning encryption on smartphones.

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Mobile apps get the crowdsourcing treatment

Savvy organizations are using social media tools to tap the brainpower of their staffs, and they’re using the feedback to build more innovative enterprise mobile apps.

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8 iPhone cases that make for a memorable Valentine's Day gift

Does your loved one love his or her newest iPhone? Here are some top-notch cases that make for a Valentine's Day gift he or she will remember but are still more affordable than an engagement ring.

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Android root malware widespread in third-party app stores

Four third-party app stores for Android have apps with a malicious component that seeks root access to the device, according to Trend Micro.

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Networking company name change madness is upon us

Tech companies LightSquared, Crittercism and ThinkingPhones are still around but no longer answer to those names.

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LG's G5 smartphone to have 'always on' ability

LG's next flagship Android smartphone, the G5, will come with an "always on" display, according to a teaser posted on the company's Facebook page. The full reveal of the G5 is expected Feb 21, just prior to the Mobile World Congress. ...

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U.S. Windows 10 Mobile phones: Vaio says no, Alcatel OneTouch says yes

The list of Windows 10 Mobile phones isn't long, but Alcatel’s Fierce XL helps fill out the low end.

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Ford uses 'industry first' wearable for QA at assembly plant

A wearable device that should look oddly familiar to any runner reportedly enables speedier and more effective QA checks at a Ford manufacturing facility.

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Rumor check: Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S7

Don't trust everything you read. We rounded up the most probable rumors on the Galaxy S7 rumors to prep you for February 21.

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