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Don’t wait for 5G: LTE could be your key to IoT

One of the many whiz-bang features promised in 5G is a new way of connecting millions of small, low-powered IoT devices. But there's no need to wait: Two forms of LTE tuned for IoT have entered a market that's already heating up with...

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LTE speeds outpace home internet with new Qualcomm and Intel modems

With every new generation of smartphone, LTE connections get faster. That's because the devices have faster modems that can transfer data at unprecedented download speeds.

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ARM buys Mistbase and NextG-Com to extend its reach in IoT

Chip designer ARM has a new strategy for the internet of things: to offer complete solutions "from application software to antenna."

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Intel's mobile future is in blazing modems as it buries Atom failure

Intel passed on the opportunity to make chips for the first iPhone, and in May discontinued Atom smartphone chips after wasting billions trying to get them in handsets. The chip company instead started building a new mobile identity...

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The ultimate guide to increasing your Android phone's battery life

You don't need to buy a new phone to add hours to your battery. All you need is to flip a few switches and adjust your habits.

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Free Amazon Alexa app for Mac and iOS devices

Yes, there is a free app called Reverb for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant that lets you use it on a Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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The problem with Apple's 'original' programming

Apple is trying to take on Netflix and Amazon, but its shows leave a lot to be desired.

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Facing sexism charges, Uber says Eric Holder will investigate

Uber Technologies scrambled on Monday to counter the sexism charges raised by a former employee, and said it would appoint former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to the panel that would investigate allegations by the engineer that...

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Three technologies that could demolish slow internet

Broadband internet has opened up almost unlimited possibilities for commerce, distance learning, civic participation, and knowledge sharing. But we are only scratching the surface of what's to come.

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Columbus, Ohio, region boosts smart mobility research

One focus will be on developing universal standards for wireless communications between vehicles and sensors on traffic signals, highway lanes and other road infrastructure.

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Uber orders investigation into employee's charge of sexual harassment

Uber said Sunday it had ordered an urgent investigation after a former engineer triggered an uproar on social media, alleging sexual harassment, politics and discrimination at the ride-hailing company.

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Ordering Starbucks coffee on Amazon Echo easy but not fast

Starbucks recently introduced voice ordering via Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant. After the initial setup, ordering your favorite caffeine fix is effortless — but ordering from the mobile app is faster.

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Why Google and Apple will rule mixed reality

Sorry, Microsoft and Magic Leap. The Silicon Valley smartphone giants have one thing you haven't got.

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Watch Apple's new commercials for the iPad Pro featuring real people's tweets

Apple's latest video ads take aim at PCs... again.

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37% off Garmin Forerunner 225 GPS Running Watch with Wrist-based Heart Rate - Deal Alert

Know your zone with Forerunner 225 -- the first Garmin GPS running watch with wrist-based heart rate. Tracks distance, pace and heart rate. Also features activity tracking which counts steps and calories all day. A built-in...

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Android device updates: T-Mobile begins rolling out Nougat to Galaxy S7, S7 Edge beta testers

Sprint's HTC One A9 is also getting Nougat, which finally passed the one percent mark in Google's monthly tally of Android versions.

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Computer crashed? You could blame forces beyond our solar system

As our personal electronic devices get more complex, researchers say cosmic rays could put them at a greater risk of operational failure.

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Google wants your help with the development of the next Pixel

In a post on the Pixel User Community board, product lead Krishna Kumar asks users for input on the features and design of its next phone.

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