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Wireless on wheels? Cable can play at that game, too

When lots of people gather for concerts or sports events, cellular carriers often bring their networks to the scene with cell towers mounted on trucks, or COWs (cells on wheels). Not to be outdone, Comcast is joining the fray using Wi-Fi.

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FCC hails 'monumental' vote opening new spectrum for 5G and IoT

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to open nearly 11 gigahertz of high-band spectrum to new wireless uses, paving the way for 5G mobile service and for an explosive growth of the Internet of Things.

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Here's how to star in Apple's new TV show about app creation

Apple is co-producing a TV show about app design and development, and you might be able to play a starring role.

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Emojis: Now there's a movie coming

Emojis have become an important and essential communication tool for hundreds of millions of people, so naturally, now there's a movie coming.

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The T-Mobile Tuesdays #getthanked app gets tanked, depriving customers of their freebies

T-Mobile's Uncarrier 11 promo fails to deliver and the company says high demand for the app is the problem.

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Stale beer no more: This app can tell you when your brew's past its prime

There's a good chance your tastebuds would tell you when you're drinking stale beer, but now science has come to the rescue to spare them that pain.

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Apple denies report it will stop selling iTunes music downloads in as little as two years

A new report claims that Apple is planning to "terminate" iTunes Store downloads in favor of Apple Music streaming.

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5 free/low-cost Wi-Fi analyzers for Windows 10

The Wi-Fi analysis features that developers can utilize in the Universal Windows Platform are still pretty limited. But these Windows 10 apps are inexpensive and/or free.

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Newer Wi-Fi's faster, but it needs a fast wire behind it

So-called gigabit Wi-Fi, or 802.11ac, is slowly starting to show up in homes, buildings and public hotspots, but it’s not delivering a gigabit to smartphones, according to an analysis by research company OpenSignal.

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FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving the way for fast, reliable 5G

Television stations have volunteered to sell off 126MHz of 'beach front' wireless spectrum to mobile carriers in an ongoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction, potentially bringing higher speeds and more reliable networks to customers.

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Motorola's former president returns to Google to head new hardware division

Rick Osterloh will oversee Nexus devices, Chromebooks, OnHub, and Google's ATAP division, as well as Google Glass.

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Intel calls for the end of the headphone jack with USB-C replacement

USB-C may not only lead a revolution in PC design, it may also change our smartphones and tablets forever.

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Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies shut down by Chinese government

A Chinese regulator is said to have ordered Apple to shut down its iBooks Store and iTunes Movies only six months after the services were launched in the country.

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FCC magic will turn TV channels into mobile signals

A U.S. FCC auction that began late Tuesday should end with some TV channels reassigned to cellular, helping mobile networks cover more ground and cut through walls better than they do now.

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SoundCloud launches a music-subscription service for Android and iOS devices

The new SoundCloud Go is reminiscent of what Spotify and Tidal offer, though the company's music offerings are vastly limited in comparison.