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New compromises won't end the fight between LTE-U and Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi Alliance says it’s taken more steps toward compromise since backers of LTE-Unlicensed slammed a coexistence workshop that took place last week. But those moves haven’t brought about wireless peace just yet.

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LG announces the V20, a phone squarely targeted at audiophiles

The phone promises 'concert-like audio', though the challenge will be getting buyers to care in a crowded smartphone market.

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T-Mobile bulks up Binge On with ABC, Fox Now, Apple Music, and more

The latest additions will please those who regularly use the streaming service, though Binge On isn’t without a legion of critics.

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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.