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Supercharged Wi-Fi sparks Ethernet standard showdown

The IEEE is just starting to tackle 2.5G/5G Ethernet, and two groups think they have the answers

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Linksys jumps into the 4x4 and tri-band Wi-Fi frays with its new E8350 and EA9200 routers

The E8350 and EA9200 join the WRT 1900AC. Confused by the company’s E, EA, and WRT branding? We’ll sort it out for you.

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Samsung '5G' test hits speeds 30 times faster than LTE

The company also said it logged 1.2Gbps in vehicle tests for 5G technologies

Samsung's futuristic Wi-Fi tech is five times faster than today's wireless networks

Samsung's developing a new Wi-Fi technology that will let you transfer a 1GB file between devices in under 3 seconds--but don't expect to see it in your Galaxy phone anytime soon.

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Internet of Things

Intel-backed IoT standards group gains support from Cisco and Acer

The Open Interconnect Consortium is the latest IoT body to boast about its progress

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Verizon bumps up early upgrades for iPhone 6 season

Anyone eligible for a new phone before November 15 can upgrade right now

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Ericsson buys Fabrix Systems for $95M to help put TV on any screen

Fabrix sells software for cloud DVRs and video on demand

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T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

A new offering allows calls from outside the US and on US airliners with Gogo in-flight service.

FireChat's developer wants to give Internet of Things a mesh-network boost

The Open Garden Network could link many devices and apps for broader Internet access.

Sonos speakers now run on Wi-Fi with no Bridge required

The Sonos 5.1 software update means that you can set up and run Sonos on your Wi-Fi network without having a wired connection to your router.

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T-Mobile pushes paid data plans, makes room for bigger families

Not to complain too much, but it's getting tricky to keep track of all these promotions.

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Verizon's Voice over LTE rollout means video calls, HD voice, and Alaska

Carriers are slowly moving toward LTE for voice calls, but 3G isn't going away soon.