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How a Netflix subscriber used VPN to thwart Verizon's streaming slowdown

That's what one tech-savvy Netflix subscriber did when performance lagged on Verizon's network. The result? A 10x boost in his streaming speed.

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Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones

The company went to a meeting on the city's plan for 'communication points' with free Wi-Fi.

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Give Verizon your location data, get rewards in carrier's new program

The Smart Rewards program launching Thursday promises savings and discounts to Verizon subscribers, but only if you opt-in to a program that helps the wireless carrier's partners deliver targeted ads based on your location and browsing habits.

Swamped with last-minute comments on net neutrality, FCC extends deadline

The agency has received 677,000 comments on its proposed net neutrality rules

Hot Deals Thursday: incredible savings on a Dell Latitude laptop, XPS 18, floating desk, and more

LogicBuy has scrounged up some amazing deals this week, including a Dell XPS 18 for $750, a Linksys dual-band gigabit router at more than half off, and a huge discount on Adobe Acrobat XI Pro for Windows.

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Mobile devices to beam 4K video direct to TVs with Qualcomm buy

Qualcomm will integrate WiGig in the Snapdragon 810 chip after buying Wilocity.

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To Xfinity WiFi we're all hotspots, but you don't have to be

As Xfinity WiFi spreads west, so do concerns about the use of customers’ modems as both private and public Wi-Fi connections. Luckily, you have choices for opting out of the program.

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Google's Nest buys Dropcam to connect the home further

Google confirmed the deal in a blog post, while reports say the sale price was above $500 million.

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T-Mobile looks to keep customers satisfied with test drives, free music streaming

The latest moves in T-Mobile's Uncarrier campaign include letting would-be customers test drive an iPhone 5s for a week and allowing subscribers to stream music from more than half-a-dozen services without it counting against their data plan.

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D-Link expands its DIY connected-home portfolio

Belkin has a head start with its WeMo product line, but D-Link is coming on strong.

Speedier cellular networks ahoy? New tech lets LTE and GSM coexist

Using advanced spectrum sharing, basic voice services can live on while broadband speeds increase

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All those videos you're watching will help triple Internet traffic, Cisco says

The networking equipment provider forecasts that IP video will account for 79 percent of IP traffic in 2018, as global Internet traffic hits 1.6 zettabytes.

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Just wave DoCoMo wearable SIM for network access

NTT DoCoMo's Portable SIM prototype can wirelessly activate any tablet or smartphone for network access. It could be shrunk and worn as a bracelet or other wearable device.

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Verizon threatens to sue Netflix in war of words over video quality

Verizon objects to a Netflix message that blames the ISP for video streaming issues.