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MIT's 'smart surface' could improve your WiFi signal tenfold
There's a problem with stuffing wireless connections into ever-smaller devices: they can struggle to maintain a good signal when there's so little space for antennas. MIT CSAIL researchers might have
Apple's latest iPad is back down to $250 in Amazon's tablet sale
Amazon has slashed prices across Apple's range of iPads, and there are savings to be had whatever model you might be in the market for. The $250 10.2 inch 32GB deal is back again -- great for people
What’s next for consumer AR in 2020
Augmented reality has been slow to take off due to pricing challenges and technology limitations, but 2020 will see early consumer AR become a real thing.
Apple’s satellite project won’t rival SpaceX’s Starlink anytime soon
Now that an Apple satellite project is said to be underway, some are guessing that a rivalry with SpaceX is likely. But don't hold your breath.
Apple Watch finally gets cellular support in New Zealand
Apple Watch users in New Zealand can now take advantage of cellular connectivity on compatible devices. Local carrier Spark has become the first to roll out eSIM support and a new plan aimed
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Don’t Believe the Scaremongering About 5G, Cancer Rates
A 5G millimeter wave cell site in Minneapolis on a light pole. 5G is currently a marginal technology with little practical value or merit -- but it doesn't cause cancer. Five years
Eagles fly to Iran, rack up huge roaming charges
Eagle forgot to check roaming rates before traveling internationally.
The Apple Watch Series 4 just keeps getting cheaper
Apple is no longer selling its Apple Watch Series 4, but you can snag one for a steep discount on Amazon. Last week, we saw the price drop on the base silver aluminum and white sport band versions of
Vodafone tests open cellular radio tech that could lower call costs
Your wireless carrier is usually beholden to using proprietary cellular network tech from the likes of Ericsson or Nokia, but there may soon be a more universal technology that could benefit your bank
Apple reportedly halts peer-to-peer iPhone walkie-talkie project
A secret Apple project to enable iPhones to communicate directly, without nearby cellular towers, has reportedly been halted for the time being.
Apple reportedly shelves 'walkie talkie' iPhone feature
Apple has put its plans for a 'walkie talkie' iPhone feature on hold, The Information reports. The technology would have allowed people with iPhones (in a certain vicinity) to send messages over
Three UK rolls out 5G home internet access in London
Yet another carrier is offering 5G in the UK -- although it's not on your phone. Three has launched 5G home broadband in parts of London, giving people "fibre-like speeds" (the carrier hasn't given
US will reportedly give Huawei another temporary reprieve
Huawei hasn't had any luck reversing the US trade ban despite promises of removing some restrictions. It might be a long while before the company is forced to cut all its ties, however. Reuters
The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G May Have Very Limited 5G Band Support in the US
5G band support is shaping up to be a complete mess with some carriers supporting one type of 5G and others using frequencies that barely exist on their networks. The post The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G May
Siggraph 2019 showed why wireless VR all but demands 5G or Wi-Fi 6
The annual computer graphics trade show was packed with demos using wired VR headsets, as current-gen Wi-Fi can't deliver acceptable fidelity or latency.
U.S. DOJ approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger, states maintain antitrust suit
After over a year of negotations, including two months of Justice Department antitrust investigations, T-Mobile and Sprint will be allowed to merge.
Apple buys the 'majority' of Intel's smartphone modem business
The rumors were (mostly) true -- Apple is buying the "majority" of Intel's smartphone modem business for $1 billion. The deal will see Apple take on 2,200 Intel workers as well as equipment,
Apple in 'advanced' discussions to buy Intel's modem division
After months of rumors, Intel is reportedly close to finding a buyer for its phone modem division... and it won't surprise you to hear who the candidate is. Wall Street Journal tipsters claim Apple is
Huawei reportedly helped North Korea build and support cellular network
The embattled Chinese company is alleged to have supplied hardware and expertise to the country for years, in violation of international sanctions.
5G Modems and Phones Literally Can’t Handle the Heat of Summer Weather
A 5G millimeter wave cell site in Minneapolis on a light pole. Millimeter-wave networks on 5G already face an uphill battle, given their tiny range and high power consumption relative