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Verizon HomeFusion residential 4G LTE hardware hands-on

Verizon HomeFusion residential 4G LTE hardware hands-on

The folks at Verizon have announced at their newest innovation for the home this month, HomeFusion for 4G LTE in your living room - and here at CTIA we've gotten to check out the hardware that'll make it all possible. All you'll really need are these two items: the cylinder-shaped antenna for attaching at the top of your house for starters, then this lovely router you see up in front of it. This router sits in your home as any normal router would, delivering to you 4G LTE speeds wherever you need it in any and all rooms in your abode.

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HTC One S micro-arc oxidation process eyes-on

HTC One S micro-arc oxidation process eyes-on

At CTIA 2012 we got the opportunity to take a peek at the process the HTC One S smartphone goes through before it has any technological wonders inserted inside - electricity on metal, metal stamping beforehand. What you're going to see here are several shots of the metal that makes up the HTC One S in all its glory, starting with a big gob of metal and moving on through the cutting process and down over to the final product of the electricity itself. Have a peek of what makes the HTC One S so scratch resistant, step by step.

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LG Optimus 4X and Vu hit CTIA: we go hands-on

LG Optimus 4X and Vu hit CTIA: we go hands-on

The folks at LG have brought several members of their next-generation smartphone family along to the USA, having only shown the LG Optimus 4X and LG Optimus Vu (phablet) off before at Mobile World Congress 2012. We got the opportunity to get another hands-on close-up experience with both of these devices - but before we go there, know this: LG has still not confirmed that they'll be bringing these devices to the USA, only that there is a possibility. Have a peek at some photos as well as hands-on video below.

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MasterCard demonstrates PayPass with Galaxy S II

MasterCard demonstrates PayPass with Galaxy S II

Speaking this week at CTIA in the first big keynote event, the President of Global Products and Solutions at MasterCard Gary Flood noted that they'll be working with "a simple tap, click, or touch." To do this, he called up his colleague who brought with him a white Samsung Galaxy S II embedded with NFC. Shown off here for the first time outside a simulated demonstration video was MasterCard PayPass.

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FCC CEO spectrum keynote comes from an iPad

FCC CEO spectrum keynote comes from an iPad

This week FCC CEO Julius Genachowski spoke on the expansion of spectrum across the board to carriers and how "we need to see improvements in efficiency in networks and devices" across the board. This speech had many of the same talking points coming up that the FCC had spoken on several times before, with items like "We'll of course continue to monitor competition in the wireless industry and take action where necessary" being talking points. What's perhaps more interesting to Apple fans than any of this, strangely enough, is the fact that this entire speech was done from an iPad.

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FCC CEO touts “the fastest growing technology in history”

FCC CEO touts “the fastest growing technology in history”

This week at CTIA, FCC CEO Julius Genachowski noted that they will be re-dedicating themselves to a fair and safe expansion of the wireless industry. Genachoski has spoken today on leadership, how the FCC enjoys attending CTIA, and how it's only a matter of time before the whole world sees the power of the wireless industry. He noted then that he'd recently seen a note which blew his mind, that "more people across the world have mobile phones than running water or electricity."

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CTIA 2012 Chairman promises spectrum expansion for all

CTIA 2012 Chairman promises spectrum expansion for all

This year at CTIA, the FCC is heading up the CTIA event with commitments to sustainability through both the FCC CEO and the newest CTIA chairman Patrick Riordan of CellCom. Speaking at the first keynote of the event, Riordan noted that The Wireless Association would be bringing forth a renewed dedication to protecting against cyber attacks and would be attempting to inspire innovation and enhance productivity in all things wireless. To do this, they're seeking first ad foremost a major addition of wireless spectrum across the nation.

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CTIA FCC CEO Julius Genachowski keynote: We’re here!

CTIA FCC CEO Julius Genachowski keynote: We’re here!

This morning we're sitting in on the first big CTIA keynote speech as headed by FCC CEO Julius Genachowski, here to play how to talk about how, as he says, "Wireless is THE Game Changer." This keynote speech series will also include MasterCard Wordwide president Gary Flood as well as Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy - plus Cellcom 2012 CTIA chairman Patrick Riordan. We're likely to hear several bits on how the FCC will continue to work with the wireless industry through the future to bring you the information you need while the wireless industry improves our lives in so many more ways than one. Stick with us all day long, but especially here in the first couple hours as we see how these titans in the industry will affect the near future.

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2012 Ford Focus Electric AT&T MyFord Mobile app hands-on

2012 Ford Focus Electric AT&T MyFord Mobile app hands-on

Today we had a chance to speak with a fellow named Dylan who was representing the Ford Motor Company and their soon to be released 2012 Ford Focus Electric car. Our first encounter included no less than an in-depth look at how the mobile application MyFord Mobile, made specifically for this vehicle, worked with and assisted the vehicle in real time. This may well be the first vehicle to ever be released and promoted with a free app to go with it - and it's not as absurd as that sentence makes it seem!

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DROID Incredible 4G LTE Hands-on

DROID Incredible 4G LTE Hands-on

This week we've gotten the opportunity to take a peek at the next HTC Android-based smartphone to hit Verizon - the DROID Incredible 4G LTE. This device represents what's essentially a side-family to the HTC One series, complete with Beats Audio, an 8 megapixel camera on the back, and a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor inside. This device is not part of the HTC One series, but holding it in your hands you might never know it - consider it a hybrid of the DROID Incredible series and the power and finesse that HTC has been pushing with HTC One - a series that's certainly turned some heads on all fronts.

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