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4G LTE networks vulnerable to easy takedown hack

4G LTE networks vulnerable to easy takedown hack

4G LTE might be a thing of beauty for mobile users who love a good and fast internet connection while on the road, but according to a document filed with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a laptop and a software-defined radio unit costing about $650 is all it takes to take down a 4G network within a reasonably-size radius.

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HTC Deluxe aka global DROID DNA leaks

HTC Deluxe aka global DROID DNA leaks

With Verizon's DROID DNA searing eyeballs and driving grown Android fans to tears, HTC lovers outside of the US have been eagerly anticipating the global edition of the 5-inch 1080p phone. That's looking like it might be nearing, if a leaked promo shot of the HTC Deluxe - the international version of the DNA - courtesy of arch insider evleaks is anything to go by; the device is obviously free of Verizon branding, but it also lacks any indication of whether it will be a 3G or 4G device outside of the US.

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It should’ve been the HTC Nexus DNA

It should’ve been the HTC Nexus DNA

Beautiful screen, crisp hardware, superlative specifications: if ever a smartphone deserved Google's Nexus branding, the DROID DNA by HTC is probably it. Announced on the same day that LG's Nexus 4 went on sale, the HTC DNA is so impressive a phone that its looming, 5-inch presence even managed to overshadow Google's dire performance with Play store stability as eager Nexus buyers tried to secure a new phone. It's a sign that HTC is taking the smartphone segment as seriously as it really needs to, not only iterating on what's out there today but leading with new, compelling features in an appealing package. So appealing, in fact, that it's hard to escape the feeling that the DNA, not LG's handset, should've been the new Nexus.

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DROID DNA by HTC hands-on

DROID DNA by HTC hands-on

The stakes are high, and HTC is getting serious. Verizon's new DROID DNA by HTC is the company's most feature-packed phone to-date, not to mention arguably the most impressive device on Verizon's LTE network, starting with a Super LCD 2 display that may well spoil you for all other smartphones. 5-inches and 1080p HD resolution, paired with one of the fastest processors around; read on for our first impressions of the DROID DNA by HTC.

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$1.3bn UK LTE auction opens December 11

$1.3bn UK LTE auction opens December 11

LTE services across UK carriers are likely to launch in May or June 2013, regulator Ofcom has confirmed, setting dates for the 4G spectrum auction as well as reserve prices totaling £1.3bn. The application process will begin on December 11, with bidding itself starting in January and, Ofcom warns, potentially lasting for "a number of weeks" until winners - and costs - are confirmed by the end of March.

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iPad mini LTE ships in five days Apple confirms

iPad mini LTE ships in five days Apple confirms

Apple has begun notifying iPad mini WiFi + Cellular preorder customers that their LTE tablet is preparing for shipment, with the first models set to wing out to US buyers in five days. The ship estimate was confirmed in an email to US shoppers this morning, though no specific delivery dates were given; instead, Apple said that it would follow up with a tracking number - and such specifics - in a subsequent message.

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EE delays UK LTE SIM-free option after testing drags

EE delays UK LTE SIM-free option after testing drags

UK 4G carrier EE has postponed the launch of its SIM-free plans, frustrating unlocked iPhone 5 owners in the process, after delays in the testing procedure. Originally expected to go live for new sign-ups today, the SIM-free plans will now :be delayed by a few days," EE told Coolsmartphone, pushing the launch back into early next week, though not as bad as the carrier previously warned.

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