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iPhone 5 simultaneous voice and LTE data on GSM only – for now?

iPhone 5 simultaneous voice and LTE data on GSM only – for now?

Those of you pumped up about the iPhone 5 bringing in architecture that allows simultaneous voice and data on a single radio, take heed: it's been confirmed that this ability only works on GSM-based LTE (and 3G) networks. If you're planning on working with a network that uses CDMA for voice and LTE for data, you'll be out of luck - they'll both work, just not at the same time. The key here may be in the official Apple statement (as seen below) which includes a "not yet" which may keep some doors open.

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AT&T 2G towers shut down by Oakland police

AT&T 2G towers shut down by Oakland police

Both the FCC and the Oakland Police Department have made it clear to AT&T that their brand new radio system doesn't play well with the carrier's 2G cell towers, and that because of this they've got to shut them down. The Oakland Police Department recently spent a reported $18 million dollars on a radio system that now appears to be having trouble communicating with police and firefighting vehicles when they come within a quarter mile of AT&T's 2G towers. Needless to say, there are at least two sides to this story as far as who is to blame for the interference.

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Google Fiber hits Kansas City in just over a week

Google Fiber hits Kansas City in just over a week

The folks in Kansas City, Kansas here in the United States are about to get the web at 100 times the speed most Americans have on average today. The release date for Google's Fiber program has been set today at July 26th, a little over a week from today, this just a bit more than a year since the project was first announced. With speeds this fast, we'll have to see what the city will do it it all - perhaps streaming video will become more popular than television at a rate greater than the rest of the world - speedy!

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AT&T 4G LTE hits 47 US markets in newest expansion

AT&T 4G LTE hits 47 US markets in newest expansion

This week AT&T has announced that its 4G LTE network has reached a total of 47 markets across the USA, with 7 new markets having been added in this newest update. The new markets opened officially this week include Greensboro-Winston Salem, N.C.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Gainesville, Ga.; Buffalo, NY; Burlington, Vt.; Wichita, Kan; and Cleveland, Ohio. AT&T's 4G LTE network is now said by the company to cover almost 80 million people nationwide.

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Verizon Galaxy S III hands-on with 4G LTE

Verizon Galaxy S III hands-on with 4G LTE

This week the Verizon 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone is arriving here on our review bench as well as in the homes of thousands across the USA. What we're going to do for you right here at the start is take a moment to get you some comparison speeds on each of the main three Galaxy S III's USA carriers: Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Have a peek at one of the only factors that will allow you to tell these devices apart.

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Pentagon plans fiber optic link to Guantanamo Bay

Pentagon plans fiber optic link to Guantanamo Bay

Speaking this week on the future of the detention center and naval station set in Guantanamo, Cuba, Pentagon spokesman Todd Breasseale mentioned this week that a $40 million dollar fiber optic link is in the works for 2013. This link, said Breasseale, would offer up greater telecom access for those living at the US military base. The link would not, however, as Breasseale assures, be any sort of indication that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility would be open for any longer than it would have had the link not been built.

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Samba launches free ad-supported 3G data

Samba launches free ad-supported 3G data

We’ve seen schemes from the likes of FreedomPop which offer "free" mobile internet access, but a company in the UK called Samba is taking the idea one step further. It’s partnering with Three UK to provide 517MB of free internet access on iPads if users agree to watch two and a half minutes of commercials. It also requires a app to be installed on the iPad to keep track of internet usage and serve up the ads.

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SlashGear 101: What is IPv6?

SlashGear 101: What is IPv6?

Today is a vastly important day in the history of the internet as it is the day that IPv6 is being pushed with World IPv6 Day. Thusly it's important also that we let everyone know exactly what IPv6 is and how it will affect you and yours! This term IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol version 6 and it represents one piece of the Internet puzzle, the part that points to your device, in this case. While the internet has thus far been working with IPv4 which had a limited amount of "IP Addresses," we've now moved to IPv6 which allows a much more massive amount of devices to be handled than the previous generation.

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Bioengineers turn DNA into rewritable, digital data storage

Bioengineers turn DNA into rewritable, digital data storage

Bioengineers from Stanford University have developed a method of using live DNA as rewritable storage for binary data. Instead of trying to embed tiny computers into the human body, researchers have developed a way to biologically store data through the use of enzymes that can flip sequences of DNA into on and off directions so that each one is equivalent to a binary digit.

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