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Fire TV gobbling up data? Mosaic may be the issue

Fire TV gobbling up data? Mosaic may be the issue

Fire TV users may be getting more than they bargained for — literally. If you have a Fire TV, and have noticed your data usage going way up, we might know why. It turns out a few instances have been reported with built-in features. Here’s how to identify — and hopefully solve — the issue.

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#VerizonOutage drags on: billing system is down

#VerizonOutage drags on: billing system is down

If you have a Verizon phone, you might be one of many who have noticed that something is up: the billing system is down. Such has caused hassle amongst many new and established subscribers, with the collateral damage including an inability to activate a handset.

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Verizon says Chromebook Pixel LTE data snafu will be fixed

Verizon says Chromebook Pixel LTE data snafu will be fixed

Hoopla surrounding the Chromebook Pixel LTE's data issues will soon come to an end, with Verizon stating that the cancelled accounts were a mistake and that it will fix the problem. This follows a $150 credit Google has issued for device owners.

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Nest finally tells us what they’re doing with all the data we give them

Nest finally tells us what they’re doing with all the data we give them

Nest, maker of connected home products that sometimes work properly, has released their first white paper on Carbon Monoxide levels in the home, pulled from their Protect devices. According to their findings, a minority of homes actually have any CO incidents. To scale, though, it shows just how dangerous CO can be.

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Here’s why you should wipe your device before trading it in

Here’s why you should wipe your device before trading it in

Our devices have a lot of information about us, and we give them more and more every day. The information stored within our smartphones and tablets also links to a bigger entity, stored in some mysterious cloud somewhere. When you give up a device, either selling it or via trade-in, do you clear all the data? Here’s why you should -- and how.

 

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‘WiFi everywhere’ isn’t a new concept, but it’s becoming a dangerous one

‘WiFi everywhere’ isn’t a new concept, but it’s becoming a dangerous one

Recently, Comcast made news by opening up home WiFi routers for use publicly. By partitioning your WiFi signal, the company hopes to blanket an area with a signal. This has become a polarizing issue, but shouldn’t be for the reason of coverage alone. WiFi everywhere isn’t a new concept — in fact, it was the original concept for the phone you might be reading this on.

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AT&T GoPhone expands to tablets

AT&T GoPhone expands to tablets

AT&T has shaken up its prepaid GoPhone offering, expanding it to include tablets. This allows subscribers (or future subscribers) to bring their own tablets to the service, getting data on the go without shelling out for a yearly contract.

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T-Mobile data outages reported in several major markets [Update]

T-Mobile data outages reported in several major markets [Update]

If your T-Mobile phone has gone silent, it’s not you. You’re not suddenly unpopular with the Uncarrier. It seems the carrier is seeing an outage that spans several major metropolitan areas, including their backyard of Seattle. T-Mobile has yet to address the issue.

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Researchers teleport data using diamonds, quantum mechanics

Researchers teleport data using diamonds, quantum mechanics

You’re not going to teleport anywhere — the application has been proven impossible. For data, though, teleportation is real, and Researchers at TU Delft’s Kavli Institute of Nanoscience have accomplished the feat. A team there has sent one quantum bit of information three meters, all without having actually traveled through the space between the two points.

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Microsoft beats FBI at their game, fights data grab in court

Microsoft beats FBI at their game, fights data grab in court

According to Microsoft, they’ve beat the FBI at their own game. A letter sent to the company recently asked for information on an enterprise client, which Microsoft fought in court. Without having actually won a verdict, Microsoft says the FBI withdrew their request.

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FCC “Net Neutrality” vote: what just happened?

FCC “Net Neutrality” vote: what just happened?

A confusing wave of data surrounding the FCC’s "Net Neutrality" vote is being shot from news networks around the internet today. What we’d like to do here is to simplify the goings-on of the FCC and their actions as much as possible. This is as simple as it gets.

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Comcast wants to cap data, says 500GB is plenty

Comcast wants to cap data, says 500GB is plenty

Comcast, who are in discussions to acquire Time Warner Cable, have redefined capped data. David Cohen, an executive with Comcast says he expects they’ll begin offering “usage-based billing”, which translates to “we’ll give you a data allotment and charge you if you go over it”.

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