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California city launches free public WiFi to all residents

California city launches free public WiFi to all residents

This week, Santa Clara broke some new ground by blanketing its entire city with free public WiFi. The public WiFi network spans across 19 square miles, covering the 118,000 residents that live in the city. The free public WiFi network is part of an electric meter upgrade program provided by the city's utility provider, Silicon Valley Power. The new "smart" meters allow the company to wirelessly retrieve electricity and water usage data from homes, while also allowing its employees to connect while they're out on the field.

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PlayStation 4 multi-user gaming shown through Knack

PlayStation 4 multi-user gaming shown through Knack

One of the several games previewed today at the PlayStation 4 event was Knack, here being shown as a cinematic winner of a title whose gameplay is as immersive as its video segments. What we're seeing here is a game that fully utilizes the processing power of the PlayStation 4 system, bringing massive amounts of graphic pieces together to tell a story that's not just impressive graphically, but in its ability to blur the lines between storyline and gameplay as well.

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T-Mobile lighting up LTE network in Las Vegas very soon

T-Mobile lighting up LTE network in Las Vegas very soon

Great news if you're a T-Mobile subscriber, as the company may just be a few short days away from launching its 4G LTE network in Las Vegas. The folks at FierceWireless recently had a talk with a representative of T-Mobile, who said that the original plan was to launch LTE in Vegas during CES 2013. That plan ultimately feel through as T-Mobile needed to make a few last-minute changes to its network, but now the launch should be coming up very soon.

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China closes Internet loophole and forces Internet users to give their real names

China closes Internet loophole and forces Internet users to give their real names

China is famous for censoring the Internet with one of the largest nationwide firewalls in the world. China's firewall is called the Great Firewall of China and many Chinese citizens have used loopholes in the system to get access to unfiltered news from outside the country and blocked websites such as Gmail and others. This loophole was exploited by Chinese citizens by accessing foreign VPNs to be able to access block sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and others.

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AT&T expands LTE in four cities, adds on five new markets

AT&T expands LTE in four cities, adds on five new markets

AT&T has announced today that they're expanding its 4G LTE service in five cities, while it's adding LTE to four new markets. AT&T is expanding in Los Angeles, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Middlesex County, NJ; and Phoenix, AZ. The five new cities getting AT&T 4G LTE service for the first time include Green Bay, WI; Springfield, MA; Melbourne, FL; Tucson, AZ; and Oxford MS.

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T-Mobile boosts 4G network in 10 major markets

T-Mobile boosts 4G network in 10 major markets

These past few weeks have seen various announcements from Verizon and AT&T related to the expansion of their 4G LTE networks, but today T-Mobile is reminding everyone that its own plans for 4G growth are coming along swimmingly. The company announced that it has expanded its 4G service in 10 major markets across the country, so if you live in the one of the United States' big metropolitan hubs, there's a chance that you've got increased 4G coverage from T-Mobile today. Read on to find out which locations are getting a boost to service.

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Western Digital outs 802.11AC My Net router and bridge

Western Digital outs 802.11AC My Net router and bridge

Western Digital has jumped on the 802.11AC bandwagon, revealing a new flagship wireless router selivering speeds up to 1,300 Mbps and promising no drops in your online gaming performance even under heavy load. The WD My Net AC1300 HD Dual-Band Router - and its My Net AC Bridge sibling - promise the fast speeds the latest generation of WiFi can deliver, as well as super-straightforward setup.

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Western Digital unveils My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender

Western Digital unveils My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender

If you live in a home or work in an office where Wi-Fi network doesn't quite cover the entire building, Western Digital is a product that will help expand your wireless network. The product is called the My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender. The device is designed to work with Western Digital's range of HD dual band routers.

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Popcorn Hour A-400 media player unveiled by Syabas

Popcorn Hour A-400 media player unveiled by Syabas

Syabas has announced the latest iteration of its Popcorn Hour media player, the A-400. Like the models before it, this is a networked player that allows for easy media playback (especially in the case of local content), but unlike the models before it, this one can boast support for 3D video. It also brings a number of "studio-quality" video processing features to the table, including adaptive detail and contrast enhancement along with adaptive debanding.

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