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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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Xbox LIVE is down for everybody, not just you

Xbox LIVE is down for everybody, not just you

For a little over an hour now here in the first half of the day on July 6th, 2012, Microsoft's Xbox LIVE network has been down and out. This problem appears at the moment to be regional, this meaning you very well could be accessing the network provided you're in the right city, but as it stands, quite a bit of the network is down completely for prospective users. Xbox Support member Khoa (aka KN) has let the Twitterverse know that they are "actively investigating" the cause for the downtime and are planning on having it back up soon.

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Verizon 4G LTE adding 46 new markets

Verizon 4G LTE adding 46 new markets

Verizon continues to expand its 4G LTE network at full throttle. The carrier has announced that it will be lighting up 46 new 4G LTE markets tomorrow, which will bring its total coverage to more than 300 markets. Additionally, Verizon will further expand in 22 existing 4G LTE markets across the US.

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FCC approves AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

FCC approves AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

The FCC has approved the transfer of AWS spectrum from AT&T to T-Mobile, who celebrated the news this morning with the announcement. The spectrum to be transferred is part of the breakup agreement between the two carriers for their ill-fated merger attempt. T-Mobile plans to use the new AWS spectrum for building out its own LTE network in 2013.

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Verizon’s 700MHz sale trashed by T-Mobile

Verizon’s 700MHz sale trashed by T-Mobile

T-Mobile is committed to blocking Verizon's proposed purchase of AWS spectrum from various cable companies. Verizon recently offered to sell all of its block A and B 700MHz spectrum in exchange for FCC approval of its AWS deal. However, T-Mobile USA CEO Philip Humm personally met with senior FCC officials last week to insist that the sale would not be enough to mitigate any negative effects that the AWS deal would create.

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AT&T adds three new 4G LTE markets

AT&T adds three new 4G LTE markets

AT&T is launching its 4G LTE network in three new markets today, bringing its total count up to 35 markets. If you're living in Akron or Canton, Ohio or Lafayette, Indiana, you'll now get to enjoy new mobile internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.

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Verizon 4G LTE to cover two-thirds of US on April 19

Verizon 4G LTE to cover two-thirds of US on April 19

Verizon has announced that it will be adding 27 new markets and expanding in 44 markets on April 19, when it will cover more than two-thirds of the US population. Already in the lead of the LTE race, Verizon continues to expand its 4G LTE network at a breakneck pace and is aiming to reach more than 400 markets by the end of 2012, serving more than 260 million people in the US.

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AT&T adding 12 new LTE markets starting April 8

AT&T adding 12 new LTE markets starting April 8

AT&T has been planning a 12-market expansion of its LTE network starting this month and today the company confirmed that the new markets will begin lighting up this Sunday, April 8. This new expansion will bring AT&T's coverage to about 40 markets. Although it's making good progress it still trails far behind Verizon, which has recently touted a 400-market target for year-end.

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