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Want better battery life? T-Mobile is your carrier of choice

Want better battery life? T-Mobile is your carrier of choice

Android battery life is something that pops up in reviews all the time. We all want to know whether or not an extra charger or battery pack is in order, but results can be mixed. A new study exhaustively puts four of the top Android phones — and two generations of flagships — through the battery ringer. It seems which carrier you pick is just as important as the phone you choose.

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ARM, Nest, and Samsung form Thread Group to build IoT networks

ARM, Nest, and Samsung form Thread Group to build IoT networks

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the thing that everyone seems to want to talk about. But before it becomes a real thing, it seems that it will be thing that creates groups and consortia and all sorts of seen and unseen alliances. Just a week after the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) was born, a new fellowship called the Thread Group is rising up around the same IoT vision, but this time with a slightly different focus and slightly different members.

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D-Link WiFi Audio Extender streams music, boosts WiFi

D-Link WiFi Audio Extender streams music, boosts WiFi

Networking specialist D-Link is slowly but surely filling the market with these little gizmos that add value to your home WiFi network at an affordable price. The latest to join the fray is the DCH-M225, an inconspicuous little box that not only plays music from mobile devices to any connected speaker but even extends your WiFi connection inside the house.

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Pwn Phone update launches with Nexus 5

Pwn Phone update launches with Nexus 5

The folks at the wonderfully named Pwnie Express have launched their latest product, the Pwn Phone 2014, a penetration testing handset that'll run you $1,295 USD. This is an update to the original keyboard-toting Pwn Phone, and with it comes a variety of updated features.

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NSA leak reveals citizen targets: “I hunt sys admins”

NSA leak reveals citizen targets: “I hunt sys admins”

System administrators, tasked with the operation of computer systems, are unwitting potential targets for the NSA, new documents leaked by Snowden and detailed by The Intercept have revealed. According to these documents, the NSA targets the Facebook accounts and email addresses of sys admins, ultimately hacking into the systems they control -- hence one of the posts in the document reading, "I hunt sys admins."

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High volume of PS4 logons causes PSN crashes

High volume of PS4 logons causes PSN crashes

A number of PS4 users that were set to play their consoles today have run into an issue logging onto the PSN. The issue has reportedly been occurring in the US and Canada following the PS4 console launch. Sony is asking fans of the PS4 and the PSN to be patient as it works to fix the issues.

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Black Market Reloaded shuts down after site code leak

Black Market Reloaded shuts down after site code leak

Earlier this month a digital black market called Silk Road was raided and the person behind the operation was arrested. Along with his arrest, federal authorities seized $3.6 million worth of Bitcoins. The website is hosted on Tor and representatives of the secure system stepped forward to say that Silk Road was taken down using detective work and that Tor security had not been broken. In the wake of the closure, Silk Road competitor Black Market Reloaded (BMR) received an influx of former Silk Road users.

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Canon VB-S30D PTZ network camera has built-in analytics

Canon VB-S30D PTZ network camera has built-in analytics

Typically, when we talk about Canon we're talking about consumer focused digital cameras and video cameras. Canon also builds a range of small network cameras designed to be used for video surveillance and security among other things. Canon has announced that it has added a new S-Series of compact full HD resolution network cameras to its line including the VB-S30D PTZ, VB-S31D PT, VB-S800D, and the VB-S900F.

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FreedomSpot 5580 hotspot device brings LTE to FreedomPop

FreedomSpot 5580 hotspot device brings LTE to FreedomPop

FreedomPop makes a variety of data-bringing devices and hotspots, such as the Freedom Sleeve for iPod Touch released last summer. Today it has announced the arrival of LTE broadband for its customers, and in conjunction has launched an LTE-capable device, the FreedomSpot 5580 LTE mobile hotspot. For those who nab the device, FreedomPop offers 500MB of free data per month.

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LenovoEMC PX2-300d with Milestone Arcus NVR Review

LenovoEMC PX2-300d with Milestone Arcus NVR Review

With the latest deliverable in NAS technology we've got the LenovoEMC PX2-300d with Milestone Arcus Network Video Recorder software embedded, complete with hardware you might recognize as a rather close relative of the Iomega PX2-300d in both looks and function - to a point. This is because both PX2-300d units are essentially made of the same basics on the outside, working now with the company's upgraded brand name (LenovoEMC) and taking on the mantel of big-power small-footprint NAS for SMB. Here we've also got the very first NVR (network video recorder) to feature Milestone Arcus; video management software that makes the whole process as quick and easy as possible.

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NVIDIA shows off Tegra 4i with 4G LTE-Advanced at CTIA

NVIDIA shows off Tegra 4i with 4G LTE-Advanced at CTIA

Earlier this year NVIDIA announced their all-new quad-core Tegra 4 mobile processor, then followed that up with the Tegra 4i with integrated 4G LTE thanks to their Icera i500 LTE modem. And now today in Las Vegas for CTIA they're showing its potential by doing a live demo testing Cat 4 LTE-Advanced pulling 150 Mbps data speeds with ease.

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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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