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Verizon iPhone 5 gets bill adjustment after data mishap

Verizon iPhone 5 gets bill adjustment after data mishap

If you've got yourself one of the earliest shipments of the iPhone 5 for Verizon, you may be amongst the crowd of people who saw their data bill go through the roof - the carrier is now responding to this situation. What Verizon and Apple have noted today is that there is indeed an error which makes data costs rise even when wi-fi is being utilized - Verizon has also mentioned that the cost of this "unwarranted cellular data use" will not be showing up on your bill - now we've got to find out how that's going to happen.

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Miracast certification begins as AirPlay gets some serious competition

Miracast certification begins as AirPlay gets some serious competition

AirPlay may be Apple's solution to wireless streaming, but other heavyweights of the tech industry are getting behind the WiFi Alliance's Miracast, which today announced the first compatible products. Unlike AirPlay video streaming, which is limited to Apple hardware, Miracast relies on WiFi Direct to squirt content between smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, TVs, and set-top boxes. Smartphone manufacturers haven't been slow to get involved either: both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the LG Optimus G are already Miracast certified.

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JetBlue promises free wi-fi onboard soon

JetBlue promises free wi-fi onboard soon

What's been shared today is a note sent to internal contacts and crew-members before an official announcement is made to the greater public, here noting that free wi-fi is about to be a reality on JetBlue flights. The most important piece of this puzzle for JetBlue appears to be the fact that customers choose airlines based on the fact that they do have wi-fi, and that basically every solution out there right now is undeniably slow compared to what they've got in store. The Free bit is also a big deal: even though they do mention that it might be limited to a timeframe before they've got 30 total planes running with the technology, free is always good.

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Panasonic LUMIX GH3 official: WiFi, OLED viewfinder and 72Mbps HD

Panasonic LUMIX GH3 official: WiFi, OLED viewfinder and 72Mbps HD

Panasonic has revealed its latest micro four thirds camera, the LUMIX DMC-GH3, targeting a more ambitious breed of photographers who demand an integrated viewfinder and other DSLR features. Packing a 16.05-megapixel sensor, good for up to ISO 12,800 (25,600 extended), Venus Engine processor, WiFi, 3D noise reduction and onboard HDR photo creation, the GH3 includes both a positionable 3-inch 614k dot OLED touchscreen and a 100-percent field-of-view OLED electronic viewfinder.

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Canon PowerShot G15, 50x optical zoom SX50 HS, and WiFi S110 debut

Canon PowerShot G15, 50x optical zoom SX50 HS, and WiFi S110 debut

Canon's wireless-toting EOS 6D isn't the company's only new model of the morning; there's also a trio of PowerShots, the G15, SX50 HS and S110, set to hit store shelves even sooner. The Canon PowerShot G15 packs a 12.1-megapixel redesigned sensor, refashioned for improved low-light performance, paired with a 28mm wide-angle f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens and DIGIC 5 image processor, and is capable of 1080p Full HD video recording.

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Sony NEX-6 packs OLED electronic viewfinder and WiFi

Sony NEX-6 packs OLED electronic viewfinder and WiFi

Sony has revealed its latest interchangeable lens camera, the NEX-6, delivering 16.1-megapixel stills and Full HD video from something scaled for your coat pocket. Packing integrated WiFi, an XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder, and a 3-inch positionable LCD, the NEX-6 supports ISO up to 25600 and offers the same Fast Hybrid AF system as Sony previously launched on the NEX-5R.

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Google pays for 4,000 free WiFi hotspots (but not if you have an iPhone)

Google pays for 4,000 free WiFi hotspots (but not if you have an iPhone)

Google has opened its wallet and dropped some coins into the box of WiFi provider Boingo, opening up free internet access to Android devices as well as PCs and Macs at 4,000 locations in the US. The promotion, which will last until the end of September, will include coverage in 15 airports and will be co-branded with Google Play, the search giant's app download and multimedia store.

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Withings Wireless Scale WS-30 chews the fat with your Facebook

Withings Wireless Scale WS-30 chews the fat with your Facebook

Withings has pushed out a new version of its wirelessly-connected scales that tell the internet that you're obese, streamlining the weighing and sharing process as well as launching a new mobile app. The Withings Wireless Scale WS-30 now turns on and is ready to weigh instantly, automatically differentiates between eight different users, and squirts the resulting data to a cloud-based store that can be viewed in your browser, or on your tablet or phone.

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