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Project Fi partners with Three to boost international data speeds

Project Fi partners with Three to boost international data speeds

Google's Project Fi has a rather large announcement for its subscribers who travel abroad, revealing today that it has partnered with Three to boost its international data speeds. Google says that as of today, all Project Fi subscribers will have high speed data in more than 135 "destinations" around the world, boasting that its speeds are now as much as ten times faster than they were before in those locations.

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Wi-Fi HaLow operates on frequencies below 1GHz for longer range

Wi-Fi HaLow operates on frequencies below 1GHz for longer range

CES 2016 kicked off this week and one of the big announcements comes from the Wi-Fi Alliance with the introduction of Wi-Fi HaLow. HaLow is the designation for the latest low-power Wi-Fi solution and products that use IEEE 802.11 ah technology inside. Wi-Fi HaLow is designed to use frequency bands below 1GHz.

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Architecture of Radio app lets you “see” Wi-Fi, radio signals

Architecture of Radio app lets you “see” Wi-Fi, radio signals

Ever wondered what those invisible radio waves would look like if they weren't, well, invisible? Or maybe you fancied having some high tech sci-fi cyborg eyes that would let you see those radio waves. If so, then maybe you'd be interested in this new app called Architecture of Radio, now available for purchase on iOS. The app is really simple in its function but beautiful in its execution, creating a visual representation of cell towers, Wi-Fi, and satellite locations as well as the waves of communication that happens between them.

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DISH leases mobile spectrum to Artemis in San Francisco

DISH leases mobile spectrum to Artemis in San Francisco

Artemis will attempt to deploy the world's first pCell wireless technology in Silicon Valley using mobile spectrum leased from DISH in San Francisco. Pending FCC approval, Artemis is looking to use this an an opportunity to prove that their trademarked pCell wireless technology can actually do what it claims for mobile data delivery speed and capacity.

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AOptix’s laser-radio tech could be Internet’s future

AOptix’s laser-radio tech could be Internet’s future

The ubiquity of mobile devices is starting to push the limits of the Internet's infrastructure to the breaking point. Add that to the fact that a lot more regions don't have quality connections or don't have Internet at all, and you have a scenario where service providers are scrambling to add more and more cables, especially fiber optic ones, on land and on sea. But such installations cost time, money, and, in some cases, political will. AOptix's solution is cheaper as it uses a combination of laser and radio waves to bring the Internet anywhere.

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Amped Wireless TAP-EX mixes WiFi extender and touchscreen

Amped Wireless TAP-EX mixes WiFi extender and touchscreen

There was a time when homes would be serviced by a single modem cable, but now even a simple wireless router setup isn't enough anymore. Houses and buildings do not and cannot easily adapt to the growing number of devices in a given area, leading to weak signals and dead spots. While WiFi extenders do the job of giving your home network a needed boost, they need not be as drab as your router or modem. Enter TAP-EX from Amped Wireless, an extender that adds a bit of flair thanks to a touchscreen of its own.

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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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Fastest Mobile Networks 2014: testing your data across the USA

Fastest Mobile Networks 2014: testing your data across the USA

Each year a test is done across the nation by everyday users like you. The test is part of "Fastest Mobile Networks 2014," ultimately showing how mobile device networks (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon) are delivering on the data speeds they present every day. PCMag heads this test, and this year SlashGear is joining in to create the most expansive Fastest Mobile Networks test since its inception.

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Artemis pCell technology gives users their own wireless Internet bubble

Artemis pCell technology gives users their own wireless Internet bubble

As smartphones and tablets land in the hands and bags of more and more people. users start consuming more amounts of data than a network can handle. Slow loading times, intermittent connections, and dead spots are just some of the modern day problems that Artemis Networks wants to banish with its unique pCell wireless technology.

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Tech companies tipped to announce WifiForward coalition

Tech companies tipped to announce WifiForward coalition

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that several tech companies are planning to announce a coalition called WifiForward today. The group will "add heft" to lobbying in Washington for increased WiFi airwaves, and aim to expand access to the wireless networks that permeate so many daily lives.

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Ericsson report: Smartphone traffic to grow 10 times by 2019

Ericsson report: Smartphone traffic to grow 10 times by 2019

It took five years for smartphone subscriptions to reach 1 billion customers worldwide between 2007 and 2012, but it will only take two years to reach 2 billion by 2014--and it will only take five more years to reach 5.6 billion by 2019, this quarter's Ericsson Mobility Report states. That will be 60% of all mobile subscriptions--the rest of which being non-smartphone mobile devices like feature phones, tablets and other devices--of the 9.3 billion mobile subscriptions projected to be activated in 2019. Smartphone traffic will reach 10 exabytes that year.

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Microsoft native Remote Desktop coming to iOS and Android

Microsoft native Remote Desktop coming to iOS and Android

In a move that's sure to make the folks at Splashtop less than pleased, the team at Microsoft behind the native Remote Desktop functionality inside Windows have announced extensions to iOS and Android. This means that there will be apps from Microsoft for your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, and Android tablet that allow you to see your Windows PC's desktop from your smaller device. Seeing it there will also include full tap access - and with the touch-friendly abilities of Windows 8, the whole process is likely going to take on a functionality not unlike that of a full touchscreen desktop computer, too.

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