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Verizon throttling confession raises net-neutrality questions

Verizon throttling confession raises net-neutrality questions

It's been an interesting 48 hours for Verizon customers. Two days ago, some users discovered that Verizon may have been throttling their connections to video services like Netflix and YouTube. What's particularly strange is that under normal circumstances, average users wouldn't even realize they were being throttled.

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5 Reasons it’s good to be a Motorola smartphone user again

5 Reasons it’s good to be a Motorola smartphone user again

As we approach the release of a couple more Motorola-made smartphones on the 25th, it's become a good time to be a fan of the mobile MOTO brand again. The staple brand name in mobile electronics had a few years of ups and downs - switching parent companies twice over - but they've come home once more. Owned by Lenovo and moving forward with a unique and powerful phone lineup, Motorola's once again hit their smartphone stride.

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Here we go again: Verizon’s data leak will make you mad

Here we go again: Verizon’s data leak will make you mad

Another day, another security breach: researchers at UpGuard have revealed that Verizon suffered a fairly massive data leak, exposing personal information on millions of customers. In this case, it wasn't Verizon itself that is responsible for the leak, but rather a third-party company partnered with Verizon. This breach also has a few things in common with the RNC leak that we learned about late last month.

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T-Mobile’s One Plus unlimited plan hikes to Verizon prices [UPDATE]

T-Mobile’s One Plus unlimited plan hikes to Verizon prices [UPDATE]

Back when the big four carriers first announced their new unlimited plans, T-Mobile initially put itself in a good position to compete on price with the likes of Verizon and AT&T. Today, however, T-Mobile's unlimited plan is looking quite similar to what Verizon offers, not only from a features standpoint, but also from a pricing one. That's thanks to a small price hike T-Mobile has made to its One Plus add-on.

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This Moto Z2 Play Moto Mod seemed absurd at first, now it’s my favorite

This Moto Z2 Play Moto Mod seemed absurd at first, now it’s my favorite

The JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod makes the Moto Z2 Play downright thick. I'd laid hands on a few Moto Mods before and I'd even used the Moto Z for a while when it was first revealed. But until now, I'd not been convinced that Motorola's implementation of a modular smartphone accessory system was worth the effort. With the release of the second wave of Moto Mods with the Moto Z2 and the Moto Z2 Play, I've seen the light. And it comes from the speaker masters at JBL.

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Here’s what you get when you buy a Moto Z2 Play now

Here’s what you get when you buy a Moto Z2 Play now

Motorola's 2017 flagship is still MIA but, for now, it is making a mid-range play. Yes, pun totally intended. Announced right at the start of this month, the Moto Z2 Play is finally coming into play, er, available for purchase, giving Android fans a more affordable way to enjoy the Moto Mods promise. But while it does come cheaper than most flagships this year, there are some thing you might want to consider before whipping out your wallet.

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Verizon launches its first 4G LTE basic phone

Verizon launches its first 4G LTE basic phone

These days, you're not going to want a smartphone without 4G LTE capabilities, but would you buy a basic phone with 4G LTE? That's what Verizon and LG are asking by launching the new Exalt LTE, a basic flip phone that can nonetheless access Verizon's cellular data network. Talk about an interesting device, right?

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Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo may kill thousands of jobs

Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo may kill thousands of jobs

Yahoo's shareholders approved the long-standing buyout offer from Verizon today, so before long, we'll see Yahoo's core business absorbed into the wireless giant. What's the first move once Yahoo is under Verizon's umbrella? Layoffs. New reports today are claiming that we could see thousands of people laid off once the acquisition is complete.

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Verizon prepaid plans get more data and mobile hotspot

Verizon prepaid plans get more data and mobile hotspot

Verizon has announced some changes to its prepaid phone plans, saying that subscribers will soon get more data across the prepaid plan spectrum. Those with the $40/month plan, for example, will get 3GB of data, while the $60/month plan will give a much higher 10GB/month. In addition to giving its subscribers more data, Verizon is also loosening its grip on how subscribers can use those gigabytes, namely letting prepaid customers use their phone's mobile hotspot feature for tethering with other devices.

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Motorola’s back with Moto Z2 Play, a new Verizon phone

Motorola’s back with Moto Z2 Play, a new Verizon phone

This week the folks at Motorola and Verizon brought back the Moto Z Play series with the Moto Z2 Play. This device rolls with many of the same radical features as the Moto Z line, but with a few of the non-essentials cut back a bit to keep the price low. As such, the affordable nature of this smartphone with the looks and some of the abilities of its more expensive predecessor make this an interesting device to be sure.

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Verizon SmartHub is a 4G LTE router for your smart home

Verizon SmartHub is a 4G LTE router for your smart home

Verizon has introduced SmartHub, a new 4G LTE router designed for your smart home devices. This hub taps the carrier's own network, of course, to offer high-speed Internet access for a variety of WiFi products, including your phone, tablets and laptop. Verizon says that the SmartHub, when used with the related app, can be used to control a variety of smart devices, including thermostats, connected lights, security cameras, door locks, and similar.

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Verizon will soon test its own over-the-top streaming service

Verizon will soon test its own over-the-top streaming service

Verizon will soon be testing an over-the-top service of its own, the company's CEO and Chairman Lowell McAdam has revealed. This streaming service may take on other OTT offerings like DirecTV NOW, assuming the company goes so far as to launch a product, though McAdams wasn't specific about the nature of the service. The testing will be performed with the combined user bases of AOL and Yahoo, according to McAdam, once the company's Yahoo acquisition is finished.

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