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Verizon OneSearch is powered by Bing, promises to be private and serve ads

Verizon OneSearch is powered by Bing, promises to be private and serve ads

Gone are the days when almost anyone that can set up a web server would offer a search engine of their own. These days, any custom engine is often powered by either Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Yandex and Baidu in certain countries. That is exactly what is happening with Verizon's unexpected OneSerch engine, which actually serves up results from Microsoft Bing. That, however, isn't what makes it interesting. Rather it is its promise to protect users' privacy that will probably raise not a few eyebrows.

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Our biggest iPhone 5G fear is unlikely in 2020 insists analyst

Our biggest iPhone 5G fear is unlikely in 2020 insists analyst

Both sorts of 5G iPhone will be ready for the 2020 season, so insisted top Apple-centric industry and trends analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This is a very similar prediction to one made by this same analyst at the tail end of 2019. Normally a second prediction of such extremely similar content would not be necessary - but for the appearance of alternate predictions that've made their way to headlines over the past couple of weeks.

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Verizon 5G Home expansion delayed again over equipment issue

Verizon 5G Home expansion delayed again over equipment issue

The expansion of Verizon's 5G Home Internet service has been delayed until at least the second half of the year, according to a new report. The wireless carrier is waiting on new equipment that will not be available until later this year, though the company still anticipates eventually offering its wireless home Internet service to millions of people in the United States.

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Pokemon GO with 5G clues points to enhanced legendary event

Pokemon GO with 5G clues points to enhanced legendary event

Puzzle pieces dropped by Niantic, 5G data carriers, and Qualcomm over the past couple of years point to a near-inevitable epic event. Given the products and services we've seen confirmed by the various companies involved, it would appear that Niantic is working on making a legendary event a reality. That event includes Pokemon GO gameplay in augmented and/or mixed reality and a potential inclusion of brand new hardware, enabling and surpassing the mythical event shown in one of the very first official videos made for the game Pokemon GO.

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Verizon flips the 5G switch in six more cities

Verizon flips the 5G switch in six more cities

With 2019 quickly winding down, it looks like Verizon is rolling out its 5G network up until the very end of the year. Yesterday, the company launched its 5G Ultra Wideband network in parts of Memphis, Tennessee, and now it's adding another six cities to the list. As with all of Verizon's roll outs so far, 5G service is only limited to certain portions of these cities, so you might have to do a little traveling before you actually find a 5G connection.

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New Motorola Razr is eSIM-only: Here’s what that means

New Motorola Razr is eSIM-only: Here’s what that means

The newest Motorola smartphone Moto Razr 2019 was revealed on November 13, 2019, with no SIM card. No physical SIM card, that is to say. There's SIM functionality in this device, but it's embedded in a piece of hardware soldered to the device's motherboard. That means that you can't just go buying this phone from Verizon then switch over to another carrier with a quick flip of the SIM card - because there is no SIM card.

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Verizon Stream TV 4K set-top box is free for new 5G Home customers

Verizon Stream TV 4K set-top box is free for new 5G Home customers

Verizon has launched its new Stream TV, a set-top box running Android TV that supports 4K Ultra HD video and includes a Google Assistant voice remote. The box is being offered for free to new Verizon 5G Home customers alongside a free month of YouTube TV service, but there's a big downside that will make it less than useable for many customers: lack of Netflix support.

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ZTE Blade 10 Prime and Blade A7 Prime available in the US via Visible

ZTE Blade 10 Prime and Blade A7 Prime available in the US via Visible

ZTE was the first recipient of the US government's wrath but, unlike Huawei, ZTE was forced to quickly bend the knee. Now that nightmare is far behind it and it is back in business. It has even reinstated its partnership with US carriers, like the Verizon-owned Visible. As proof of that, the two have just announced two new phones that try to address the mobile needs of those with very constrained budgets.

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Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile partner on cross-carrier messaging built on RCS

Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile partner on cross-carrier messaging built on RCS

While the big four carriers in the US typically spend their time bashing one another in press releases, today they've announced a new team up to work on cross-carrier messaging. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint revealed what's officially called the Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI) today, which they say will help "drive the next generation of messaging for consumers and businesses."

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Verizon’s Free Disney+ 12-month sub is the same old trap

Verizon’s Free Disney+ 12-month sub is the same old trap

There are good reasons to sign up for a year of Disney Plus (or Disney+) with Verizon, but there are good reasons to skip it, too. If you're the sort of person who'd intended on signing up for Disney+ in the first place, this is a great way to get in on the deal and avoid paying $7 a month for a year. If you weren't going to subscribe in the first place, this is a great way to get something "free" only to find later that you'll need to unsubscribe after the first 12 months or face a $7-per-month fee.

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GPS Week Number Rollover part two coming for old devices next month

GPS Week Number Rollover part two coming for old devices next month

GPS, short for Global Positioning System, is almost universally known as the technology that helps tell our location in the world. What few probably know is the system is actually designed to also tell the time. GPS receivers have actually relied on this piece of data coming from satellites not only to tell time but to actually make location-based services work properly. Unfortunately, that system might be thrown into chaos for the second time this year when a second GPS Week Number Rollover hits old devices in early November.

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Verizon 5G goes live in three major sports and entertainment arenas

Verizon 5G goes live in three major sports and entertainment arenas

Verizon Wireless has announced that its 5G Ultra Wideband service is now live in three big sports and entertainment arenas in Denver, San Francisco, and Phoenix. The service will be expanded to cover a total of 10 arenas in coming months, according to the company, which is working to bring its ultra-fast mobile broadband to a number of big venues.

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