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Samsung Galaxy S10 to give WiFi 6 its big start in 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 to give WiFi 6 its big start in 2019

The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be one of the first smartphones to support WiFi 6, the latest version of the wireless technology that promises more speed, range, and resilience to crowded networks. WiFi 6 is the new branding for 802.11ax, a WiFi upgrade so new, it's actually rare to find a router that supports it.

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Research: Here come wi-fi power-harvesting batteries

Research: Here come wi-fi power-harvesting batteries

The simplification of elements having to do with smartphones in their current state seems to be the overarching theme of mobile tech today. The iterating of elements - screen size, shape, amount of cameras, piddly things - seem to be what's most important to smartphone manufacturers. What's it going to take to change the whole industry? Could a battery system that harvests radiation from Wi-fi to charge batteries do the trick?

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The 2019 iPhone could have more useful wireless than 5G

The 2019 iPhone could have more useful wireless than 5G

The 2019 iPhone may not have 5G, but Apple could instead adopt another cutting-edge wireless technology for its flagship smartphones. Although the next-generation iPhones are still several quarters away - and Apple remains at the center of controversy around whether its handsets are too expensive - rumors about the specifications of the 2019 iPhones have already begun.

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5G is coming: what you need to know

5G is coming: what you need to know

There is no stopping the 5G revolution, especially since everyone seems to be on board. From network operators to smartphone manufacturers to silicon makers, everyone seems to be hellbent on pushing the fifth generation cellular technology to businesses and consumers. With all the marketing and hype, there’s bound to be some confusion and questions. What is 5G, what is it for, and will really make our lives better? Here are some answers to those questions and more.

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Leica D-Lux 7 takes classic style to the smartphone age

Leica D-Lux 7 takes classic style to the smartphone age

This week the folks at Leica revealed the Leica D-Lux 7, the latest in their Lux lineup of "Swiss Army knife of Leica compact cameras." This latest model is small, has a high-resolution image sensor, and has a number of current-generation features we usually only expect of smartphones. That includes a touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-fi, and USB-C charging.

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NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 router looks like it’s ready to take off

NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 router looks like it’s ready to take off

Wi-Fi routers are often treated as primarily utilitarian pieces of equipment. They’re placed in some corner of the room or some shelf and are often forgotten and ignored until some problem occurs. But because of the growing complexity, number, and sizes of antennas needed in today’s routers, some equipment makers have taken the opportunity to make their gear look more fashionable, futuristic even. Like NETGEAR’s new Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream Wi-Fi router, which almost looks like a modified Imperial Shuttle ready to take flight.

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Linksys Velop Plug-in plugs into wall sockets to extend your Wi-Fi

Linksys Velop Plug-in plugs into wall sockets to extend your Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi networks these days are becoming complicated. Even home networks are no exception with the rise in the number of connected devices at home. And it’s not just for computers and mobile devices either. Smart home appliances, gaming consoles, and more require not just fast speeds but also stable connections. That’s why simplified Wi-Fi meshes like Linksys’ Velop system are becoming more common. And with the new Velop Plug-in, it doesn’t get easier than just plugging the node into a socket.

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WiFi 6 gives wireless the big upgrade it really needs

WiFi 6 gives wireless the big upgrade it really needs

WiFi is about to get a lot more easy to understand, with the Wi-Fi Alliance announcing WiFi 6, its freshly rebranded push to reduce wireless confusion. WiFi 6 isn't a new technology, in and of itself. Instead, it'll be the consumer name for 802.11ax, the next-generation of WiFi that isn't expected to show up in devices until 2019 at the very earliest.

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Galaxy Note 9 can play Fortnite for 5+ hours with one full battery

Galaxy Note 9 can play Fortnite for 5+ hours with one full battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was launched with the debut of the game Fortnite on Android. As the Galaxy Note 9 was essentially touted as the ultimate mobile device on which one might play Fortnite, we decided to run a test. At 9AM on test day I began playing Fortnite, and I did not quit the game nor did I turn off the display until the phone's battery went dead.

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Huawei AI Cube bakes Alexa into an odd 4G LTE router

Huawei AI Cube bakes Alexa into an odd 4G LTE router

Huawei has launched an LTE-connected smart speaker and router, the Huawei AI Cube, complete with Alexa built-in, but the weirdest thing about it is the shape. Making its debut at IFA 2018 today, the Alexa speaker may be called a cube, but in fact it's a stubby cylinder. Huawei does say the design may change before launch, but what shouldn't are the capabilities.

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T-Mobile will give everyone free in-flight Gogo WiFi on Labor Day

T-Mobile will give everyone free in-flight Gogo WiFi on Labor Day

T-Mobile has a new promotion lined up for Labor Day, one that will be available to all smartphone users...including those who are signed up with different carriers like Verizon. This upcoming Monday, the Uncarrier will give smartphone users free in-flight Gogo WiFi on domestic flights, giving them a taste of the T-Mobile ONE plan experience.

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Samsung SmartThings Wifi: 5 things you should know

Samsung SmartThings Wifi: 5 things you should know

Samsung wants to tame your smart home and end your WiFi deadspots, with its new SmartThings Wifi mesh router system. Promising not only smoother internet access for things like online gaming, streaming media, and general browsing, the mesh networking system also integrates an IoT hub that could leave you spending less time jumping between apps and more time letting your connected home do the hard work in the background.

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