Wireless

AT&T’s fake 5G icon is now the subject of a Sprint lawsuit

AT&T’s fake 5G icon is now the subject of a Sprint lawsuit

Back in December, AT&T started rolling out "5G E" branding to some of the phones on its network. 5G E, as AT&T claims, stands for "5G Evolution," or the precursor to the nationwide 5G networks carriers are beginning to build out. There's just one problem: AT&T doesn't offer phones that support 5G yet, and what it brands as "5G E" is actually just 4G LTE Advanced.

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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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Jaybird reveals Run XT true wireless earbuds made for athletes

Jaybird reveals Run XT true wireless earbuds made for athletes

Sport headphones company Jaybird has introduced Run XT, a pair of truly wireless earbuds designed for outdoorsy users in need of durability. The new model boasts a variety of features, including a double hydrophobic nano-coating that protects the ear pieces from moisture. Unlike some competing models, the Run XT are suitable for runners and other athletes who do a lot of moving and sweating.

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Bluetooth 5.1 will know which direction a signal comes from

Bluetooth 5.1 will know which direction a signal comes from

Some, especially real estate agents, would say it’s all about location. That’s only partly true when it comes to location-based services and technology. Because as important as knowing the location of an object may be, it’s sometimes just as important to know its direction relative to you. That’s why in the latest core specification of the Bluetooth standard, the wireless technology is finally getting a sense of direction.

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T-Mobile launches 600 MHz Coolpad Surf hotspot

T-Mobile launches 600 MHz Coolpad Surf hotspot

While many of us are looking forward to the broader roll out of mobile 5G, T-Mobile is turning our attention back to its 600 MHz LTE. T-Mobile's 600 MHz network got its first hotspot today, dubbed the Coolpad Surf. As silly as the name may sound, this could actually be a useful tool for those in rural areas who rely on T-Mobile's 600 MHz LTE for a more consistent mobile data connection.

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Verizon’s Visible month-to-month plan hits Android today

Verizon’s Visible month-to-month plan hits Android today

Way back in May, Verizon launched a month-to-month service called Visible. At the time, it had a pretty restrictive sign-up process, as it was invite-only and limited to iOS. In the months since, we've seen Visible open up a bit by getting rid of the invite requirement, but today the company takes perhaps its biggest availability leap by introducing support for Android.

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Verizon will start blocking spam calls for free this year

Verizon will start blocking spam calls for free this year

For a lot of us, spam calls and robocalls have gone from being an occasional annoyance to a frequent problem. Some carriers are attempting to do something about that, and today Verizon is hopping on that train. The company announced today that it will soon make its spam and robocall protection tools free for all of its customers to use (as long as they have a phone that supports these features).

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T-Mobile, Verizon take shots at AT&T’s bogus 5G logo

T-Mobile, Verizon take shots at AT&T’s bogus 5G logo

Yesterday, AT&T began rolling out an update to some Android phones that replaced the "LTE" icon users typically see with a new icon that shows "5G E." The problem, of course, is that customers aren't really tapping into AT&T's 5G network - instead, they're simply getting a 4G LTE connection that has been bolstered by things like 4x4 MIMO, three-way carrier aggregation, and 256 QAM.

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PlayStation Classic goes wireless with new 8bitdo adapter

PlayStation Classic goes wireless with new 8bitdo adapter

It seems that whenever one of these retro consoles launch, 8Bitdo is never far behind. With the PlayStation Classic now on shelves, 8bitdo has stepped in to make the console a little easier to use. It's doing that with a new Bluetooth wireless adapter that allows you to connect a variety of different controllers.

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Puppyoo T10 Home Vacuum Review

Puppyoo T10 Home Vacuum Review

I did not expect to be reviewing a vacuum this season. Not least of all because I've had the same pet-aimed vacuum cleaner for the past decade, and it's not as if there's a major calling out there for reviews of vacuum cleaners. But this device was strange - and intriguing enough that I had to give it a whirl. As it turned out, I didn't know what I'd been missing these past 10 years. Apparently vacuums have gotten a lot more awesome since I was last in the market for a tool such as this.

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Apple’s headphones: Let’s look at plans at the USPTO

Apple’s headphones: Let’s look at plans at the USPTO

Remember when Apple acquired Beats by Dre, and they suddenly cornered the headphones market worldwide? Since that happened, the company released a pair of wireless earbuds - not Beats earbuds, but Apple-branded. It's not as though Beats was ever the biggest brand in earbuds, but still - now Apple sells their own earbuds in the same store as Beats brand audio equipment. Now it would seem that Apple's readying themselves to release their own version of the Beats flagship: over-ear headphones.

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This long-awaited Sonos update pushed back to 2019

This long-awaited Sonos update pushed back to 2019

This week the folks at Sonos seem to have finally gotten onboard with delivering their Google Assistant update. This update will be released to users in a Private Beta soon. To be a part of the Private Beta, users will need to take part in Sonos' own private beta recruitment* - which will be taking place very soon.

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