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Verizon 5G starts filling the gaps with clever Boingo deal

Verizon 5G starts filling the gaps with clever Boingo deal

Verizon is expanding its 5G service to a number of high-traffic areas by partnering with Boingo Wireless. Boingo Wireless has services in distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells, and Wi-Fi - which allows them to make cash selling internet access to people in airports. The last time you saw the brand Boingo, it was likely at a location where you'd otherwise have issues getting internet access - now they're working with Verizon to spread 5G internet access to those same arenas.

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Bluetooth security flaw has a silly name but serious consequences

Bluetooth security flaw has a silly name but serious consequences

A critical Bluetooth security flaw has left millions of devices potentially at risk of data eavesdropping, forcing companies like Apple and Microsoft to patch their products in order to protect users. The Key Negotiation of Bluetooth Attack, or KNOB Attack, relies on poorly designed or implemented wireless security during the Bluetooth communications process, which a hacker could exploit if presented with the right conditions.

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Spotify and AT&T team to challenge Verizon and Apple Music

Spotify and AT&T team to challenge Verizon and Apple Music

Last week, Verizon announced a collection of new unlimited plans. Though the four new unlimited plans differ in what they offer, all of them have a subscription to Apple Music tossed in as one of the perks. AT&T just answered that by announcing that it will offer Spotify Premium subscriptions to its unlimited customers, though it sounds like not everyone will qualify for an ongoing subscription to the service.

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FCC ban targets international robocalls and text spoofing

FCC ban targets international robocalls and text spoofing

It isn't controversial to say that everyone hates receiving robocalls and spam text messages. Unfortunately for all of us in that particularly large boat, the robocalls and spam persist, and are even getting worse. The FCC today announced new rules that will give it more power when it comes to tracking down international scammers who employ such tactics, and while it's unlikely these rules will bring a stop to robocalling scams entirely, the hope is that they help curb the problem at least a little bit.

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Verizon’s first 5G MiFi mobile hotspot shares the next-gen network love

Verizon’s first 5G MiFi mobile hotspot shares the next-gen network love

Verizon has its first 5G hotspot, the Inseego 5G MiFi M1000, promising to share out the speed of fifth-generation networks - assuming, that is, you can find one to use. The new MiFi supports up to fifteen devices connected via WiFi at any one time, though you'll pay handsomely for the privilege.

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Chrome OS USB iPhone tethering is in the pipeline

Chrome OS USB iPhone tethering is in the pipeline

Chrome OS is adding support for USB tethering for iPhone, a small detail which could make for a big reduction in headaches when it comes to getting your Chromebook online. The new functionality should come as a relief for those Chrome OS users who haven't paired their machine with an Android phone, and thus don't get to use Instant Tethering.

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Canon IVY REC is pretty much a new HTC Re

Canon IVY REC is pretty much a new HTC Re

The folks at Canon have a new camera they want you to see, a camera that'll go with you wherever you like, clipped to your belt loop. This camera is the Canon IVY REC, and upon first glance, it reminded us of one of the most strange cameras ever made: the HTC Re. The HTC Re looked for all the world like a fat pipe, the likes of which you'd use to capture video and photos anywhere you went with a tap of its giant physical backside button.

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5G launches with teething problems

5G launches with teething problems

Mobile users around the world are finally getting a taste of 5G. Telcos in several major cities have launched their 5G infrastructure, letting select users with 5G-enabled phones experience its blistering data speeds. Cities include London, Manchester, New York City, L.A. and Sydney – a list that is sure to expand over the years.

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Nighthawk XRM570 Pro Gaming mesh router wages war on lag

Nighthawk XRM570 Pro Gaming mesh router wages war on lag

Netgear today announced its latest in a long line of gaming routers, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Mesh WiFi system (XRM570). As the name suggests, the XRM570 is a mesh networking system that's designed to help you get a reliable WiFi connection throughout your entire house. That should make this ideal for online gaming when you can't run an ethernet cable to your gaming PC or console, but that's assuming you can stomach the XRM570's hefty price tag.

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AT&T 5G plans could price for speed, not data

AT&T 5G plans could price for speed, not data

AT&T's 5G service may be split into speed tiers rather than priced by data caps, with the carrier's CEO arguing that the same strategy which has worked in fixed line broadband could prove equally successful - and, for AT&T, lucrative - for next-generation wireless. The carrier is preparing to launch its 5G service for consumers, having paved the way with controversial "5G E" branding for its so-called "5G Evolution" network.

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Embr Wave Review: You own personal thermostat

Embr Wave Review: You own personal thermostat

Embr Wave looks like a watch, or an activity monitor - but it's not. It does not have step tracking, and it won't give you notifications from your phone. It can connect to an app on your phone, but for one reason alone. This device can make your wrist warm, or it can make your wrist cold, and that's it. This device will cost you $300 USD.

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5G is a war the US is about to lose warns DoD

5G is a war the US is about to lose warns DoD

The US Department of Defense has warned that America could find itself conceding the guiding hand on 5G - and, as a result, wireless security in general - to China, if wide-reaching policy changes aren't put into place soon. A new study, developed by the Defense Innovation Board at the DoD, outlines the risk America faces if China takes pole position as 5G matures.

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