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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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Verizon 5G for phones goes live: Where you can get it and what you need

Verizon 5G for phones goes live: Where you can get it and what you need

Verizon has turned on its first 5G smartphone service in the US, going live a week earlier than expected, though subscribers will need a new device in order to actually access the swifter speeds. The 5G Ultra Wideband Network has gone live in two locations - "select areas" of Minneapolis and Chicago - Verizon said this morning.

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AT&T 5G E isn’t just misleading, it’s actually slower than rivals

AT&T 5G E isn’t just misleading, it’s actually slower than rivals

AT&T may have been quick to launch "5G E" branding on its subscribers' smartphones, but the network itself is nowhere near as fast. That's the conclusion one wide-reaching network test has come to, after running speed trials on AT&T's so-called 5G Evolution network that it describes as a stepping stone to true 5G.

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5G is only just arriving, but 6G plans are underway

5G is only just arriving, but 6G plans are underway

Although 5G is only just being cobbled together, planning is already underway for 6G networks. Next week, March 24 through 25, more than 200 researchers will gather at the “6G Wireless Summit” in Levi, Finland to discuss the standards that 6G should strive for when it’s implemented a decade or so from now.

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T-Mobile Home Internet pilot promises low-cost 5G if Sprint merger approved

T-Mobile Home Internet pilot promises low-cost 5G if Sprint merger approved

T-Mobile is launching a home internet package, cutting the cable cord and opting for wireless-only service, though it's not the 5G you might expect. Instead, the T-Mobile Home Internet pilot - which will presumably get a more catchy name, should it graduate to a full product - uses LTE, with the carrier aiming to get users living in areas typically poorly served by wireline broadband online.

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Qualcomm’s making the mobile PC real, at last

Qualcomm’s making the mobile PC real, at last

Don't be turned off by the VR-like imagery in this article - this goes way beyond games, VR, and AR. Qualcomm-made headsets are about to get simple, easy to use, and able to be utilized in a number of different ways. If what Qualcomm's got onboard with "Qualcomm Boundless XR for PC" is plausible, there'll be no need for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, or mobile VR headsets of any sort. Those brands might just be using Qualcomm's tech to replace what they've got today with what's common tomorrow.

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Verizon mobile 5G launches April with extra fees: 5G Moto Mod dated

Verizon mobile 5G launches April with extra fees: 5G Moto Mod dated

Last month, Verizon gave us a fairly vague timeline for its 5G plans in 2019, saying that mobile 5G would launch in 30 cities across the US throughout the year but not really getting specific about the "where" or "when." Today, Verizon is starting to pull back the veil on its 5G Mobility plans a little bit, announcing launch dates for two cities. It also revealed when Motorola's 5G Moto Mod will be launching and how much it'll cost.

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Amazon’s Eero acquisition closes as a $100-off deal opens

Amazon’s Eero acquisition closes as a $100-off deal opens

Amazon has completed its acquisition of Eero, and to mark the occasion it has slashed $100 off the price of the home WiFi mesh networking system. News of the acquisition broke back in February, with Amazon adding the multi-router system to its growing list of hardware brands it owns.

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Things to know about 5G and how it affect your mobile experience

Things to know about 5G and how it affect your mobile experience

5G is coming and when it does, you’re going to interact with the device in your hand very differently from today. It’s indeed getting real, with multiple companies, the likes of Samsung and Huawei, announcing 5G devices just several weeks ago. US carriers rushing in to call dibs on the next-gen pie, eagerly launching 5G bundles and exclusives.

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Amazon buys Eero for mesh network smarts: Here’s why

Amazon buys Eero for mesh network smarts: Here’s why

Amazon is acquiring Eero, adding the mesh router company to the long-list of hardware brands it owns, in an unexpected buy-out announced today. The retail behemoth has inked an agreement to buy Eero, it confirmed this afternoon, as it pushes simpler networking configurations.

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