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Metro PCS gets a new name and two new unlimited plans

Metro PCS gets a new name and two new unlimited plans

T-Mobile announced today that it's giving Metro PCS a new name. Beginning at some point next, Metro PCS will be known as Metro by T-Mobile - a move that T-Mobile says represents a "new mission to give value-conscious consumers a trade-off free wireless experience." Along side this branding revamp, T-Mobile will be launching two new unlimited plans at Metro, and they come with some tempting add-ons.

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Master & Dynamic MW07 promise audiophile-pleasing true wireless

Master & Dynamic MW07 promise audiophile-pleasing true wireless

Truly wireless earbuds took a while to get here but now we're seeing options at just about every price point, with Master & Dynamic bringing a new option for audiophiles who hate cables. The new Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless Earphones combine the headphone-maker's Beryllium drivers with some eye-catching design for a handsome AirPods alternative.

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These cities get 5G first from AT&T

These cities get 5G first from AT&T

This morning at AT&T Spark, the mobile data company named a bunch of cities to which it planned to bring 5G data speeds. This comes on top of news that AT&T deployed its first mobile 5G cell site and expanded its 5G reach from its first 7 cities to an additional 5, all inside the year 2018. Come 2019, AT&T's reach with 5G will spread to a bunch more cities across the United States.

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TP-Link Archer C5400X gaming router is a tri-band beast

TP-Link Archer C5400X gaming router is a tri-band beast

TP-Link has announced a new heavy-duty router aimed at gamers and people looking to stream media in 4K. Dubbed the C5400X, this new router is the new top-of-the-line offering in the company's packed Archer line. To hear TP-Link describe it, the Archer C5400X sounds like a very capable router, but of course, that means it comes at a premium price.

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Grado goes wireless with GW100 Bluetooth headphones

Grado goes wireless with GW100 Bluetooth headphones

Grado Labs is a boutique brand that has been building headphones by hand in Brooklyn, New York for over 60 years. They make a few select number of models with an open-air design, and they are adored by audiophiles for their quality. But now Grado has made a surprising shift to keep up with the biggest modern headphone trend: they've just revealed their first wireless Bluetooth headphones, the GW100.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch unboxing: My first impressions for you

Samsung Galaxy Watch unboxing: My first impressions for you

I've got the bigger version of the Samsung Galaxy Watch right here, in black, and I'm going to tell you about it. I got the device in the mail today from Samsung. Over the next few days (and beyond) I'll be giving this device the once-over, looking at all the intricate bits and pieces, detailing everything I find out and everything I find interesting. To begin, there's the device's nature, very shiny and chrome.

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T-Mobile serves up free Pandora and Live Nation perks to subscribers

T-Mobile serves up free Pandora and Live Nation perks to subscribers

Today, T-Mobile took the stage to talk about the improvements it's making to customer service. While that reveal was certainly an exciting one in this age of automated customer service lines, it wasn't the only thing T-Mobile had to announce. The company also said that it's going to begin offering some new perks to customers, and both of these perks are centered around music.

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Lotus is a wearable panic button, sort of

Lotus is a wearable panic button, sort of

The Lotus by Seam is a small button with a microphone, a speaker, and a bluetooth connection. Lotus can be attached to a person's clothing, a necklace, a backpack, or whatever else the user might consider handy. The button works with the user's smartphone and an app called Seam Personal Security. This app connects the user to up to 5 contacts with which GPS, video, and audio information can be shared at a tap.

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Qualcomm’s 5G antennas just made a huge breakthrough

Qualcomm’s 5G antennas just made a huge breakthrough

Today, Qualcomm announced a pretty big breakthrough in the realm of 5G hardware. The company revealed that it has developed a fully-integrated 5G NR millimeter wave (mmWave) antenna module, along with sub-6 GHz RF modules for use in smartphones and other devices. This is an exciting development, because while mmWave offers super high frequency (and, in turn, big increases in speed), there are some roadblocks to implementation.

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nuraphone G2 update adds active noise cancellation and a Prime Day deal

nuraphone G2 update adds active noise cancellation and a Prime Day deal

The consumer tech market today seems to have embraced a “launch and forget” strategy. That’s almost true for smartphones, at least after two years, and even more so for other accessories. But just as nura rebelled against the status quo with its successfully crowdfunded nuraphones, the startup is bucking the trend with its latest G2 software update that does more than just breathe new life into its headphones. It also makes them feel like the nuraphone v2.

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Roku just entered the wireless speaker space

Roku just entered the wireless speaker space

Back at CES 2018, Roku announced a new wireless audio platform called Roku Connect. At the time, Roku said it would license this technology to its manufacturing partners like TCL and Element, which make Roku TVs. The company also has some first party plans for Roku Connect, announcing a pair of wireless speakers compatible with Roku TVs today.

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AT&T more than doubled this wireless customer fee

AT&T more than doubled this wireless customer fee

AT&T has quietly increased a certain fee it charges its wireless customers, it has been revealed. Called an "admin fee," the wireless carrier is now charging more than double its original rate, though no big announcements about it were made and many customers are unlikely to notice the increase on their billing invoices.

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