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Panasonic creates multi-band M2M chip with 20-year lifespan

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Panasonic has developed a tiny, low-power chip for sensor networks and Internet-connected appliances, which it says is the first to support a broad range of frequency bands....
Panasonic creates multi-band M2M chip with 20-year lifespan
Is RIM finally ready to deliver its promised 4G PlayBook?

4G auction: Treasury could have raised £3bn more

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Telecoms watchdog Ofcom has published data showing the theoretical maximum - £5bn - the chancellor could have received, rather than the £2.3bn actual totalGeorge Osborne's takings from the 4G mobile spectrum sale were nearly £3bn lighter than the top prices bid by operators.In a flourish similar to the classic Bullseye...
4G auction: Treasury could have raised £3bn more

European Parliament approves January 2013 deadline for 4G spectrum free up

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Back in November, the European Commission, European Parliament and its member states agreed on plans to repurpose their 800MHz frequency bands for 4G mobile networks. Today, that decision has been officially approved. The Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) has been set up to coordinate the use of this spectrum...
European Parliament approves January 2013 deadline for 4G spectrum free up
Buffalo WZR-D1800H 802.11ac router review: A few features light, but decent performance

T-Mobile forges ahead with network upgrade, begins LTE-Advanced trials

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Back in February, T-Mobile announced a bold plan to rebuild its entire network infrastructure throughout 2012 to prepare for an LTE launch in 2013. Nearly half a year later, T-Mobile has issued a status report on the project, saying it has made “great progress.”T-Mobile says that it has signed multi-year...
T-Mobile forges ahead with network upgrade, begins LTE-Advanced trials

Apple Introduces 'The New iPad' with Retina Display, A5X Chip, LTE, 5MP Rear Camera

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Apple today introduced "the next iPad", the latest generation of the company's popular tablet device. Offering a Retina display measuring in at 2048 x 1536 pixels, Apple claims that it is "redefining the category Apple created" with the original iPad. At 264 pixels per inch, the new display is considered...
Apple Introduces 'The New iPad' with Retina Display, A5X Chip, LTE, 5MP Rear Camera
Galaxy S 4 will be first to support Verizon's newer, faster LTE network

Neuroscientists create computer program that can decode your thoughts

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Neuroscientists from the University of California, Berkeley have successfully decoded brain activity into audible sounds. In a study that included 15 subjects, the researchers could understand the decoded words 80 to 90% of the time. This is effectively mind reading.To listen in on the brain’s activity, the researchers placed up...
Neuroscientists create computer program that can decode your thoughts

EU network operators say bandwidth-hungry services should not compete for spectrum

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Europe's telecom network operators on Tuesday said that bandwidth-hungry services like UHDTV (ultra high definition television) and 3DTV should be distributed via cable or satellite instead of competing with other services for spectrum.The uptake of mobile wireless broadband services in the European Union shows no sign of abating, and...
EU network operators say bandwidth-hungry services should not compete for spectrum

Texas Instruments, Qualcomm to power small cells for better business networking

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Texas Instruments and Qualcomm are working on products that will power small mobile base stations, also known as small cells, and help improve indoor coverage and speeds for businesses. Small cells can be used in homes, public spaces and offices to offload traffic from mobile networks. Rolling them out...
Texas Instruments, Qualcomm to power small cells for better business networking

Apple to sell 3 variants of iPhone 5 for international LTE coverage

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The hodgepodge of different LTE frequency bands used by various carriers globally has necessitated three versions of iPhone 5, with the potential for additional new models as Apple signs on other carriers....
Apple to sell 3 variants of iPhone 5 for international LTE coverage

iHelicopter maker launches iPhone controlled Stunt Car Racer

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From the makers of iOS-controlled iHelicopter (and its souped up cousin aptly named the Cobra) comes a new iOS-friendly toy that will have you revved up for some cool stunts. Tapping the accelerometer sensor, the Stunt Car Racer uses your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch as the steering wheel. A free app...
iHelicopter maker launches iPhone controlled Stunt Car Racer

With new LTE super antenna, SkyCross aims to defragment the 4G airwaves

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When Apple built the iPhone 5, it was forced to give up its single device strategy and build different versions of the iPhone for different regions and different carriers. The reason was the enormous fragmentation in LTE bands — every carrier seems to be using a different 4G frequency —...
With new LTE super antenna, SkyCross aims to defragment the 4G airwaves

New iPad a Hotspot Now for Verizon, Not So Much With AT&T

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So, we jumped the gun a bit when we said that the new iPad can act as a hotspot for both Verizon and AT&T. As our now-corrected story notes, it’s ready now for Verizon. AT&T, meanwhile, says it is working with Apple on the feature. However, it won’t be ready...
New iPad a Hotspot Now for Verizon, Not So Much With AT&T

AT&T and T-Mobile strike roaming pact to improve service after Sandy

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AT&T and T-Mobile are opening up their networks to each other’s customers in New York and New Jersey in an effort to improve coverage and performance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Under the roaming deal, users will make calls and use data on whichever network is stronger in their...
AT&T and T-Mobile strike roaming pact to improve service after Sandy

T-Mobile will be iPhone ready this year (and not just for AT&T’s cast-offs)

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T-Mobile made an interesting statement today in response to AT&T’s recent concession to begin unlocking out-of-contract iPhones. It invited AT&T customers to take their old iPhones to its network where they can feast upon its ultra-cheap voice and data plans. Of course, if those customers want anything beyond slowpoke EDGE...
T-Mobile will be iPhone ready this year (and not just for AT&T’s cast-offs)

Australian Regulators Targeting Apple Over '4G' Marketing Claims on New iPad

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The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australian regulators are taking action to address "misleading" marketing claims regarding the new iPad, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announcing that it will pursue injunctions, fines and other remedies in its case. The issue stems from Apple's use of "4G" in...
Australian Regulators Targeting Apple Over '4G' Marketing Claims on New iPad

Mobile phone companies braced for Ofcom to announce 4G winners

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Ofcom will reveal whether the auction of mobile airwaves has succeeded in raising the £3.5bn, anticipated by George OsborneThe results of the 4G auction - the biggest sale of British airwaves in over a decade - will be announced on Wednesday, with mobile phone networks Vodafone, O2 and EE expected...
Mobile phone companies braced for Ofcom to announce 4G winners

China Mobile Hits 15 Million Unofficial iPhone Users as Apple Fixes iPhone 4S Signal Issues

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China Mobile may be the world's largest carrier with over 650 million customers, but it is not yet an official iPhone carrier, due in part to unique technology used for its 3G network that would so far have forced Apple to build special hardware to be compatible with the carrier....
China Mobile Hits 15 Million Unofficial iPhone Users as Apple Fixes iPhone 4S Signal Issues
Investors, customers take Clearwire on a roller-coaster ride

What's AT&T planning? Hidden specs unearthed in the GSM iPhone 5

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There’s more to the AT&T version of the iPhone 5 than meets the eye. ExtremeTech’s Neal Gompa sorted through the device’s testing documentation at the Federal Communications Commission and found there are two more frequency bands supported in the North American GSM iPhone beyond those Apple revealed in its official...
What's AT&T planning? Hidden specs unearthed in the GSM iPhone 5
The bionic ear is closer than you think with new apps, implants, and biomimetic mics

The world's largest mobile operator is playing hard to get with Apple

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One of the things that’s made Apple so uncannily successful in the mobile phone business has been its insistence on setting the terms with wireless operators. But Apple may have met its match with China Mobile, the largest mobile operator in China — and the world. The operator’s president had...
The world's largest mobile operator is playing hard to get with Apple

How to Set Up a Business-Grade Wi-Fi Network

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Setting up a robust Wi-Fi network for your business doesn't have to be a nerve-wrecking experience. CIO.com looks at seven key factors you need to consider, including access points, frequency bands, network management and the forthcoming 802.11ac standard....
How to Set Up a Business-Grade Wi-Fi Network

AT&T snatches up Alltel's US operations for $780 million

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Alltel's retail shops, 585,000 customers and the chunks of the 700MHz, 900MHz and 1900MHz bands it operates will soon be part of the AT&T family. Pending an FCC review, of course. This morning the former Ma Bell announced that it would be purchasing the American assets of Atlantic Tele-Network,...
AT&T snatches up Alltel's US operations for $780 million

Tiny gigahertz antenna could mean 20 Gbps wireless

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A research institute in Singapore has developed a tiny antenna that’s capable of operating at 135 GHz to deliver wireless speeds of up to 20 gigabits per second. The antenna, which offers 30 times stronger signal transmissions from existing antennas in the 135 GHz frequency band, was developed by the...
Tiny gigahertz antenna could mean 20 Gbps wireless

Qualcomm working on LTE chip with 7-band frequency support

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Qualcomm working on LTE chip with 7-band frequency support A new FCC filing (PDF) from Qualcomm reveals the mobile chipmaker is hard at work on an upcoming LTE chip that support many wireless frequency bands. The chip promises to support three frequencies on either side of 1GHz and a seventh...
Qualcomm working on LTE chip with 7-band frequency support

8 essential features you need in a business router

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A router is the heart of your network, so it deserves to be chosen carefully. Any router will share your Internet connection amongst your computers and other networkable devices (smartphones, tablets, and so on), but better models provide features that will enhance your network and its performance. Whether you're...
8 essential features you need in a business router

Apple Offers iPad Refunds to Australian Customers Misled about 4G

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Australian regulators had targeted Apple earlier today over the use of the term "4G" in advertising its new iPad. The issue stems from Apple's use of "4G" in its marketing terms for the cellular-capable models of the new iPad, while 4G LTE compatibility is actually only offered in the...
Apple Offers iPad Refunds to Australian Customers Misled about 4G
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