With an upcoming national rollout, dead battery anxiety is soon to be a thing of the past -- as long as you're near a Starbucks.
Wireless experts note that the tests could simply be basic research that does not ultimately lead to new products or services.
Americans are obsessed with their Internet, which makes it sting all the worse that the companies that provide Internet are expensive, unresponsive and because of their relative monopoly, in no hurry to improve their operations.
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Think about airplanes -- covered in skin.
A new government report shows that while four in 10 adults live in homes with only a wireless telephone, that number is much higher for younger adults.
The FTC filed a complaint alleging that the carrier had placed charges for unauthorized services -- such as flirting tips, horoscope information and celebrity gossip – on its customers' bills, taking a substantial cut and making hundreds of millions of dollars as a result.
A researcher in the United Kingdom built a device that transforms wireless networks into light and sound.
Starbucks and Powermat are rolling out wireless chargers nationwide – and maybe revolutionizing how we charge our tech forever.
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Japanese mobile-carrier DOCOMO unveils its Portable SIM prototype, a wireless-technology device that could make waves in the world of wearables.
Chinese mobile manufacturer ZTE wants to come out on top in the 4G market against competitors like Samsung and Apple.
As of this week, 35 of New York City's subway stations offer Wi-Fi. And in Austin, Texas, commuters are now able to store transit passes and tickets on their smartphones.
The country is investing $1.5 billion to make 5G wireless internet nationally available by the end of the decade.
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Representatives from LG, Lowe's and Verizon discuss why the market for these smart gadgets has potential but hasn't exploded yet.
Nexus 5 could lead to more relatively inexpensive unlocked phones and flexible plans to serve them in the U.S. market.
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