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T-Mobile brings 5G to 600MHz spectrum, paving way for national rollout

Hardly a week has passed in recent months without another 5G “world’s first” story — or outright fake news — so it would be easy to dismiss T-Mobile’s latest announcement as more of the same, but it’s actually significant. Working with Nokia, T-Mobile has completed the world’s first 5G data transmission over “low-band” 600MHz radio […]

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Google Pixel Night Sight Shoot-Out: Which Phone Takes the Best Low-Light Photos?

Google’s new Night Sight low-light camera mode takes amazing photos in super low light. Here’s how it compares with other top phones from Apple, LG, OnePlus, and Samsung. November 20, 2018 3:39PM EST November 20, 2018 PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. […]

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What Do Holiday Shoppers Really Want In a Smartphone?

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost upon us. For many consumers, this means the best time to find a deal on one of the shiny new smartphones released over the past few months. Device makers are always touting the latest and greatest features in their newest flagship smartphones, but […]

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CDMA vs. GSM: What's the Difference?

Two basic technologies in mobile phones, CDMA and GSM, represent a gap you can’t cross. They’re the reason you can’t use older AT&T phones on Verizon’s network and vice versa. But what does CDMA vs. GSM really mean for you? CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) and GSM (Global System for Mobiles) are shorthand for two […]

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All the best Target Black Friday deals for 2018

Some may decide to skip out on Thanksgiving dinner this year in order to snap up Target’s best Black Friday deals. The mega-retailer will open its doors to the most competitive shoppers at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 22. You’ll have eight hours to grab the best gear before the store closes at 1 a.m. […]

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OnePlus 6T and the battle for affordable flagships

It has been a little more than two weeks since Chinese phone maker OnePlus officially lifted the lid on its ninth smartphone. Following months of leaks and teases, the OnePlus 6T flagship ushered in few surprises at its launch event in New York. We already knew that it would sport an in-screen fingerprint reader and that […]

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Instagram tool accidentally exposes user passwords. Were you affected?

The Instagram tool that allows users to download a copy of their data from the social media platform had a security flaw that accidentally leaked passwords in plain text. In April, Facebook-owned Instagram rolled out a Download Your Data tool that sends users a file containing all the pictures, comments, and other information that they […]

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New iPad Pro’s durability in question after it fails YouTuber’s bend test

The durability of Apple’s new iPad Pro is under scrutiny after the tablet failed a bend test by a popular YouTuber, which coincides with user reports on how easily the device gets damaged. The new iPad Pro, which just announced and released earlier this month, was subjected to a durability test by Zack Nelson, who […]

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GamesBeat Decides 102: Our secret plan to win E3 — don’t show up

Sony is skipping the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show next year. This is the first time PlayStation won’t have a Sony presence at the event since it began 24 years ago. On this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti dig into this news. What does it mean for […]

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Wear OS for smartwatches: Everything you need to know

Google has rebranded Android Wear — its operating system for wearable devices and smartwatches — to Wear OS, complete with a new logo. The company hopes that by removing the Android name, people won’t think the smartwatch operating system is tied to Android phones. It looks like many people are already aware of this. According […]

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Netflix Tests $4 Mobile-Only Subscription

As Netflix continues to grow its user base, it is also facing growing competition from new and existing streaming services. But the company is happy to experiment, and the latest idea being tested is a cheaper, mobile-only subscription option. Before mobile-focused streamers start getting excited, note that this is just an experiment and one limited […]

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Citrix acquires Sapho for $200 million to surface actionable insights in the workplace

Citrix Systems today announced it acquired Sapho in an all-cash $ 200 million deal, a Citrix spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. Sapho makes micro-apps for team collaboration apps like Slack and Microsoft Teams that call upon more than 50 popular SaaS products like Salesforce, Workday, Concur, ServiceNow, Outlook, and Google Drive. Sapho’s 90 employees at […]

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Samsung Adds AI-Processing Unit to New Exynos 9820 Chip

Samsung today provided a glimpse of what the Galaxy S10 will offer with the introduction of its new Exynos 9820 chip. The new silicon is designed to run AI-driven applications through the help of a dedicated “neural processing unit” or NPU on board. This allows the chip to perform AI task about seven times faster […]

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Tappy debuts finger-scanning watch bands for mobile payments

As stores increasingly accept contact-free payments from smart watches and phones, consumers are getting used to tendering payments through Apple, Google, and Samsung — big intermediaries that share each bank’s transaction fees. Now banks have an alternative: Hong Kong’s Tappy Technologies has developed a battery-less biometric payment authentication system that can fit inside a watch […]

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The best Android apps (November 2018)

We’ve once again overhauled our picks for the best Android apps, whittling our robust selection down to a paltry 100. Some are new, and others have been standbys on this list for years. Regardless, we’re certain that any and all of these apps will make your life easier, and help you get the most out of […]