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US senators introduce bill to expand Wi-Fi spectrum

The legislation directs the FCC to study whether to open up spectrum now designed for intelligent car communications

Galaxy S5 gets QHD display and latest Snapdragon processor, but only in South Korea

The new the Galaxy S5 LTE-A also offers download speeds up to 225Mbps

LTE and GSM are getting hitched thanks to new technology

Using advanced spectrum sharing, basic voice services can live on while broadband speeds increase

Qualcomm chip combines Wi-Fi and LTE in the office and at home

The FSM90xx will show up in products during the second half of next year

Global mobile roaming hub accessible from the Internet and vulnerable, researchers find

The GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) network, which carries roaming traffic among hundreds of mobile operators worldwide, contains Internet-reachable hosts that run vulnerable and unnecessary services, recent security scans reveal.

10 Google Glass Etiquette Dos and Don'ts

There's not necessarily a right or wrong way to use Google Glass, but there are certainly smart and not-so-smart ways. CIO.com's own Glass Explorer Al Sacco shares 10 Glass etiquette dos and don'ts.

Sprint union with T-Mobile reportedly a done deal

Deutsche Telekom has agreed to an offer for Japanese mobile and broadband company SoftBank to buy T-Mobile USA, according to a news report.

11 of Today's (and Tomorrow's) Hottest Smartwatches

Smartwatches are the 'it' gadgets this summer, and they'll only get hotter as notable new devices become available. Here's a look at the best smartwatches on the market, plus a few that are rumored to be on the way.

The third time is not the charm: 3 ways the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 still fails

Everyone knows Microsoft's historical modus operandi when moving into a new market: Rush in late to a market someone else defined with an initial, just-barely-good-enough product to ship, refine it in a second version, and then...

4 ways the AT&T/DirecTV megadeal could affect enterprise IT

At first glance, AT&T’s big-ticket buyout of DirecTV doesn’t seem to promise much change for business and enterprise customers. Even though AT&T has a huge number of business customers, the immediate effects of the country’s...

Who came up with your least favorite tech buzzwords?

Some buzzwords evolve from the foam of language; others are invented in strokes of evil genius

Cloud computing confronts critical crossroads

It’s been an amazingly busy period for the cloud computing industry. A multitude of powerful forces – both positive and negative – are simultaneously buffeting the industry, and their combined effects could dramatically affect the...

12 Tablet Accessories That Let You Ditch Your Laptop

Android and iOS tablets have come a long way, but for many users they're still not suitable laptop replacements. However, you can change that. These 12 gadgets each help bridge the gap between notebook PC and tablet.

Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks

The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.

Top techie college commencement speakers: 2014

Bill and Melinda Gates head up list of big names in tech giving college commencement addresses

M2M, IoT – and Broadband

I recent spoke with a senior executive from FreeWave a Boulder (CO)-based company that has been designing and building wireless products, using mostly proprietary radio designs, for two decades. The firm specializes in such...

Tiny camera brings big league applications to petite satellites

The European Space Agency has developed a tiny spectrum-revealing camera that can fly inside tiny satellites known as CubeSats making it ideal for many applications from agriculture to environmental research.The hyperspectral camera...

9 reasons users won’t ditch Windows XP

On April 8, Microsoft will stop support for Windows XP: meaning, no more software or security updates for the nearly 13-year-old OS, despite it still holding onto just under 30% of the desktop OS market (according to...

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