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FCC requires emergency texting services from carriers, texting apps

The commission votes to require mobile carriers and texting apps to adopt text-to-911 functionality

Public Knowledge readies complaint on mobile traffic throttling

The digital rights group plans a net neutrality complaint against the four largest US carriers


Sprint moves on CEO, T-Mobile bid signal transition

The mobile carrier's next moves are unclear, analysts say

Senate committee: Mobile phone 'cramming' widespread, profits carriers

Unauthorized third-party billing has cost U.S. mobile phone customers hundreds of millions of dollars, a report says

LTE network for US public safety taking it one step at a time

The FirstNet system will help agencies work together, but it isn't going up tomorrow

13 Android Tools for Web Developers

Android mobile devices, while not typically thought of as places where development work gets done, can offer surprisingly useful apps to help developers get the job done, anywhere.

HP’s giant ProLiant: The good, the bad, the UEFI

Massive 60-core DL580 Gen8 challenges big iron from IBM, Oracle

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.

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