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Amazon Fire teardown pegs parts cost just below 32GB iPhone 5S

New Dynamic Perspective sensors help boost cost, though display costs are minimal, IHS says

Guns, vandals and thieves: Data shows US networks under attack

More than a thousand malicious acts have targeted the US telecoms infrastructure in recent years, FCC data shows


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10 cool makerspaces to explore now

Got an itch to get your hands on a welding machine, laser cutter or 3D printer? We highlight intriguing public spaces around the country where you can tinker to your heart's content.

Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws

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A new breed of broadband satellites could have you living on a desert island

New broadband-friendly satellites could change where we live.

IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

A vibration-harvesting power supply and a chip architecture for low-power communications are the latest entries

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.

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

Most new postpaid smartphone users are choosing monthly payments over subsidized prices

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Internet of Things spawns horde of imitators

This was inevitable: Endless hype about the Internet of Things has produced an endless string of imitators; the Internets of This, That and Whatever. Here are a few examples.

Verizon amps FiOS upload speeds for all residential customers

Residential consumers of Verizon’s FiOS Internet service will see their upload speeds boosted to match their download speeds, the telecom company announced today.

Google has to face US privacy suit over new user data policy

Only one part of the lawsuit was allowed to continue by a federal court in California

Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones

The company went to a meeting on the city's plan for 'communication points' with free Wi-Fi

11 offbeat battery chargers: Portable power with a twist

There's no need for a portable phone charger to be boring -- here are 11 chargers for your smartphone (or tablet) that are both useful and creative.

Mapping broadband everywhere

The Internet Society and Aalto University of Finland have rolled out a free service/phone app dubbed Netradar designed to show who the broadband haves and have nots are around the world.

US House approves permanent ban on Internet access taxes

The legilsation would permanently extend a ban that's been in place since 1998

FCC swamped with last-minute comments on net neutrality

The agency has received 677,000 comments on its proposed net neutrality rules

iTunes Pass lets users deposit funds in Apple Japan stores

The service is available via the Passbook app

Mobile devices to beam 4K video direct to TVs with Qualcomm buy

Qualcomm will integrate WiGig in the Snapdragon 810 chip

Ericsson hits 5Gbps in 5G labs demo

The first 5G network is expected sometime around 2020 in Japan or South Korea

Europe cuts roaming charges, plans to eliminate them by end of next year

Data roaming charges for EU subscribers will be cut by as much as 55 percent on Tuesday

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