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5G starts with chips like IBM and Ericsson's silicon antenna

IBM Research and Ericsson have developed a compact antenna array that can aim high-frequency radio signals at mobile devices and shoot them farther than they otherwise could reach, the companies said. Silicon integration makes it thin...

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The end of net neutrality is nigh—here’s what’s likely to happen

The new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is committed to killing net neutrality. What will that mean in practice for internet service providers, content providers and consumers?

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AT&T extends NetBond service to secure IoT connections

Enterprises can now connect cellular IoT devices to back-end systems via NetBond, a private network service from AT&T, instead of the Internet, the carrier announced this week.

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IBM Watson wants to do your tax returns

If anyone can make sense of the over 74,000 pages of the US tax code, IBM’s Watson can. Or at least that’s the plan as Big Blue has teamed up its Watson cognitive supercomputer with the tax return specialists at H&R Block to help...

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AT&T wants to be the Linus Torvalds of network software

Carriers are starting to look more like cloud companies, turning to standard hardware, virtualization and machine learning for rapid development of new services. AT&T helped drive that trend on Wednesday by releasing ECOMP, the...

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Uber, Amazon, Tesla ramped up US lobbying in 2016

Many major tech companies spent less money lobbying in Washington in 2016, but a handful, including Uber and Amazon, invested significantly more in attempting to influence politicians and the regulatory process.

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Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view on Friday when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging "exorbitant" licensing fees for its cellular technology.

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Avaya says bankruptcy is a step toward software and services

Networking and collaboration vendor Avaya declared bankruptcy on Thursday, calling the move part of its transition from a hardware to a software and services company.

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Indian privacy case against WhatsApp gains momentum

A privacy lawsuit against WhatsApp in India over its new data sharing policy has got momentum with the country’s top court seeking responses from Facebook, WhatsApp and the federal government.

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Now it's AT&T's turn to talk jobs, investment with Trump

AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson met with President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday to talk jobs and investment but the company's multi-billion takeover of Time Warner was not on the table.

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Synaptics has a new fingerprint sensor that will mean smoother phone screens

A Silicon Valley biometrics company says it has developed a fingerprint sensor that can sit under glass so smartphone screens don't need a cutout or extra button to accommodate the sensor.

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One million broadband offline in Germany; 'external influence' blamed

Almost one million Deutsche Telekom customers have been struggling to get online since Sunday afternoon.

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Supplier management: The biggest threat to SD-WANs—and what you can do about it

With SD-WANs comes the headache of managing and coordinating with many new internet providers. Virtual Network Operators (VNOs) may have just the answer.

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10% off Motorola MR350R 35-Mile Range FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio - Deal Alert

Motorola Talkabout MR350 is the ultimate communication tool for the serious outdoor enthusiast. With a range of up to 35 miles and loaded with every possible radio feature, it's lightweight and rugged with extra large buttons to help...

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Facebook and AT&T herald a new day of open networking

On Tuesday at the Structure 2016 conference in San Francisco, Facebook announced its most powerful modular data-center switch yet, and AT&T gave an update on its huge migration from dedicated servers to a software-based architecture.

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Carriers are going virtual to give enterprises more freedom

On Monday, the French global carrier Orange launched its virtualized network services program, called Easy Go Network. It joins AT&T, Verizon and other operators that are selling or developing such programs.

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Hackers can abuse LTE protocols to knock phones off networks

The new Diameter protocol that LTE mobile networks use to communicate with each other can still be abused to launch attacks against users if operators don't take additional security measures, researchers showed.

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Mobile subscriber identity numbers can be exposed over Wi-Fi

Researchers have now found that protocols used by operators to offload data connections and voice calls to Wi-Fi can be abused to track mobile subscribers by their unique identification numbers.

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