The Best Wireless Service and Smartphone


During a recent grocery checkout conversation, it came up that I was a wireless analyst, and the cashier asked me which was the best wireless service and best smartphone. This is a question I get frequently, and though it seems straightforward, it’s difficult to answer. As I told the cashier, it depends. “On what?” she asked. That’s when I realized that the U.S. wireless industry’s multimillion-dollar advertising, public relations and marketing campaigns simply have been confusing buyers.

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A glitch nearly killed NASA's Curiosity rover after 6 months on Mars

The Mars rover Curiosity’s groundbreaking mission came within an hour of ending just six months after touchdown, according to a report that aired May 14 on the TV news show “60 Minutes.”

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Best Buy employees buy Wii U for teen who played store's demo console every day

Christmas came early for one teenager thanks to the kindness of employees at a Best Buy store on Long Island.

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Black Friday's $9B Weekend Haul Shatters Records


Shoppers came out in droves over the Black Friday weekend, spending a record $9.36 billion from Nov. 24-27, a 16.4 percent increase from a year ago, according to data from Adobe Digital Insights. Black Friday sales hit a new record of $3.34 billion, a 21 percent jump from a year ago. This was the first-ever Black Friday with sales exceeding $3 billion. Thanksgiving Day sales came in at $1.93 billion, an 11.5 percent jump from a year ago. Cyber Monday is expected to reach $3.36 billion, a 9.4 percent jump from a year go, according to Adobe.

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What you need to know about the phones secretly sending data to China

A serious, and potentially frightening, security vulnerability involving some Android smartphones came to light Tuesday.

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Clever hack creates the first 128GB 1.44-inch floppy drive

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Ever been nostalgic for the majesty of 1.44MB floppy disks, but wished they came with 100x the storage capacity? One capable modder has heard your cry. Behold: The 128GB floppy disk.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223736-clever-hack-creates-the-first-128gb-1-44-inch-floppy-drive

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Rev. Jesse Jackson lauds Tim Cook's stand against FBI demands

Article Image Chiming in on the Apple-FBI encryption debate, Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday came out in opposition of the U.S. government’s order demanding Apple create an iPhone encryption workaround, while praising CEO Tim Cook’s fight for civil liberties.

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AT&T says 5G will be 100 times faster than LTE and may even launch this year

Remember back when 4G LTE came out and we were all amazed by the super-fast Internet speeds we could get on our phones? Well just wait until you get a look at what you’re going to get with 5G connectivity. AT&T on Friday unveiled its 5G network roadmap for 2016 and if all goes according to plan, the carrier could launch services on a limited basis starting this year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/12/at-t-says-5g-will-be-100-times-faster-than-lte-and-may-even-launch-this-year.html

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In the Shadow of the Amazon Prime Juggernaut


When Amazon launched Prime Day six months ago, skeptics came out in force to criticize what they considered Jeff Bezos’ desperate ploy to add members to a club that appeared to be peaking in a saturated domestic market. Gimmick or not, Prime Day worked. Amazon sold more than 34.4 million items across eight countries where Prime was offered. Amazon subsequently released a third-quarter earnings report that backed up its initial sales figures with profits that defied just about all prior estimates.

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Intel's newest processor is arriving in PCs – and it has a weird math bug

If you bought a PC over the holidays chances are it came with Intel’s newest processor. That chip also comes with an obscure bug – that, fortunately, doesn’t appear to impact the average consumer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/14/intels-newest-processor-is-arriving-in-pcs-and-it-has-weird-math-bug.html

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Apple wins DRM patent lawsuit leveled by ContentGuard

Article Image Apple came out unscathed from a legal battle involving digital rights management IP owned by ContentGuard, a subsidiary of non-practicing entity Pendrell Corp. that sued the iPhone maker for infringing on five patents.

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Argument over strong encryption reaches boiling point as Apple, Microsoft rebuff court orders for data access

A long-running debate concerning recent advances in consumer data encryption came to a head this summer when Apple rebuffed a Justice Department court order demanding access to iMessage transcripts, causing some in the law enforcement community to call for legal action against the company.

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Apple hires longtime auto executive, stokes electric car rumors

It came out Monday that Apple hired automotive manufacturing and quality control executive Doug Betts, suggesting the company is moving forward with a potential heavy industry project rumored to be an electric vehicle.

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