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5G might be your next home broadband service

An AT&T regulatory filing last week shed light on a lesser-known aspect of the emerging 5G wireless standard that could be a boon to some consumers: Home broadband.

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Instagram now lets you switch between multiple accounts

Instagram has officially made it easier to switch between multiple accounts without having to log out and log in every time.

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Valentine's Day Gift Idea: Amazon Has Discounted Devices Through Feb 13

The online retailer is currently offering discounts on Kindle, Fire, and other models until February 13th, hoping to create an attractive option for last-minute shoppers.

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New products of the week 2.8.2016

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Intel and ThreatTrack Security.

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First look: LifePrint uses AR to bring photos to life

Print GIFs, Vines, and Live Photos and use LifePrint's AR to bring these shots to life.

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Mozilla sets kill date for Firefox OS on phones

Mozilla has spelled out when it plans to halt development of its mobile operating system, Firefox OS.

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LTE-U’s cold war may be thawing, as field testing commences ahead of summit

The FCC last week granted Verizon and Qualcomm permission to conduct limited tests of LTE-U technology in Raleigh, North Carolina and Oklahoma City, ahead of a planned summit meeting next week.

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SamsaraJS library juices mobile Web UIs

The functional reactive library provides native-like app experiences and takes on the mobile Web's performance issues

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7 smartphone trends to watch this year

Smartphones this year are poised to become more interactive, more fun and maybe a little bit smarter than you’d like them to be.

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PCWorld Show Episode 2: VAIO's New Windows Phone

PCWorld's Gordon Mah Ung, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips discuss the significance of the new Windows Phone release from VAIO.

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A.I. and virtual reality may propel future of retail (+video)

Retail is no longer about having the latest products on shelves in brick-and-mortar stores or having a cool website. Artificial intelligence and virtual reality are the new tools consumers will use to go shopping.

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7 inexpensive Surface Pro 4 alternatives

Love the idea of a hybrid but hate the price tag on the Surface Pro 4? Here are seven alternatives that will satisfy your appetite for a tablet hybrid device, without breaking the bank.

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In search of IBM Verse

It’s been almost exactly 10 months since IBM formally launched its analytics-infused messaging system called Verse, and while the company’s announcement of “software for a new way to work” generated a relatively positive blast of...

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As 5G approaches, 3G and 4G are still getting faster

Most of the excitement at Mobile World Congress this month will be about 5G, which won't officially exist until 2020. But vendors will also be showing off new ways to speed up the 3G and 4G networks most people are using today.

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Cisco sees eight-fold increase in mobile data by 2020

Another new survey talks about the real costs of mobile management, which include carrier wireless network charges, hardware, IT resources needed for support and security.

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Healthy smartwatch growth seen after slow 2015

Despite slower than expected sales last year, smartwatch sales will grow at a healthy rate and will have the highest revenue potential of all wearables through 2019, according to Gartner.

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Microsoft reportedly buying AI-powered software keyboard maker SwiftKey

Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in the Financial Times Tuesday.

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Why a small iPhone could be a big moment for Apple

Apple's rumored iPhone 5se could find the sweet spot between size, features, and price.

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