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FCC limits fees cities can charge for 5G deployment

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The Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to limit how much local governments can charge wireless companies to attach small radios to utility poles when deploying next-generation 5G service. The three Republicans on the FCC said the plan will streamline the Read more…


FCC to limit fees cities can charge for 5G deployment

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The Federal Communications Commission is about to pass rules that will limit how much local governments can charge wireless companies to attach small radios to utility poles, part of the deployment of next-generation 5G service. The FCC says the plan, Read more…


Fortnite on Android plays just as well as you’d hope

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Fortnite for Android was released Thursday during Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 reveal. And at least until Monday, it’ll be available exclusively on Samsung phones. Installing the game will take a few unexpected steps, since Epic Games is skirting the Google Read more…


IPhone XS goes on sale, drawing smaller crowds but plenty of fans

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The crowds might have been smaller than at last year’s iPhone X launch, but if you thought 11 years of launches would lessen the die-hard Apple fandom, think again. Apple’s newest iPhone models — the snappily-named iPhone XS (that’s ‘ten Read more…


Samsung beefs up Bixby with more conversational capabilities

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Samsung is making its digital helper more helpful. The tech giant’s Bixby voice assistant is becoming more conversational and personal, part of an effort to make the service more useful, the company said at its Unpacked press event in New York Read more…


Unsend! Facebook Messenger gives you 10 minutes to take that typo back

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Didn’t mean to send that message? Now you can take it back.  Starting Tuesday, all Facebook Messenger users will get a ‘Remove For Everyone’ option that lets you unsend messages from individual conversations and group chats. You have 10 minutes Read more…


FCC wraps up its first 5G auction with nearly 3,000 licenses won

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The Federal Communications Commission has concluded bidding in its auction of spectrum for 5G, a next-generation wireless technology that promises super-fast speeds. The FCC, which opened up bidding for spectrum in the 28GHz band in November, said in a statement Thursday that the Read more…


Snapchat helped over 400,000 people register to vote, says report

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Snapchat’s tool to help people register to vote has apparently been a success. Snap, the popular app’s parent company, told The New York Times that Snapchat has helped more than 400,000 users register to vote over the past two weeks, Read more…


Get 3 months of Pandora Premium for free

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Free Pandora is awesome, but so… many… commercials. You can go ad-free by subscribing to Pandora Premium, but is it worth $10 per month? Take 90 days to decide. For a limited time, Groupon is offering a 3-month Pandora Premium Read more…


Here come Wi-Fi 4, 5 and 6 in plan to simplify 802.11 networking names

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Quick quiz: which is better, 802.11n or 802.11ac? The answer, if you’re familiar with Wi-Fi standards coming from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is 802.11ac — and by the way, the upcoming 802.11ax is better than both. But Read more…