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5G spectrum squatting case leads to $100M FCC fine

The FCC has fined a company $100 million for allegedly never using some licenses to spectrum that is now considered promising for future 5G networks.

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With Finie, Apple’s Siri could transform banking

Imagine if you could use Siri to request a detailed breakdown of your bank accounts, or find and pay for financial products using Apple Pay.

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Apple must face claims of monopoly in iPhone app market

A federal appeals court has ruled that Apple must face antitrust charges in a lawsuit that alleges that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps.

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I don’t expect Energous wireless charging in iPhone 8

But that doesn’t mean it won’t support wireless charging

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Samsung's real Galaxy S8 challenge

Forget how Samsung's upcoming smartphone looks or what's inside. The biggest test has little to do with the device itself.

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HTC's new phones have personalized A.I. and a second screen

HTC announced its two new flagship phones, which come with some interesting features.

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DARPA wants to create secure data-sharing tech

Proposals needed to help secure shared data in remote areas on handheld devices

European Union

EU wants to regulate WhatsApp and Skype like carriers

The European Commission wants to extend electronic communications privacy legislation to include internet-based communications services such as Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo, Apple iMessage and Viber.

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Tony Fadell shares new details on the birth of Apple’s iPhone

Ex-Apple, Ex-Nest, iPod father, Tony Fadell has taken to Twitter to teach us more about the iPhone this morning -- and it's really interesting.

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Mingis on Tech: New year, new CES -- and new AirPods

At CES, you couldn't turn a corner without seeing some kind of virtual reality booth -- or avoid the drone of, well, drones. Our tech trio checks in on this year's show then checks out the latest AirPods from Apple.

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Mingis on Tech: New year, new CES -- and new AirPods

Virtual Reality and drones were hot at CES. But were they hotter than Apple's almost-impossible-to-get AirPods?

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A deeper look at Microsoft's Surface Book i7 with Performance Base

CIO.com's Sarah White reflects on her past month using the Microsoft's top-tier hybrid laptop, the Surface Book i7 with Performance Base.

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10 ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to use

Instead of just sticking your old phone in a drawer or selling it for a pittance, give it a new role.

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Sesame Enable -- doing good for the world, with tech

Warning in advance: this post is going to be a little bit gushy but, in my view, deservedly so.

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Got Nougat? 5 clever apps for customizing your phone's Quick Settings

Android Nougat's Quick Settings panel is far more powerful than it initially appears. Here's how to make the most of it.

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Why did Apple remove the NYTimes app in China?

If Apple doesn't stand up to censorship of the internet in China, who will?

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Dell: Mainstream laptops with wireless charging are still years away

Back in 2014, Intel declared it wanted laptops to be free of wires, and a centerpiece of that plan was wireless charging. But the technology has been slow to mature, and it may be years before the technology takes off.

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Nokia returns to smartphones, but you can't buy it

The first new Nokia handset created under the HMD Global umbrella will be a budget phone only available in China.

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