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Your device is obsolete: Verizon 3G will DIE, in LTE refarming bombshell

Oh dear -- your VZW 3G will get slower and slower, because LTE: Do you rely on Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data service? Well get ready to bend over, because the 3G CDMA party's over. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers consider their options...

Showdown coming on Ethernet standard for faster Wi-Fi

A new Ethernet standard is needed because Wi-Fi is getting fast enough that Gigabit Ethernet can't keep up with the most advanced access points.

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AT&T backs off threat to halt its fiber rollout

AT&T now plans to continue its plans to expand fiber optic networks to 100 cities, backtracking on comments by AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson after President Obama voiced support for net neutrality last month.

Mobile broadband modems lose their appeal with consumers

Modems are one example in a long line of products that have been hurt by the popularity and functionality of smartphones. Cameras, handheld navigators and portable game consoles have also seen their fortunes wane as smartphones have...

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Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as Wi-Fi issues persist

Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers, but it's not clear whether this latest build will address the Wi-Fi problems that continue to affect an undetermined but apparently substantial number of...

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The Quantum of the Seas is a floating heaven for tech geeks at sea

Royal Caribbean's tech-laden Quantum of the Seas is almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall. But it's the cruise ship's technology that make the inner geek salivate.

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FCC seeks fiber-optic delay data from AT&T

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday formally requested that AT&T provide all documents and data related to its planned fiber-optic cable buildouts nationwide.

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AT&T drops plans to do in-flight Wi-Fi

AT&T has reversed itself on in-flight Wi-Fi, dropping a plan announced just months ago that would have seen the carrier launch services on airliners next year.

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FCC to take more time on net neutrality following Obama's position

Following President Obama's statement today backing net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission said it won't consider the issue at its December meeting and will put off rules changes until 2015.

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AT&T extends network to Mexico with $2.5B lusacell acquisition

AT&T will pay $2.5 billion to acquire Mexican wireless company lusacell, in a major push to expand its coverage and improve mobile Internet service for those living south of the U.S. border.

Wi-Fi traffic can be used as covert communication channel for malware

A security researcher has developed a tool to demonstrate how the unauthenticated data packets in the 802.11 wireless LAN protocol can be used as a covert channel to control malware on an infected computer.

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Levi's Stadium app makes use of Aruba beacons to help 49ers fans get around

The new Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, is deploying new wireless beacon technology that lets fans use a special stadium navigation app on their smartphones and other devices.

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Yosemite 10.10.1 update to address Wi-Fi

Apple told developers that the first update to OS Yosemite will include changes to Wi-Fi, a hopeful sign for customers who have reported that the new OS crippled their Internet connections.

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Wi-Fi security vs. government spies

Its one thing to be lectured to about Wi-Fi security and quite another thing to see an actual spy manual. The Intercept just published manuals for interception software from Hacking Team which shows their three types of Wi-Fi attacks....

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Ruckus goes after small business with app-managed Xclaim Wi-Fi

As small businesses make their Wi-Fi more enterprise-like, Ruckus Wireless wants to meet them where they live with that hallmark of consumer tech, the mobile app.

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Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

A partnership that lets Wi-Fi users get on free public networks in San Francisco and San Jose with a one-time joining process now also covers a hotspot along the River Thames in London.

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Apple mum as Mac owners wrangle with Yosemite's Wi-Fi problems

Mac owners whose Wi-Fi connections went haywire after upgrading to OS X Yosemite are filing a steady stream of complaints about the problem in discussion forums, blogs and social media sites.

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Free and cheap ways to learn about network administration

These nine self-taught labs give you hands-on experience with various networking tasks -- and most don't cost anything.

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