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AT&T's next 5G trial will shoot DirecTV Now to users' homes

5G conjures up visions of super-fast smartphone service, but it could give consumers and enterprises a lot more. In the next few months, residents of Austin, Texas, will get to watch DirecTV Now at home through an AT&T 5G trial.

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Shipments of 802.11ac wave 2 APs gain ground

Shipments of 802.11ac wave 2 access points doubled in volume in the third quarter of 2016, as the newer wireless technology begins to reach further into the mainstream.

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Review: Early Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points show promise

There’s a lot to like about Wave 2 802.11ac products, including theoretically faster speeds than Wave 1 products and cool new features such as multi-user MIMO. In this review, we look at five Wave 2 wireless access points, comparing...

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Globalstar gets FCC approval after backing away from Wi-Fi

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved satellite operator Globalstar’s plan for a land-based wireless service using its own spectrum.

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Cutting the cord: GM tests wireless car chargers for EVs, self-driving cars

General Motors is working with WiTricity, the maker of a wireless charging system, to bring to production 7.7kW and 11kW EV chargers that would allow drivers to eliminate charging cables and simply pull into a charging spot.

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Bluetooth 5 is out: Now will home IoT take off?

Bluetooth is aiming straight for the internet of things as the fifth version of the wireless protocol arrives with twice as much speed for low-power applications.

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Cisco Meraki sees the hotel of the future in its new Wi-Fi gear

A new access point for the hospitality industry from Cisco’s Meraki division can work with Bluetooth beacons so hotels know where guests are on the property.

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How to dodge those Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping hackers

Hackers are writing apps, setting up phony Wi-Fi networks and unleashing malware in attempts to turn legitimate Black Friday and Cyber Monday retailing into profits for themselves, according to security experts.

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What we talk about when we talk about 5G wireless

An FAQ on the next big thing in wireless technology: 5G.

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Holiday shopping by mobile phone? Beware fake apps and bad Wi-Fi hotspots

The smartphone risk is higher this year than in 2015. There are more active cyber criminals and many more shoppers using smartphones to find products and make purchases, either via Wi-Fi in stores or online in other locations.

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Ultimate guide to setting up a small business Wi-Fi network

Here are some important considerations that smaller businesses need to bear in mind in order to have a safe, reliable Wi-Fi network.

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That private network on the Wi-Fi band? Won't happen

Satellite service provider Globalstar has dropped its controversial plan to launch a wireless network in the U.S. in part of an unlicensed band that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth use.

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Hacker shows how easy it is to take over a city’s public Wi-Fi network

An Israeli hacker found a vulnerability in routers that could have allowed him to take over the public Wi-Fi network of an entire city.

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Cloud-based net-analysis tool drills down to users, apps

Nyansa, a startup that launched earlier this year with a cloud-based service to pinpoint the sources of enterprise network problems, is now adding a tool to analyze how individual applications are performing.

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Mobile subscriber identity numbers can be exposed over Wi-Fi

Researchers have found that protocols used by operators to offload data connections and voice calls to Wi-Fi can be abused to track mobile subscribers by their unique identification numbers.

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Google Fiber puts expansion plans on hold to review strategy

In a dramatic change in strategy, Google Fiber has paused plans to roll out fiber optic cables across a number of U.S. cities, as the company reevaluates its strategy to use mainly wireless to provide high-speed Internet service.

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London is next in line for Google-backed gigabit Wi-Fi

London is next in line to receive the Link high-speed Wi-Fi service that briefly brought high-speed porn to the streets of New York.

Despite concerns, analysts expect an OK for AT&T-Time Warner deal

Despite concerns about the proposed $85.4 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner, analysts expect it to pass regulatory muster.

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Qualcomm's 5G preview: High frequencies, 5-gigabit speed

5G networks will be five times as fast as the quickest LTE technology by using the highest cellular frequencies ever, according to Qualcomm, which provided a glimpse of a next-generation modem at its 4G/5G Summit.

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White House releases money for small-satellite broadband, smart cities

The U.S. government will invest tens of millions of dollars in smart-city technologies and in small-satellite broadband as part of a $300 million package focused on innovation.

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