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We love Sony's penchant for crazy products like the P clamshell Android tablet, and who can forget the Rolly music player slash robotic, LED flashing... thing? Judging by a new speaker, the company still has a whimsical side despite falling profits. The SRS-LSR100 pairs a TV remote with a wireless...

August 26th 2015 at 7:32am 0 Comments
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As a CDMA-based carrier (until LTE takes over), Verizon isn't nearly as friendly to the bring-your-own-phone trend as the likes of AT&T or T-Mobile. You can't usually swap SIM cards and expect your unlocked phone to work. Thankfully, the carrier recently made the process a whole lot easier.....

August 25th 2015 at 9:42pm 0 Comments
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Remember that vulnerability in the SS7 inter-carrier network that lets hackers and spies track your cellphone virtually anywhere in the world? It's worse than you might have thought. Researchers speaking to Australia's 60 Minutes have demonstrated that it's possible for anyone to intercept phone...

August 17th 2015 at 9:17pm 0 Comments
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Sprint isn't going to let T-Mobile's iPhone upgrade promo go unanswered. It's launching iPhone Forever, a payment plan that lets you upgrade iPhones at any time without facing an up-front payment or a rate hike. So long as you're willing to shell out $22 per month on top of your service plan ($1...

August 17th 2015 at 10:46am 0 Comments
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With T-Mobile now behind it as the nation's third largest carrier, AT&T has updated its wireless data plans (below) to give you a bit more data for a bit less money. Unsurprisingly, the benefits get juicier if you spend more -- there's 5GB more data if you spend $100 for 15GB, but the 5GB plan...

August 14th 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The proliferation of mobile phones is great, and so is the availability of 4G in the UK. However, dwindling spectrum available for wireless audio gear could cause problems at your local music venue or playhouse -- especially in the UK. Shure, the pro audio company, wants a dedicated radio spectrum...

August 11th 2015 at 10:36pm 0 Comments
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Aerial internet connections will likely be crucial for courier drones and other robotic aircraft, but modern-day cell towers are usually designed to serve people on the ground, not machines in the skies. What to do? Carnegie Mellon researchers might have an answer. They've converted an old ambulan...

August 9th 2015 at 6:18pm 0 Comments
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Sprint chief Marcelo Claure may have done a lot to clean house and keep his customers from leaving, but it's clear that there's still a lot of work left to go before people stop abandoning ship. The carrier has reported first fiscal quarter earnings that saw it add a net total of 675,000 customer...

August 4th 2015 at 12:40pm 0 Comments
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AT&T isn't waiting long to take advantage of its DirecTV acquisition. The telecom giant is introducing its first plans that incorporate the satellite TV provider, including a promo plan that could save you money if you need to get both cellphone and TV service at the same time. The offering...

August 3rd 2015 at 12:01am 0 Comments
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You've seen modular controllers and even modular phones, but here's a new twist: a modular speaker system. Meet SparkBlocks, a crowdfunded audio system that's just as elaborate (or simple) as you want it to be. The basic unit is little more than a portable speaker with a 4-hour battery, but you ca...

August 2nd 2015 at 5:16pm 0 Comments
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If you've ever had to upgrade an iPhone months after launch, you've likely felt some anxiety: you need a new device right now, but you know you'll feel buyer's remorse when the next model shows up in September. T-Mobile thinks it can set your mind at ease, however. It's launching a promo that le...

July 28th 2015 at 11:47am 0 Comments