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Mobile

If it seems like your apps run slower when it's humid – you're right

Particularly with LTE networks, summer humidity can mean up to a 15 percent weaker signal for your mobile apps. By itself the humidity weakening factor would be more than a "blink of an eye," but with other factors you could lose data…
Mobile

Automatic Pro adapter gives your car a 3G data connection with no subscription

Automatic has launched a hefty update to its dongle for your car, giving the device a 3G connection of its own without charging the user for a subscription. The update means Automatic won't have to rely on your car.
Mobile

AT&T scales back speed throttling on unlimited LTE data users

Possibly good news for any AT&T subscriber that's still on an unlimited data plan, the wireless provider has limited the practice of data throttling to time periods of heavy network congestion.
Mobile

Verizon starts the slow process to becoming an LTE-only network

A network researcher has discovered Verizon is in the process of testing out using its 3G bandwidth for LTE purposes, as it starts the long, slow process to becoming an LTE-only network.
Mobile

Nokia’s not dead, tests new battery and speed boosting features to prove 3G isn’t either

Nokia Networks has been working on a new feature set which could add several benefits to devices connected to 3G networks around the world, including more battery life, faster browsing, and quicker call connections.
Mobile

3G and 4G: What’s the difference?

Curious about the difference between 3G and 4G? Check out this guide for a non-technical, easy-to-understand explanation.
Mobile

Why is the former head of the NSA convinced Huawei is a threat to the US?

A former head of the NSA says China's Huawei is a threat to the United States security - but nothing's ever been proven. Is Huawei just a scapegoat?
Computing

Google’s Project Loon brings Internet access to remote areas with giant balloons

Looking for an inventive way to bring Internet access to people all around the world, Google's Project Loon uses balloons floating in the stratosphere to bring Web access to remote, rural regions.
Mobile

Sprint posts lowest new subscriber numbers in 4 years, moves just 1.5 million iPhones

Sprint has posted their lowest new subscriber count since 2009. And while they've been posting quarterly net losses since 2007, they've shaved off some of those figures quite a bit since last year. They're currently entertaining offers of…
Mobile

You want the 3G? You can’t handle the 3G! North Korea pulls foreigner access [UPDATE: Temporarily]

We hope foreign journalists didn't get too comfortable - North Korea already pulled their 3G access. The move comes after a small group of journalists (and former NBA star Dennis Rodman) recently visited and digitally documented their time…
Cars

Audi upgrading existing 3G service with speedier in-car LTE data chip

Not one to fall behind the times, Audi will upgrade its 3G "Audi Connect" system with LTE connectivity, powered by Gemalto. The service brings in-car high-speed internet to the open road.
Apple

AT&T update to enable FaceTime over cellular with no extra charge

AT&T has announced that it will be rolling out an update regarding the use of FaceTime over 3G cellular networks.