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Google’s New App Stops Your Android Phone From Sucking Up Too Much Data Google’s New App Stops Your Android Phone From Sucking Up Too Much Data

With all the streaming, Instagramming, and everything else people are doing on their phones, your monthly allotment of data just doesn’t last as long as it used to, especially if you’re on one of those family plans with a shared data pool. And while most phones have some rudimentary tools for tracking how much…

What Is 5G and How Will It Make My Life Better? What Is 5G and How Will It Make My Life Better?

Everybody loves speedy internet, so it’s no surprise that every major telecom in the world is working to make it even faster. Smartphones, watches, homes, and cars are increasingly requiring stable internet connections. In order to pipe in enough bandwidth for that precious wireless feed, we’re going to need an…

T-Mobile Now Has America's Fastest Mobile Data (Barely) T-Mobile Now Has America's Fastest Mobile Data (Barely)

These days, choosing a carrier is more about data than it is calls or messages—so a new report about which one provides the fastest 3G and 4G download speeds makes for interesting reading.

Nokia Networks Will Test the pCell Tech that Promises Faster Cellular Data Nokia Networks Will Test the pCell Tech that Promises Faster Cellular Data

Nokia Networks has announced that it’s going to test out pCell, the new cellular data system created by Steve Perlman which embraces large quantities of mobile devices to actually speed up data provision.

Compared To the Rest of the World, US 4G (Unsurprisingly) Sucks Compared To the Rest of the World, US 4G (Unsurprisingly) Sucks

We’re always being told the U.S. is now lagging behind other, more industrious nations in science and technology and basically anything that isn’t spending on the military. How much are we lagging? Here is a depressing graph to help quantify that.

AT&T Is Improving Its "Unlimited" Data Policy, But It's Still Technically Throttling AT&T Is Improving Its "Unlimited" Data Policy, But It's Still Technically Throttling

AT&T has finally altered the way it handles subscribers with grandfathered unlimited plans on the network. The company is still—technically—throttling them, but now rather than slowing data down at 5GB, AT&T will let unlimited plans’ usage soar to 22GB before applying any brakes.

Verizon Is Killing Off 3G Networks (to Make More Room For LTE) Verizon Is Killing Off 3G Networks (to Make More Room For LTE)

The first Verizon LTE networks only opened for business in 2010, but already the carrier is shutting down its older, slower 3G siblings. The reason? To make space for more of the 4G that we all love.

Evleaks says that Verizon is set to offer prepaid 4G LTE starting on July 17th. $45 will get you unlimited talk and text and 500MB of data a month, while data jumps to 1GB for $55 or 3GB for $65. [Evleaks]

Liquid Image Ego LS Action Camera Has 4G for Instant Bragging Rights Liquid Image Ego LS Action Camera Has 4G for Instant Bragging Rights

Liquid Image has a new action cam coming out in June. It looks very not-unlike a GoPro. It shoots 1080p video at 30fps or 720p at 60fps. Nothing so outstanding there. What's unique, though, is that it'll attach to a 4G module. In other words you can instantly stream video from anywhere. That means your friends can…

The US Department of Defense is spending a cool $23 billion over 4 years to build up its cyber defenses -including a secure 4G wireless network. Neat.

FCC to Finally Auction Controversial Chunk of Spectrum for Mobile Data FCC to Finally Auction Controversial Chunk of Spectrum for Mobile Data

The Federal Communications Commission has finally voted to open up 10MHz of spectrum for "commercial mobile services"—that has until now been protected because of interference concerns.

How Much Mobile Data Do You Actually Use? How Much Mobile Data Do You Actually Use?

Some of us—including me—are lucky enough to still have unlimited data plans. That's great, especially given that I burned through 2.6GB in the last month alone. But just how much mobile data do you use?

T-Mobile announced that 4G LTE will be coming to NYC during "summer 2013" at today's MTA Subway Wi-Fi event.

T-Mobile LTE went live today in seven cities, including Baltimore, Houston, Vegas, KC, DC, Phoenix, and San Jose.

T-Mobile's Testing Out Its LTE Network in 8 Different Cities T-Mobile's Testing Out Its LTE Network in 8 Different Cities

The "uncarrier" T-Mobile has an announcement coming up next week, and while it could be about anything, some recent data about their LTE testing provides a clue. According to OpenSignal, T-Mobile has already started testing it's brand new, upcoming LTE network in a total of eight different cities.

Why T-Mobile's 4G Network Could Kick Everybody's Ass Why T-Mobile's 4G Network Could Kick Everybody's Ass

A lot of people wrote T-Mobile off when its big merger with AT&T fell through last year. The pink carrier had no iPhone, no 4G. But with yesterday's announcement of the company's official LTE rollout, it may have just put itself in a position to offer something no one else can.

FreedomPop's New Router Hooks Up Your Home With Free, Wireless Broadband FreedomPop's New Router Hooks Up Your Home With Free, Wireless Broadband

You've only got so many options when it comes to home Internet. Don't like the folks who own the Internet-pipes in your neighborhood? Too bad. Well, FreedomPop is aiming to put another option on the table: a $89 4G router with free data built right in.

Huawei Claims It Has the World’s Fastest 4G Phone—But Who Really Cares? Huawei Claims It Has the World’s Fastest 4G Phone—But Who Really Cares?

Huawei could add a waffle-maker to its Ascend P2, and I doubt even that would be enough to pull people over to its side of the phone stores. Unlike the Ascend D2 unveiled at CES, there's no 3,000mAh battery lurking here (you'll have to "make do" with a 2420 one), but there's a CAT 4LTE chipset, meaning 4G speeds can…

Finally, an LTE Chip That Will Work Anywhere in the World Finally, an LTE Chip That Will Work Anywhere in the World

Qualcomm has announced something that will make travellers everywhere very happy: a new radio chipset that can support every LTE network in the world.

Karma 4G Hotspot: An Awesome Stash of Just-In-Case Internet Karma 4G Hotspot: An Awesome Stash of Just-In-Case Internet

Having the ability to set up a Wi-Fi network wherever you need one can be great, but it can also come at a cost. Hotspots come with expensive plans, and more and more often, phone tethering does too. The Karma hotspot, on the other hand, is totally pay-as-you-go, and even comes with the built-in ability to accrue a…

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