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The Future of Flying: Flights Could Be Getting Much Shorter

By the end of the year, the small, new Boom plane could start to change the transoceanic flight game<p>Far & Away, from National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal.<p>OF ALL THE JOYS of a bygone era of luxury air travel, Concorde was in a class by itself: supersonic flights that shrank the globe and …

Air Travel

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Medication

A new program developed by a research team focuses on diet, exercise, and sleep as the keys to lowering your blood pressure without using drugs.<p>For …

Diabetes

T-Mobile Takes a Big Step Closer to 5G Home Internet

By onJune 18, 2018 in 5G, All News, News<p>T-Mobile has promised that by the end of 2018 they will have 5G live in a handful of US markets. Now T-Mobile …

T-Mobile

T-Mobile and Sprint ask for merger approval

T-Mobile and Sprint have formally asked the Federal Communications Commission to approve their proposed merger, according to documents filed Monday …

Telecoms

Verizon's New Phone Plan Proves It Has No Idea What 'Unlimited' Actually Means

Wireless carriers have already demonstrated an inability to understand what “unlimited” actually means, offering phone plans that habitually throttle …

Wireless

Verizon’s latest unlimited plan targets data-heavy users

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated the name of Verizon's Above Unlimited plan.</i><p>Verizon has a new unlimited plan, one it hopes will appeal to the heaviest data users.<p>Called "Above Unlimited," the new plan is available starting June 18 and is priced at $20 more …

Verizon

What You Need to Know About Sprint's $15 Unlimited Deal

Even as <b>Sprint</b> (NYSE: S) waits for federal regulators to consider its merger with <b>T-Mobile</b> (NASDAQ: TMUS), it still has to focus on its own operations. …

T-Mobile

The 'silk white' model of this $570 Android smartphone will be the most beautiful phone you can buy when it's released

Much to the delight of OnePlus fans, the OnePlus 6 is available to buy right now, and it's a hell of a smartphone.<p>In fact, the OnePlus 6 is so good — and such a good value, starting at $530 — that it's the top smartphones you can buy at the moment.<p>But wait, OnePlus isn't done just yet. A quick look …

Mobile Technology

Sprint says merger with “fiercest rival” will “create robust competition”

Sprint: Just trust us on this one.<p>Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure tweeted this morning that Sprint will build "one of the best networks in …

Telecoms

This is probably our first look at the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

We have already seen a number of big smartphone launches so far in 2018, from Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and the LG G7 ThinQ to the just-released OnePlus 6 …

Mobile Technology

What Happens to Sprint if the T-Mobile Deal Fails?

Prospects for the brand are limited, but some exist.<p>While <b>Sprint</b> (NYSE:S) has an all-stock deal in place to merge with <b>T-Mobile</b> (NASDAQ:TMUS), there …

T-Mobile

This $200-off Galaxy S9 deal is worth getting a Costco membership for

There’s a big problem with most of the smartphone deals that carriers offer: They come with a huge commitment. Almost every carrier smartphone deal …

Shopping

Leak: Galaxy Note 9 won’t have the one feature that might’ve made people buy it

A huge leak on Thursday likely gave the world its first look at Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9, a hotly anticipated phone that will be Samsung’s …

Sprint, T-Mobile Vow Merger Won’t Repeat Nextel Havoc

Customers worry $26 billion deal will repeat ‘horrors’ of a 2005 deal<p>Sprint’s plan to merge with rival T-Mobile in a $26 billion deal has triggered memories of dead phones and spotty service for some longtime Sprint customers, but the companies say such pitfalls are in the past.<p>The customers are …

T-Mobile

Verizon’s secret new unlimited plan is so good you need an invite

Thanks to competitive pressure from T-Mobile (pre-merger T-Mobile, that is), all four major carriers in the US now have unlimited plans. Sure, …

Samsung is working on a phone design that would finally be more exciting than any iPhone

A report from a solid source that just hit the wire on Friday morning suggests that Samsung may finally have a launch schedule in place for its …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Watch vs. Fitbit Versa: How to choose

The Fitbit Versa ($200 at Amazon.com) is a worthy Apple Watch ($465 at Amazon.com) alternative.<p>The Versa is like if you took the Fitbit Ionic ($300 at Dell Home), gave it a slimmer body and prettier design -- and dropped its price. It also costs $50 less than the cheapest Apple Watch model, the …

Smartwatches

T-Mobile has upgraded its LTE coverage in hundreds of new sites

Including Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, and New York<p>T-Mobile has rolled out improved LTE coverage to hundreds of locations across the US over the past two weeks, the company’s chief technology officer Neville Ray tweeted. The new low-band and mid-band sites include high-traffic cities like …

Meizu's new phones don't have notches

Chinese company Meizu has unveiled its new range of smartphones, the 15 series, and it seems to be taking a stand against current trends in phone design. You won’t find notches or even tall screens here — just large, intact rectangles. It’s actually kind of refreshing.<p>There are three phones: the …

AT&T, Verizon under investigation over alleged anti-consumer eSIM plans

• AT&T, Verizon, and GSMA are said to be under investigation over claims they colluded to make it more difficult for users to switch networks using eSIM technology.<br>• eSIM technology development “on hold” pending the investigation.<br>• A Verizon spokesperson reportedly dismissed the inquiry as “much ado …

T-Mobile upgrades hundreds more cell sites with mid-band LTE capacity

Three days after announcing a low-band LTE expansion, T-Mobile today confirmed that it recently rolled out some new mid-band LTE coverage, too. …

What does a potential T-Mobile / Sprint merger mean for wireless users?

<b>Update: April 27, 2018</b> CNBC recently reports that financial synergies the recent corporate tax cuts provide and the actual costs of a 5G rollout have …

Report: Verizon takes most activations for Q1, data points to why T-Mobile and Sprint have resumed merger talks

CIRP is out today with new data on carrier activations and growth for Q1. Unsurprisingly, Verizon and AT&T took the top two spots for the most activations, but T-Mobile did gain more new customers than any other provider. Additionally, the report gives more details on why T-Mobile and Sprint have …

Lovers of small iPhones might be rewarded with rumored next-gen SE 2

But will any iPhone X features make it into the new entry-level handset?<p>New regulatory filings may hint at new iPhone models coming earlier than this …

Publix gets ‘D’ grade for reducing food waste

Publix Super Markets may receive high marks for customer satisfaction, but when it comes to reducing food waste, the Lakeland chain gets a "D" grade. …

Comment: I’m not rushing back to the Pixel 2 XL after using the Galaxy S9+, here’s why

Last month I published my full review of Samsung’s Galaxy S9+, and if you read it, you’ll know I enjoyed the phone. If not, the TL;DR is that the Galaxy S9+ is a solid upgrade from what came before it, but isn’t anything ground-breaking either. Now, over a month later, this phone is still what’s in …

Why You Should Read the Fine Print on Verizon's Big April 5th 'Deals'

Here’s the deal(s). There’s a lot of press going around about an upcoming Verizon promotion. Starting tomorrow, Verizon is offering a few interesting …

Huawei MateBook X Pro is a MacBook Pro copy that's better than the original

Huawei has finally done it. With the MateBook X Pro, the company has created a laptop that's a shameless copy of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro, but …

Huawei is now the Apple of Android

Huawei has been the most ambitious Android brand for a few years now, curating a portfolio of excellent flagships and competitively priced mid-range smartphones. The company outright stated it has Apple and Samsung in its sights. Despite the setbacks in the U.S., Huawei clearly isn’t happy with …

Galaxy Note 9 reported to launch as early as July

The wait for the Galaxy Note 9 may have gotten a little shorter. That's because production of Samsung's next Note phone is reportedly ahead of schedule, according to Korean news outlet The Investor, which claims the Galaxy Note 9 may be released as soon as July or early August.<p>This would be earlier …

Galaxy Note