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How 5G will push a supercharged network to your phone, home, car

Five years from now, you may be thanking your dog for helping to make you healthier, safer, more productive and smarter about what's happening in the world around you.<p>And it has nothing to do with taking Scruffy on long walks.<p>Instead, it has to do with faster, more powerful wireless networks. …

Internet of Things

​Mobile industry dips its toes in 5G waters for next-gen networks

BARCELONA -- The networking industry is showing new confidence it can make next-generation "5G" networking a practical reality.<p>Network equipment makers Ericsson and Nokia Networks are demonstrating the fifth-generation technology on the show floor here at the Mobile World Congress show. And a …

Telecoms

Ericsson hits crazy-fast 5Gbps wireless speed in 5G trial

Forget 4G. Ericsson already has its sights set on the dizzying speeds that can be achieved with 5G.<p>The telecommunications gear maker said Tuesday it had conducted a test that achieved a connection speed of 5 gigabits per second over the air, part of its plans for 5G wireless technology. The bad …

Telecoms

Europe inks deal with China to develop 5G mobile networks

Europe has made yet another deal designed to further the move toward 5G.<p>The European Commission and China reached an agreement Monday to cooperate on the development of 5G, or fifth-generation, wireless networks. Under the terms of the agreement, both parties promise to share research and work …

Telecoms

Europe to Open Up Spectrum for Mobile Services in 5G Push

Brussels wants more spectrum in the 700 megahertz band for use beyond TV<p>BRUSSELS—The European Union has unwrapped proposals for harmonizing the use of radio spectrum across the bloc’s member states so connected cars or remote health-care services can function across borders in the near future.<p>Under …

Telecoms

What a world with 5G will look like

What will a world with 5G look like?<p>Your smartphone will have a faster connection, for sure. But that just scratches the surface of what 5G could be capable of.<p>Everyone in the wireless industry agrees that 5G is coming by the end of the decade. But what will it be used for? That's still up in the …

Why It’s Taking So Long to Get to 5G

5G promises a super high-speed wireless infrastructure for the Internet of Things. Here’s how it would work.<p>It's only been five years since 4G mobile broadband came along and made it possible to browse the internet and stream videos on your phone at a decent speed. 4G speeds are already faster than …

5G dreams in Barcelona: Cars, robots and VR games

Robots, cars and virtual-reality headsets will turn heads at Mobile World Congress later this month, but the real star of these shows will be the still-nascent 5G standard.<p>Practically every mobile vendor and service provider will have demonstrations—or at least visions—of what they think the next …

5G trials are coming to some US homes this year

After Verizon announced last September it would be testing 5G technology in 2016, now AT&T is jumping on the bandwagon too.<p>AT&T ‘s plans will see field trials conducted with the intention of rolling out commercial services that use elements of the technology before the end of the year. To set up …

AT&T says 5G will be 100 times faster than LTE and may even launch this year

Remember back when 4G LTE came out and we were all amazed by the super-fast Internet speeds we could get on our phones? Well just wait until you get a look at what you’re going to get with 5G connectivity. AT&T on Friday unveiled its 5G network roadmap for 2016 and if all goes according to plan, …

AT&T will start testing 5G this year

AT&T has finally made a splashy 5G announcement of its own.<p>Facing pressure from an increasingly competitive wireless market, AT&T opened up about its 5G plans: It's aiming to field-test its 5G network in Austin, Texas, before the end of this year.<p>That's puts AT&T on pace with its biggest …

Super-fast 5G wireless data is coming. But what does that mean?

AT&T announced on Friday that it will begin testing ridiculously fast “5G” wireless data service this summer in Austin, Texas. It’s following the …

Apple patents camera, and GoPro shares tank

Shares of GoPro fell dramatically on Tuesday after Apple was awarded a patent for a mountable sports camera.<p>Apple (AAPL) specifically mentions GoPro (GPRO) in its patent application, criticizing GoPro's HD Hero2 digital cameras for creating "excessive wind resistance'" while mounted, and being …

None of the Fitness Wearables Figured Out How to Beat Apple

In the absence of Apple’s wearable, fitness makers like Jawbone, Fitbit, Withings and others have seen a boon of popularity as they race to tell the world that wearables are here to stay.<p>It’s been a golden time of opportunity for these new companies to try set their own bar, since nobody had …

Apple raises app prices in Canada and most of Europe

While prices decrease in Iceland, and 'change' in Russia<p>Apple has raised the price of apps in Canada and most of Europe due to recent changes in local laws and exchange rates, bringing the minimum app price to $1.19 Canadian dollars, .79 euro or .99 British pounds. In an email sent to developers …

As HomeKit arrives, will smart home devices still love Android?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>Like the U.S. during the Civil War, mine is a house divided.<p>I have a second generation Motorola X …

Possible Photos and details about Xiaomi Mi 4s Leak

While so many manufacturers are releasing new devices, the competition in China gets more and more intense. In the past few months manufacturers like …

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Plus Supposedly Leaked in Fresh Shots

Huawei is once again the topic of news, as it leaked a brand new phablet, tentatively called Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Plus. This newcomer showed up on …

Samsung Z1 leaks in live photos, launch date confirmed

The Samsung Z1 Tizen-based smartphone leaked almost a week ago with details regarding the phone's availability and specs. A new set of live photos of …

Xiaomi Mi5 Rumored To Sport Sapphire Display

Prior to the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, there were many rumors suggesting that Apple could launch these new phones with sapphire displays, …

Window Mobile 10 Could Be Unveiled On January 20 (rumor)

According to a recent statement from <b>Mary Jo Foley</b>, a succesful editor that covered along the time news about Microsoft Windows, it seems that the IT …

HTC Hima - aka One (M9) - could have an Ultra version, Butterfly 3 and new HTC tablets might also arrive soon

Not long ago, we found out that the successor to HTC’s One (M8) wouldn’t be called One (M9) - because HTC reportedly intends to use a different …

Xiaomi sends invites for a December 9 event, new affordable smartphone or tablet coming?

Xiaomi, seemingly, is the kind of company that's is always up to something at any given moment. Although most of the buzz around it is now focused on …

Sadly the "Lumia 1030" will never be - MSPoweruser

With the recently leaked high end “Lumia 1030” we had some hope that Microsoft would actually deliver something high end in the next few months, but …

The Nanoport can link multiple smartphones into a super-tablet

Ever thought about how cool it would be if we were able to link our smartphones together and have them transfer information between each other and …

This graph shows how much the components of every Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy flagship cost

It's no news that Apple and Samsung have been battling over the top spot of the smartphone market for quite some time now. Each and every year, an …

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G925F) shows up on AnTuTu: 5.5-inch Quad HD display and Android Lollipop included

Samsung is expected to introduce a successor to its Galaxy S5 in the first half of 2015, and we learned not long ago that this should be called …

Samsung starts selling the Galaxy A5 in Europe, Galaxy A3 expected to arrive soon

Introduced in China last month, the Galaxy A5 is now available to buy in Europe - though at the moment we’re seeing it being in stores only in Russia.<p>…

Vivo X5 Max Teased, Looks Incredibly Thin

Vivo might not necessarily be a household name in the US, but they certainly have been making waves, especially as they were one of the first few …