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Verizon is giving away Android TV boxes to home 5G subscribers

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Verizon You probably didn’t notice it, but Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) has a dedicated media player of its own. The carrier quietly released a Stream TV device meant to court 5G Home subscribers who’ve figuratively and literally cut the television cord. It’s really a straightforward Android TV device with support […]

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WeWork may have found its new CEO: T-Mobile’s John Legere

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS WeWork‘s series of trials and tribulations has been one of the biggest business stories of the last few months. Co-founder Adam Neumann exited as CEO in September, then SoftBank bought a majority stake in the troubled co-working company after WeWork’s failed attempt at an IPO. WeWork might already […]

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Cross-carrier glitch sent people ancient texts in the middle of the night

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links stevanovicigor via Getty Images Did you wake up to a resurrected Valentine’s Day text message on your phone? You’re far from the only one. Numerous users have reported receiving old text messages overnight, all of them from February in one year or another (often around Valentine’s Day) — and frequently […]

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FCC formally approves the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ALASTAIR PIKE via Getty Images Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally approved the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. The decision comes after a drawn-out, and at times contentious, review of T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion bid to merge with Sprint. The FCC believes the deal will close the digital divide and advance 5G in […]

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Facebook sues domain name registrar over cybersquatting addresses

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Derick Hudson via Getty Images Facebook wants to brings down cybersquatting domains that may be used to scam and phish people. The social network has filed a lawsuit against domain name registrar OnlineNIC and its privacy/proxy service ID Shield for registering addresses that were clearly created to appear as if […]

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AT&T’s new unlimited phone plans drop WatchTV

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Robert Alexander/Getty Images AT&T is shuffling up its phone plans once again, and this time the focus won’t surprise anyone. It’s introducing a trio of unlimited plans where the top tier, Unlimited Elite, will include HBO at first, and HBO Max when it debuts in May 2020 — it wants […]

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HBO Max can’t come fast enough for AT&T

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Joe Robbins via Getty Images If AT&T’s convoluted TV streaming options didn’t convince you that the company was struggling, maybe its Q3 earnings will. According to the latest earnings report, released today, the company’s revenue dropped 2.5 percent, with Warner Media revenue falling 4.4 percent, in the third quarter. It […]

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After Math: Hoping against hope

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ipopba via Getty Images In uncertain times like these, staying optimistic can be a real challenge. But whether you keep yourself centered with meditation, daily affirmations or sheer stubbornness, take a cue from this week in rose tinted headlines. Netflix quietly tests variable playback speed in Android app A full […]

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Verizon’s 5G network is available in (parts of) Dallas and Omaha

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Joe Willman / EyeEm via Getty Images Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) has expanded its 5G Ultra Wideband coverage to Dallas and Omaha, Nebraska. The service is now available in 15 cities, including Denver, Atlanta, DC, Detroit, Indianapolis and New York. As we’ve seen firsthand, though, these rollouts don’t mean coverage […]

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AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon team up to push next-gen RCS texting

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Future Publishing via Getty Images For years we’ve been hearing about the potential of RCS, a protocol replacement for SMS that would bring iMessage and Whatsapp-like features to texting. Unfortunately there’s been very little to show for it, with spotty support among carriers, and only Google and Samsung showing any […]

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