wireless

Vodafone tests open cellular radio tech that could lower phone rates

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images Your wireless carrier is usually beholden to using proprietary cellular network tech from the likes of Ericsson or Nokia, but there may soon be a more universal technology that could benefit your bank account. Vodafone has started the first European tests (specifically, the UK) […]

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Verizon 5G goes live in parts of New York City

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images It took ages, but Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) finally has 5G service available on its home turf. The carrier has switched on ultra-wideband 5G in “parts of” New York City that largely focus around heavily trafficked areas. In Manhattan, you’ll find it in the […]

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Amazon Sidewalk aims to connect outdoor tech beyond your WiFi range

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Amazon As IoT technology spreads across our homes, keeping devices on our WiFi networks becomes more of an issue. Amazon thinks it has a solution with Sidewalk, which aims to keep low-power, low-bandwidth devices connected despite being far away from your router using a 900 MHz spectrum. This network will […]

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Skullcandy’s Crusher ANC block noise while you feel the bass

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Skullcandy Skullcandy’s Crusher headphones have offered thumping bass tones that rumble your dome (literally) since 2013. In 2016, the company introduced a wireless version and followed up with “an ultra-realistic sensory bass experience” on the Crusher 360 last year. Now the company is introducing a new model in the Crusher […]

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FCC creates two ‘innovation zones’ to test next-gen wireless

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Manu Fernandez The FCC is backing up its push for next-gen wireless by setting up entire areas devoted to advancing the technology. The agency has created two “innovation zones” in New York City and Salt Lake City that will serve as testbeds for 5G and other wireless formats. Participants […]

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Verizon will launch home 5G everywhere mobile service is available

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Verizon Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) may be rolling out 5G at a pokey pace, but at least you won’t have to choose which kind of 5G you get. Consumer division chief Ronan Dunne told investors that fixed 5G Home service will “in due course” be available in every market where […]

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University of Michigan’s self-driving car lab now runs on Verizon 5G

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Verizon Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) is continuing its very gradual 5G rollout, but this time it’s more about the future of transportation than the phone in your hands. The carrier’s 5G network is now live at the University of Michigan’s Mcity test facility to provide a boost to connected self-driving […]

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Bowers & Wilkins’ Formation Flex is a pricey HomePod alternative

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Bowers & Wilkins Bowers & Wilkins has finally built a competitor to Apple’s Homepod. Well, almost. Today, the company — best known for its luxurious Nautilus and 800 Series Diamond hardware — announced the Flex, a smaller speaker that sits alongside its existing line of Formation wireless products. The device […]

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Now is the time to buy true wireless earbuds

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Almost four years ago, Bragi burst on the scene with what seemed a crazy idea: true wireless earbuds that also had on-board storage, activity tracking, heart rate monitoring and more. It was an ambitious effort, and it wasn’t without flaws. Bragi and many other companies took a while to work […]

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Altice adds a $20 mobile plan to its cable service

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Igor Bonifacic / Engadget Yet another US cable provider is attempting to shake up the wireless market by launching a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). This time, it’s Altice with Altice Mobile and a $20 plan that is unprecedented in the US market. The plan includes unlimited data alongside unlimited […]

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