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Wi-Fi blocking and the FCC

Network World offers this brief overview of how the FCC addressed concerns over hotels and other venues blocking Wi-Fi signals from customers using mobile hot spots, instead directing them to more expensive Wi-Fi services.

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Apple's graphics provider wants to bring VR to affordable Android phones

Apple's iPhone GPU provider has its eyes set shaking the Android landscape by bringing VR to low-end Android phones.

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Asus, ZTE, and Huawei phones are deemed Daydream-ready

Four new handsets are living the 'Dream, as Google looks to expand its VR platform.

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Huawei woos Amazon’s Alexa for the U.S. launch of its Mate 9

China-based Huawei looks to make waves in the U.S. with first integration of Alexa in a smartphone.

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TCL has big plans for BlackBerry

The iconic BlackBerry handset with keyboard is making a comeback. Can TCL restore the brand to former glory?

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TCL targets Apple and Samsung with new BlackBerry handset running Android

For a brand that's been written off by many, TCL Communication has big plans for BlackBerry.

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Honor brings the low-priced 6X stateside, but you’ll have to wait for Nougat

Honor’s $249 handset is packed with premium features like a dual camera and a giant battery, but it still runs Marshmallow for now.

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Qualcomm dishes more details on Snapdragon 835, the brains of your future smartphone

Qualcomm officially launches its next smartphone processor, which will begin appearing in products during the first half of 2017, and could offer about two additional hours of battery life.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 details leak, promising big power savings for smartphones

A series of leaked slides appear to reveal the details of Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 835 smartphone processor, which will most likely be formally disclosed at CES.

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38% off Maxboost 4.8A/24W Dual USB Port Smart Car Charger - Deal Alert

This 24W / 4.8A USB car charger safely charges your favorite mobile devices at high speed, is highly rated on Amazon, and is currently discounted 38% to just $9.99.

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Got a new Android phone? Here's how to properly get rid of your old one

Clear off your data and then sell, donate, or recycle the departing device.

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AT&T now offers spam call blocking for free

Call Protect blocks robocalls and identifies other suspicious calls for certain AT&T users on iOS and Android.

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Android device updates: OnePlus pushes out updates, Samsung tries to kill off the Note7

Nougat creeped up every so slightly in the latest Android platform distribution numbers released by Google.

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BlackBerry stops making phones, licenses the BlackBerry name to TCL for Android phones

A week after BlackBerry officially pulled out of the smartphone market, it has agreed to license its brand to handset manufacturer TCL.

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What are the best gifts for iPhone lovers?

Looking for the perfect gift for the iPhone lover in your life? Here are are favorite accessories of the year.

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29% off Plantronics Explorer 50 Bluetooth Headset - Deal Alert

The Plantronics Explorer 50 Bluetooth headset reduces background noise, connects to two smartphones, streams your music and GPS directions, and has a power-saving DeepSleep mode. Currently reduced to just $18.

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Samsung still struggling with the recovery of Note7 phones from users

Samsung’s recall of Galaxy Note7 smartphones because of exploding batteries is far from complete with some users, for example, in Canada still not turning in their phones for a refund or exchange.

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14% off World Travel Power Plug Adapter with Dual USB Charger - Deal Alert

Get 14% off this all-in-one world travel power adapter. Built-in sliders let you create the right adapter for any country in the world. Includes dual-USB ports for your portable devices.

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