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Apr
16
2014

Verizon Wireless Tweaks 'Share Everything' Discounts Again -

According to a blog post by Verizon Wireless, the company is preparing another small tweak to its data pricing plans. Starting on Thursday, Verizon says that month-to month contract users, and users who bring their own phones to sign up for “More Everything” shared data plans, can save some money on the attachment fee Verizon charges per smartphone. Users that sign up for data buckets smaller than 8 GB can add a smartphone for $30 […]

Apr
16
2014

Here's What Amazon's New Smartphone Looks Like -

The Boy Genius Report has grabbed an exclusive leaked set of photos that claim to show what Amazon’s upcoming entry into the smartphone market will look like. The device looks like countless other devices before it, though BGR claims Amazon “has spent years creating a unique and, at times, novel user experience.” Amazon has not only been working on the phone, but they’ve also been testing their own wireless network, using MSS spectrum (specifically the […]

Apr
15
2014

Game of Thrones Piracy Rates Soar Courtesy of HBO's Stubbornness -

HBO’s hit fantasy series “Game of Thrones” has historically been one of the most pirated TV shows on the Internet, thanks largely to HBO’s stubborn refusal to offer streaming HBO content without subscribing to a traditional (and expensive) cable TV package. With the show’s recent season four premiere, “Game of Thrones” is again lighting up BitTorrent distribution networks like a Christmas tree. As such, Torrent Freak took an interesting look at what it costs per […]

Apr
15
2014

Cable is Winning Access Speed Race, But for How Long?

source: National Broadband Plan If U.K. trends in high speed access are an indicator of what is happening in the United States, cable operators are providing a disproportionate share of the fastest connections. Average telco ADSL speeds were 6.7 Mbps in November 2013 compared to 5.9 Mbps in May 2013, according to Ofcom. In the U.K. market, the average download speed of residential cable broadband connections was 40.2 Mbps in November 2013 compared to 34.9 […]

Apr
15
2014

Quantenna Promises 10 Gbps Wi-Fi by 2015 -

A company by the name of Quantenna Communications this week announced that they hope to offer a Wi-Fi chipset capable of offering 10 Gbps by 2015. According to the press release, the hardware Quantenna is using relies on an evolution in multiple antenna design known as MU-MIMO technology (multi-user MIMO), as well as adaptive beamforming and channel monitoring and optimization. According to Quantenna, they chipsets will first start showing up in enterprise gear sometime around […]

Apr
15
2014

FCC May Create 700 MHz Spectrum Limits

Limits on the amount of spectrum any single company can win in the proposed 700 MHz auctions of former TV broadcast spectrum could be coming.  Sprint and T-Mobile US have argued they need such rules to ensure that each of the smaller carriers gets a reasonable amount of new low-frequency spectrum. That matters, they argue, since Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility already own most of the available lower frequency spectrum, valuable in terms of better signal […]

Apr
15
2014

Comcast TV Rate Hikes Outpace All Other Major TV Competitors -

A new report by consumer advocacy outfit Free Press notes that Comcast raised rates for the company’s basic cable package by 68% over the last four years. Comcast also raised the cost of their top-tier premium TV package some 21% as well. Interestingly, the report found that Time Warner Cable was the only cable company to actually reduce their advertised price for their basic cable package (by 2.5%). “Comcast s rate increases far outstripped those […]

Apr
15
2014

Google Fiber Seeking Sales Manager in NYC -

Google recently stated they were considering expanding Google Fiber to a list of 34 cities in nine metro areas. While New York City wasn’t on the list, Geek.com has noticed that Google Fiber is advertising for a Google Fiber regional sales manager for the New York City region. “As a Google Fiber Regional Sales Manager, you will manage multiple teams that evangelize Google Fiber services to MDU (multi-dwelling apartments and condos) and large SMB owners,” […]

Apr
15
2014

AT&T 'Hacker' Weev Released From Prison -

Back in June of 2010, you might recall that a security hole in AT&T’s website allowed two individuals to gain access to the e-mail addresses of 114,000 owners of 3G Apple iPads, including “dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians.” A group calling itself Goatse Security at the time claimed responsibility for the “hack,” which in addition to e-mail addresses resulted the group obtaining user ICC-IDs — used to identify their specific iPad on […]

Apr
15
2014

AT&T 'Hacker' Released From Prison -

Back in June of 2010, you might recall that a security hole in AT&T’s website allowed two individuals to gain access to the e-mail addresses of 114,000 owners of 3G Apple iPads, including “dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians.” A group calling itself Goatse Security at the time claimed responsibility for the “hack,” which in addition to e-mail addresses resulted the group obtaining user ICC-IDs — used to identify their specific iPad on […]

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