US Govt pledges to bring ZTE back into business

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After cutting ZTE from U.S. suppliers for violating North Korea and Iran sanctions, American President Donal Trump Tweets reverse course saying that President Xi of China and him are working together to give ZTE a way to get back into the business, fast. Continue reading “US Govt pledges to bring ZTE back into business”

FCC announces US net neutrality rules will end on June 11

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The Federal Communications Commission announced that USA net neutrality rules will expire on June 11, meaning that new regulations on how consumers can access the internet will take effect will change. The FCC back in December 2017 annulled the open-internet rules set in 2015. Continue reading “FCC announces US net neutrality rules will end on June 11”

Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 price and availability in the U.S. announced

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Samsung had launched the Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 back in August at the IFA event, and today the company has announced the pricing and availability details of the devices in USA.

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Nokia 6 launching in the U.S. early July on Amazon for $229

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HMD Global introduced the Nokia 6 earlier this year and the phone started rolling out globally from Q2 and was launched in India recently. Now the smartphone is all set to launch in the U.S. next month. It has a lot of LTE bands but it has partial support for LTE on AT&T since it lacks Bands 29 and 30 and doesn’t support CDMA carriers like Sprint and Verizon. Continue reading “Nokia 6 launching in the U.S. early July on Amazon for $229”

Qualcomm reportedly seeks iPhone import ban in the U.S.

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The ongoing battle between Apple and Qualcomm is escalating further and may affect U.S consumers next. According to a latest report from Bloomberg, Qualcomm is reportedly seeking to ban the import of iPhones into the United States.

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Donald Trump signs bill to roll back internet privacy protection

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U.S. President Donal Trump signed a resolution that officially scraps  a controversial measure repealing online privacy protections established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the Obama Administration.

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U.S. bans tablets and laptops from 10 airports, mainly in Middle East

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After banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries at the beginning of this year, the U.S. government has now announced that it will start restricting passengers from carrying electronics like tablets and laptops on inbound flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa, starting March 21. Continue reading “U.S. bans tablets and laptops from 10 airports, mainly in Middle East”

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 available in the U.S. starting March 24 for $599.99

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Samsung announced Galaxy Tab S3 at the MWC 2017 last month. At that time the company did not announce its availability. Today Samsung has announced that the Tab S3 will be available for pre-order starting from March 17th in the U.S. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 available in the U.S. starting March 24 for $599.99”

WikiLeaks publishes thousands of secret CIA documents, hacking tools revealed

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[Update] – Apple stated that a large number of the iOS exploits in the Wikileaks stash have already been patched and it is working to address any new vulnerabilities.

WikiLeaks has obtained what it says is a top-secret documents from the CIA detailing the tools it uses to break into phones, communication apps and other electronic devices. Julian Assange’s anti-secrecy group has published thousands of of CIA documents, codenamed Vault 7, that purports to reveal the agency’s “entire hacking capacity”.

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T-Mobile starts deploying LTE-U technology in its LTE network, will launch in Spring 2017

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T-Mobile today announced that it has started deploying LTE-U technology in its LTE network and will launch in Spring 2017, following today’s FCC certification of equipment from strategic partners Ericsson and Nokia. This comes after more than three years of extensive research, development and testing to ensure LTE-U works well alongside Wi-Fi technologies. Continue reading “T-Mobile starts deploying LTE-U technology in its LTE network, will launch in Spring 2017”

Verizon launches unlimited data plan

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U.S operator Verizon today announced “Verizon Unlimited” that offers unlimited data, calling and texting (to Mexico and Canada) and up to 500 MB/day of 4G LTE roaming (in Mexico and Canada) at $80 per month for individual line or $45 per line for four lines with unlimited data, talk and text. This also includes 10GB Hotspot tethering at LTE speeds. Continue reading “Verizon launches unlimited data plan”

Qualcomm sued in the US by FTC over anti-competitive practices

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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm for anti-competitive practices relating to maintain its monopoly in the supply of a key semiconductor device used in cell phones and other consumer products.
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Fitbit withdraws patent case against Jawbone

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Fitbit has dropped a year old patent complaint against Jawbone. The fitness tracker and smartwatch maker had filed a complaint it the U.S. International Trade Commission, in which it had accused Jawbone of violating its patents. The case also sought a ban on the import of Jawbone’s fitness tracker into the US. Continue reading “Fitbit withdraws patent case against Jawbone”

U.S Supreme Court sides with Samsung in $399M patent battle with Apple

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The U.S Supreme Court has sided with Samsung in its ongoing battle with Apple over smartphone patent which will potentially save the South Korean smartphone maker $399 million in damages. Continue reading “U.S Supreme Court sides with Samsung in $399M patent battle with Apple”