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MWC 2015: Airvana OneCell Enables Stronger Indoor LTE

Airvana onecell device

Lauded as one of the most innovative breakthrough technologies at MWC 2015, Airvana’s cloud RAN OneCell technology is a plug-and-play supercell for improving indoor LTE coverage.


2015, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, VR World

CES 2015: Panasonic Opens Partnership to Enhance Networking in Cameras


Panasonic forms a partnership with DIVA Networks Inc. to enhance the communication and networking functions of its upcoming digital camera models.


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BlackBerry Tells Loyal Fans: Rejoice

1-Blackberry Classic_980

Looking very similar to the BlackBerry Bold, the beleaguered company has announced its new BlackBerry Classic. It’s smaller and most importantly, sports a full QWERTY keyboard and navigation buttons that are not virtual. That’s right; you can do your input on physical keys once again. Aimed at diehard fans who held on to the original BlackBerry which had been considered the best game in town, the Classic is reminiscent in design. If the newer, bigger touchscreen devices are too bulky for your shirt pocket, the Classic’s touchscreen is only 3.5 inches leaving room for the retro keyboard. The sculptured keys are backlit and come with


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2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

The 2015 Cadillac ATS coupe is an attempt to improve upon something that is already quite good and sort-of misses the mark in more than one way.


Hardware, Mobile Computing, Reviews

Kingston MobileLite Wireless Mobile G2: Review

Kingsont MobileLite Wireless Mobile G2

Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless Mobile G2 enables users to properly take their connected lives on the go and connect their mobile media devices together


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Qualcomm and Ericsson Successfully Test Cat9 LTE at 450 Mbps

Cat9 LTE Qualcomm

Qualcomm and Ericsson have together announced that they have successfully achieved Cat9 LTE speeds and network interoperability with their newest hardware.


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Marvell Announces Two Low-Cost Global LTE SoCs

Marvell PXA 1908

Marvell has today announced its newest applications processors with integrated LTE modems squarely aimed at the low-cost smartphone market with 4G LTE


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Christmas Comes Early For Shield Tablet Owners

SHIELD Tablet Lollipop

Today was a day of good news for all Nvidia Shield Tablet owners and potential owners.


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Verizon Increases Data Plan Sizes and Offers $150 Promo


Verizon has introduced a new set of promotions that include improved higher tier data pricing and a $150 one time cash payment for customers that switch


Business, Mobile Computing, VR World

Post Lumia, Nokia Reports Strong Q3 Amid Profit from Network Equipment

Nokia Rajeev Suri

After letting go of its mobile handset division in favor of focusing on its network equipment business, Finland’s Nokia has reported a strong Q3 2014 performance, exceeding expectations.


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Apple Crushes Q3 2014 Earnings, Posts $8.5 Billlion Profit

Apple Net Neutrality

Apple reported their earnings for the third quarter of 2014 today and reported $8.5 billion in profit on a sizable $42.1 billion in revenue.


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Qualcomm Announces $1 Million Robotics Accelerator

Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator

Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) continues to push on the robotics front after announcing its microrover project powered by Snapdragon. Its new initiative is to pump $1.2 million into a robotics acclerator, which will host 10 companies and be located at the company’s headquarters in San Diego, while being run by TechStars which was recently featured in Bright Side of News’* ROAD to ROCKI Blog Series. This is all done through Qualcomm’s own accelerator initiative which is ‘powered’ by TechStars who provides their expertise in running their own accelerator program where they seed companies with $118,000 in seed funding as well as knowledge, advice and expertise. In order to enter into Qualcomm’s robotics


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French Telecom Company Iliad Pulls T-Mobile Offer


French telecom company Iliad today announced their intention to pull their second offer for the acquisition of T-Mobile from parent company Deutsche Telecom


Hardware, VR World

Nvidia Commences Pre-Orders Of LTE-Enabled Shield Tablet

SHIELD Tablet Android 5.0 Lollipop

After stating that an LTE-enabled version of the Shield Tablet was in the works, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA)  is making good on its word by commencing pre-orders for the device. In addition to LTE connectivity, Nvidia is doubling internal storage to 32 GB. The pre-order price of the gaming-focused tablet is at $399 in the US, which is $100 more than what the Wi-Fi only version retails for in the country. Nvidia mentions that the Shield Tablet LTE is fully certified to run on AT&T’s data network, and is incentivising the tablet to AT&T customers by offering a $100 credit to all users activating the tablet on


VR World

HP Launches An Almost Perfect Chromebook

Chromebook 11

The Chromebook market is chock full of great models, and with the introduction of Tegra K1 Chromebooks, the segment has received a much-needed boost in terms of power. After Acer (TPE: 2353) announced the first Chromebook running Nvidia’s (NASDAQ: NVDA) Tegra K1, HP is joining the fray today by announcing two models — a Chromebook 11 that features a Bay Trail CPU, and a Chromebook 14 that comes with a Tegra K1 chip. HP’s (NYSE: HPQ) Chromebook 11 seems like a much better offering, mainly due to the Celeron N2830 CPU, which is a much better processor than the ARM-based variants included in the first-gen Chromebooks. Memory has


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Catalina Sea Ranch Dips into Technology

Verizon 4G LTE

Marine biologists studying offshore aquaculture, such as the Catalina Sea Ranch mussel farm, need real-time data to conduct collaborative and transparent research. Catalina Sea Ranch (CSR) is the first offshore shellfish Ranch in US Federal Waters. It is using technology to monitor the environment and provide security surveillance. CSR uses a buoy staged with Verizon equipment to collect a variety of marine data. The data is sent over Verizon’s 4G LTE network to a database running on top of Verizon’s cloud technology. The data can be accessed via smartphones, tablets or computers in the hands of CSR team members, independent scientists, regulators, and researchers. Philip


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2015 Cadillac Escalade Review: An Elegant Tank on Wheels

2015 Cadillac Escalade

When I first heard about the Cadillac redesign of the Escalade I was very excited by what I saw and couldn’t wait to check it out at the LA Auto Show, late last year. The reason why is mostly because the redesign of the Escalade brings the Escalade into the design language of the ‘new’ Cadillac brand which includes the new Cadillac ATS, CTS, XTS and ELR just to name a few. When you looked at the 2014 Escalade, it simply didn’t fit in and it felt like Cadillac was just making minor tweaks to the previous model years. Even though, they did make some significant


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Analysis: Broadcom Exits Baseband Modem Business


In an unfortunate turn of events, Broadcom has decided to completely shutter their entire baseband modem business less than a year after acquiring Rensas’ own mobile modem business which had been under threat of also shutting down after originally being acquired from Nokia. This announcement came as part of the company’s earnings release yesterday, where they reported a $1 million loss on $2 billion in revenue (essentially break-even) compared to the previous quarter where they had made $165 million. But even so, Broadcom has announced that with the shuttering of this division they will be laying off approximately 2,500 people which are currently part of this


Android, Gaming, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Nvidia Announces Tegra K1 Shield Tablet for Gaming

Nvidia Shield Tablet

Nvidia has been doing a lot of their own consumer products lately, with the original Shield handheld gaming console and the Tegra Note 7 tablet. Each of these devices was actually surprisingly good and they were very good values for the money, especially if you got them at their cheapest ($199 each). Nvidia has learned a lot of lessons from each device and they’ve done a fantastic job of updating both the Shield and the Tegra Note 7. Their updates are so frequent and regular that I almost feel like they’ve got the leg up on almost every other Android manufacturer out there. They are


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Will The Amazon Phone Be an AT&T Exclusive?

Amazon Phone

According to The Wallstreet Journal, the long awaited Amazon phone is likely going to be an AT&T exclusive device. When one looks at this fact, many people may ask why Amazon would even bother to do something like that when nowadays almost all phones launch on all the carriers at the same time. Perhaps AT&T has paid Amazon to do so for a short period of time, however it makes very little sense in terms of Amazon’s global strategy and standard practice of trying to get as many devices in as many hands as possible. Currently, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX sells with 4G LTE connectivity