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best wireless carrier 2017

Verizon just swept every RootMetrics award category that matters

February 23rd, 2017

Every wireless carrier is constantly ranting about how they are the best of the best — except for Sprint, which has recently adopted an “everyone’s great!” philosophy — but when it comes to network testing there can be only one winner. RootMetrics just released its report rounding up all the facts and figures regarding the …

wireless charging

This room can charge gadgets without wires

February 16th, 2017

Wireless charging has slowly gaining traction in the smartphone industry for a while, but the nature in which most “wireless” charging system work — having to place a device on a contact pad — is far from a dream come true. Developers at Disney Research have built something that is far more impressive than anything currently …

wireless headphones

LG thinks you want to wear a collar with built-in speakers, so it made one

December 28th, 2016

Earlier this year, Apple publicly declared war on the headphone jack. Lots of people were upset, and understandably so, but at least AirPods are kinda, sorta cool, right? LG’s got a different idea for the post-headphone-jack future, and it apparently involves an awkward looking, speaker-packed collar. The company just announced the LG Tone Studio and LG …

Wireless Data Speed World Record 40Gbps

Researchers set world record for wireless data speeds at 40Gbps

May 28th, 2013

Remember how exciting LTE-Advanced peak speeds of 1Gbps used to be? Well they still sound exciting but they’re nothing compared to what German researchers have just accomplished. TechWeek Europe reports that “researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (FIAF) and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) have managed to transmit data over …

HTC Samsung Rivalry Analysis

Why HTC may be doomed no matter how good its devices are

May 28th, 2013

Although its HTC One has received across-the-board acclaim as one of the world’s best smartphones, HTC still finds itself in dire straits. Businessweek’s Joshua Brustein has written what amounts to an advice column for HTC that ironically shows all the ways that the company may not be able to compete with rival Samsung no matter …

HTC Business Strategy Criticism

HTC reportedly in ‘utter freefall’

May 22nd, 2013

Any hopes that the HTC One would lead to a rapid turnaround for struggling electronics manufacturer HTC have apparently vanished. Unnamed sources have told The Verge that HTC is in a state of chaos and that high-profile employees are fleeing left and right. Among the recently departed at HTC are former chief product officer Kouji Kodera, …

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

April 24th, 2013

What company is rolling out an iterative update to its best-selling smartphone in the world? One that builds upon the success of the previous model, yet for the most part retains the same shape, design, and form of last year’s phone? If you guessed Apple, you’d be wrong. The brand new Samsung Galaxy S4 improves upon the …

HTC can't catch a break: Now faces European injunction for HTC One

HTC can’t catch a break, now faces European injunction for HTC One

April 22nd, 2013

HTC may have made the world’s best Android phone with the HTC One, but the company has had trouble getting the device to potential customers in a timely manner. In addition to the HTC One’s delayed release date, the device is now facing an injunction granted by a Dutch court to rival manufacturer Nokia, which is …