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Verizon launches $60 a month unlimited plan in Florida for users at least 55 years old

Verizon launches $60 a month unlimited plan in Florida for users at least 55 years old

by Staff on Friday, February 23, 2018

The number one wireless carrier in America is launching a new plan in the state of Florida that offers one line of service with unlimited data for $60 a month, or a couple of lines for $80 a month. The said plan is only made available to mobile users are who 55 years old or older.

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ARM unveils new software that allows SIM cards to be used by IoT devices

ARM unveils new software that allows SIM cards to be used by IoT devices

by Staff on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Today’s growing army of connected devices all play a major role in bringing the full concept of the Internet of Things into life. But just like with any new technology, IoT has to go through its share of baby steps. For instance, most of the connected devices we are familiar with now generally rely on Wi-Fi networks to do their magic.

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Appears in: Internet, Mobile, Wireless

Carriers added more connected cars than handsets in 2017

Carriers added more connected cars than handsets in 2017

by Staff on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

In 2017, wireless service providers in the United States have added more connected cars than smartphone devices, for the first time ever in the history of the wireless industry, at least according to new information provided by Chetan Sharma Consulting.

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Appears in: Mobile, Wireless

Google testing a system that provides more accurate caller locations during 911 calls

Google testing a system that provides more accurate caller locations during 911 calls

by Staff on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Whenever a person dials 911 from a mobile device, that user’s wireless service provider usually transmits the location of the caller to the call taker. But there are times when the location information that is being sent is far from being accurate, and in an emergency, having the correct location can spell the difference between life and death for the person needing the 911 assistance.

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Appears in: android, Mobile, Wireless

Project Fi’s international data now covers 170 countries

Project Fi’s international data now covers 170 countries

by Staff on Friday, February 16, 2018

Google has recently announced that its Project Fi wireless service is now providing data coverage in no less than 170 countries across the planet.

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MIT develops new super power-efficient AI chip for smartphones

MIT develops new super power-efficient AI chip for smartphones

by Staff on Thursday, February 15, 2018

A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has successfully developed a new chip that is designed to allow for faster artificial intelligence processing in mobile devices (especially smartphones and tablets), while at the same time significantly lowering the power co

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Appears in: Mobile, smartphone, Smartphones

Facebook’s Messenger app for kids now on Android

Facebook’s Messenger app for kids now on Android

by Staff on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Just before the end of last year, the world’s most widely used social media platform had debuted its Messenger mobile app for kids, but only made it available for owners of Apple devices. The following month, Facebook would later on launch Messenger Kids on Amazon Fire tablets.

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Appears in: Mobile

ARM introduces two new AI processors

ARM introduces two new AI processors

by Staff on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

It is fair to say that ARM’s brand is not as recognizable as that of other chip maker giants like Qualcomm or Intel, at least for the average consumer. But the way the company designs its chips is integrated in practically every central processing unit (CPU) present in today’s mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), cameras, and even Internet of Things (IoT) ready gadgets. 

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Appears in: Mobile, Wireless

Report: Facebook’s popularity among teens decreasing

Report: Facebook’s popularity among teens decreasing

by Staff on Monday, February 12, 2018

According to projections made by eMarketer, it appears that the world’s most popular social media platform is becoming less and less popular among teenage users.

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Appears in: Mobile

Alexa now lets users create and edit playlists

Alexa now lets users create and edit playlists

by Staff on Friday, February 09, 2018

Here is some good news for Alexa users who are also music fans -- Amazon’s digital assistant now allows people to create and even modify music playlists. Users are now granted the ability to either fashion a completely new playlist (even from just one track) and then expand existing playlists by adding new songs.

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Appears in: Mobile, Wireless

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