Apple Spends $1 Billion to Take Control of Its 5G Destiny

July 27, 2019

Apple said Thursday that it will spend $1 billion to buy most of Intel’s business that makes modems for smartphones—the crucial chips that connect devices to cell networks and Wi-Fi. The deal gives the iPhone maker new power to customize and control the technology inside its mobile devices at a time the industry is moving to new, faster, 5G cellular connections. Apple did not disclose how it will pay the…

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What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2019

February 10, 2019

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: 2019 just might be the year that smartphones get fun again. After years of similar form factors and slight upgrades, the mobile industry’s back is against the wall. For the first time ever, sales are down, owning to economic factors and slower upgrade cycles. Most people who want good phones have had access to them for a while, and smartphone makers…

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What to expect from CES 2019

January 5, 2019

The timing is… less than ideal. Just as the industry is recovering from a holiday-induced hangover, we’re thrust into the country’s largest consumer electronics show. The timing, of course, is not coincidental. The show is intended to offer a preview for the tech year to come. Many companies thrive on CES’s pace. It’s a five-day deluge of tech news, and, for many, it’s the largest platform they’ll get all year….

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5 most important things to know about 5G

February 12, 2018

We're closer than ever to the the 5G world we've been promised.Image: Getty Images Get ready to hear a lot more about 5G. Slowly but surely, we’re moving closer and closer to the super-connected, ultra-fast, 5G world tech companies have been promising us for years.  SEE ALSO: Ultra-fast 5G smartphones are coming in 2019 Here’s what you need to know about the state of 5G right now. 1. It’s really,…

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CES 2018: 7 tech trends that will dominate the show

January 5, 2018

The LG booth at CES 2017.Image: CTA With the new year comes new tech, and it’s not a gradual process. The world’s biggest tech show, CES, kicks off before the first week of 2018 is over, with the first official product unveilings on Sunday, Jan. 7. So what will CES 2018 have in store? First off, brace yourself: CES is a massive blast of technology news, most of it junk….

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