Matt HamblenSenior Editor, Computerworld

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Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld.

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Verizon learned of Yahoo's massive data breach just two days ago

Verizon, now in the process of finalizing its $4.8 billion purchase of Yahoo, only learned of the massive data breach at Yahoo just two days ago.

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AT&T reveals AirGig: multi-gigabit wireless broadband that uses power lines

AT&T on Tuesday announced a future low-cost, high-speed wireless internet technology, called AirGig, that relies on plastic antennas set up along medium-voltage power lines.

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Tablet shipments drop to three-year low during the second quarter

Tablet shipments reached their lowest point in three years in the second quarter of 2016.

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Ericsson survey finds one-fourth of wearable users are dissatisfied with their device

One-fourth of new users of smartwatches and other wearables say their devices failed to meet their expectations, according to a new survey by communications technology company Ericsson.

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HTC doubles down on VR with new Vive X accelerator

HTC announced it will lead a $100 million virtual reality accelerator fund to cultivate the VR ecosystem by supporting startups.

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Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things gets a name: Wi-Fi HaLow

A new low-power, long-range version of Wi-Fi that bolsters Internet of Things (IoT) connections will be dubbed Wi-Fi HaLow.

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IDC: Windows Phone down 10 percent as smartphone growth slows

Global smartphone market growth is slowing down, increasing by just 9.8 percent this year -- the first time growth has slowed into the single digits, IDC said.

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Microsoft: the Display Dock for the Lumia 950XL and 950 will cost $99

The device is roughly the size of a carton of cigarettes and has seven different ports.

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Longer lifespan for tablets, PCs, and phones means fewer sales, analyst warns

Consumers are holding on to their tablets, laptops and smartphones for longer periods, leading Gartner to predict a 1% contraction in shipments of all types of devices globally this year.

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Pics of Microsoft's alleged 'Lumia 950 XL' flagship phone leak to Web

The Lumia 950 XL phone, with a 5.7-in. display, will reportedly be announced in September or October alongside the Lumia 950, with a 5.2-in. display.

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The next Windows 10: focus turns to Windows 10 Mobile, Lumia flagships

Speculation is that a formal announcement of Windows 10 Mobile smartphones will occur in September, with shipments starting in October.

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T-Mobile says customers can roam in Canada, Mexico for free

T-Mobile on Thursday announced that there would be no added charges for its U.S.-based Simple Choice customers when they call, text or use data to Mexico and Canada or when traveling there.

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Sprint and T-Mobile defend unlocking policies following criticism

Sprint and T-Mobile separately defended their smartphone and tablet unlocking policies on Wednesday, after an independent researcher said they needed to be improved.

Samsung launches free'My Knox' app for securing its latest smartphones

Samsung on Thursday announced a free My Knox service that can synchronize email and contacts with a desktop computer, as well as two premium services for businesses.

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Amtrak explores trackside network to upgrade Wi-Fi service

Wi-Fi's not always available on trains during rush hour, and Amtrak wants to solve that problem.