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Qualcomm's new LTE modem hits a gigabit and touches the future of mobile

Qualcomm's Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem, coming to devices in the second half of this year, is the company's first chip for both forms of unlicensed LTE, the technology for putting cellular signals on frequencies like those used by Wi-Fi.

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Qualcomm's new chips target low-cost smartphones with premium features, including 21Mpixel camera support

Low-cost smartphones could be packed with premium features thanks to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 425, 435 and 625 mobile chips.

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Android root malware widespread in third-party app stores

Four third-party app stores for Android have apps with a malicious component that seeks root access to the device, according to Trend Micro.

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5G dreams in Barcelona: Cars, robots and VR games

Practically every mobile vendor and service provider at Mobile World Congress will have demonstrations -- or at least visions -- of what they think the future 5G mobile standard will be able to do.

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5G might be your next home broadband service

An AT&T regulatory filing last week shed light on a lesser-known aspect of the emerging 5G wireless standard that could be a boon to some consumers: Home broadband.

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Instagram now lets you switch between multiple accounts

Instagram has officially made it easier to switch between multiple accounts without having to log out and log in every time.

First look: LifePrint uses AR to bring photos to life

Print GIFs, Vines, and Live Photos and use LifePrint's AR to bring these shots to life.

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7 exciting smartphone trends to watch in 2016: VR, super-fast LTE, and more

Smartphones this year are poised to become more interactive, more fun and maybe a little bit smarter than you’d like them to be.

PCWorld Show Episode 2: VAIO's New Windows Phone

PCWorld's Gordon Mah Ung, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips discuss the significance of the new Windows Phone release from VAIO.

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7 affordable Surface Pro 4 alternatives that won't break the bank

Love the idea of a hybrid but hate the price tag on the Surface Pro 4? Here are seven alternatives that will satisfy your appetite for a tablet hybrid device, without breaking the bank.

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Vaio's sleek debut Windows 10 phone is all business

The reborn Vaio isn't just about PCs anymore. The company recently introduced its first smartphone, and it's running Windows 10.

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As 5G approaches, 3G and 4G are still getting faster

Most of the excitement at Mobile World Congress this month will be about 5G, which won't officially exist until 2020. But vendors will also be showing off new ways to speed up the 3G and 4G networks most people are using today.

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Microsoft reportedly buying AI-powered software keyboard maker SwiftKey

Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in the Financial Times Tuesday.

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T-Mobile ties Verizon for LTE speed supremacy in latest OpenSignal report

T-Mobile may be having fun with the competition in public, but the company is deadly serious about improving its infrastructure--and it's paying off.

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New dating app used your Instagram's #2015bestnine to create your dating profile

If you posted your #2015bestnine on Instagram last year, you could be part of a new dating app.

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Forget about LTE hurting Wi-Fi and think about using it in your business

Controversial technology that lets LTE networks use unlicensed spectrum could become a trusted part of the enterprise IT toolkit in a few years.

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Inside Verizon's Super Bowl Control Center

This is Verizon's Super Bowl command room -- a temporary, purpose-built nerve center in the shadow of Levi's Stadium that pulls in data from permanent and temporary base stations to ensure the network keeps running.