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Mobile devices to beam 4K video direct to TVs with Qualcomm buy

Qualcomm will integrate WiGig in the Snapdragon 810 chip after buying Wilocity.

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To Xfinity WiFi we're all hotspots, but you don't have to be

As Xfinity WiFi spreads west, so do concerns about the use of customers’ modems as both private and public Wi-Fi connections. Luckily, you have choices for opting out of the program.

FBI, CIA can query US communications collected by NSA

The FBI doesn't track the number of US searches it does on data collected for foreign intelligence purposes.

Ericsson hits 5Gbps in 5G labs demo

The first 5G network is expected sometime around 2020 in Japan or South Korea.

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Senators question US surveillance transparency report

The report doesn't provide enough detail about the NSA's collection of US communications, two lawmakers say

Free Wi-Fi networks in SF, San Jose enable seamless switching with Hotspot 2.0

Users can now connect securely to one and automatically get on the other

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Europe cuts roaming charges, plans to eliminate them by end of next year

Data roaming charges for EU subscribers will be cut by as much as 55 percent on Tuesday

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Groups pressure US lawmakers with NSA surveillance scorecard

Dozens of lawmakers get F's for NSA reform in scorecard by EFF, Free Press and other groups

No more excuses, time to roll out IPv6, says registry boss

The adoption of IPv6 will work better if more people upgrade at the same time, executives tell an ICANN meeting.

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Google opens Glass sales in the UK, for £1,000 a pop

The unit recognizes U.K. accents and the metric system, Google said

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Chinese users forgo SMS texting for messaging apps

The trend is putting pressure on China's mobile carriers, which rely on the revenue from SMS messaging

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Google's Nest buys Dropcam to connect the home further

Google confirmed the deal in a blog post, while reports say the sale price was above $500 million.

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U.S. senators introduce bill to expand Wi-Fi spectrum for cars

The legislation directs the FCC to study whether to open up spectrum now designed for intelligent car communications.