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Qualcomm releases Gimbal sensors for short-range tracking

The company is using Bluetooth to build location-based marketing systems.

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Verizon acquires EdgeCast to boost video capabilities

Verizon will be able to offer more enterprise services to improve video streaming performance and protect websites against attacks

Consumers warm to touch, if not Windows 8, study says

One out of ten laptops shipped this year support touch input, says NPD DisplaySearch

On snooping disclosures, AT&T and Internet companies are like night and day

The carrier wants to reject a shareholder proposal calling for reports on government data requests.

FCC chairman aims for TV spectrum auction in mid-2015

The FCC will auction spectrum now held by television stations to mobile broadband providers in mid-2015, when its software and systems are ready.

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You don’t have to wait to buy USB cables that fit both ways

Tripp Lite already manufacturers reversible USB cables, but they're not inexpensive and they're available only as USB 2.0.

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How to turn your Android phone into a hotspot without rooting

Your carrier may frown on using your unlimited data as a hotspot, but there are a number of app-based ways to get your devices online.

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Data centers drove Ethernet sales in Q3, says IDC

Vendors shipped 4.97 million 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports during the third quarter.

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NSA is said to collect cellphone location data across the world

Privacy advocates say location data can reveal a lot about a person's activities

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Intel aims at enterprise, carrier networks with faster silicon

The Highland Forest platform gets faster compression, encryption and deep-packet inspection.

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FCC approves Verizon purchase of Vodafone stake in Verizon Wireless

Verizon expects the deal to buy a 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless to close early next year.

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Bluetooth 4.1 prepares headsets and more to connect to the 'Net

The latest Bluetooth update will require just a software update to transform the galaxy of Bluetooth devices into more efficient data collection and communication devices.

China issues 4G TD-LTE licenses, paving the way for more iPhone sales

For now, China is only issuing licenses to operate LTE TDD networks

Next-gen USB connector will (finally!) fit both ways

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group plans to publish a final specification for the USB Type-C connector by the middle of 2014

NSA spying scandal accelerating China's push to favor local tech vendors

The NSA spying scandal has put a strain on the China business of Cisco and Qualcomm, the companies said recently