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AT&T Says First 5G Device Will Be a Puck

When AT&T launches 5G service, the first device able to access it will not be a handset and will instead be a puck, according to comments made by AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. “Getting the handsets at scale penetrated into the market will slow things down,” noted Stephenson. “So that’s why …

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FCC Approves Freetel Handset for Cricket

A handset made by Freetel, a Japanese company, was recently approved by the FCC for Cricket Wireless. Documents on the FCC web site detail a smartphone called the Cricket Wave, though the phone is manufactured by Freetel. The FCC confirms specs including support for AT&T/Cricket LTE bands, Bluetoother, wifi, and …

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Twitter Says It Has Improved the Way It Crops Images

Photos that appear on Twitter should begin to look better over the coming weeks. The company says it has changed the algorithms it uses to automatically crop images and the results are much improved. Before this week, the company used a face-detection method to determine which portion of the image …

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Google's Bulletin App Lets Everyone Be a Local Reporter

Google is testing a new application called Bulletin, a way for people to contribute stories about their own community. The free app lets people capture photos, videos, and text on their phone and then publish those microstories directly to the web without forcing people to create a blog or build …

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Essential updates its Camera app with even more improvements

Although the Essential Phone has been criticized for its camera and software, Andy Rubin’s company has been hard at work trying to address these concerns since the smartphone was launched on the market. Another step towards fixing all these issues with the Essential Phone has been made recently, as the …

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AT&T Wants Congress to Pass Net Neutrality Laws

AT&T today claimed in full-page newspaper advertisements published around the country that it wants Congress to take charge of net neutrality. The company suggests an “internet bill of rights” is in order. “It is time for Congress to end the debate once and for all, by writing new laws that …

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