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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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Verizon Won't Sell Huawei Phones Either, Says Bloomberg

Verizon Wireless has cancelled any and all plans it had to sell handsets from Chinese phone maker Huawei due to pressure from the federal government, according to sources cited by Bloomberg. Verizon Wireless was on deck to sell Huawei’s flagship device, the Mate 10 Pro, but has bowed to the …

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Android Wear to Gain Android 8 Oreo Notification Dots

Google today updated the Android Wear SDK for developers and revealed several new features that are headed to its smartwatch platform later this year. Primarily, Android Wear will add a notification indicator to all watch faces. The indicator will appear as a small dot at the bottom of the watch …

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Apple Release iOS 11.3 Public Beta 1

Apple today made iOS 11.3 Beta One available to public beta testers. iOS 11.3 adds a host of significant new features to iPhones and iPads, including control over the battery, new animoji, business chat, health records, Apple Music videos, and improved augmented reality. Apple released iOS 11.2.5 to the general …

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Alexa loses her voice in Amazon's Super Bowl ad teaser

What would be the worst thing that could happen to Amazon founder/Chairman/CEO Jeff Bezos? Besides Amazon’s shares crashing down to single digits, that is. Well, Amazon’s virtual personal assistant Alexa could lose her voice. And that is what happens in a teaser video that Amazon has posted for its Super …

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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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2018 Apple iPad Pro could resemble the iPhone X

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said back in October that the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID will be coming to the Apple iPad Pro in 2018. That was followed the next month by talk that Apple plans on redesigning the iPad Pro to give it an edge-to-edge display with thinner …

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Chrome to Support HDR Video Playback

Google today provided an update on the progress it has made with the Chrome browser over the last year and offered a peek at some features that will arrive later this year. To start, Chrome now supports play/pause, rewind, and fast forward controls for audio and video. The browser handles …

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Verizon Fires Back at T-Mo with BOGO Of Its Own

Verizon Wireless said customers can save big on select smartphones with a new buy-one, get-one offer that kicks off January 23. New and existing customers who add a new line of Verizon Unlimited service will be able to buy the Google Pixel 2, Samsung Galaxy S8, Motorola Moto Z2 Force, …

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