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Verizon Testing Super Fast 5G Internet With Customers in 11 Cities

Verizon disclosed plans to pilot test a new super-fast wireless service with customers in 11 cities starting in April. The next generation, or 5G, service will provide Internet speeds at a gigabit per second or faster, comparable to the fastest speeds offered by fiber optic wired services from Google, AT&T and others. 538 more words

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AMD's Latest Challenge To Intel Are Chips That Cost Half As Much

Advanced Micro Devices is hoping to shake things up in the market for high-end desktop computer processors with a new chip line, claiming to match the performance of some of Intel’s best chips at half the price. 761 more words

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Google Plans To Discontinue Yet Another Product

This spring, Google plans to discontinue Google Site Search, a product it has sold to web publishers that wanted to apply the industry’s leading search technology to their own sites. 394 more words

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How Amazon Alexa Could Have Control Over Data Centers

You can already ask Amazon Echo with digital assistant Alexa for a weather report or to order a pizza delivery. But in the not-so-distant future, an IT professional will also be able to use Alexa (or Google Assistant, for that matter) to provision servers or storage in the cloud. 323 more words

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Intel Fighting to Keep Up With Qualcomm in Mobile Chip Race

Intel took the wraps off some of its latest products for smartphones and other parts of the mobile infrastructure, as the company tries to keep up its challenge to dominant mobile chip maker Qualcomm. 477 more words

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Qualcomm Is Trying To Speed Up Current Mobile Networks Ahead of 5G

Qualcomm announced its latest generation modem to increase smartphone connections to speeds faster than even some of the fastest home Internet connections.

The new X20, which will work on current 4G LTE networks all over the world, can reach a top speed of 1.2 gigabits per second—fast enough to download a typical high-definition movie file in 30 seconds. 414 more words

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Verizon Is Introducing a New Cheap Prepaid Plan

Verizon lowered the price of entry to its top-rated wireless network, but only for prepaid customers. The carrier said this week it will add a new prepaid plan starting at $40 a month, $10 less than the current lowest-priced plan it sells. 358 more words

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