Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR platform will officially run on T-Mobile’s 5G network
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR platform will officially run on T-Mobile’s 5G network

T-Mobile announced on Tuesday morning that it’s partnered with Qualcomm Technologies to exclusively provide the 5G connections for Qualcomm’s new efforts in extended reality (XR). This includes the recently announced Snapdragon Spaces platform, an XR toolkit that’s intended to make it easier for developers to pursue augmented-reality (AR) projects. That, in turn, is an effort Read more

AT&T brings 5G cellular connectivity to Ford F-150 Lightning and production line
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AT&T brings 5G cellular connectivity to Ford F-150 Lightning and production line

Ford’s new all-electric truck, the F-150 Lightning, will ship with 5G connectivity in 2022 courtesy of AT&T. The announcement came on Tuesday morning as part of the AT&T Business Summit, a virtual event to be held by AT&T on October 27 and 28. The F-150 Lightning is currently under construction at Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Read more

5G-enabled billboard in Time Squares briefly brings interactive game to masses
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5G-enabled billboard in Time Squares briefly brings interactive game to masses

If you’ve ever wanted to play a game with random strangers while standing in the middle of Times Square, well, your prayers were briefly answered on September 8 and 9. Using the Mega Screen billboard located at 1500 Broadway and West 43 Street in Manhattan, bystanders could scan a QR code with their smartphones to Read more

AT&T launches 5G-powered AR program Game View within the WNBA app
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AT&T launches 5G-powered AR program Game View within the WNBA app

AT&T will soon offer a new augmented reality experience to fans who use the official WNBA app, which you can download on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, though the feature won’t available to Android users at launch. Starting on September 23, fans of women’s basketball will be able to use the AT&T Read more

Android 12 release imminent as Samsung’s new One UI 4 Beta Program begins
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Android 12 release imminent as Samsung’s new One UI 4 Beta Program begins

Samsung has announced that its One UI 4 Beta Program will roll out on the morning of Tuesday, September 14, in select markets, essentially confirming the imminent arrival of the Android 12 operating system. Samsung’s official press release promises it will feature “new and improved customization and privacy capabilities.” That includes redesigned and upgraded widgets, Read more

Pegasus and BlastDoor are why you need to update your Apple devices immediately
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Pegasus and BlastDoor are why you need to update your Apple devices immediately

The iPhone 13 may be ready to launch tomorrow, but Apple is working fast to patch a major vulnerability to its devices with a new update for iOS 14.8, iPad 14.8, and watchOS 7.6.2, none of which were given a beta test period first. While none contain major features as you might expect in advance Read more

Otterbox’s Folding Wireless Power Bank offers fast charging while gaming
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Otterbox’s Folding Wireless Power Bank offers fast charging while gaming

In advance of this weekend’s Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Otterbox has announced its new Folding Wireless Power Bank intended for mobile gamers and travelers. In addition to providing up to 25 hours of extra battery life, as tested on a 3,000 milliamp-hour (mAh) smartphone, the pocket-sized albeit pricey Power Bank ($60) features an adjustable Read more

Qualcomm and ZTE hit new mark for millimeter-wave 5G speeds
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Qualcomm and ZTE hit new mark for millimeter-wave 5G speeds

Qualcomm has achieved a new milestone for 5G downlink speeds in conjunction with the Shenzhen, China-based technology company ZTE. The test was conducted in China and utilized Qualcomm’s 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology to achieve a peak downlink speed of over 2.43GB per second with a single device, according to an official release from Qualcomm. Standard Read more

LG runs a successful 6G THz outdoor transmission test
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LG runs a successful 6G THz outdoor transmission test

LG Electronics has announced a successful short-range test for 6G terahertz (THz) data, bringing the eventual 6G future that much closer. LG worked in conjunction with the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft research laboratory in Germany to conduct the test, which saw the data transmitted wirelessly between the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and the Berlin Institute of Technology. It Read more