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Senator asks FTC to investigate questionable ad blocking practices

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Alex Brandon You’re not the only one concerned that ad blocking companies may have taken customers for a ride by whitelisting advertisers willing to pay. Senator Ron Wyden has sent a letter to the FTC asking the regulator to investigate ad blocking companies over “unfair, deceptive and anti-competitive” practices, including implementing whitelists …

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Spectrum’s exit from home security leaves people with useless tech

Sponsored Links AP Photo/John Raoux A host of Spectrum subscribers are about to learn the risks of tying your home security to your telecom provider. The Charter-owned cable company has notified customers that it will stop supporting its Spectrum Home Security service on February 5th. When that happens, the system will largely be useless. Individual …

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Verizon will reportedly sell a 5G version of the OnePlus 8

Sponsored Links Engadget When OnePlus releases its next phone later this year, you’ll reportedly be able to buy it at not one but two major US carriers. According to Android Police, Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) will sell a OnePlus device for the first time. Citing “a source familiar with the companies’ plans,” the website says …

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Verizon’s great FiOS offer to me: Pay $50 extra for slower Internet

Enlarge Getty Images | wdstock Verizon today claimed that it is “disrupt[ing] the cable industry” with new broadband-and-TV deals that eliminate “traditional cable bundles” and hidden fees, and the move immediately received positive press from the likes of The Wall Street Journal and Consumer Reports. Verizon claims the new deals are available immediately for both …

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Sprint is shutting down Virgin Mobile ahead of planned T-Mobile merger

Sponsored Links Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images Sprint is getting ready for its planned T-Mobile merger by axing one of its prepaid brands. The telecom is shutting down Virgin Mobile service and will transfer all customers to Boost Mobile starting the week of February 2nd. You’ll keep your phone and number in “most instances,” …

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AT&T’s real 5G comes to NYC and five other cities

Sponsored Links HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images American 5G is in a poor state right now, but carriers are making at least some attempt to rectify that situation. AT&T is following up on its mid-December launch of real 5G by adding coverage for six major cities. You should now have lower-band 5G data in New …

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Verizon lays off more Yahoo/AOL employees after another drop in revenue

Enlarge / A monitor seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Getty Images | Bloomberg Verizon this week is laying off another 150 staffers from the Verizon Media division that includes the Yahoo and AOL subsidiaries, according to a CNN report. “Verizon Media employs around 10,500 people, …

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Magic Leap reportedly only sold 6,000 AR headsets in six months

Sponsored Links Engadget After years of hype, it looks like reality is starting to catch up with Magic Leap. According to a report from The Information, the augmented reality startup and Silicon Valley darling only sold approximately 6,000 units of its $2,300 Magic Leap One Creator Edition mixed-reality headset through the first six months that …

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Comcast revives ‘E.T.’ to hawk cable and internet service

Sponsored Links Comcast Tech companies often like to mine nostalgia for a few quick bucks, but Comcast is probably pushing that emotional exploitation a little too far. The telecom has posted a short film that reunites E.T.‘s namesake alien with human pal Elliott to pitch Xfinity internet and TV service. Yes, it’s exactly as cheesy …

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Verizon’s new 5G coverage maps show just how sparse the network is

Enlarge / Verizon 5G in Boston’s Fenway/Kenmore area. Verizon Verizon has continually touted its rollout of 5G as it reaches more cities with the latest cellular technology, but new coverage maps confirm what consumers have experienced: Verizon’s 5G network is only sparsely deployed even in major cities. You can check out Verizon’s new coverage maps …

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