T-Mobile launches speedy LTE-U service in six cities

The war over speedier LTE data is heating up in a big, big way. T-Mobile has launched LTE-U (that is, LTE riding on unlicensed frequencies) in parts of a handful of cities, including T-Mobile's home turf in Bellevue as well as Brooklyn, Dearborn, La…

Computex was a reminder that the age of the eSIM is upon us

Nestled inside your cellphone is a teensy sliver of plastic you almost certainly never think about. That's your SIM card — the bit that basically stores your phone's identity and passes it along to whatever wireless carrier network you pay for. It's…

What is mobile gigabit and why should you care?

You may have heard about this thing called a gigabit phone recently. The term was thrown around a lot during the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S8, since that's the first commercially available handset to support the technology. But gigabit will also be…

Samsung promises Tizen phones aren’t dead with the budget Z4

Samsung has plenty of reasons to give up on Tizen phones — they're a security nightmare and there are basically no apps. However, it's not punting yet on its home-grown OS, as it has just launched its fourth Tizen smartphone, the Z4. The device is a…

Qualcomm study says sure, you can control a drone over LTE

Internet-connected drones will be necessary if you're going to see fliers that can communicate when they're delivering packages, livestreaming video or otherwise coordinating with the outside world. But how well can you control them over an LTE data…

Playing ‘Splatoon 2’ over LTE won’t kill your data plan

When Nintendo first revealed its new game console back in October, it chose to end the device's teaser trailer with a shot of a packed arena cheering an esports team. Its game of choice was Splatoon 2 for Nintendo Switch. The scene represented two th…

Samsung finally has an LTE model of the Gear S3 Classic

If you're in the market for a new wearable with a retro look, Samsung today announced that its Gear S3 Classic smartwatch is getting 4G LTE connectivity. The original Classic lacked this feature, opting for WiFi instead. S3 fans had to go with the Fr…

Jaguar follows Chevy with unlimited LTE for your car

In-car WiFi is only worth having if you've got enough mobile data to make use of it. Following Chevy's lead, Jaguar Land Rover will offer a pre-paid, unlimited AT&T data plan for $20 a month. The luxury automaker says that you can connect as many…