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…

Qualcomm’s chips bring 4G connectivity to dumb phones

In an effort to differentiate its processor lineups (and annoy tech publications), Qualcomm recently renamed its chips as "Mobile Platforms" instead of "processors." We can now see why: It just unveiled the 205 processor, er, Mobile Platform, its fir…

Networking services startup Cradlepoint lands $89M investment from TCV

Network diagram In a world where having internet connectivity is the lifeblood of just about every business, Cradlepoint helps customers deliver consistent networking services, even when there is a lousy cell signal. Today the company announced it had secured an $89 million Series C investment from TCV. TCV is the only investor this round, and as part of the deal TCV’s general partner Ted Coons and… Read More