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Scientists rule 5G is safe, surprising no one except the tinfoil-hat brigade

It's not going to melt your brain, ruin your fertility, or kill your crops.

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Google Pixel 5a (5G) review: Basic, affordable, and gimmick-free

The Pixel 5a with 5G nails the essentials: price, display, battery life, and cameras. At $450, it’s also cheaper than last year’s Pixel 4a with 5G.

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Japan just doubled the world record for the fastest internet speed

Don't expect to see the 4-core fiber optic cable that enables it coming to your home anytime soon, though.

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Switching to T-Mobile Home Internet is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made

After a decade of getting ripped off by Spectrum, I knew I had to leave. T-Mobile Home Internet was my savior.

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Nokia resists death with six new phones

Spread across the C, G, and X series, Nokia’s filling the void left by LG.

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Samsung’s forcing 5G onto everyone with three new Galaxy A phones

With three 5G Galaxy A series phones launching this month, Samsung is bringing 5G to more people at lower prices. There's no escaping 5G anymore.

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Niantic pushes 5G augmented reality gaming with forthcoming release

'Codename: Urban Legends' is all about bashing monsters — with super low latency and tons of friends.

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Verizon takes the elitist route on 5G, locks best speeds behind premium plans

At Verizon, not all 5G is equal.

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T-Mobile, leader of 5G hype, pushes archaic 2G as a battery-saving trick

That's not exactly an ideal solution.

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Apple is already developing its own 6G modems to edge out Qualcomm

The company begrudgingly settled a lawsuit with Qualcomm in order to get 5G in the iPhone. It wants to avoid the same troubles next time around.

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This clamshell QWERTY phone might be the world's first with 5G

It's 2021 and the Astro Slide 5G wants to buck the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy trend.

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5G explained in less than 5 minutes

Here's a non-technical guide to how 5G will (and won't) affect you.

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The iPhone 12 outsold all other 5G phones in just two weeks

The iPhone 12 was announced in mid-October. By the end of the month, it had already captured 24 percent of the 5G smartphone market.

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DoorDash follows rivals with launch of alcohol delivery

Rivals including Postmates and Uber will already bring you adult beverages to pair with your takeout.

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You can now put your Tumblr posts behind a paywall

But not explicit content, of course.

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iPhone 13 & 13 mini review: So ordinary it's extraordinary

With batteries that last longer and double the storage, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini is a boring but very solid update. It beats a bag of new gimmicks.

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Ford issues Mach-E recall in Canada due to risk of the roof coming off

It's a similar problem to one Tesla had, and one Ford gently ribbed the company about.

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A QAnon star is selling NFTs, but even true believers aren’t having it

Ron Watkins says that money raised will fund a secret project to "help save America." But his followers are losing patience with his hollow promises.

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Amazon just announced the new Kindles we already knew about

The new Paperwhite and Paperwhite Signature Edition are minor upgrades to Amazon's existing e-reader lineup.

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Don't be fooled, this sleek HP ultrawide monitor is a beefy gaming PC

HP's new all-in-one desktop is a stealth gaming PC with top-tier specs and a few tricks up its sleeve that justify the eyewatering price tag.

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Facebook’s got two new Portal smart displays and one of them is portable

Facebook’s doubling down on its Portal smart displays with the handheld Portal Go+ and larger-screened Portal+ because video calls are inescapable now.

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Slack's new Clips feature is sort of like Stories, but not quite

Leave your co-workers a video message or a screen recording, if that's your thing.

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PayPal's new app packs every banking feature you'll ever need

Including access to high-yield savings accounts rolling out in the near future.

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Grover lets you rent your gear and gadgets instead of buying them

Products like AirPods and high-end gaming laptops can be rented for as little as $10 a month.

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iPhone 13 Pro & Pro Max review: Nearly perfect, but the camera needs a fix

The new high end iPhones are faster, sharper, and last longer than any previous models. But one photo-taking flaw feels like it crashes the party.

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