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UN steps in to end marketing war over what 5G means

It means you won't get real 5G service until 2020, according to the ITU, the UN's telecom standards body

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A trove of new but unexciting Android smartphones to debut at MWC

Older brands like BlackBerry and Nokia to reappear with new devices, as Chinese manufacturers show their updates

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33% off NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Router with High Power 5dBi External Antennas - Deal Alert

This router delivers high-performance wireless speeds of up to 300 Mbps and provides the best value for your Internet needs in your second home, apartment, dormitory, or a drop-in replacement of your legacy router.

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Android: Disable auto-play sound in Facebook videos

Also in today’s open source roundup: SteamVR for Linux is now in beta, and an introduction to the Linux boot and startup processes.

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Verizon plans 5G trial service in 11 cities this year

The pre-commercial service for selected customers will connect homes with high-speed wireless

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iPad smackdown: Microsoft Office vs. Apple iWork vs. Google G Suite

Your iPad can largely function like a laptop with two of the three main office productivity suites

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Is Just $79.99 For a Limited Time If You Buy Refurbished - Deal Alert

Amazon has discounted its refurbished Paperwhite models for a limited time, so with the current deal you can get one for just $79.99. A Refurbished Paperwhite E-reader is refurbished, tested, and certified by Amazon to look and work...

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58% off Alinshi Foldable Soft Silicone USB Waterproof Keyboard - Deal Alert

Flexible, Soft, Foldable, Roll-up, Silent, Waterproof, Dustproof, Lightweight, Portable and easy to store. If you're looking for a travel keyboard you won't have to worry too much about, this one is currently discounted 58% to just...

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Everything a Chromebook can do offline

From productivity to playtime, offline Chromebooks aren't the useless hunks of plastic that they used to be

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75% off Brother P-Touch PT-D210 Label Maker - Deal Alert

The PT-D210 makes it easy to create great-looking labels for your home and office. With convenient one-touch keys, you can quickly access fonts, symbols, frames and templates. Plus, you can preview your work on the display. The unit...

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Three technologies that could demolish slow internet

New last-mile solutions could bring fast broadband to millions around the world

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The problem with Apple's 'original' programming

Apple is trying to take on Netflix and Amazon, but its shows leave a lot to be desired.

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The 12 worst Android phone gimmicks once hailed as 'innovations'

These were heralded as impressive new gotta-have-it features, but in hindsight, they're pretty useless

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Apple may cut the (charging) cord completely with the iPhone 8

As some industry experts wonder whether Apple will add wireless charging to its next iPhone, others believe it will go all in -- cutting the charging cord completely, just as it cut the analog audio port in the iPhone 7.

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37% off Garmin Forerunner 225 GPS Running Watch with Wrist-based Heart Rate - Deal Alert

Know your zone with Forerunner 225 -- the first Garmin GPS running watch with wrist-based heart rate. Tracks distance, pace and heart rate. Also features activity tracking which counts steps and calories all day. A built-in...

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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63% off Kidde Battery-Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital Display - Deal Alert

An essential device to help warn you and your family of dangerous carbon monoxide levels in your home. Measures the exposure to carbon monoxide over time and updates the status every 15 seconds for timely and accurate readings....

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6 reasons stores can't give you real-time offers (yet)

Retailers collect tons of data about you and what you like, but don't expect brick-and-mortar stores to provide 'special offers' based on that data soon

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