Rogers spending $100 million to cover 1,000km of rural Canada with LTE

Canada is the world’s second largest country by area and, thus, has many sparsely populated regions between the towns and cities that make up provinces from the Northwest Territory to Newfoundland and Labrador. In the case of Rogers, it has taken a cue from the federal government’s just-announced spending boon …

Legere seizes on Verizon 5G rate plan to promote Sprint/T-Mobile merger, price lock

Verizon recently announced that it would start selling the 5G Moto Mod accessory that would make the wireless carrier’s new network accessible for just one legacy phone, the Moto Z3. It also slid in a mention of what customers should expect to pay to access the network: $10 per month …

AirPods updated with wireless charging case, new silicon

In a week chock full of subdued hardware announcements, Apple’s latest is one updating the AirPods. The literal biggest component of this update is the new Wireless Charging Case for the updated that allows users to place their current-generation or new-generation AirPods inside and place the case on a Qi-compatible …

US cranks pressure on UK over Huawei, 5G

US intelligence officials have been pressuring Germany to either block out Huawei from vending any 5G network equipment to the country or risk the loosening of its secret information sharing relationship. The foreign minister’s office has been abuzz about the security concerns of integrating cheap but proficient devices from the …

Google Stadia revealed as a game streaming service for all platforms – TVs and phones included

When it comes to video games, the burden has always been on the consumer to purchase both the console on which to play as well as the games. As the medium evolved in various aspects in mechanics and storytelling, the personal computer has become the most versatile portal for consumers …

Netflix announces it will not be on Apple video subscription

Apple’s upcoming subscriptions bonanza, said to be announced March 25, is expected to include an all-in-one subscription for video content from different sources including its own original productions. Discussions between the company and potential vendors have not been fruitful between some of the biggest publishers and creators, namely and reportedly …

Spotify gets last word against Apple for now in European complaint

Spotify accuses Apple of locking the music streaming company out of its consumer payment and support platforms and has complained to the European Commission about. Apple has responded with claims that Spotify is subject to the same rules all other apps have been in its App Store and has broaden …

A history of failing: from Allo to RED | #PNWeekly 349

The demise and de-escalation of several hardware and software projects in mobile technology over the past few weeks. Google has finally downed Allo and has gone further to shut down internal projects on tablets and laptops. Razer’s new profitability track has killed off the notion of a third phone. And …

Huawei’s Android alternative OS now viable, it confirms

Back in 2016, we had our first word that Huawei was working on a backup operating system to Android if in case it would have to jump off of Google’s platform. It didn’t want to do that if it wasn’t compelled to, but the option was there. In the current …

German foreign ministry discourages 5G tenders from going to Huawei

Germany is of two minds when it comes to including Huawei equipment in its 5G network. On one hand, the economic minister wants to keep the Chinese telecom on the table for its fast and low-cost deployment potential. On the other hand, the United States is pressuring Berlin to rule …