Verizon plans to roll out 5G network in 11 cities

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5G is coming to Verizon in 2017.
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The next generation of wireless internet speed is nearly here. But only if you have a Verizon account.

The carrier said today that it plans to start rolling out its high-speed wireless 5G network in the United States during the first half of 2017, making it the first cellular network to offer the new technology.

Apple may be testing iPhone tech that’s 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

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iPhone data may soon hit warp speed.
iPhone data may soon hit warp speed.
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The next iPhone you get may come with super-fast data speeds that are 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. Based on references found in iOS 9.1’s code, it appears that Apple is testing Li-Fi capabilities on the iPhone that use light pulses instead of radio waves to transmit data.

Hidden inside iOS 9’s system library cache file there’s a specific mention of “LifiCapability.” The reference was first spotted by 19 year-old developer Chase Fromm on Twitter:

Get 6 Months of unlimited talk & text, & 500MB of 4G Data for Free [Deals]

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The Samsung Galaxy SII might not be the hottest phone on the market right now, but it still has a 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor, crisp 4.52″ screen, and dual cameras packed into an elegant design.

And you can get the entire package – a best-selling smartphone primed with unlimited talk, text, 500MB of 4G/3G data every month, and FreedomPop Premier for six months – for only $199 courtesy of Cult of Mac Deals.

Get the FreedomPhone HTC Evo 4G + Unlimited Voice and Text For 1 Year- only $159 [Deals]

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That’s right. FreedomPop is offering the nation’s first 100% free mobile phone service with free voice, text, and data for one year – and Cult of Mac Deals has it available for only $159!

China Mobile To Finally Begin Taking iPhone Pre-Orders This Week

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Apple has been growing steadily in China, but a volatile economy could slow revenues.
Apple has been growing steadily in China, but a volatile economy could slow revenues.
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China Mobile is finally set to begin taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c later this week, according to advertisements on its website. Apple’s latest smartphone will be one of a handful of devices that support the carrier’s new 4G network.