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Toshiba's iPhone dongle beams 100MB to other iOS devices in mere seconds

If Bluetooth just ain't cutting it, Toshiba's new dongle lets you wirelessly beam data between iOS devices at (relatively) blistering rates.

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T-Mobile escalates promotional price wars with cheap unlimited family plans

It's yet another limited-time offer, but it brings the cost of unlimited data to just $180 per month for a family of four.

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Apple downplays disruptive potential of Apple SIM, while carriers rush to protect turf

Everyone wants to know whether the carrier-agnostic SIM built into new iPads will ever reach iPhones. Users would love it, but carriers would hate it, and Apple's not pushing the issue.

Samsung's futuristic Wi-Fi tech is five times faster than today's wireless networks

Samsung's developing a new Wi-Fi technology that will let you transfer a 1GB file between devices in under 3 seconds--but don't expect to see it in your Galaxy phone anytime soon.

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Having problems connecting your Belkin router to the Internet? (They're fixed)

An unknown flaw has caused many older Belkin routers to refuse to connect to the Internet, which has caused Belkin to recommend connecting to a specific DNS server.

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Reversible USB Type-C wonder cable will deliver DisplayPort audio and video, too

Is there anything Type-C USB cables WON'T be able to do?

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Verizon bumps up early upgrades for iPhone 6 season

Anyone eligible for a new phone before November 15 can upgrade right now

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AT&T brings gigabit broadband to Silicon Valley, challenging Google Fiber's own plans

Gigabit broadband is coming to Silicon Valley, and it's a race to see whether AT&T's GigaPower service makes it before Google Fiber. AT&T just threw its hat into the ring, but neither it nor rival Google has set a firm deployment date.

The dream of open, shared Wi-Fi is alive at Recode

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Over on Recode, Walt Mossberg shares a story about Steve Jobs's passion for open, guest Wi-Fi networks -- and a call to action to make them reality.

Apple’s multi-terabit, $100M CDN is live--with paid connection to Comcast

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The powerful content delivery network could help speed downloads of iOS and OS X updates--sure to be a boon when Apple releases the much-anticipated iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite later this fall.