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Stores turn to Wi-Fi to track shoppers' comings and goings

More brick-and-mortar retailers are tracking shoppers who come into their stores by using Wi-Fi signals to figure out how long shoppers stay, where they look, and whether they wind up at a cash register.

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AT&T to acquire prepaid mobile carrier Leap Wireless

AT&T plans to acquire Leap Wireless, operator of the Cricket prepaid mobile service, in what would be the latest consolidation of the U.S. mobile industry.

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T-Mobile schools AT&T, Verizon on better phone upgrades with only a smattering of profanity

At a press event Wednesday, T-Mobile announced a new program that lets people upgrade their phones twice a year as well as further expansion of its LTE network.

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Netgear R6100

Netgear announces low-priced 802.11ac Wi-Fi router

The dual-band R6100 will retail for just $100.

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airplane travel

Your best bets for finding Wi-Fi on domestic flights

There’s a lot of Wi-Fi out there, and more is rolling out over the next two years. But right now, if you want to guarantee your domestic flight will have Wi-Fi, you’d better do your research. Here are some tips.

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Remains of the Day: High-wire act

Sounds like the "ac" in the new MacBook Airs’ 802.11ac wireless might stand for "aw, crud." Elsewhere Pink Floyd has hit a wall with streaming royalties and Microsoft gets touchy about its gaming future.

Will nVoy become the one home networking standard to rule them all?

The IEEE 1905 standard for hybrid home networks now has a name—nVoy—and a certification program. But what will it do for you, and how does it stack up against G.hn?

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Wi-Fi Alliance announces 802.11ac certification program

Consumers and SMBs can finally be assured that 802.11ac networking products will be compatible, even though the IEEE has not ratified the standard.

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Remains of the Day: Complete set

When it comes to music labels, Apple's gotta catch 'em all. Elsewhere, Google unwittingly gives the folks from Cupertino a helping hand, and you'll never guess what might show up at this year's WWDC.

internet data

Obama pushes for higher speed broadband in schools

U.S. President Barack Obama wants the nation's students to have access to faster broadband in their schools and libraries.

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Intel outs speedy Thunderbolt 2 interface with 20-gbps transfer speeds

Thunderbolt's getting a big bandwidth boost ahead of the arrival of 4K video resolutions.

How we tested the nation's networks

Our approach to testing wireless service has always been to closely replicate how people use wireless service in the real world, and then measure how well it really works. That’s why we do the testing ourselves.

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TechHive's Wireless Week: Testing America's networks

We performed more than 18,000 tests of the major wireless services in 20 U.S. cities. Our goal? To name the nation's wireless-network winners and losers.

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