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The FCC Is Beta Testing The Future US Phone Network

We already knew that the FCC in the US had plans to rewrite the technology that supports the nation’s ageing landline phone network, and now its decided to start beta testing new infrastructure to ensure it can deliver.


Liquid Image Ego LS Action Camera Has 4G For Instant Bragging Rights

Liquid Image has a new action cam coming out in June. It looks very not-unlike a GoPro. It shoots 1080p video at 30fps or 720p at 60fps. Nothing so outstanding there. What’s unique, though, is that it will attach to a 4G module. In other words you can instantly stream video from anywhere. That means your friends can watch you faceplant in realtime. Fantastic!


Here's Vodafone's Entire 4G Network Rollout Map Tool [Update]

Get in here. As in right now. Someone just leaked us a link to Vodafone’s public network mapping tool, complete with outages, network comparisons and most importantly, its entire 4G rollout footprint. Check it out before it’s gone.


Vodafone Class Action: Everything You Need To Know

Law firm Piper Alderman is back to fight for disgruntled Vodafone customers with a three-year old class action lawsuit that aims to take the telco for all its worth for alleged bad service in 2010-11. The law firm won’t be officially filing the suit for three months so that new claimants can come on board. Here’s how to get involved, along with everything you need to know.


The Right Hand Of Telstra: Meet The In-House Deathgrip Tester

Deathgrip. It sounds like a Harry Potter villain or a Darth Vader finishing-move. No matter what it sounds like, it’s still the arch-nemesis of cellular networks. When Apple addressed the iPhone 4′s deathgrip issue — dubbed Antennagate — it dragged other manufacturers down with it by saying that the same thing happens to all phones when you hold them wrong. Those manufacturers quickly rebuked the claims of Steve Jobs, but inside a sealed, top-secret Australian facility, behind a thick, steel door, Telstra was testing all of its handsets for deathgrip symptoms. The results: deathgrip affects every handset ever made.


Optus 4G Review: Player Two Has Entered The Game

Optus has picked up the P2 controller in Australia’s game of 4G deathmatch to challenge reigning champion, Telstra. Can it fight to the top?


Telstra's Underground Network Is Still Just A Test

Tunnel dwellers around the Sydney CBD might have noticed in the last week that Telstra has dramatically improved the coverage in the city’s railway tunnels. While that’s good news, the telco has told us that right now it’s only testing the coverage capabilities.


Wi-Fi-Blocking Wallpaper Protects Your Web Fortress By Keeping Neighbors Out

Scientists from the institut polytechnique Grenoble INP and the Centre Technique du Papier have developed a novel new product so gratuitous, it almost seems necessary: a silver-crystal coated wallpaper that can block neighbours from freeloading off your Wi-Fi network. The silver crystals are arranged in such a way that they are able to block certain wireless frequencies, not least of which is the same frequency as a WiFI router.


A 512Gbps Fibre Optic Network? Yes Please

Fibre optics are the future of data transfer, no matter what your opinion on the NBN. But in Germany, the future’s already here: Deutsche Telekom has a working 512Gbps optical fibre that’s working in the real world. I want it.


Vodafone Rails In More LTE Spectrum

Vodafone’s LTE plans have added new spectrum in the 1800MHz range via a deal with railway authorities in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.


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