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Taking 5G to work, in offices, and on the factory floor—will it help?

Enlarge / Artist’s impression of 5G. Aurich Lawson / Getty Images In our last 5G explainer, we talked about the potential impact of the 5G cellular protocol—and the various bands over which it operates—on gaming. Today, we’re going to explore what the improved throughput and latency associated with 5G networks might mean for work rather …

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Verizon spends big in FCC auction ahead of mid-band 5G launch

MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) was the biggest winner in the FCC’s recently concluded auction for licenses in the 3.5 GHz band. In its announcement, the commission has revealed that Verizon placed $1.89 billion in winning bids, followed by Dish Network (under the name Wetterhorn Wireless) with total winning …

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New report details Apple’s plan for iPhones (and other gadgets) this year

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What the advent of 5G—mmWave and otherwise—will mean for online gaming

Enlarge / Artist’s impression of gaming with 5G. Aurich Lawson / Getty Images There’s been a lot of buzz about 5G over the last year—much of it, sadly, none too coherent. Today, we’re going to take a detailed, realistic look at how we can expect 5G to improve cellular broadband, with a focus on the impact …

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The 5G BlackBerry could be ‘the most American-made phone out there’

BlackBerry faithful were dealt a harsh blow earlier this year when TCL, the biggest company to build phones for the brand, said it would stop. That left enthusiasts clinging to their KEY2s, wondering about would-be replacements, and raising glasses to the good old days — at least until an upstart Texas outfit announced plans to …

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ZTE’s Axon 20 5G smartphone will have the first under-display camera

ZTE ZTE has announced that it will release the first “mass-produced” smartphone with an under-display selfie camera, with the launch set for September 1st. The Axon 20 5G is expected to have a 6.92-inch OLED display, but there’ll be no notches, punch holes or other blemishes where a front camera would normally go. So far, …

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Motorola will show off its latest Razr successor on September 9th

Chris Velazco / Engadget Motorola will announce its next major device, which the company says will “flip the smartphone experience once again,” next month. Earlier today, the company sent out media invites asking journalists to set time aside on September 9th. The teaser doesn’t provide too many hints about what we can expect, but between …

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Dish buys Ting Mobile to expand its wireless business

Ting Mobile Dish is adding another piece to its small but growing wireless business. On Monday, the company announced a deal to acquire the customer base of mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Ting Mobile from Tucows. As part of the agreement, the latter will also provide infrastructure services to Dish, helping facilitate things like billing …

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Stadia users can now try the service over cellular

Engadget Stadia now allows you to stream games over 4G and 5G connections, provided you’re willing to try the functionality out as part of Google’s latest experiment. You can enable the feature by launching the Stadia app on your phone, tapping on your avatar, and navigating to the Experiments section of the settings menu. Keep …

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5G was going to unite the world—instead it’s tearing us apart

Enlarge Getty Images | Photographer is my life The world came together to build 5G. Now the next-generation wireless technology is pulling the world apart. The latest version of the 5G technical specifications, expected Friday, adds features for connecting autonomous cars, intelligent factories, and Internet-of-things devices to crazy-fast 5G networks. The blueprints reflect a global …

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