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Microsoft’s Surface Duo may launch with AT&T

Cherlynn Low/Engadget It hasn’t been clear just which carriers (if any) would offer Microsoft’s Surface Duo, but there might be a clearer idea. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has shared (via Windows Central) a batch of renders for the Surface Duo while claiming the dual-screen Android device will launch with AT&T. He didn’t provide release details …

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Verizon adds free Disney+, Hulu streaming to some Fios packages

Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) has launched a new deal to try to entice people to its Fios service. Building on the Disney+ promotion the telecom announced last year, new customers can get up to 12 months of Hulu free when they subscribe to Verizon’s more expensive home internet tiers.  Currently, the company’s …

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Facebook’s advertiser boycott is getting even bigger

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to add labels to rule-breaking posts from politicians hasn’t stopped more big-name advertisers from joining an advertising boycott of the social network. Coca-Cola, Hershey and Honda are among the latest high-profile companies to say they will temporarily stop advertising with Facebook.  Unilever, the company behind brands like …

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TCL gives its flagship 10 series phones much-needed updates and price cuts

Chris Velazco / Engadget TCL has rolled an update for its first full-fledged smartphone line, which will fix some of the issues users have been grappling with. The manufacturer has also launched promotional offers for the devices, making them both available for 15 percent less on Amazon and Best Buy. That means interested buyers can …

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T-Mobile asks California to soften 5G, job conditions for Sprint merger

Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images T-Mobile is hoping to ease some of the conditions it agreed to for its merger with Sprint. The carrier has asked California’s Public Utilities Commission to roll back three main requirements. It wants the CPUC to delay 5G coverage and speed targets for 2024 by two years, to use …

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T-Mobile outage cuts off users across the US

Down Detector It seems there are some big problems with T-Mobile’s network. There was a huge spike in outage reports on Down Detector starting at around 1 PM ET today, with many people across the US suggesting on that site and Twitter that they’re having problems with their service. By around 3:30 PM ET, Down …

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Making Internet service a utility—what’s the worst that could happen?

The cable industry takes a subtle approach to anti-Title II advertising. National Cable & Telecommunications Association <div class=”article-intro”>It’s 2020, and a coronavirus pandemic has underscored how crucial broadband service is to the lives of Americans for work, entertainment, and school. Internet service is a necessity, and yet it isn’t regulated as a utility the way …

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