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Verizon kicks off 5G network one week early; Chicago and Minneapolis go live

Verizon on Wednesday launched its mobile 5G network in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis, a shade over one week earlier than anticipated.

As to why the carrier moved things up unexpectedly and without warning, there’s a very obvious reason. By doing so it is able to claim that it’s “first commercial 5G network in the world that works with a 5G smartphone”. A feather in its proverbial cap, if you will.

Earlier in the day Korea’s SK Telecom announced it  [Read More…]

Verizon begins rolling out its 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis

Do you have the need for speed? If so, then you’ll be happy to hear that Verizon is currently rolling out 5G connectivity a week ahead of schedule. Typical speeds are expected to be 450Mbps with peak speeds of up to 1Gbps. That makes 5G up 10 times faster than traditional LTE networks. Unfortunately, 5G speeds are limited to Chicago and Minneapolis at the moment — and only if you have the Moto Z3 with 5G Moto Mod  [Read More…]

Verizon taps Chicago, Minneapolis as first 5G markets

Verizon on Wednesday announced that Chicago and Minneapolis will serve as the carrier’s first two markets to receive its 5G Ultra Wideband technology.

The next-gen, super fast network gets started on April 11 with select areas of each city getting the 5G treatment. The two are just the first of what should be some 30 cities over the course of 2019.

According to Verizon, the 5G service plan comes with unlimited data for just $ 10 per month with any  [Read More…]

Verizon’s 5G network is coming to Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11

The 5G Moto Mod goes up for pre-order on March 14.

5G networks are finally becoming a reality, and on April 11, Verizon will officially launch its own in Chicago and Minneapolis in the U.S. Following the launch of its 5G network in these two cities, Verizon says it’ll later expand it to “more than 30 U.S. cities in 2019.”

We still aren’t sure when Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G will be released, so if you want to  [Read More…]

Google’s pop-up stores are now open in New York and Chicago

The Google Hardware Store is open for business.

Now that Google’s new hardware for the year is here, it’s time for the company to start promoting it and getting the tech into people’s hands. One way Google’s going about doing this is with two pop-up stores that are open now in New York and Chicago.

While we’ve seen New York pop-up stores for the past two years, Chicago’s replacing Los Angeles this time around.

Google’s promoting these  [Read More…]

A permanent Google retail store may be launching in Chicago

The building is two stories and nearly 14,000 square feet.

For the past two years, Google’s launched pop-up stores in major cities around the U.S. shortly after the launch of its new yearly hardware refresh. This is a good way to allow potential customers to get some hands-on time with the new tech, but Google may soon get a permanent home for its retail goods in Chicago.

Per a report from The Chicago Tribune:

Google is planning  [Read More…]

Motorola reportedly laying off up to half of its Chicago engineering staff [update]

The Moto Z line could also be in jeopardy.

Update: We received comment from Motorola on the situation. It has been included in the article.

Motorola’s seen decent success with its affordable G and E-series phones, but according to rumors that have recently started going around, it looks like the company’s had better days. There’s a lot to this story, so let’s dive right into it.

Earlier this week, 9to5Google spotted a post on “TheLayoff” from  [Read More…]

Google may expand its Fiber TV and 1 Gbps Internet service to Chicago and Los Angeles

Google wants to continue its efforts to expand its Google Fiber TV and 1 Gbps Internet service to more cities. It is now exploring the idea of bringing the service to two big metropolitan areas in the U.S., Chicago and Los Angeles.

Motorola experiments with Chicago retail location for the holidays

Motorola is testing the waters with something new in Chicago as the company opens an experimental retail shop for the holiday season. The retail location will open on Saturday, November 7 in downtown Chicago, and will display a number of the company’s products. From the new Moto 360 to the shatterproof Droid Turbo 2, this will be a great way for potential buyers to get a feel for the electronics before making the purchase.

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New Moto 360 starts appearing on some wrists in the Chicago area

The Moto 360 is due for a refresh, and we have already seen it leak and even get teased by Motorola itself. Now, folks are reporting spotting the watch on the wrist of some lucky folks in Chicago, the hometown of Motorola’s headquarters. With the original Moto 360 approaching the one year mark, it’s likely that Motorola is readying an announcement.

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