Tag Archive: Network


How to get unbanned from PlayStation Network

Those of us who have felt the crushing weight of the ban hammer come down upon our fragile skulls know the pain it can cause. There are few things as sad as pulling up to your favorite digital hangout only to find that you are no longer allowed inside. If you’ve turned on your PlayStation 4 and discovered that you’ve been banned from the PlayStation Network, then take a look at the advice below.

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Verizon’s 5G network is already pushing speeds of nearly 600Mbps

Customers in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis can get 600 Mbps or higher with a Moto Z3 and its 5G Moto Mod.

Verizon was slated to unveil its 5G UWB (Ultra WideBand) service in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis the week of April 8, but it has jumped the gun and the service is live in the two locales right now. According to Verizon, users should see download speeds of 450 Mbit/s with peak speeds of “nearly”  [Read More…]

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…]

Add 8 ports to your network with TP-Link’s Gigabit Ethernet switch for $20

For a more stable connection.

The TP-Link 8-port Gigabit Ethernet network switch is down to $ 19.99 on Amazon. We saw this switch drop to around $ 17 in February, but since then it has been selling around its $ 25 street price and sometimes even higher. This is a decent discount on an already inexpensive device that will add a lot of functionality to your home network.

Use TP-Link’s switch if you want to add a  [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…]

The discounted Linksys Velop mesh network covers your home in Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi blanket.

The Linksys Velop wireless AC2600 dual-band Wi-Fi mesh networking system is down to $ 99.99 at B&H. Walmart has a very similar two node Velop also on sale for $ 99.99. The system normally sells for around $ 150 or more at both retailers. Newer models sell for as much as $ 350.

The Velop system can cover up to 3,000 square feet, which is enough to cover most apartments and homes. It will replace  [Read More…]

Sunday’s top deals: mixed reality headsets, network storage, and more!

On a daily basis there is no shortage of great deals to be had, but sometimes hunting them down can be a bit time consuming. Don’t let that drag you down, though. We’ve rounded up some of our absolute favorites from today that you simply can’t miss out on.

New Worlds Samsung HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality headset

The headset normally sells for $ 500 or more and has never dropped this low on Amazon before. We don’t  [Read More…]

Build your wireless network with the discounted Google WiFi 3-pack

Blanket your home.

Woot, via Amazon, has the Google WiFi 3-pack mesh networking system for $ 239.99 right now, which is $ 10 off Amazon’s first-party price and a lot lower than other retailers. We haven’t seen a lot of good deals on the Google WiFi system recently so this is a great chance to upgrade your wireless network and save some money as well.

Google WiFi is specifically designed to be easy to use. You won’t  [Read More…]

Android Q could make it easier for carriers to lock phones to their network

Here’s what we’re expecting from Android in 2019.

Quesito? Quiche? Queen of Puddings?

Whatever it ends up being called, Android Q is the latest upcoming software update for Google’s mobile OS, and even though it seems like Pie was just released yesterday, Q will be here before you know it.

If you’re looking for the latest news, rumored features, and more for Android Q, you’ve come to the right place.

The latest Android Q news January 21,  [Read More…]