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Google’s Mike Cassidey Talks 3G Balloons on Science Friday

NPR’s Science Friday welcomed Mike Cassidey, the head of Google’s “Project Loon”, on today’s episode. Project Loon is Google’s experimental effort to provide 3G internet service to the most remote regions of the earth using helium balloons. Cassidy and his team are working on the prototype of the system in New Zealand. Interesting stuff! Click…

FreedomPop adds voice to its free smartphone data plan

FreedomPop announced today that it will soon add voice minutes and unlimited text messages to its free smartphone data plans. The new plan will be available to Android owners and will include 200 VoIP-based calling minutes. Calls and texts will not count against the user’s 500MB allotment of data. According to Fierce wireless, FreedomPop will also…

CES 2013: Qualcomm unveils blazing fast Snapdragon 800 and 600 series chipsets

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Qualcomm used it CES 2013 keynote to introduce its new 800 series processors. This upcoming mobile chipset outperforms all processors from competitors says CEO Paul Jacobs. It’ll deliver significantly better performance across the board with a dramatic reduction in battery consumption. The new quad-core Snapdragon 800 will top out at 2.6GHz per core with a…

FreedomPop starts pre-orders of Freedom Hub Burst, offers home customers 1GB of 4G data for free

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FreedomPop is storming the wireless market with yet another groundbreaking offer for free wireless internet connectivity. Instead of smartphone-based plans, the start-up is now giving away 1GB of 4G wireless data to home owners who use their new Freedom Hub Burst device. The device doesn’t require a contract and supports up to 10 wireless or…

C Spire to offer shared data plans starting December 3

C Spire announced today that it will start offering shared data plans on December 3rd. The new SHARED Data plans will let customers select a single data allotment that can be shared between 10 devices. These plans also include unlimited texts, unlimited calling and unlimited picture messaging. Video streaming and mobile hotspot are also included…

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