A Cure for Ebola, A Home-Speaker Cyberattack, and More News

A Cure for Ebola, A Home-Speaker Cyberattack, and More News

A Cure for Ebola, A Home-Speaker Cyberattack, and More News. A new drug is working to cure ebola, hackers figured out how to weaponize home-speakers, and tech is coming to the aid of migrants on the border.

The $26.5B T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Moves a Big Step Forward

The $26.5B T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Moves a Big Step Forward

Justice Department officials said they approved the deal after they were convinced that the sale of Sprint’s so-called prepaid business, which includes the Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands, and portions of Sprint’s wireless spectrum, would help Dish create a viable network.

That Global Ban on Huawei? Not So Much Anymore

That Global Ban on Huawei? Not So Much Anymore

And though the UK committee rejected a ban on Huawei equipment, carriers already exclude the company's gear from "core" parts of wireless networks.

Radiohead Gets ‘Hacked,’ a T-Mobile/Sprint Hiccup, and More News

Radiohead Gets ‘Hacked,’ a T-Mobile/Sprint Hiccup, and More News

Radiohead Gets ‘Hacked,’ a T-Mobile/Sprint Hiccup, and More News. Radiohead owned some hackers, the T-Mobile/Sprint merger runs into some hiccups, and a Swedish mining town is being picked up and moved. So their state-owned mining operation decided to move the city instead.

State Attorneys General Sue to Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

State Attorneys General Sue to Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

New York State Attorney General Letitia James is among the officials suing to block the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger. Nine states and the District of Columbia filed suit Tuesday to block T-Mobile and Sprint's planned $26.5 billion merger, complicating the companies’ path to completing the deal.

Choosing the Wrong Lane in the Race to 5G

Choosing the Wrong Lane in the Race to 5G

The United States, however, has made zero mid-band spectrum available at auction for the 5G economy. For the United States to have secure 5G service available to everyone, everywhere, we need to stop going at it alone with millimeter wave spectrum.

What Amazon Might Want With Boost Mobile

What Amazon Might Want With Boost Mobile

It's also possible that Amazon, or another company, could acquire rights to some of the wireless spectrum now licensed by the FCC to Sprint or T-Mobile, or even some of the infrastructure owned by those two carriers.

5G Networks Could Throw Weather Forecasting Into Chaos

5G Networks Could Throw Weather Forecasting Into Chaos

Satellites like NOAA's GOES-R and the European MetOp monitor this frequency to collect data that is fed into prediction models for upcoming storms and weather systems.“We can’t move away from 23.8 or we would,” Gerth told WIRED.

Watch the Google I/O 2019 Keynote Right Here

Watch the Google I/O 2019 Keynote Right Here

Google I/O is technically a developer's conference, and there should be plenty of talk about all the fun things developers can build using Google's latest tools. Last year , the company used the conference to debut its "digital wellness" initiative and a suite of new visual search tools for Google Lens.

18 of Our Favorite Easter Sales from Apple, Amazon, and More

18 of Our Favorite Easter Sales from Apple, Amazon, and More

18 of Our Favorite Easter Sales from Apple, Amazon, and More. As we state in our iPhone buying guide , these older models lack the processing power to keep up with newer apps, and Apple could cut off software updates at any time.

Our 12 Favorite Deals on Beats, Razer, iPhone SE, and More

Our 12 Favorite Deals on Beats, Razer, iPhone SE, and More

Our 12 Favorite Deals on Beats, Razer, iPhone SE, and More. We also found great deals on our favorite Beats headphones, a free Google Home Mini, and more. Check out our latest buying guides and best deals all year round📩 Want more?

Why 5G Makes Me Reconsider the Health Effects of Cellphones

Why 5G Makes Me Reconsider the Health Effects of Cellphones

But what if the FCC is measuring public health effects against a decades-old standard that (a) measures the wrong thing and (b) was based on the work of an insular, private group, half of whose initial funding came from the power and telecom industries and that elects its own members?

Apple's AirPower Gets the Ax, Rickshaws Get a Boost, and More News

Apple's AirPower Gets the Ax, Rickshaws Get a Boost, and More News

Apple's AirPower Gets the Ax, Rickshaws Get a Boost, and More News. Pour one out for Apple's AirPower project. Al Gore likes the Green New Deal. Al Gore didn't invent the Green New Deal, but he does dig it.

RIP AirPower: Apple Kills Its Elusive Wireless Charging Pad

RIP AirPower: Apple Kills Its Elusive Wireless Charging Pad

Apple ’s long-anticipated inductive charging pad for Apple devices has been cancelled due to the fact that it didn’t meet the company’s own high standards, TechCrunch reported earlier today. Apple’s AirPower was supposedly going to offer a new inductive charging standard, one that built upon the consortium-approved Qi standard.

Apple Updates AirPods, Adding a New Custom Wireless Chip

Apple Updates AirPods, Adding a New Custom Wireless Chip

Apple Updates AirPods, Adding a New Custom Wireless Chip Apple Apple just revealed a new pair of wirefree AirPods, the first significant update to the product since its original introduction in late 2016.

This Telecom Upstart’s 5G Tech Gets a Boost From Facebook

This Telecom Upstart’s 5G Tech Gets a Boost From Facebook

Common Networks revealed Monday that its millimeter wave service in Alameda relies on Terragraph, a hardware design Facebook open sourced as part of its Telecom Infrastructure Project.

How to Pick the Right Galaxy S10, and Where to Preorder It

How to Pick the Right Galaxy S10, and Where to Preorder It

How to Pick the Right Galaxy S10, and Where to Preorder It David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images Samsung's latest smartphones have just sprung out of the toaster, and now they're ready for preorder.

US Ratchets Up the Pressure on Huawei With New Indictments

US Ratchets Up the Pressure on Huawei With New Indictments

The US Department of Justice on Monday unsealed a 13-count indictment against Huawei and its CFO, Meng Wanzhou, alleging the company misled banking partners about violations of US sanctions against Iran.

16 of the Best Winter Tech and Gear Deals This Weekend

16 of the Best Winter Tech and Gear Deals This Weekend

Nota bene : WIRED favorite REI is also having a clearance sale through January 21, so if you are planning a trip this winter, now is a good time to stock up on ski socks, helmets, and more.

The FTC Thinks You Pay Too Much for Smartphones. Here’s Why

The FTC Thinks You Pay Too Much for Smartphones. Here’s Why

Qualcomm charges companies like Apple a set percentage of the total price of a phone in exchange for the right to use its technology, according to the antitrust suit filed by the FTC.

The FCC Is Closing, So Hold Your Cell Phone Service Gripes

The FCC Is Closing, So Hold Your Cell Phone Service Gripes

The FCC will continue to auction off rights to use the wireless spectrum during the shutdown because those auctions are funded by the auctions themselves.

AT&T Says It Will (Kinda Sorta) Start Offering a 5G Network

AT&T Says It Will (Kinda Sorta) Start Offering a 5G Network

For now, though, AT&T's new network, dubbed 5G+, and a 5G home wireless network launched by Verizon in five cities in October, will be nowhere near that fast, and only be available in limited areas.AT&T says it will first offer its service in parts of Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas; Houston; Indianapolis; Jacksonville, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky; New Orleans; Oklahoma City; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Antonio; and Waco, Texas.

The WIRED Guide to 5G

The WIRED Guide to 5G

The FCC regulates who can use which ranges, or bands, of frequencies to prevent users from interfering with each other’s signals.Low-Band FrequenciesBands below 1 GHz traditionally used by broadcast radio and television as well as mobile networks; they easily cover large distances and travel through walls, but those are now so crowded that carriers are turning to the higher range of the spectrum.Mid-Band SpectrumThe range of the wireless spectrum from 1 GHz to 6 GHz, used by Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mobile networks, and many other applications.

5G Lands in Hawaii, and Soon, on Your Next Smartphone

5G Lands in Hawaii, and Soon, on Your Next Smartphone

While the rollout of 4G greatly impacted component makers, network operators, and technology companies, Amon said, with 5G “basically every other industry understands that this technology will modify their business.”Qualcomm senior vice president and general manager for mobile Alex Katouzian shows off the new Snapdragon 855 at a media event in Hawaii.

Why an Army of Small Companies Is Defending The Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

Why an Army of Small Companies Is Defending The Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

By helpfully suggesting talking points to resellers—or MVNOs, for Mobile Virtual Network Operators—including Mint Mobile, Republic Wireless, and Ting, all of which lease access from the Big Four network operators (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile) in order to sell phone and data services to customers, T-Mobile is following the usual "air of inevitability" merger playbook.Susan Crawford (@scrawford is an Ideas contributor for WIRED, a professor at Harvard Law School, and author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age.What's so troubling about T-Mobile's get-out-the-vote campaign is who is aiding the company’s lobbying.