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AirPods Max Update 3C39 May Address Troubling Battery Drain Issue

The issue appeared shortly after Apple released the AirPods Max in December 2020. One of the biggest complaints among new owners was an unexpected drop in power when the AirPods were left to sit idle. Most often, this battery drain occurred at night when the owner was not using their AirPods Max. Some people note that their AirPods were one ...

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This New Battery Tech Could Utilize Body Heat to Power an Apple Watch

Researchers at the University of Colorado recently developed this new battery technology using a material called polyamine. Polyamine is flexible and stretchable, allowing it to bend around your wrist or another part of the body. Polyamine is also self-healing allowing it to repair itself after it has been cut. The team slices the material with a razor blade to demonstrate ...

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Verizon Dropped Whopping $45 Billion on 5G Spectrum in Record-Breaking Auction

According to the Federal Communications Commission, which ran the auction, Verizon was the highest bidder offering $45 billion for 280 megahertz of prime mid-band spectrum in the 3.7-3.98 GHz band. AT&T was the second-highest bidder with $23 billion, while T-Mobile came in after with a $9.3 billion bid. Twenty-one bidders participated including satellite and TV providers such as Dish, Comcast, ...

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Kroger and Gauss Soon to Launch This Rapid iPhone-Assisted COVID-19 Test

Rather than work alone, this pandemic is bringing together the most unusual collaborators. In the latest effort, tech companies like Apple, medical companies like Gauss, and retailers like Kroger are working to offer a rapid, at-home antigen test for COVID-19. FDA Approval Not everyone who needs a COVID-19 test is getting one. Depending on where you live, tests may be ...

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Unprecedented Winter Storm Causes Cellular Outages Across All Major Carriers in Texas

AT&T AT&T confirmed to Austin’s KVUE that some customers were experiencing outages due to the snow, ice, and cold temperatures affecting the area. “We continue to closely monitor Winter Storm Uri. Commercial power outages and damage from snow and ice may be affecting service for some wireless and wireline customers. Technicians are deploying generators as needed, and are working to ...

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Verizon to Phase Out Its 3G Network by 2023

According to King, Verizon is continuing to remove its existing 3G customers from the aging network. It’s been a slow process with Verizon announcing it was planning to shut off its 3G network in 2019. The carrier then stopped activating 3G phones starting in July 2018. Verizon initially delayed that shutdown to 2020, and now it is holding off until ...

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