Squeezed dry: Juicero shuts down – CNET

Goodbye overpriced juicer. I’m sure someone will miss you.

Juicero, the maker of a $400 Wi-Fi connected juicer, is shutting down.The company on Friday said it was suspending sales, offering refunds and looking for a buyer.

Goodbye overpriced juicer. I’m sure someone will miss you.

Juicero, the maker of a $400 Wi-Fi connected juicer, is shutting down.The company on Friday said it was suspending sales, offering refunds and looking for a buyer.

“It became clear that creating an effective manufacturing and distribution system for a nationwide customer base requires infrastructure that we cannot achieve on our own as a standalone business,” the company said in a statement on its website.

Juicero felt the squeeze in April when Bloomberg pointed out that the pricey juicer, which initially cost $700, can be bypassed by simply hand-squeezing the juice bags that are placed inside the machine. Some pointed to Juicero as the embodiment of out-of-touch Silicon Valley culture: a tech company seeking to solve a nonexistent problem by selling an overpriced and apparently unnecessary device. In July, Juicero cut 25 percent of its staff and said it was working on a second-gen juicer that would cost less than the current $400 model.

A representative for Juicero didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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GE Water Station Washing Machine Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Able to automatically pre-mix detergent, plus sense fabric type and load size, GE’s Water Station is no basic washer.

This top load washing machine detects the type and quantity of clothing you drop in its drum.

Able to automatically pre-mix detergent, plus sense fabric type and load size, GE’s Water Station is no basic washer.

This top load washing machine detects the type and quantity of clothing you drop in its drum. It then smartly combines soap with water in ratios it decides will work best. The appliance also dispenses only enough mixed detergent it deems will be most effective. That says GE saves cleaning liquid too with the washer able to stretch up to two months of laundry from a standard detergent bottle.

A washer that’s a sink too

GE calls its new washing machine the “Water Station” for a reason. The unit, specifically model GTW750CSL, lets you also use it as a laundry room utility sink. Activating the Water Station function kicks off a steady stream of water into the tub. That flow of H2O is to tackle tasks such as pretreating garments with tough stains, rinsing the outside muddy shoes, or simply washing your hands.

It’s not as radical an approach as the Samsung Activewash which actually has a sink up top separate from the main drum below. Samsung pushed the laundry envelope further with its impressive but shockingly expensive FlexWash machine. The product offers two washing chambers that can operate independently and simultaneously.

Laundry over Wi-Fi

Also on board is support for GE’s mobile laundry app. This paired with the washing machine’s Wi-Fi radio let you start, stop, and monitor the Water Station from afar. The washer will also respond to vocal commands you issue to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Likewise users can set up Amazon Dash to order laundry supplies electronically whenever stocks run low.

Outlook and availability

The GE Water Station series of washing machines should arrive in stores by early September 2017. You’ll have the choice of two versions, a $799 white model (GE GTW750CSLWS) and a $899 “diamond gray” option (GE GTW750CSLDG)

The best T-Mobile plans for September 2017

T-Mobile’s data plans have been some of the best and most affordable since it took up the mantle of the ‘Uncarrier’ and dropped the old way of mobile networks. The good prices didn’t come with a lack of solid features either.

T-Mobile’s data plans have been some of the best and most affordable since it took up the mantle of the ‘Uncarrier’ and dropped the old way of mobile networks. The good prices didn’t come with a lack of solid features either.

T-Mobile has made it easy to become a new customer, easy to pick up a new smartphone, and thanks to a recent change in its plans, it’s easier than ever to pick one of T-Mobile’s plans.

If T-Mobile is the carrier you want, check out the details on each plan it offers to find the one that fits your needs and budget.

Just straight there:view the plans at T-Mobile.comSee also:The best T-Mobile phones available this month

T-Mobile One plan: Explained

The T-Mobile One plan just about explains itself. T-Mobile has completely streamlined the process of selecting a post-paid plan by simply offering one plan. The One plan includes unlimited calling, texting and data. That’s with music and video streaming and mobile hotspot.

T-Mobile makes the prices simple, too, by offering a clear monthly price that includes all fees and taxes for the service. The price varies based on how many lines are added, so you can get a lower rate if you sign up with family and friends.

There are also a couple of add-ons to the service that we’ll dive into shortly.

Jump straight to the T-Mobile One plan

Previously T-Mobile had offered its mobile data plans with clear data caps and a Data Stash features to roll over unused data, but that’s no longer necessary with unlimited data for everyone on the One plan. The old Music Freedom and Binge On services that allowed users to stream music and video without counting it toward their data is also gone, because data limits are gone.

Users on the One plan may face reduced speeds during times of network congestion, but that is aimed primarily at users who exceed 32GB of data usage a month. Video and hotspot data rates may also be limited depending on the plan you choose.

Finding the right T-Mobile plan for you:

You will still have the choice of deciding whether you want to pick any of the add-ons the T-Mobile One plan offers, and you may also want to check out the pre-paid options if the One plan doesn’t seem right for you.

We’ll include all the details so you can pick the plan that’s right for you, whether you hardly use your phone or hardly put it down.

T-Mobile One plan: Unlimited calls, texts, and data | from $40 per line per month
The price of the T-Mobile One plan varies based on how mnay people sign up. The price for one line is $70 per month. For two lines it’s just $100 per month. Three lines are $140, and four lines cost $160. Split the price with friends, and you could be paying just $40 per month for unlimited data, calls, and texts.

View this plan:at T-Mobile.com

T-Mobile One Plus add-on: | Bonus features and increased speeds | $10 more per line per month
For users that want to up the quality of their One plan, an additional $10 per line each month will allow for unlimited HD video streaming in the US, 10GB of mobile hotspot at LTE speeds, along with increased data speeds abroad, free in-flight Wi-Fi through Gogo, voicemail to text functionality and Name ID.

View this plan:at T-Mobile.com

T-Mobile One Plus International| unlimited hotspot and more international features| $25 more per line per month
If the One Plus plan looked good but you want even more from it, the One Plus International add-on is just $25 more per line each month and has all the features of the One Plus plan but adds unlimited LTE-speed mobile hotspot and unlimited calling to landlines and mobile phones in multiple countries.

View this plan:at T-Mobile.com

T-Mobile Unlimited 55+| Unlimited data, calls and texts | $60 per month for 2 lines
For mobile users over the age of 55, T-Mobile is offering two lines of it’s service with all the same features as the One plan but for only $60. For a bunch of unlimited services, that’s a great price if you’ve got someone to split the plan with.

View this plans:at T-Mobile.com

T-Mobile: Prepaid plans

T-Mobile also has prepaid plans if your credit is an issue or if the One plan simply isn’t striking your fancy. Some of them include unlimited data, with caps on how much you can use at LTE speed, and many include unlimited talk and text. Take a look at the offers T-Mobile has available.

T-Mobile One No Credit Check: $75/month with depositT-Mobile One Prepaid:$75/month4GB:$45/month6GB:$55/month10GB:$50/month for a limited time

T-Mobile also offers some pay-as-you-go options for users who don’t think they’ll use their phone very much, but want the option available.

Talk/Text: $3/month – Any combination of 30 minutes of talk or 30 texts, plus 10 cents for each additional text or minuteData:$5/day – 500MB of 4G LTEData:$10/week – 1GB of 4G LTE

Read more about all of T-Mobile’s various plans

Cleveland Earns “Connected City Award” For Wireless Network Upgrades

Working with city officials, Mobilitie has invested millions of dollars and installed dozens of its small cell sites across northern Ohio, densifying wireless networks and dramatically increasing capacities, capabilities and speeds, particularly for mobile data.

Working with city officials, Mobilitie has invested millions of dollars and installed dozens of its small cell sites across northern Ohio, densifying wireless networks and dramatically increasing capacities, capabilities and speeds, particularly for mobile data. The company added its antennas and radios primarily on existing structures, like street lights, making the entire deployment virtually unnoticeable.

In addition, the new densified wireless network provides the foundation for 5G, the network necessary for the next wave of innovation including virtual reality, self-driven cars, remote control homes, and more. It will also bring ultra-fast 4G and 5G services to more people, including areas that have previously been underserved.

“Mobilitie’s small-cell technology makes world-class wireless voice and data networks happen at a fraction of the expense and time of traditional networks,” said Christo Karmis, president of Mobilitie.

“We’ve done it in Cleveland working in partnership with progressive-thinking city officials, who realize that the next generation of innovation will require significant increases in capacity and functionality and the fraction-of-a second speeds 5G will deliver,” said Karmis

Small-cell technology expands network coverage and capacity using limited infrastructure (radios are the size of a laptop bag) installed at unobtrusive locations to augment the coverage of wireless carriers. It requires minimal space, and low-power demands. The networks are 5G ready and designed to be upgradeable to accommodate future wireless demand.

“We’re installing thousands of small cells across the country,” said Karmis. “And as with Cleveland, these installs are permanent, unobtrusive long-term improvements to the communications experience that bring an unprecedented level of wireless connectivity – the lifeblood of 21st century economies — that benefit residents, businesses and visitors.”

About Mobilitie
Mobilitie is the largest privately-held telecommunications infrastructure company in the United States. As a global provider of complete wireless solutions, Mobilitie helps people stay connected on their mobile devices wherever they are. It funds, deploys and operates next-generation infrastructure that enables robust 4G LTE coverage and upcoming 5G services and speeds.

Mobilitie wireless infrastructure includes communication towers, indoor and outdoor neutral host DAS networks, small cells, and Wi-Fi networks. Mobilitie’s Advanced Technology Group engineers innovative wireless solutions that improve wireless service at the largest and most complex venues across all major industries—including sports and entertainment, real estate, hospitality, education, healthcare, government and transportation.

Mobilitie partners with cities and municipalities across the country to deploy next generation small-cell sites and other infrastructure that provides local residents with enhanced mobile connectivity and wireless broadband access. Its high-density wireless infrastructure is designed to enable the richest, most interactive mobile experiences including real-time video streaming, location-based services, social media and other mobile applications.

Mobilitie is headquartered in Newport Beach, California and has regional offices in Cleveland, Chicago and internationally. To learn more about our wireless coverage solutions, visit us at www.mobilitie.com

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How to improve TV streaming quality on Netflix, Hulu and more – CNET

Few things are more annoying than a hard break while Netflix buffers and loads during your latest binge.

If you’ve suffered through slow loading, playback pauses and low resolution while streaming Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu or whatever, it’s not necessarily their fault.

Few things are more annoying than a hard break while Netflix buffers and loads during your latest binge.

If you’ve suffered through slow loading, playback pauses and low resolution while streaming Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu or whatever, it’s not necessarily their fault. It could be your internet connection.

Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to improve the connection on your TV, streaming device or game console. The faster the Internet, the better your streaming quality (for the most part).

1. Upgrade your internet speed

This is certainly the most obvious, but really, when was the last time you asked your provider about how fast their offerings are now? If it’s been a few years, they likely have new services (maybe even fiber) that could greatly increase your download speeds.

You need at least 15Mbps for 4K streaming, but really, you want a lot more than that. It’s also possible there are new providers or services from other companies. When I moved into my house, the phone company had the best option, a pretty fast DSL line that was way better than the local cable provider. Now, said cable company has 6x the speed at 60 percent of the price. I was able to save money and increase my internet speed quite dramatically.

This is definitely the first place to start.

2. Upgrade your router/hub

The Wi-Fi router that you get for free from your Internet provider is likely terrible. I upgraded my router the day before my new internet service was installed, and I got a 20 percent boost in speeds just from that. Some providers even charge for their crappy routers, so you could save some money long-term by buying a good one outright and reducing your bill a bit each month.

You’ll also likely get better range and better signal throughout your home with an upgraded router. So if you’ve always had a bad connection in the back of the house (or wherever), a better router might help that.

A new or different router might also give you the option to connect via the 5GHz range (“normal” Wi-Fi is 2.4). 5GHz is generally faster and has less chance of interference from other devices. However, it doesn’t go through walls as well.

Here are CNET picks for Best Wireless Routers.

3. Switch to Ethernet

Though convenient, Wi-Fi can be quite slow. Ethernet (i.e. wired) is a lot faster and doesn’t have issues with walls, interference or distance (well, not in a house anyway). Though running wires can be annoying, it provides the most reliable connection.

If you want to use a wire, check your device. Most inexpensive streamers like the Roku Streaming Stick and Google Chromecast lack the Ethernet port required for a wired connection, although Google sells a $15 adapter to add Ethernet to Chromecast. Our favorite streamers with Ethernet built in include Roku Premiere+, Apple TV, Nvidia Shield and Amazon Fire TV. Most Smart TVs (with the notable exception of non-4K Roku TVs) and game consoles have Ethernet, too.

4. Move stuff

I don’t mean your TV, but moving your Wi-Fi router could help a lot. If it’s on or near the ground, in a closet, or at the far end of your house, you could be limiting the signal and speed without even realizing it. Wi-Fi can go through walls, but being high up and with fewer walls between the router and streamer will help. If the router has antennas, positioning them correctly can also help.

The same is true on the other end. If you’ve got the streamer in a cabinet, that’s not helping either. In a perfect world, the streamer would have a direct line of sight with the router. This isn’t necessary, of course, but everything you place between the two of them decreases the signal and potentially lowers the speed.

An alternate version of this would be to get a Wi-Fi booster, or run Ethernet to a second Wi-Fi router. If your house is long or large, there are lots of options beyond the scope of this guide.

Related TopicsBest Wireless RoutersThe Google Wifi is the best home mesh system yetWhat is 4K Blu-ray?
5. Kick the kids (off the Wi-Fi)

Think of your internet connection as a pipe full of water. There’s only so much water to go around. If you’re trying to stream in the living room, but the rest of the family is also trying to stream in other rooms, there might not be enough “water” to go around. Everyone will have issues.

Who gets priority in that case, I’ll leave up to you. No way I’m touching that one.

Test your results

An internet speed tester like Speedtest can give you an idea what you’re dealing with now. If you use the Android or iOS version, make sure you place the phone/tablet near the streaming device to get the most accurate result. With each change you make, test again and see how it affected the signal.

Many streaming problems can be solved with these steps I’ve described. The key is getting the device the fastest internet possible, by any means necessary.

Got a question for Geoff? First, check out all the other articles he’s written on topics like why all HDMI cables are the same, TV resolutions explained, LED LCD vs. OLED, and more. Still have a question? Tweet at him @TechWriterGeoff then check out his travel photography on Instagram. He also thinks you should check out his best-selling sci-fi novel and its sequel.

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The best AT&T plans in September 2017

Finding the best AT&T plan is something modern smartphone users can’t overlook. If you’ve settle on AT&T as your carrier, it’s time to make sure you’re getting the best plan for you.

Finding the best AT&T plan is something modern smartphone users can’t overlook. If you’ve settle on AT&T as your carrier, it’s time to make sure you’re getting the best plan for you.

We’ve sorted through all of AT&T’s plans and have all the info you need to make your choice, whether that’s a high-data, streaming ready plan, or a simple low-cost plan.

Check out all the AT&T plans available to you.

Jump straight there:View the plans at att.comChoose your phone:The best AT&T phones available this month

AT&T Plans: Explained

You don’t have to worry so much these days about paying huge fees for making calls while you’re out of town or during peak hours. But mobile data is the big budget killer these days. AT&T has a number of plans with unlimited calls and texts and data allotments ranging from 1GB to 25GB, and ranging in price from $30 a month to $110 a month.

You can save money on these plans by taking advantage of AT&T data-sharing plan. Through this service you can add additional devices to the account and share the data allotment across all of them, up to 10 devices.

With these shared plans, each phone requires a monthly access charge of $20, including the first phone on the plan. Tablets and wearable devices that connect to data are $10 each month.

With these plans, you don’t have to worry about fees for going over the data allotment. Data speeds will simply be slowed down once you hit the cap. If there is any unused data, it will roll over the next month.

For 10GB plans and higher, calls and texts to Mexico and Canada are free as well, with no roaming charges for use in Mexico.

AT&T’s Unlimited plans

If you don’t want to spend a bunch of time thinking about which data allotment is right for you, you can just opt for one of AT&T’s Unlimited plans. It has an Unlimited Choice and Unlimited Plus plan with varying features that we’ll discuss further in.

If you’re really big into streaming content from your mobile device, AT&T also has a few packages that bundle streaming services into its Unlimited plans. All of these Unlimited plans have a cap of 22GB a month after which data speeds will be reduced, but you won’t be charged any fees for going over that cap.

1GB:$30/Month3GB:$40/Month6GB:$60/Month10GB:$80/Month16GB:$90/Month25GB:$110/MonthHow much data do you really need?

While 1GB of a data might be enough for someone who mostly uses their phone for calling and texting, and the occasional search on Yelp, it may not be enough for most of us. If you stream a lot of video you may be looking at 10GB plans and up. For a lot of Internet browsing and Instagram use, somewhere in the ballpark of 5GB may be enough. Thankfully, even if you use up all of your high speed data, AT&T continues to provide data at lower speeds, so you can still get that Instagram photo uploaded.

AT&T Next: Device installment and upgrade plan

If the upfront cost a new phone for your new data plan is too much, AT&T offers an installment plan service to spread the cost of the device over 24 to 30 months. The Next and Next Every Year plans also offer a change to trade-in your phone and upgrade before you’ve finished paying off the device. Here’s how each plan works.

AT&T Next

AT&T Next lets you break up your device payments over 30 months. At the end of the 30 months your monthly payments will drop, since the phone is paid off. Alternatively, after 24 months, you have the option of trading in your phone to upgrade to a new phone.

AT&T Next Every Year

If you can afford slightly higher monthly payments and want to have a new phone every year, the AT&T Next Every Year installment plan spreads the cost of a device over 24 months but lets you upgrade to a new phone every year. You After 12 payments, you can trade in your device and switch to a new one.

The best AT&T plans for you:

Now that you know about the types of plans, how you can share them with family and friends, and how to get a device on an installment plan, let’s take a look at the plans themselves.

These Mobile Share Advantage plans are a simple way to pay for just the amount of data you need, and save big if you have more people to split the monthly bill with. Keep in mind that every device you add costs $20, including the primary device on the plan, so the prices listed are just for the data plan itself.

Let’s take a look at each tier of AT&T’s plans and see which one fits your needs the best.

1. AT&T Mobile Share Advantage plan | 1GB data | $30 per month
If you’re a pretty light mobile user, you can probably get away with this plan. If you like to watch any video on your data plan, this may not cut it. While youc can still use data after you hit the 1GB cap, it will be significantly slowed down. View this plan at AT&T

2. AT&T Mobile Share Advantageplan | 3GB | $40 per month
If you use your phone’s data a fair amount but aren’t crazy about streaming video when you’re away from Wi-Fi, this will be a much safer plan for you At only $10 more, you get an extra 2GB of wiggle room. View this plan at AT&T

3. AT&T Mobile Share Advantageplan | 6GB | $60 per month
This plan is at a sweet spot for multiple users, as the 6GB can be split two ways for moderate users while keeping the price within reason. It can even be split three ways if everyone agrees to go easy on the streaming. View this plan at AT&T

4. AT&T Mobile Share Advantageplan | 10GB | $80 per month
For bigger families or heavy mobile users, this plan may work out nicely. For a single line, you’d be looking at $100, which is a reasonable price when you get 10GB to use. But the plan looks even better when you split that 10GB with multiple users. View this plan at AT&T

5. AT&T Mobile Share Advantageplan | 16GB | $90 per month
At this tier, the shared aspect becomes even more impressive. While every phone added will still need to pay the access charge, the cost of data could be just $18 per person if split five ways, and that’s still a hair over 3GB each. View this plan at AT&T

6. AT&T Mobile ShareAdvantageplan | 25GB | $110 per month
25GB is just that much more to share between a group of friends or a family. At this tier, single line customers would be smarter to look at the AT&T’s Unlimited Plans, which comes with 22GB of full-speed data at a lower price. View this plan at AT&T

AT&T Unlimited plans

1. Unlimited Choice Plan | $40 per month
This is something of a no frills plan, but if you use a lot of data and have a limited budget, it’s an affordable option. Mobile hotspot is not allowed, video streaming is limited to 1.5Mbps and data speeds are limited to 3Mbps, but you still get 22GB of data to work with each month. See the unlimited plan on AT&T

2. Unlimited Plus| $70 per month
AT&T sweetens the deal with this Unlimited Plus plan. The plan allows full speed data for 22GB, after which the speeds are throttled. HD video quality is allowed, and so is mobile hotspot for up to 10GB a month per line. Topping it off, AT&T adds in HBO access, so you have content to stream with all that data. See the unlimited plan on AT&T

Extra: Streaming and DirecTV packages
If you’re really into video, AT&T offers a few streaming packages that can be added onto its Unlimited Choice and Unlimited Plus plans. You can add HBO or DirecTV streaming to your plan, or even get DirecTV installed in your home as part of the plan. See AT&T’s streaming and DirecTV packages here

AT&T Prepaid optionsCheck out AT&T’s prepaid plans

If none of the plans have seemed right for you so far, AT&T also offers a number of prepaid plans with a lot of the same perks as the other plans and reasonable prices. You can get 1GB, 6GB, unlimited data, or even no data at all. No contract is required and you don’t need a credit check to get started with these plans. See AT&T’s prepaid plans here

The best AT&T plans in August 2017

Finding the best AT&T plan is something modern smartphone users can’t overlook. If you’ve settle on AT&T as your carrier, it’s time to make sure you’re getting the best plan for you.

Finding the best AT&T plan is something modern smartphone users can’t overlook. If you’ve settle on AT&T as your carrier, it’s time to make sure you’re getting the best plan for you.

We’ve sorted through all of AT&T’s plans and have all the info you need to make your choice, whether that’s a high-data, streaming ready plan, or a simple low-cost plan.

Check out all the AT&T plans available to you.

Jump straight there:View the plans at att.comChoose your phone:The best AT&T phones available this month

AT&T Plans: Explained

You don’t have to worry so much these days about paying huge fees for making calls while you’re out of town or during peak hours. But mobile data is the big budget killer these days. AT&T has a number of plans with unlimited calls and texts and data allotments ranging from 1GB to 25GB, and ranging in price from $30 a month to $110 a month.

You can save money on these plans by taking advantage of AT&T data-sharing plan. Through this service you can add additional devices to the account and share the data allotment across all of them, up to 10 devices.

With these shared plans, each phone requires a monthly access charge of $20, including the first phone on the plan. Tablets and wearable devices that connect to data are $10 each month.

With these plans, you don’t have to worry about fees for going over the data allotment. Data speeds will simply be slowed down once you hit the cap. If there is any unused data, it will roll over the next month.

For 10GB plans and higher, calls and texts to Mexico and Canada are free as well, with no roaming charges for use in Mexico.

AT&T’s Unlimited plans

If you don’t want to spend a bunch of time thinking about which data allotment is right for you, you can just opt for one of AT&T’s Unlimited plans. It has an Unlimited Choice and Unlimited Plus plan with varying features that we’ll discuss further in.

If you’re really big into streaming content from your mobile device, AT&T also has a few packages that bundle streaming services into its Unlimited plans. All of these Unlimited plans have a cap of 22GB a month after which data speeds will be reduced, but you won’t be charged any fees for going over that cap.

1GB:$30/Month3GB:$40/Month6GB:$60/Month10GB:$80/Month16GB:$90/Month25GB:$110/MonthHow much data do you really need?

While 1GB of a data might be enough for someone who mostly uses their phone for calling and texting, and the occasional search on Yelp, it may not be enough for most of us. If you stream a lot of video you may be looking at 10GB plans and up. For a lot of Internet browsing and Instagram use, somewhere in the ballpark of 5GB may be enough. Thankfully, even if you use up all of your high speed data, AT&T continues to provide data at lower speeds, so you can still get that Instagram photo uploaded.

AT&T Next: Device installment and upgrade plan

If the upfront cost a new phone for your new data plan is too much, AT&T offers an installment plan service to spread the cost of the device over 24 to 30 months. The Next and Next Every Year plans also offer a change to trade-in your phone and upgrade before you’ve finished paying off the device. Here’s how each plan works.

AT&T Next

AT&T Next lets you break up your device payments over 30 months. At the end of the 30 months your monthly payments will drop, since the phone is paid off. Alternatively, after 24 months, you have the option of trading in your phone to upgrade to a new phone.

AT&T Next Every Year

If you can afford slightly higher monthly payments and want to have a new phone every year, the AT&T Next Every Year installment plan spreads the cost of a device over 24 months but lets you upgrade to a new phone every year. You After 12 payments, you can trade in your device and switch to a new one.

The best AT&T plans for you:

Now that you know about the types of plans, how you can share them with family and friends, and how to get a device on an installment plan, let’s take a look at the plans themselves.

These Mobile Share Advantage plans are a simple way to pay for just the amount of data you need, and save big if you have more people to split the monthly bill with. Keep in mind that every device you add costs $20, including the primary device on the plan, so the prices listed are just for the data plan itself.

Let’s take a look at each tier of AT&T’s plans and see which one fits your needs the best.

1. AT&T Mobile Share Advantage plan | 1GB data | $30 per month
If you’re a pretty light mobile user, you can probably get away with this plan. If you like to watch any video on your data plan, this may not cut it. While youc can still use data after you hit the 1GB cap, it will be significantly slowed down. View this plan at AT&T

2. AT&T Mobile Share Advantageplan | 3GB | $40 per month
If you use your phone’s data a fair amount but aren’t crazy about streaming video when you’re away from Wi-Fi, this will be a much safer plan for you At only $10 more, you get an extra 2GB of wiggle room. View this plan at AT&T

3. AT&T Mobile Share Advantageplan | 6GB | $60 per month
This plan is at a sweet spot for multiple users, as the 6GB can be split two ways for moderate users while keeping the price within reason. It can even be split three ways if everyone agrees to go easy on the streaming. View this plan at AT&T

4. AT&T Mobile Share Advantageplan | 10GB | $80 per month
For bigger families or heavy mobile users, this plan may work out nicely. For a single line, you’d be looking at $100, which is a reasonable price when you get 10GB to use. But the plan looks even better when you split that 10GB with multiple users. View this plan at AT&T

5. AT&T Mobile Share Advantageplan | 16GB | $90 per month
At this tier, the shared aspect becomes even more impressive. While every phone added will still need to pay the access charge, the cost of data could be just $18 per person if split five ways, and that’s still a hair over 3GB each. View this plan at AT&T

6. AT&T Mobile ShareAdvantageplan | 25GB | $110 per month
25GB is just that much more to share between a group of friends or a family. At this tier, single line customers would be smarter to look at the AT&T’s Unlimited Plans, which comes with 22GB of full-speed data at a lower price. View this plan at AT&T

AT&T Unlimited plans

1. Unlimited Choice Plan | $40 per month
This is something of a no frills plan, but if you use a lot of data and have a limited budget, it’s an affordable option. Mobile hotspot is not allowed, video streaming is limited to 1.5Mbps and data speeds are limited to 3Mbps, but you still get 22GB of data to work with each month. See the unlimited plan on AT&T

2. Unlimited Plus| $70 per month
AT&T sweetens the deal with this Unlimited Plus plan. The plan allows full speed data for 22GB, after which the speeds are throttled. HD video quality is allowed, and so is mobile hotspot for up to 10GB a month per line. Topping it off, AT&T adds in HBO access, so you have content to stream with all that data. See the unlimited plan on AT&T

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Global Tunable Capacitors Market 2017-2021 – IoT Driving Growth of Wireless Computing Devices

The global tunable capacitors market to decline at a CAGR of (7.84%) during the period 2017-2021.

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global tunable capacitors market for 2017-2021.

The global tunable capacitors market to decline at a CAGR of (7.84%) during the period 2017-2021.

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global tunable capacitors market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the use of tunable capacitors in devices that require RF signals. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

One trend in the market is IoT driving growth of wireless computing devices. End-users seek efficient connectivity over wireless networks, such as Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, and Bluetooth, to facilitate easy data exchange and transfer. IoT is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. A total of 32 billion devices is expected to be connected to this platform by 2021, generating a total of about 55 trillion gigabytes of data. IoT enables devices to collect data using sensors and actuators in wireless computing devices.

According to the report, one driver in the market is growth in shipments of LTE-enabled computing devices. The deployment of LTE networks is increasing in developed and developing economies. The unit shipments of LTE-enabled computing devices are increasing rapidly in different regions. The shipments of LTE devices doubled between 2014 and 2015, increasing to around 900 million units from around 450 million units. China accounted for the highest growth in terms of LTE-enabled device shipments, tripling to approximately 300 million units in 2016 from 90 million units in 2015. LTE-enabled devices are expected to account for around 50% of all smartphone shipments, and this value will likely increase to over 72% by 2020.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is increased time-to-market pressure. Rapid technological changes, frequent product launches, short product life cycles, and the increasing demand for high-level integration are factors that outline the market landscape of the semiconductor industry. Owing to these factors, the period between time to market and design completion has increased in the recent years. The time taken to design complex and advanced RF modules, including the latest RF-based devices and components, is 13-18 months. However, the product life cycle is considered to be around 10 months only. Advances in mobile computing devices technology have resulted in high RF front-end complexity, thus increasing the manufacturing time.

Key vendors

AVX Voltronics (Knowles) Murata Manufacturing STMicroelectronics WiSpry Panasonic Vishay Intertechnology Sprague Goodman Electronics Cavendish Kinetics Tusonix (CTS Electronic Components) Qorvo IXYS ISS

Market drivers

Growth in shipments of LTE-enabled computing devices For a full, detailed list, view the full report

Market challenges

Increased time-to-market pressure For a full, detailed list, view the full report

Market trends

IoT driving growth of wireless computing devices For a full, detailed list, view the full report

Key questions answered in this report

What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be? What are the key market trends? What is driving this market? What are the challenges to market growth? Who are the key vendors in this market space?

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New Report Released: – Global Tunable Capacitors Market 2017-2021

The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global tunable capacitors market: AVX, Voltronics (Knowles), Murata Manufacturing, STMicroelectronics, WiSpry, Panasonic, Vishay Intertechnology, Sprague Goodman Electronics, Cavendish Kinetics, Tusonix (CTS Electronic Components), Qorvo, and IXYS ISS.

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The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.

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Most Awarded Minivan of the Year Ups the Ante — 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Offers 4G LTE Wi-Fi With Unlimited Data From AT&T

  • 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus and Limited models, and Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus, Touring L and Limited models in the United States, offer a variety of prepaid and postpaid data plans from AT&T with an unlimited data plan starting at $20 a month1
  • 4G LTE network capability keeps customers and their families even more connected, maximizing coverage, increasing responsiveness and offering higher speed connectivity
  • In-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot provides reliable in-vehicle wireless internet connectivity to your laptop, tablet or smartphone and supports up to eight mobile devices
  • Stronger Wi-Fi system builds on Pacifica’s award-winning Uconnect systems and SiriusXM Guardian connected services

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus and Limited models, and Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus, Touring L and Limited models in the United States, offer a variety of prepaid and postpaid data plans from AT&T with an unlimited data plan starting at $20 a month14G LTE network capability keeps customers and their families even more connected, maximizing coverage, increasing responsiveness and offering higher speed connectivity In-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot provides reliable in-vehicle wireless internet connectivity to your laptop, tablet or smartphone and supports up to eight mobile devices Stronger Wi-Fi system builds on Pacifica’s award-winning Uconnect systems and SiriusXM Guardian connected services

As the most technologically equipped vehicles of their kind, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid continue to live up to this claim with the debut of available 4G LTE network connectivity in the upgraded Uconnect 4C NAV system with 8.4-inch display.

“For 35 years, our Chrysler minivans have led the segment we created, and that continues in 2018 with the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid now adding 4G LTE Wi-Fi with unlimited data plans for $20 per month,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America. “The Pacifica’s new, faster 4G LTE network speed creates an in-vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot that keeps everyone in the family connected with up to eight mobile devices, making it easy to browse websites, check email and stream video. Passengers can also make the most of the class-exclusive Uconnect Theater system by utilizing the 4G hotspot to stream content via HDMI connected devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast or Apple TV.”

For 2018, Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus and Limited models, and Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus, Touring L and Limited models, offer several different data plans from AT&T, including:

Standalone unlimited plan offers unlimited data at $20 per month1Add your vehicle to your existing Mobile Share Value or Advantage plan, receive 1 GB of data, for $10/month2Day pass offers 250MB at $5An included trial of AT&T Wi-Fi is available on properly equipped vehicles3

An included trial of SiriusXM Guardian connected services also is available on properly equipped vehicles. These real-time services include a monthly vehicle health report, vehicle health alert, a smartphone app that enables owners to remotely lock, unlock or start their vehicle, locate their vehicle and more, and SOS Call and Assist Buttons on the rearview mirror, which will connect vehicle owners to help at the push of a button.

“As our Uconnect systems continue to advance, the boost of 4G LTE Wi-Fi technology showcases our commitment of keeping our customers conveniently connected while on the road,” said Tricia Hecker, Global Head of Connected Services, FCA Global. “Our goal is to provide consumers with a variety of ways to stay connected and explore the efficiency and convenience that our services and features have to offer.”

On-demand 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability is also available in select model-year 2018 FCA US vehicles equipped with the Uconnect 4C or 4C NAV system with an 8.4-inch display. More information can be found in the 2018 Uconnect fact sheet.

The Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform, the Pacifica delivers class-leading gasoline and hybrid powertrains to the minivan segment.

With the Pacifica’s class-exclusive Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system, passengers can watch movies, play built-in games and connect personal devices to surf the Internet via two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens. Passengers can select from a variety of devices to connect to Uconnect Theater, including smartphones, tablets and gaming devices, via USB and HDMI ports. For supported Android devices, content can now be streamed wirelessly to the Uconnect Theater screens.

With more than 100 available safety and security features, the Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system, and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica is a no-compromises minivan ideally suited for today’s families and has earned its spot as the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017.

The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its class-exclusive, innovative hybrid powertrain. The Pacifica is the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range.

About Uconnect
Launched in 2003, Uconnect systems are FCA’s in-vehicle connectivity centers, designed to keep consumers connected, entertained and, most importantly, focused on the road.

Each FCA vehicle comes equipped with a Uconnect system that provides drivers with a range of available communication, navigation, entertainment features and connected services, including:

Handsfree calling or texting solutions that keep drivers productive, talking and connected Entertainment and audio options that include AM, FM, HD radio or SiriusXM, Bluetooth streaming audio, CD Player, USB and AUX Port Navigation options that help provide a stress-free commute with easy access to points of interest, well-designed maps and turn-by-turn directions that are broadcast over the vehicle’s audio system

An included trial of SiriusXM Guardian connected services is available on vehicles equipped with the Uconnect 4C or 4C NAV systems with an 8.4″ Display. The Uconnect with SiriusXM Guardian connected services include a monthly vehicle health report, vehicle health alert, a smartphone app that enables owners to remotely lock, unlock or start their vehicle, locate their vehicle and more; SOS call and Assist Buttons on the rearview mirror that will connect vehicle owners to help at the push of a button.

Vehicle owners can access and control their Uconnect system’s features and services by using voice recognition technology, steering wheel controls, touchscreens or traditional knobs and buttons.

About Chrysler Brand
The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology all at an extraordinary value since the company was founded in 1925.

Whether it is the family-room-on-wheels functionality of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan, the groundbreaking, bold design of the Chrysler 300, or the simple elegance and extraordinary driving experience of the Chrysler 200, Chrysler brand vehicles reward the passion, creativity and sense of accomplishment of its owners. Beyond just exceptionally designed vehicles, the Chrysler brand has incorporated thoughtful features into all of its products, such as the innovative center console with pass through storage and sliding cup holders in the Chrysler 200, the industry-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating and storage system on the Chrysler Pacifica and the fuel-saving Fuel Saver Technology in the Chrysler 300.

The Chrysler brand’s succession of innovative product introductions continues to solidify the brand’s standing as the leader in design, engineering and value. The premium for the Chrysler brand is in the product, not the price.

1 AT&T Connected Car Unlimited Plan: After 22GB of data usage, AT&T may slow speeds. Req’s eligible vehicle and eligible wireless svc. Plan charge per vehicle. Limit 3. Stream Saver not avail. Cov’g and svc. not avail. everywhere. Taxes, fees, other charges, add’l usage & other restr’s apply. Subject to General AT&T Wireless Service Terms.

2 Mobile Share Value:(MSV) Overage charges may apply. See rate plan terms for your overage rates. Mobile Share Advantage (MSA): Requires plan charge (min.$30/mo. for 1GB of shared data) plus $10 per month access charge per vehicle. After high-speed data plan allotments used, data slowed to max of 128Kbps for rest of bill cycle. Cov’g and svc. not avail. everywhere. Taxes, fees, other charges, add’l usage & other restr’s apply. Subject to General AT&T Wireless Service Terms.

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Stop cyberattacks. Just add robots – CNET

This is part of our Road Trip 2017 summer series “The Smartest Stuff,” about how innovators are thinking up new ways to make you — and the world around you — smarter.

This is part of our Road Trip 2017 summer series “The Smartest Stuff,” about how innovators are thinking up new ways to make you — and the world around you — smarter.

“Are you a hacker?”

A Las Vegas driver asks me this after I tell him I’m headed to Defcon at Caesars Palace. I wonder if his sweat isn’t just from the 110℉ heat blasting the city.

All week, a cloud of paranoia looms over Las Vegas, as hackers from around the world swarm Sin City for Black Hat and Defcon, two back-to-back cybersecurity conferences taking place in the last week of July. At Caesars Palace, where Defcon is celebrating its 25th anniversary, the UPS store posts a sign telling guests it won’t accept printing requests from USB thumb drives. You can’t be too careful with all those hackers in town.

Everywhere I walk I see hackers — in tin-foiled fedoras, wearing biker vests for the Telephreak Defcon party. Mike Spicer, a security researcher, carries a 4-foot-high backpack holding a “Wi-Fi cactus.” Think wires, antennas, colored lights and 25 Wi-Fi scanners that, in seven hours, captured 75 gigabytes of data from anyone foolish enough to use public Wi-Fi. I see a woman thank him for holding the door open for her, all while his backpack sniffs for unencrypted passwords and personal information it can grab literally out of thin air.

You’d think that, with all the potential threats literally walking about town, Vegas’ director of technology and innovation, Mike Sherwood, would be stressed out. It’s his job to protect thousands of smart sensors around the city that could jam traffic, blast water through pipes or cause a blackout if anything goes haywire.

And yet he’s sitting right in front of me at Black Hat, smiling.

His entire three-person team, in fact, is at Black Hat so they can learn how to stave off future attacks. Machine learning is guarding Las Vegas’ network for them.

Broadly speaking, artificial intelligence refers to machines carrying out jobs that we would consider smart. Machine learning is a subset of AI in which computers learn and adapt for themselves.

Now a number of cybersecurity companies are turning to machine learning in an attempt to stay one step ahead of professionals working to steal industrial secrets, disrupt national infrastructures, hold computer networks for ransom and even influence elections. Las Vegas, which relies on machine learning to keep the bad guys out, offers a glimpse into a future when more of us will turn to our AI overlords for protection.

AI gets smart about cybersecurity

Cyberattacks have become more sophisticated and more dangerous. Here’s how Las Vegas stays safe.

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Man and machine

At its most basic, machine learning for security involves feeding massive amounts of data to the AI program, which the software then analyzes to spot patterns and recognize what is, and isn’t, a threat. If you do this millions of times, the machine becomes smart enough to prevent intrusions and malware on its own.

Theoretically.

Machine learning naysayers argue that hackers can write malware to trick AI. Sure the software can learn really fast, but it stumbles when it encounters data its creators didn’t anticipate. Remember how trolls turned Microsoft’s Tay machine-learning chatbot into a mindless racist? It makes a good case against relying on AI for cybersecurity, where the stakes are so high.

Even so, Sherwood says he trusts the Darktrace software that has protected Las Vegas’ network and thousands of sensors for the last 18 months.

Since last February, Darktrace has defended the city from cyberattacks, around the clock. That comes in handy when you have only three staffers handling cybersecurity for a city with more than 630,000 people, 3,000 employees and thousands of online devices. It was worse when Sherwood joined two years ago.

“That was the time where we only had one security person on the team,” Sherwood tells me. “That was when I thought, ‘I need help and I can’t afford to hire more people.'”

It’s really easy for AI to miss things.
David Brumley, Carnegie Mellon University

He’d already used Darktrace in his previous job as deputy director of public safety and city technology in Irvine, California, and he thought the software could help in Las Vegas. Within two weeks, Darktrace found malware on Las Vegas’ network that was sending out data.

“We didn’t even know,” Sherwood says. “Traditional scanners weren’t picking it up.”

Pattern recognition

I’m standing in front of a tattoo parlor in Las Vegas’ Arts District, a little more than 4 miles from Caesars Palace. Across the street, I see three shuttered stores next to two bail bonds shops.

I’m convinced the taxi driver dropped me off at the wrong location.

This is supposed to be Vegas’ $1 million Innovation District project? Where are the self-driving cars the city said it’s testing in the area? Or the solar-powered streetlights that also generate energy from our footsteps?

I look again at the Innovation District map on my phone. I’m in the right place. Despite the rundown stores, trailer homes and empty lots, this corner of downtown Vegas is much smarter than it looks.

That’s because hidden on the roads and inside all the streetlights, traffic signals and pipes are thousands of sensors. They’re tracking the air quality, controlling the lights and water, counting the cars traveling along the roads, and providing Wi-Fi.

Officials chose the city’s rundown area to serve as its Innovation District because they wanted to redevelop it, with help from technology, Sherwood says. There’s just one problem: All those connected devices are potential targets for a cyberattack. That’s where Darktrace comes in.

Sherwood willingly banks on Darktrace to protect the city’s entire network because the software comes at machine learning from a different angle. Most machine learning tools rely on brute force: cramming themselves with thousands of terabytes of data so they can learn through plenty of trial and error. That’s how IBM’s Deep Blue computer learned to defeat Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion, in a best-of-seven match in 1997. In the security world, that data describes malware signatures — essentially algorithms that identify specific viruses or worms, for instance.

Darktrace, in contrast, doesn’t look at a massive database of malware that’s come before. Instead, it looks for patterns of human behavior. It learns within a week what’s considered normal behavior for users and sets off alarms when things fall out of pattern, like when someone’s computer suddenly starts encrypting loads of files.

Rise of the machines?

Still, it’s probably too soon to hand over all security responsibilities to artificial intelligence, says David Brumley, a security professor and director of Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute. He predicts it’ll take at least 10 years before we can safely use AI to keep bad things out.

“It’s really easy for AI to miss things,” Brumley tells me over the phone. “It’s not a perfect solution, and you still need people to make important choices.”

Brumley’s team last year built an AI machine that won DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge, beating out other AI entries. A few days later, their contender took on some of the world’s best hackers at Defcon. They came in last.

Sure, machines can help humans fight the scale and speed of attacks, but it’ll take years before they can actually call the shots, says Brumley.

That’s because the model for AI right now is still data cramming, which — by today’s standards — is actually kind of dumb.

But it was still good enough to outwit Kasparov 20 years ago, making him the de facto poster child for man outsmarted by machine.

“I always remind people it was a rematch, because I won the first one,” he tells me, chuckling, while sitting in a room at Caesars Palace during Defcon. Today Kasparov, 54, is the ambassador for security software company Avast, which is why he’s been giving talks around the country on why humans need to work with AI in cybersecurity.

He tells me machines can now learn too fast for humans to keep up, no matter if it’s chess or cybersecurity. “The vigilance and the precision required to beat the machine — it’s virtually impossible to reach in human competition,” Kasparov says.

Nobody’s perfect

About two months before Defcon, I’m at Darktrace’s headquarters in New York, where company executives show me how the system works.

On a screen, I see connected computers and printers sending data to Darktrace’s network as it monitors for behavior that’s out of the ordinary.

“For example, Sue doesn’t usually access this much internal data,” Nancy Karches, Darktrace’s sales manager, tells me. “This is straying from Sue’s normal pattern.” So Darktrace shuts down an attack most likely waged by another machine.

“When you have machine-based attacks, the attacks are moving at a machine speed from one to the other,” says Darktrace CEO Nicole Eagan. “It’s hard for humans to keep up with that.”

But what happens when AI becomes the norm? When everyone’s using AI, says Brumley, hackers will turn all their attention on finding the machines’ flaws — something they’re not doing yet.

“We’ve seen again and again, the reason new solutions work better is because attackers aren’t targeting its weaknesses,” he says. “As soon as it became popular, it started working worse and worse.”

About 60 percent of cybersecurity experts at Black Hat believe hackers will use AI for attacks by 2018, according to a survey from the security company Cylance.

“Machine learning security is not foolproof,” says Hyrum Anderson, principal data scientist at cybersecurity company Endgame, who leads research on machine learning to detect hackers and their tools. Anderson expects AI-based malware will rapidly make thousands of attempts to find code that the AI-based security misses.

“The bad guy can do this with trial and error, and it will cost him months,” Anderson says. “The bot can learn to do this, and it will take hours.”

Anderson says he expects cybercriminals will eventually sell AI malware on darknet markets to wannabe hackers.

For now, Sherwood feels safe having the city protected by an AI machine, which has shielded Las Vegas’ network for the past year. But he also realizes a day will come when hackers could outsmart the AI. That’s why Sherwood and his Las Vegas security team are at Black Hat: to learn how to use human judgment and creativity while the machine parries attacks as rapidly as they come in.

Kasparov has been trying to make that point for the last 20 years. He sees machines doing about 80 percent to 90 percent of the work, but he believes they’ll never get to what he calls “that last decimal place.”

“You will see more and more advanced destruction on one side, and that will force you to become more creative on the positive side,” he tells me.

“Human creativity is how we make the difference.”

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