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Browsing the web on 5G. Photo: BBC

Browsing the web on 5G. Photo: BBC

Having 4G connectivity when you want to stream music or download a game is awesome, but when 5G gets here, your LTE smartphone will feel like dial-up on Windows 95 all over again.

The new standard, which is officially named “IMT-2020,” can reach speeds of up to 20 Gbps, which is 20 times faster than the 4G we have today. With data that fast, you could download a 25GB Ultra HD movie in just 10 seconds.

Feed off your Android when there's no Wi-Fi. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Feed off your Android when there’s no Wi-Fi. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Apple makes it easy for iPhone users to share their data with their Mac, but it’s not quite as simple for those of us with an Android. Thankfully, there’s now a handy third-party Mac hack called HoRNDIS that makes it incredibly easy to share your Android’s data connection over USB.

Opera Mini on the Gear S. Image: Opera

Opera Mini on the Gear S. Image: Opera

There are lots of things we shouldn’t use a smartwatch for — such as gaming or browsing the web — but we do it anyway because we can. And it’s pretty neat. Bringing a web browser to Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch sounds like a silly idea, then, but Opera went ahead and did it because it knew we’d use it anyway.

Meet the Gear S. Image: Samsung Tomorrow.

Meet the Gear S. Image: Samsung Tomorrow.

Today, Samsung officially took the wraps off its Gear S — the first ever standalone, Tizen-powered smartwatch with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatibility. Yes, that’s right, folks. This watch does not need to be paired to a smartphone; you can stay up to date with all your notifications from social networks, calendars and applications even when your phone is nowhere to be seen. You can make and receive calls too with the Gear S. Now that’s pretty cool.

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Three U.K. has confirmed that all customers have now been switched to a 4G tariff, allowing them to connect to LTE networks where available at no extra cost. Three’s LTE coverage now spans 36 towns and cities across Britain, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool.

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