Verizon 5G map Network now live in Chicago and Minneapolis

first_img We tested Verizon’s new 5G network Share your voice Mobile Tags 8:24 Motorola Moto Z3 $480 Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 7 Review • Moto Z3 review: First 5G upgradable phone is a solid midrange choice Mentioned Above Motorola Moto Z3 Verizon’s 5G network is live in Chicago and Minneapolis.  Verizon A week ahead of schedule, Verizon on Wednesday turned on its 5G network in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. CNET went to Chicago to test it with the Moto Z3. To experience 5G, Verizon customers need to have a Motorola Moto Z3 phone with a 5G Moto Mod. The addition, available now, costs about $200 and attaches magnetically to the phone. Customers on Verizon’s postpaid or unlimited plans get unlimited 5G for an extra $10 per month. The first three months of 5G are free.Verizon said customers on its 5G Ultra Wideband network in Chicago and Minneapolis could see speeds between 450 Mbps to 1Gbps and latency connecting to the network less than 30 milliseconds. “Verizon customers will be the first in the world to have the power of 5G in their hands,” said Hans Vestberg, Verizon’s chairman and chief executive officer, in the release.Read: Testing Verizon’s 5G network almost made we weep real tears For Chicago, the 5G service is concentrated in the West and South Loop areas near landmarks like Union Station, Willis Tower, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park and The Chicago Theatre. Minneapolis customers’ service is concentrated in the downtown area, like Downtown East and West. The service is available near landmarks like the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Minneapolis Central Library, the Mill City Museum, Target Center and First Avenue venues, The Commons, areas of Elliot Park and in the Verizon store in The Mall of America.Read: Verizon defends its 5G network’s rocky start, throws shade at AT&T and T-MobileBelow is a map showing cities that currently have some 5G coverage:5G, the next generation of cellular tech, has been touted as the life-changing foundation for tech trends like augmented reality and telemedicine. Virtually every major Android handset maker has talked up plans to launch a 5G device this year. However, coverage will be limited at the start, and those 5G phones likely won’t be cheap.AT&T’s 5G network went live in December in a dozen cities. But until 5G phones arrive later this year, it’ll only be useful with Netgear’s Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot, a portable device that creates its own Wi-Fi network so you can link phones, laptops and tablets to the 5G network.Sprint has said its 5G network will launch in May, and T-Mobile says its full 5G launch will happen in the second half of the year.Verizon plans to expand its 5G coverage to 30 cities by the end of 2019. Originally published April 3, 8:54 a.m. PT.Update, 10:30 a.m. PT: Adds more background on 5G networks. See it Now playing: Watch this: 5G Verizonlast_img read more

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Jon Snow to betray Daenerys Targaryen in her fight against Cersei Lannister

first_imgGame of Thrones season 8 episode 3 leakGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last War” will feature how Daenerys Targaryen will come to terms with Jon Snow (Aegon Targaryen) and will march her army to invade King’s Landing.Now that Night King and his army of White Walkers are no more present in the Westeros, Daenerys Targaryen will be headed to the King’s Landing to fight the one battle that matters to her the most — kill Cersei Lannister and become the Queen of all the Seven Kingdoms. Daenerys still has several of her trusted allies including Tyrion Lannister, Grey Worm, Lord Varys, her two dragons, and possibly Jon Snow.We all know that Jon Snow does not wish to rule. In all the released episodes, we saw him fighting for the right but at the same time, he never demanded to become a King. In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 1, Jon Snow learned that his real name is Aegon Targaryen which makes him the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. That said, Daenerys did not come to terms with him when he told her the same.Even in the recently released episode, we saw that there was still some friction between these two characters. It looks like Daenerys still thinks that Jon will overthrow her and rule the Seven Kingdoms. However, this is probably not going to happen. Game of Thrones season 8 episode 1 review Daenerys TargaryenGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)There are chances that along with Sansa Stark, Jon Snow will decide to stay in the North and keep it safe from any future terrors. The North is still recovering from the great battle and they will be needing Jon to stay there to help everyone.Jon may accompany Daenerys in her fight against Cersei but given the fact that Dany is not happy with him, she may ask him to stay back in the North, where he truly belongs. At the same time, it should be noted that he has kneeled in front of her and has called her his queen. So, to fulfill his promise, he may walk beside her when she will invade Cersei’s golden palace.If Daenerys brings Jon Snow along with her then she will be very powerful as he will be bringing the rest of the North with him. But if Jon decides to abandon her in the time of her need, then there will be some dire consequences for the character.last_img read more

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No Money No Problem 17 Free Ways to Boost Your Websites SEO

first_img 6 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 2, 2016 SEO is a popular online marketing strategy, and therefore, competitive, but I’m consistently amazed at how many business owners and marketers opt not to engage in an SEO strategy because of its perceived limitations or drawbacks.Related: Top 7 Things You Don’t Know About SEOOne of the biggest misperceptions is that SEO is expensive, and it’s driven by the fact that some agencies have higher-level packages that cost tens of thousands of dollars per month.Yes, SEO can be expensive for hyper-competitive, national-scale businesses, but that doesn’t mean it’s unaffordable for the average business owner.In fact, there are dozens of simple strategies you can execute yourself, for free, to better optimize your site for search engines. These are just some of the major ones:1. Find better keywords. Optimize for keywords that are closer to your niche and have fewer competitors. Google Trends and Google’s Keyword Tool in AdWords are free tools that should give you all the data you need. For help, see this article.2. Delete duplicate content.Google Search Console will display any instances of duplicate content it finds on your site. Usually, these are the result of canonicity errors (not plagiarism), but you still need to correct this to keep your site in good standing.3. Fix 404 errors. These errors are like dead ends, and nobody likes dead ends. Again, refer to Google Search Console for help, and set up 301 redirects where necessary to close the gaps here.4. Write a unique title tag for every page. Every page should have a title tag, of under 70 characters, that describes the page, features the desired keyword and is unique from every other title tag on your website. For a more comprehensive guide on on-site optimization, see this article.Related: 5 SEO Mistakes That Are Costing Your Business Money5. Write a compelling meta description for every page. Every page should also have a meta description, under 160 characters, that more elaborately describes the page. The meta description probably doesn’t play much of a role in your actual page rankings, but it certainly affects click-through rates. There’s evidence that click-through rates affect rankings, though, so ensure that your meta descriptions are unique, concise and compelling.6. Clean up your URL structure. Your URLs should have a breadcrumbs trail and feature readable indicators of the content on the page, such as the page title. Avoid using numbers or random strings of text in your URLs.7. Update your blog often. More content, as long as it’s valuable to readers, is never a bad thing. Google recently released an algorithm update that seems to favor fresh content, so keeping your blog updated is more beneficial than ever before.8. Include H1, H2, H3, etc. headers in your content. Your content should be logically divided into subsections, with headlines and sub-heads. These need to be marked with html tags (H1, H2, H3, etc.) to help Google process and understand the intent and organization of your content.9. Add internal links. Linking together the relevant pages of your site is good for user experience, and helps Google better understand relationships between pages on your site. If your site is on WordPress, there are plugins that can automatically help, such as SEO Auto links.10. Optimize your images. Your images should be optimized for SEO too, and that task is relatively simple — title them appropriately, add descriptive alt tags and keep them in the proper format.11. Reference authoritative outside sources. Google pays attention to what you link to in an article. Citing authoritative sources to back up your claims will make your content more credible and trustworthy to Google as well as to your readers.12. Include social media integrations. Every article on your site should be accompanied by social share icons; social shares serve as indirect ranking signals, giving you the opportunity to earn more inbound links, which pass authority back to your site.13. Optimize your website loading speed. This can be as simple or as complicated as you make it; there are several ways to make a site faster, such as reducing image sizes, adding a caching plugin, switching hosting providers and deleting unnecessary plugins.14. Optimize for mobile devices. The majority of Google search now occurs on mobile devices, so if your site doesn’t display attractively for mobile users, you could be missing out on a huge chunk of traffic. Also, Google will not display your website prominently in mobile search results if your website isn’t mobile-optimized.15. Earn some links. As a consistent strategy, link-building demands heavy investment, but if you’re just getting started, you can earn some links by: 1) getting active enough in your community to earn media coverage; 2) publishing an opinion about a controversial topic you’re qualified to write about; or 3) reaching out to a publication in your industry to secure a guest posting opportunity. These days, there are really only three viable strategies for link building; this article covers them.16. Remove bad links. Use Google Search Console to download a list of links to your website. Then, evaluate your link profile and identify “bad” links from low-authority sources. Remove them manually or through an email request to the webmaster.17. Syndicate your content. You’re writing lots of great content, but what are you doing with it? Take a moment to syndicate your content through social media channels, which increases the likelihood that it will earn rank-boosting links to your site.These tactics alone won’t guarantee you a top ranking for a competitive keyword, nor are they suitable to manage a campaign in the long term, but they will give you a strong boost and a good foundation to build an ongoing strategy. Building a full campaign from scratch takes time, effort and patience — and you’ll probably run into hurdles.Related: 7 Simple Changes to Make Your Website More Visible in Search EnginesIn addition, money is the substitute to addressing these problems — it spares you the time and effort of doing the work yourself, and connects you with experts right away. But even then, you’ll be paying for a return. Remember: This isn’t an expense, it’s an investment. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

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