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LG Watch Urbane LTE webOS

I can’t believe I’m saying this but… webOS looks like a great smartwatch platform

By about 8 hours ago.

I can’t believe I’m saying this but… webOS looks like a great smartwatch platform

Of all the failed smartphone platforms I’ve seen over the years, webOS’s death was the most tragic because it really was a wonderfully intuitive platform that was  especially good for multitasking. Ever since Palm got bought out by HP, which subsequently sold webOS to LG, the platform has basically been dead although it always pops up every now and then running on a TV or a washing machine. However, a great video of LG’s Watch Urbane LTE has me thinking that webOS might have a 17th life as a wearables platform. More →

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Smallest Drone In The World

The world’s tiniest drone shows privacy may be dead for good

By about 11 hours ago.

The world’s tiniest drone shows privacy may be dead for good

Privacy seems like such a quaint 20th Century concept, doesn’t it? Unbox Therapy has posted a video of the CX-10 Mini Drone, which is described as the world’s smallest drone and is a definite harbinger of things to come. In other words, it looks like privacy is finally toast. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast finds an exciting new way to anger subscribers

By on March 5, 2015 at 2:24 PM.

Comcast finds an exciting new way to anger subscribers

If you are already paying for HBO through your cable provider, then you should have no problem watching HBO Go on your device of choice at home, right? Right… unless you’re a Comcast subscriber. The Verge’s Chris Welch points out that PS4 owners who also subscribe to HBO through Comcast still aren’t able to access the app on their devices even though it released to the console earlier this week. More →

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Apple Waterproof iPhone Patent

Apple is working on a waterproof iPhone, but with a huge twist

By on March 5, 2015 at 2:05 PM.

Apple is working on a waterproof iPhone, but with a huge twist

Apple has been lagging behind when it comes to creating a waterproof smartphone like Samsung and Sony have done in the past. 9to5Mac has flagged a new patent that shows Apple is indeed working on making a waterproof iPhone, but not in the way any other smartphone manufacturer has done before. More →

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Cord Cutting Guide 2015

Cord cutters are loaded with TV streaming options – here’s everything you need to know

By on March 5, 2015 at 12:10 PM.

Cord cutters are loaded with TV streaming options – here’s everything you need to know

Now that we reportedly have pricing information on HBO’s upcoming standalone streaming service, we figured it would be a good time to run through all the major options cord cutters will have this year for watching their favorite shows without subscribing to a cable bundle. Below you’ll find pricing information for each service along with a description of what each one delivers. More →

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Google Wireless Carrier Android Bloatware

Another reason Android fans will love having Google as their wireless carrier

By on March 4, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

Another reason Android fans will love having Google as their wireless carrier

Anyone who has bought a non-Nexus Android phone through their wireless carrier has probably encountered a significant bloatware problem. It’s particularly bad when you buy a device through your carrier because it means that your device will come with potentially unwanted software from both your OEM and your wireless company, a one-two punch that will hurt your phone’s battery life and performance. Even worse, this bloatware is harder to remove than bloatware on PCs — if you have to do a factory reset of your device, for example, the bloatware will all come back even if you previously uninstalled it. More →

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Best Uber Driver Ever

Finally: A happy story about an Uber driver

By on March 4, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Finally: A happy story about an Uber driver

It seems like every time we see headlines about Uber drivers, it’s about them allegedly ripping off customers, committing sexual assault or crashing into cop cars and then getting busted for having drugs in the glove box. But we should remember there are plenty of honest and decent Uber drivers out there who shouldn’t be tarnished by the actions of a few high-profile criminals. Business Insider brings us an example of one such Uber driver who returned a passenger’s driver’s license, credit card and other important items after she left them in the car. More →

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Google Play Malware Alert

It’s not just the app store – Google Play Books is crawling with scams too

By on March 4, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

It’s not just the app store – Google Play Books is crawling with scams too

As we’ve observed countless times, there are both pluses and minuses to the way Google handles allowing apps onto Google Play. On the plus side, it’s insanely easy to get your app added. On the minus side, it’s insanely easy for scammers to get malicious apps onto the store as well. Now Android Police has found that it’s not just the app store that’s a haven for scams — it’s Google Play Books as well. More →

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HTC One M9 Vs. One M8

HTC’s design chief explains why the One M9 isn’t just a One M8 clone

By on March 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

HTC’s design chief explains why the One M9 isn’t just a One M8 clone

Over the past week some Android fans have expressed disappointment that HTC’s new One M9 flagship phone looks so similar to the One M8 that it released a year ago. Even though the One M8 won major acclaim for its gorgeous design, some fans were apparently craving something fresh, especially since Samsung boldly redesigned its flagship Galaxy S lineup with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The Verge has posted a video interview with HTC industrial design chief Claude Zellweger, who says we should really be paying more attention to some of the smaller details on the One M9 that really set it apart from the One M8. More →

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Dish Sling TV AMC IFC

Dish’s awesome $20 cord cutter package just got even better

By on March 4, 2015 at 5:29 PM.

Dish’s awesome $20 cord cutter package just got even better

Dish’s Sling TV package for cord cutters was already very tempting and now the company has just sweetened the pot once again. Per Engadget, Sling TV this week has added both AMC and IFC to its service that lets you stream several different cable channels online for $20 a month. The bad news is that right now the service is only letting you stream shows on these channels as they air but it promises that on-demand streaming will be coming soon. Together, the two channels offer critical favorites such as Mad Men, Better Call Saul and Portlandia, so their additions really do make the Sling TV package more compelling. More →

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iOS 8 Worst Bugs

Video: One way iOS 8 is much worse than even iOS 3

By on March 4, 2015 at 3:33 PM.

Video: One way iOS 8 is much worse than even iOS 3

Over the past few months, there’s been a lot of talk among Apple fans about whether Apple’s software quality has seriously declined. Apple seems to be taking their complaints seriously and reports have indicated that the company is devoting a lot of time to making sure iOS 9 is a more stable release than iOS 7 or iOS 8 were. If you want an example of the ways iOS 8 is in some ways inferior to older versions of iOS, look no further than a recent YouTube video posted by William Van Hecke that shows how iOS 8 lags behind even iOS 3 in one crucial area. More →

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