Cable Vs. DSL Speeds

How your cable company could get some real competition – even without Google Fiber

By about 7 hours ago.

How your cable company could get some real competition – even without Google Fiber

As anyone who is stuck with only one high-speed broadband provider in their neighborhood knows, the state of competition for home Internet services in the United States is not very good. However, there’s a promising new technology that’s being developed that could give your cable provider a run for its money and will hopefully give you a second option that doesn’t involve praying for Google Fiber to roll into your city. More →

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Coolest Wearable Computers Dorothy

This brilliant ‘smart shoe’ accessory will let you call Uber just by clicking your heels

By about 9 hours ago.

This brilliant ‘smart shoe’ accessory will let you call Uber just by clicking your heels

When you were a kid, did you ever imagine what it would be like to be Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz? While you’ll likely never get swept away by a tornado and whisked away to an enchanted kingdom, a clever new accessory will let you find your way home just by clicking your heels. More →

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World's Best Smartphone Apps PhotoMath

Ingenious new app is every math teacher’s nightmare come true

By about 10 hours ago.

Ingenious new app is every math teacher’s nightmare come true

If your school doesn’t already collect your smartphones before you go to class, we’re certain that it will start doing so after seeing this new mobile app. Per Engadget, an app called PhotoMath is every math teacher’s worst nightmare come to life as it will solve equations for you just by using your smartphone’s camera. More →

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere Vs. AT&T Verizon

Research suggests Legere is singlehandedly dragging some customers away from rivals

By about 11 hours ago.

Research suggests Legere is singlehandedly dragging some customers away from rivals

John Legere might literally be the first — and likely last — American telecom CEO to have his own personality cult. Research firm Comlinkdata has analyzed 2.7 million of social media messages posted on Twitter for the past three years of people who said that they were switching to a rival carrier and found that “John Legere” was one of the more commonly cited reasons for people switching from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. More →

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Apple Pay Loyalty Program

New report reveals how Apple plans to get you hooked on Apple Pay

By on October 21, 2014 at 4:53 PM.

New report reveals how Apple plans to get you hooked on Apple Pay

Google is pretty savvy when it comes to getting consumers to adopt new technology, but even it couldn’t get Android fans to use Google Wallet with any consistency. Via MacRumors, a new report from BankInnovation claims that Apple is planning to roll out an Apple Pay loyalty program that will start offering users some great rewards by the end of the year. More →

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Google Android Fragmentation Problems

Google is trying to stop Android from spiraling out of its control

By on October 21, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

Google is trying to stop Android from spiraling out of its control

You know how whenever you pick up an Android phone, it comes preloaded with Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and other key Google apps? Well, it’s not like that everywhere in the world. In fact, in China it’s quite common to find Android phones that have no native Google apps on them. More →

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Google Play Store App Search

Here’s how to find only the best apps on the Google Play Store

By on October 21, 2014 at 12:41 PM.

Here’s how to find only the best apps on the Google Play Store

There are lots of apps on the Google Play Store but a lot of them are, quite frankly, junk. However, Android Authority points out that Google has just added a terrific new feature to Google Play that will help you weed out bad apps and only find the ones that have received high praise from Android users. More →

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Where Can I Use Apple Pay

Use this app to find every place near you that accepts Apple Pay

By on October 21, 2014 at 12:01 PM.

Use this app to find every place near you that accepts Apple Pay

Apple Pay has only just come out but there are already plenty of places that accept it. And if you want to find out which places near you are already set up with Apple Pay terminals, we recommend downloading MasterCard’s free MasterCard Nearby app from the iTunes Store that will let you know about every location in your area that accepts MasterCard contactless payments. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Animations

Check out all of Android 5.0 Lollipop’s best animations in these terrific GIFs

By on October 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Check out all of Android 5.0 Lollipop’s best animations in these terrific GIFs

One of the coolest features in Android 5.0 Lollipop is something that’s mostly aesthetic: The new physics-based animations made possible by Google’s new Material Design UI. Android Police has put together a fantastic collection of GIFs that show off all of the best animations in action and give you a tantalizing peak at what do expect when the newest Android software eventually makes its way to your phone.

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iOS 8.1 Features Apple Pay

Video: Here’s what it’s like to buy lunch at McDonald’s with Apple Pay

By on October 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Video: Here’s what it’s like to buy lunch at McDonald’s with Apple Pay

With the release of iOS 8.1 on Monday, iPhone users for the first time got to use Apple Pay, the mobile payment platform that’s secured with the help of Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner. A new video posted on YouTube now shows us just what we can expect when we use Apple Pay to buy things in retail outlets — in this case, a meal at McDonald’s. More →

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Apple Pay Vs. Google Wallet

Not even Apple’s powers can make Apple Pay an overnight hit

By on October 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Not even Apple’s powers can make Apple Pay an overnight hit

As Google quickly found out with Google Wallet, making NFC-enabled mobile payments a staple feature of American consumer behavior is much easier said than done. Apple seemingly knows this, which is why it’s cautioning that its users shouldn’t expect to have Apple Pay accepted everywhere by every store right out of the gate. More →

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Lenovo BlackBerry Merger Rumor

New rumor claims Lenovo will try to buy BlackBerry as soon as this week

By on October 20, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

New rumor claims Lenovo will try to buy BlackBerry as soon as this week

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before — or actually, don’t bother because we know you’ve heard this one before. One of Benzinga’s sources claims that Lenovo is once again looking to buy Canadian smartphone pioneer BlackBerry, despite the fact that such talks reportedly went nowhere last year due to security concerns raised by both the Canadian and American governments. More →

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Apple Vs. Samsung Jony Ive

Video: Jony Ive rips into rivals’ ‘big and clunky’ smartphones

By on October 20, 2014 at 5:23 PM.

Video: Jony Ive rips into rivals’ ‘big and clunky’ smartphones

Apple design boss Jony Ive isn’t shy about ripping into competitors’ design choices and Business Insider brings us word that he was at it again recently during the Vanity Fair Summit, where he bashed rival phones for being too bulky and unwieldy compared with Apple’s newest iPhones. More →

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