Microsoft Vs. Google Android

Microsoft may have found the perfect way to cap Google at the knees

By on January 29, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

Microsoft may have found the perfect way to cap Google at the knees

Google’s Android platform has basically become to smartphones what Windows has long been for desktop computers and laptops — that is, it’s the dominant player in terms of raw market share. Microsoft is obviously not happy that it missed the boat on the smartphone revolution but it may have come up with an ingenious way to undermine Google’s control over Android. More →

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FCC Broadband Vote 25Mbps

FCC commissioner makes the most boneheaded argument against raising broadband standards

By on January 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

FCC commissioner makes the most boneheaded argument against raising broadband standards

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to raise the standards of what constitutes broadband from any service that offers download speeds of 4Mbps or higher to any service that offers download speeds of 25Mbps or higher. ISPs were obviously not happy with this vote since it means that a lot of their service offerings — particularly AT&T and Verizon’s DSL networks — no longer count as broadband services. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S6 TouchWiz

This may be the best news about the Galaxy S6 we’ve heard yet

By on January 29, 2015 at 12:21 PM.

This may be the best news about the Galaxy S6 we’ve heard yet

The Galaxy S6 is shaping up to be the best smartphone Samsung has ever released, and not just because of what we’re sure will be killer hardware specifications. A new report from SamMobile brings us some of the best Galaxy S6 news we’ve heard yet: Samsung’s much-hated TouchWiz bloatware will be entirely optional. More →

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Kanye West Only One Video: Spike Jonez, Paul McCartney

Kanye just released a Spike Jonez-directed music video featuring Paul McCartney

By on January 29, 2015 at 11:05 AM.

Kanye just released a Spike Jonez-directed music video featuring Paul McCartney

Remember earlier this year when Kanye released a new single “Only One” that he produced with legendary ex-Beatle Paul McCartney? Well he’s now made a video for the tune that’s directed by yet another legend: Director Spike Jonez, who first made his name directing classic music videos by the Beastie Boys, Fatboy Slim and many others. More →

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AT&T Unlimited Data FTC

The FTC’s latest ruling should send a chill down AT&T’s spine

By on January 29, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The FTC’s latest ruling should send a chill down AT&T’s spine

Is your “unlimited” mobile data really unlimited if your carrier throttles it down to slower speeds at certain times? Per Re/code, the Federal Trade Commission this week ordered prepaid mobile carrier TracFone to pay $40 million for throttling its customers’ data connections despite the fact that they had signed up for “unlimited” data plans. However, it’s the FTC’s rationale for why TracFone should pay up that really ought to make larger carriers like AT&T worry. More →

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Taylor Swift Lawsuit Sex Offender

Sex offender claims Taylor Swift stole his life story in her lyrics, sues for $100 million

By on January 28, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Sex offender claims Taylor Swift stole his life story in her lyrics, sues for $100 million

Are “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space” and “Out of the Woods” written in a secret language that actually tells the life story of an imprisoned sex offender? That’s what 35-year-old Jose Hilario is alleging in a handwritten lawsuit against Swift, as Philly.com informs us. More →

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iPhone Volume Measurement Video

Video shows how your iPhone has gotten progressively louder over the years

By on January 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Video shows how your iPhone has gotten progressively louder over the years

Have you noticed that your iPhones have been getting progressively louder every time you upgrade? There’s a very good reason for that: It turns out that the iPhone’s speakers have been more-or-less getting louder with just about every new generation. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast is sorry it called customer an ‘a**hole’ on their bill

By on January 28, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

Comcast is sorry it called customer an ‘a**hole’ on their bill

Anyone who has worked in customer service knows that it can be a miserable job that involves dealing with rude, angry people. That said, the generally accepted way to deal with rude customers is to keep any such negative feelings about them to yourself, or at the very most only share them with your friends and colleagues. This unwritten rule doesn’t seem to have stopped one Comcast customer service representative from changing a customer’s first name to “A**hole” in the company’s database and keeping it there until the customer received their monthly bill with the expletive written at the top of the page. More →

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Best Jobs In America List

25 jobs that most Americans would kill to have

By on January 28, 2015 at 2:40 PM.

25 jobs that most Americans would kill to have

Do you hate your job? If so, then you’re probably wondering how to find a new one that would make you happier. And now there’s a way you can find out which career field has the most satisfied workers, as Glassdoor has put together a list of the 25 best jobs in America that you can get right now. More →

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YouTube Flash HTML5 Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs gets vindicated one last time

By on January 28, 2015 at 1:50 PM.

Steve Jobs gets vindicated one last time

Steve Jobs didn’t get everything right, but it would be hard for anyone at this point to question his decision to keep Flash off of iOS devices. Softpedia notes that YouTube has now moved away from Flash and has made HTML5 its primary technology for delivering videos, which marks a posthumous victory for Apple cofounder Steve Jobs that’s been years in the making. More →

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Oscar Nominees Online Streaming

You can stream 10 Oscar-nominated movies online right now – here are the details

By on January 28, 2015 at 1:10 PM.

You can stream 10 Oscar-nominated movies online right now – here are the details

We’re a little more than three weeks away from the Oscars, which means you still have time to catch up on some of the year’s most highly acclaimed movies before you see which ones win this year’s big awards. Wired has put together a helpful slideshow of 10 Oscar-nominated movies that you can buy or stream online right now and below we’ve listed each movie along with the services you can use to stream them. More →

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HTC One (M9) Leaked Photo

Big leak may finally reveal the real HTC One M9

By on January 28, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Big leak may finally reveal the real HTC One M9

Is HTC now taking design cues from… Samsung? Evan Blass, who has a very good track record with HTC-related leaks, has posted a new picture that may show us the final design of the HTC One M9, complete with a feature that none of us saw coming. More →

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Apple Is Not Doomed

The people who said Apple was doomed last year – where are they now?

By on January 28, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

The people who said Apple was doomed last year – where are they now?

One surefire way to draw attention to yourself is to come up with a “contrarian” take on current events. While it’s always good to try thinking against the grain, there are times when contrarian takes simply fly in the face of reality. Nowhere in the tech world is this more apparent than the pundits and analysts who have repeatedly predicted over the years that Apple is “doomed.” We decided to follow up on two prominent examples of this phenomenon from last year to see what they’ve had to say in light of Apple’s record-smashing Q1 2015 earnings. More →

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