Comcast Customer Service Improvements

Comcast wants to fix one of the things you hate most about its service

By on November 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Comcast wants to fix one of the things you hate most about its service

Is Comcast really making an effort to improve its customer service? Given how its recent push to improve its image has coincided with its efforts to merge with Time Warner Cable, we remain skeptical. That said, it looks like the company is taking some steps to fix one of the absolute worst aspects of its customer service: Waiting around for cable technicians who may or may not show up on time. More →

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Google Chrome Hidden Game

You have to try this hidden game in Google’s mobile Chrome browser

By on November 20, 2014 at 2:55 PM.

You have to try this hidden game in Google’s mobile Chrome browser

Google knows that it’s a bummer when your phone has no Wi-Fi or LTE connection. Because of this, it’s hidden a game in its Chrome mobile browser that you can play when your phone isn’t connected to the web. More →

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iOS 8.1.1 Performance Issues

Has Apple finally fixed major iOS 8 performance issues on older iPhones and iPads?

By on November 20, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

Has Apple finally fixed major iOS 8 performance issues on older iPhones and iPads?

If you have an iPhone 4S or an iPad 2, you probably shouldn’t have upgraded to iOS 8. But in case you did and are stuck with subpar performance on your device, you should definitely install iOS 8.1.1 to at least get some marginal improvements on your older Apple devices. Ars Technica has done a thorough look at how iOS 8.1.1 performs on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 and it says that while both devices do perform better with the newest update, some critical issues remain. More →

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Google Keyboard App Translation

Google is working on a mobile keyboard with an incredible real-time translation feature

By on November 20, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

Google is working on a mobile keyboard with an incredible real-time translation feature

With so many awesome third-party keyboard apps out there, it can be hard to distinguish yours from the crowd. It seems that Google has been working on a keyboard app that really delivers something we haven’t seen in any other keyboard app so far: The ability to have conversations with people in multiple languages that will automatically translate for you with the help of Google Translate. More →

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Grandmothers Smoking Pot Video

The funniest thing you’ll see today: 3 grandmothers smoke pot for the first time

By on November 20, 2014 at 12:08 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: 3 grandmothers smoke pot for the first time

Now that marijuana is legal in the state of Washington, the team at YouTube channel Cut Video decided to find three grandmothers in the state who had never smoked pot before and get them high. The results are predictably hilarious, especially when the stoned grandmas subsequently try to play Jenga and Cards Against Humanity. More →

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Sprint Customer Satisfaction Ratings Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports: Sprint is still America’s worst carrier and it’s not even close

By on November 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM.

Consumer Reports: Sprint is still America’s worst carrier and it’s not even close

Three things are certain in life: Death, taxes and unhappy Sprint customers. Consumer Reports has just come out with its latest survey of customer satisfaction in the wireless industry and has found that Sprint once again ranks dead last behind competitors AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Two Comcast customers nearly go insane fighting thousands in bogus fees

By on November 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM.

Two Comcast customers nearly go insane fighting thousands in bogus fees

Although Comcast has been pledging for a while now to fix its legendarily awful customer service, little seems to have changed so far because nightmare stories of dealing with the company keep popping up on a regular basis. Two more such lurid tales have come to our attention this week that involve Comcast customers who have been doggedly trying to fight bogus fees that together total more than $3,000. More →

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Best Smartphone Cameras OmniVision

This powerful 24-megapixel camera might come with your next Android phone

By on November 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

This powerful 24-megapixel camera might come with your next Android phone

Smartphone cameras keep getting better and better, and the next flagship Android phone you buy in 2015 might make a huge leap forward from the 13-megapixel cameras that we see in today’s major Android devices. PhoneArena points out that OmniVision has just unveiled its new OV23850 camera sensors that come in variations of 23.8 megapixels and 21.4 megapixels. More →

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Snapchat Snapcash Mobile Payments Feature

Snapchat just made a huge move to get into mobile payments

By on November 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Snapchat just made a huge move to get into mobile payments

Snapchat is now officially good for something more than discreetly sending out your nude selfies. Re/code reports that Snapchat has just unveiled a new mobile payments feature called Snapcash that will let you send money through Snapchat to your friends. The new feature was created through a partnership with Square, the popular mobile app used by merchants to process credit card payments on iPhones and iPads. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 10

After all this time, here’s what Google still gets wrong about big tablets

By on November 17, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

After all this time, here’s what Google still gets wrong about big tablets

Google has certainly released some quality tablets, most notably its smaller series of Nexus 7 tablets. However, Ars Technica has taken a very detailed look at the Nexus 10 with Android 5.0 Lollipop installed and has concluded that Google still can’t get large tablets right. More →

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Tony Hawk Hoverboard Video

Video: Watch skateboarding legend Tony Hawk ride on the world’s first working hoverboard

By on November 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

Video: Watch skateboarding legend Tony Hawk ride on the world’s first working hoverboard

If you’re going to start a Kickstarter project for a hoverboard, then you’d better get someone with real skateboarding credibility to help you pitch it to an understandably skeptical public. The team at Hendo Hover made a splash this month when launched a new Kickstarter project for its Hendo Hoverboard and got none other than skateboarding legend Tony Hawk to try it out first hand in its promotional video. More →

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First Apple Mobile Phone Ever

A blast from the past: The iPhone wasn’t Apple’s first effort with mobile phones

By on November 17, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

A blast from the past: The iPhone wasn’t Apple’s first effort with mobile phones

We all know the story of how Apple completely changed the mobile phone industry with the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. However, this wasn’t Apple’s first attempt at cracking the mobile phone market — a post over at Reddit’s Apple fan page reminds us that Apple and Motorola teamed up to release an “iTunes phone” back in 2005, just two years before Apple released its own game-changing smartphone. More →

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Why Google Glass Failed

A ‘card carrying nerd’ explains why Google Glass is too dorky even for him

By on November 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

A ‘card carrying nerd’ explains why Google Glass is too dorky even for him

To say that Google Glass has an image problem would be an understatement. Although Google will tell you that the device has an amazing future, many early adopters who shelled out $1,500 for the headset have grown very disillusioned with it and now don’t wear it anymore. In a long piece on Google Glass’s rise and fall, Reuters interviews one such person who explains why Glass’s awkward appearance has led him to stuff the device in his desk drawer. More →

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