BlackBerry Switch To Android

BlackBerry exec: ‘The future is really Android’

By on February 1, 2016 at 9:50 PM.

BlackBerry exec: ‘The future is really Android’

Yes, it’s really time to start digging a grave for BlackBerry 10. In an interview with India’s The Economic Times, BlackBerry exec Damian Tay explained that “the future is really Android” and said that the company may completely ditch its own BlackBerry 10 operating system if it can make Android secure enough to get security certifications from governments that still rely on BlackBerry devices for secure communications. Should that happen, we should expect BlackBerry to become an Android-only smartphone vendor. More →

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Google Project Skybender 5G Internet

Project Skybender might be Google’s most important moonshot yet

By on February 1, 2016 at 4:50 PM.

Project Skybender might be Google’s most important moonshot yet

We’ve known for a while that Google has been experimenting with beaming wireless Internet services down from weather balloons as part of its Project Loon initiative. However, it looks like Google’s ambitions to beam us Wi-Fi from the skies goes even farther, as a new report from The Guardian details. Google right now is testing out solar-powered drones that use millimeter wave technology to deliver wireless Internet service that is as much as 40 times faster than current 4G wireless data services. More →

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Apple iPhone Vs. Google Nexus

Google will reportedly exert ‘Apple-like’ control over future Nexus phones

By on February 1, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

Google will reportedly exert ‘Apple-like’ control over future Nexus phones

Given how far Microsoft has moved in Apple’s direction by designing its own hardware with the Surface Pro and Surface Book, we shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that Google is considering similar moves with its Nexus line of smartphones. The Information is reporting that “Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his lieutenants have signaled to colleagues and outsiders that the company wants to take greater control over its program for making ‘Nexus’ smartphones” and that “the change would effectively reduce the level of involvement of hardware partners that make the phones with Google, a group which has included Samsung, Motorola, LG and Huawei.” More →

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Alec Baldwin Amazon Super Bowl Ad

Alec Baldwin works a ‘Deflategate’ joke into new clip from Amazon’s Super Bowl ad

By on January 29, 2016 at 9:50 PM.

Alec Baldwin works a ‘Deflategate’ joke into new clip from Amazon’s Super Bowl ad

The New England Patriots aren’t in this year’s Super Bowl, but their specter is nonetheless hovering over the festivities. In the latest clip for Amazon’s Super Bowl ad for the Amazon Echo, Alec Baldwin makes reference to last year’s “Deflategate” controversy when he tells the chefs making football-shaped cheese treats for his Super Bowl party that “there will be no soft footballs this year, not on my watch.” More →

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Is T-Mobile Binge On Illegal

Scholar explains why T-Mobile’s Binge On is ‘likely illegal’

By on January 29, 2016 at 8:40 PM.

Scholar explains why T-Mobile’s Binge On is ‘likely illegal’

There’s no doubt that Binge On has been the most controversial initiative that T-Mobile has taken on so far, but could it actually violate the law? In a new paper (PDF), Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick makes the case that Binge On is “likely illegal” because it “violates key net neutrality principles that the Open Internet rules are designed to protect and creates harms to Internet openness that the general conduct rule is meant to prevent.” More →

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Worst Android Phones Of All Time List

The worst Android phones of all time, as picked by Android fans

By on January 29, 2016 at 3:12 PM.

The worst Android phones of all time, as picked by Android fans

Because Android is free to use, a lot of different manufacturers release a lot of different Android phones over the course of a year. Some of these phones are first-rate but many of them aren’t. A recent Reddit thread asked Android users to pick out the worst Android phones they’ve ever owned and it contains both some predictable answers and some surprises. Let’s go through their most popular answers. More →

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Stephen Colbert Donald Trump Debate Video

Colbert brutally torches Trump until there’s nothing left but ashes

By on January 29, 2016 at 12:57 PM.

Colbert brutally torches Trump until there’s nothing left but ashes

Even though his supporters will tell you he’s a brave truth teller, the reality is that Donald Trump is embarrassingly full of shit when it comes to just about everything. Stephen Colbert has been observing the doughy billionaire for long enough to understand this very simple fact, which is why he held a “debate” on The Late Show Thursday night that pitted Donald Trump against… Donald Trump. Basically, Colbert played clips of some of Trump’s recent statements and compared them to other statements he’s made in which he’s said the exact opposite thing. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast’s ridiculous explanation for why it wants to limit your Netflix binges

By on January 29, 2016 at 9:39 AM.

Comcast’s ridiculous explanation for why it wants to limit your Netflix binges

In case you don’t know, Comcast is starting to get more aggressive in rolling out its data caps across the country. Many of its customers have complained loudly about the unfairness of these data caps despite the fact that Comcast insists they’re all about “fairness.” In a new Bloomberg article about Comcast’s data caps, the company tries to explain why these caps are really about fairness to its customers, although in reality this justification is a giant pile of nonsense. More →

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Ryan Reynolds Deadpool Testicular Cancer Video

Deadpool wants you to ‘touch yourself tonight’… but not in the way you think

By on January 28, 2016 at 8:50 PM.

Deadpool wants you to ‘touch yourself tonight’… but not in the way you think

Deadpool looks like it’s going to be the funniest Marvel movie yet thanks in no small part to the performance of Ryan Reynolds, who has relished donning the Deadpool costume for a variety of amusing promotional videos. On Thursday, Reynolds released a new video that is probably the only funny public service announcement about testicular cancer in the history of the world and it’s called “Touch Yourself Tonight.” More →

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HTC One M10 Leaked Specs Features

Major details leak about HTC’s 2016 flagship phone

By on January 28, 2016 at 5:01 PM.

Major details leak about HTC’s 2016 flagship phone

After giving us a teaser about the HTC One M10 earlier this week, Evan Blass is back with a full report at VentureBeat that gives us a lot more details on HTC’s upcoming flagship handset. Among other things, Blass says that this will be the first flagship HTC phone that will come with an embedded fingerprint scanner and it will also have a home button that’s reminiscent of Samsung’s Galaxy S6. More →

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