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Best Old Android Phones

5 old-school smartphones that are still awesome to use, according to Android fans

By on February 23, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

5 old-school smartphones that are still awesome to use, according to Android fans

The life of a smartphone is typically very short and it seems like even the hottest Android phone will seem obsolete after only a year. With this in mind, members of Reddit’s Android community have put together a list of Android phones that have stood the test of time and are still great to use. We’ve listed the top results below by the number of up votes they received. More →

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MacBook Air Vs. Dell XPS 13

The MacBook Air is getting serious competition from an unexpected source

By on February 22, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

The MacBook Air is getting serious competition from an unexpected source

Dell seems to have gotten a lot more innovative ever since going private. Both Ars Technica and AnandTech have just published reviews of Dell’s new XPS 13 ultrabook and they both came away very impressed. More →

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AT&T Verizon Vs. Sprint T-Mobile

Sprint and T-Mobile have no future unless the FCC changes its approach to spectrum auctions

By on February 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Sprint and T-Mobile have no future unless the FCC changes its approach to spectrum auctions

One of the more pernicious ideas that’s popped up in recent years is that spectrum auctions’ main goal should be to maximize revenue for the government, which inevitably means selling off our airwaves to whoever shells out the most cash. This gets it completely backward, however: The point of spectrum auctions should be to maximize the public good. More →

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How To Remove Lenovo Adware Microsoft

Microsoft just nuked Lenovo’s adware so you hopefully don’t have to

By on February 20, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Microsoft just nuked Lenovo’s adware so you hopefully don’t have to

Lenovo has been justifiably catching a lot of grief this week for preloading dangerous adware called Superfish onto its computers that hijacks HTTPS traffic to inject ads onto encrypted websites. While there are plenty of ways to remove this obnoxious adware yourself, Neowin reports that Microsoft may have just done the job for you. More →

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Cats Sunbathing Timelapse Video

Awesome timelapse video shows just how much effort cats put into being lazy

By on February 20, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Awesome timelapse video shows just how much effort cats put into being lazy

Anyone who owns a cat knows how much they love sleeping in the sun. An awesome timelapse video that was actually filmed three years ago but that is just now getting attention thanks to Reddit shows just how much work cats put into being extremely lazy. More →

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Lenovo PC Adware Scandal Response

Lenovo finally admits its sleazy adware ploy put its own customers at risk of being hacked

By on February 20, 2015 at 4:50 PM.

Lenovo finally admits its sleazy adware ploy put its own customers at risk of being hacked

After news broke this week that Lenovo was putting dangerous adware on its computers, the company responded by removing the offending software from new machines and disabling it on the computers it had already shipped with. The company also insisted that the adware posed no security risks to any of its customers, a statement that was met with incredulity by security experts. However, the company has now admitted that installing Superfish onto its computers opened up big security holes that it’s now scrambling to fix.

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Windows PC Buying Tips

There is no reason to buy a PC from an OEM anymore

By on February 20, 2015 at 3:05 PM.

There is no reason to buy a PC from an OEM anymore

If Lenovo’s epic adware debacle has reinforced anything for me it’s that there’s no reason whatsoever to buy a PC directly from any OEM anymore. Because even if your OEM isn’t putting dangerous adware onto your PC, there’s a good bet that it’s still larding it up with a bunch of other garbageware that will hurt its performance dramatically. More →

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Apple iOS 8 iOS 9 Public Beta

Why Apple plans to give you unprecedented early access to iOS 9

By on February 20, 2015 at 10:55 AM.

Why Apple plans to give you unprecedented early access to iOS 9

Apple likes keeping things close to the vest but it turns out the company will do something unprecedented in the history of iOS to fix bugs: It will have public betas for future iOS releases. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman reports that Apple plans to launch a public beta program for iOS 8.3 and iOS 9, thus marking the first time iOS betas will be open to public input. Normally Apple has closed betas that are open only to a small circle of developers, but given the recent increase in serious bugs that have accompanied recent iOS releases, it sounds like the company wants to cast a wider net to help it root out flaws. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast customer complains about data caps, Comcast rep tells him they’re ‘mandated by law’

By on February 20, 2015 at 8:45 AM.

Comcast customer complains about data caps, Comcast rep tells him they’re ‘mandated by law’

You didn’t really think Comcast was going to let Time Warner Cable’s attempts to steal away some of its bad press go unchallenged, did you? Ars Technica has another great scoop about a Comcast customer who called in to complain about the company’s experimental data caps only to be told that these caps were “mandated by the law.” More →

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Why Cut The Cord Cable

Why cut the cord? Cable stations just gave you another big reason

By on February 19, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Why cut the cord? Cable stations just gave you another big reason

As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to cut the cord and rely on streaming services to get your TV fix, cable stations themselves are giving you another one. The Wall Street Journal reports that some cable stations have actually started speeding up their programs so they can squeeze more ads into their given time slots, which means that not only are characters on shows moving slightly faster, but their voices are slightly higher pitched as well. More →

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Mad Men Final Season Trailer

Watch the tantalizing teaser for Mad Men’s final season

By on February 19, 2015 at 9:50 PM.

Watch the tantalizing teaser for Mad Men’s final season

Mad Men has been one of the best things on TV over the last decade and this year the story of Don, Peggy, Pete, Joan and the gang will come to its conclusion. AMC on Thursday posted a teaser trailer for Mad Men’s final season and it seems to hint that the show could make a surprising time jump to the mid-’70s. More →

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Why Is Time Warner Cable So Bad

Time Warner Cable out-Comcasts Comcast, calls customer a ‘c**t’ in letter

By on February 19, 2015 at 3:50 PM.

Time Warner Cable out-Comcasts Comcast, calls customer a ‘c**t’ in letter

Time Warner Cable has been jealously watching Comcast soak up all the bad press and now it’s doing something about it. Ars Technica reports that Time Warner Cable customer Esperanza Martinez was horrified when she received a letter from TWC recently in which the company referred to her as “C**t Martinez.” More →

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Sony Premium Sound Memory Card

Sony just unveiled the stupidest product in the history of the universe

By on February 19, 2015 at 2:25 PM.

Sony just unveiled the stupidest product in the history of the universe

We’re starting to think there’s something seriously wrong with Sony these days. In addition to its ridiculous looking new Google Glass rival, Sony this week unveiled what might be the single stupidest tech product in history: A $155 memory card that promises to deliver “premium sound.” More →

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