Verizon Video Service Net Neutrality

Verizon is reportedly working on a sneaky plan to undermine net neutrality using data caps

By on April 1, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Verizon is reportedly working on a sneaky plan to undermine net neutrality using data caps

The Federal Communications Commission’s new net neutrality rules ensure that Verizon won’t be able to intentionally slow down competitors’ video streaming services in the name of speeding up its own offerings. However, Verizon has shown itself to be nothing if not creative over the years and a new report from Investor’s Business Daily claims that the carrier is working on a sneaky plan to undermine net neutrality that may not even run afoul of the FCC’s regulations. More →

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iPhone 6 Galaxy S6 Comparison

Dual-core iPhone 6 graphics performance crushes Samsung’s octa-core Galaxy S6

Dual-core iPhone 6 graphics performance crushes Samsung’s octa-core Galaxy S6

By on April 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S6 andGalaxy S6 edge feature fresh new designs, better build quality, new software, the best smartphone displays on the planet and cutting-edge new internal components that represent huge leaps forward in many key areas. As we discussed in our Galaxy S6 review, all of this combines to create a fantastic experience that is far better than anything Samsung has ever released in the past.

As it turns out though, some of that cutting-edge technology comes at a steep cost, and performance may suffer in at least one important area. More →

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April Fools 2015: Samsung Galaxy Blade edge

Samsung finally figured out what to do with its ‘edge’

By on April 1, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Samsung finally figured out what to do with its ‘edge’

Samsung hasn’t come up with any must-have features for its edge displays yet, even though it currently has two devices sporting such screens, including the Galaxy S6 edge and the Galaxy Note Edge. But that all changes with the gadget pictured in the image above.

Meet the Galaxy Blade edge, the first Android-powered smart kitchen knife in the world, which also happens to pack a curved screen.

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Pandora Radio

Pandora calls Apple a ‘frenemy’

By on April 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Pandora calls Apple a ‘frenemy’

In a recent interview with Fox Business, Pandora CFO Mike Herring referred to Apple as a “frenemy”, a somewhat apt description given that Apple is making a strong push for Pandora’s piece of the streaming music pie. Yet, at the same time, Pandora has always thrived on Apple’s iOS platform.

“We were part of what made it fun to have an iPhone,” Herring explained.

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Free Galaxy S6 Offer

Lucky Samsung fanatics get a free Galaxy S6… but not in the U.S.

By on April 1, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Lucky Samsung fanatics get a free Galaxy S6… but not in the U.S.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are Samsung’s best smartphones yet, but they also come with a hefty price tag that not many people will appreciate. Buyers looking to score a free Galaxy S6 can do so now, at least in South Korea, Chosun reports, but only if they’re hardcore Samsung fans. More →

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Windows 10 Music and Video Apps

Microsoft releases two more major Windows 10 apps

By on April 1, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Microsoft releases two more major Windows 10 apps

After making Project Spartan available to Windows 10 Insiders via a software update earlier this week, Microsoft on Tuesday announced two more apps that’ll certainly be important to many future Windows 10 users, including the Music and Video apps. More →

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Titanio 29er Electric Bike

This incredibly expensive electric bike will go well with your gold Apple Watch

By on March 31, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

This incredibly expensive electric bike will go well with your gold Apple Watch

People who are still complaining about the price of the gold Apple Watch will probably also freak out reading about the Titanio 29er, an impressively light-weight titanium electric bike that’s also rather expensive. More →

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AT&T Gigabit Internet

How Google Fiber keeps AT&T’s GigaPower pricing in-check

By on March 31, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

How Google Fiber keeps AT&T’s GigaPower pricing in-check

Much like in real estate, sometimes the price you pay for Internet service simply boils down to location, location, location.

Earlier this week, AT&T rolled out their gigabit Internet service in Cupertino, right in Apple’s backyard. Dubbed AT&T GigaPower, Ma Bell is offering blazing Internet speeds of 1Gbps for $110/month. Of course, if you just so happen to live in an area where Google Fiber is available, AT&T will lower the price to $70/month.

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Windows RT Is Dead

Windows RT is dead… but its most useful organs are being donated

By on March 31, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Windows RT is dead… but its most useful organs are being donated

As a platform that people would actually use, Windows RT was dead from the start. It was confusingly branded and its app ecosystem was small enough to make even Windows Phone’s look robust. With the announcement of the Surface 3 on Tuesday, Windows RT is officially dead — the new tablet will run on full Windows and will be thus be fully upgradable to Windows 10 in the fall. That said, while we (very) briefly mourn Windows RT’s passing, we should take comfort in the fact that its most useful organs have been donated to other platforms. More →

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Apple Streaming Video

Apple’s newest hire could be a real difference maker for Beats Music

By on March 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Apple’s newest hire could be a real difference maker for Beats Music

With Apple rumored to be getting into the TV streaming business later this fall, the company recently made an extremely interesting executive hire. First spotted by Mark Gurman over at 9to5Mac, Apple last month was able to lure Mike Rockwell away from Dolby, where he most recently served as the company’s Executive Vice President of Products and Technology.

The Rockwell hire is particularly interesting given that his top two listed skills on his LinkedIn profile are “streaming media” and “digital video,” two areas Apple has a keen interest in. Of course, Apple’s Beats Music revamp is slated to launch with iOS 9 while the company’s rumored TV streaming service may launch as soon as this October.

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Team Fortress 2 Live and Let Spy

Watch the incredible 20-minute short film created inside of Team Fortress 2

By on March 31, 2015 at 7:05 PM.

Watch the incredible 20-minute short film created inside of Team Fortress 2

Machinima is the art of manipulating a computer graphics engine in order to create a cinematic production. This art form was popularized in the mainstream by Red vs. Blue, a Halo machinima series that has been running since 2003. Not long ago, Valve decided to give its community the ability to make their own home movies with the Source Filmmaker software.

There have been plenty of impressive productions since then, but this past weekend, we were treated to one of the best yet.

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Free Games

Here are all the PS4, PS3 and Vita games you can get for free in April

By on March 31, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

Here are all the PS4, PS3 and Vita games you can get for free in April

Another month, another batch of free games from Sony. Once you finally work your way through Bloodborne (providing you ever actually reach the end), you’re going to want to download some great free games in order to wind down. Just make sure that PS Plus subscription is still active.

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