Detroit Man Trades House For iPhone

Detroit man will give you his house for an iPhone 6… but it’s not as great a deal as it sounds

By on October 8, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Detroit man will give you his house for an iPhone 6… but it’s not as great a deal as it sounds

It’s no secret the demand for the iPhone 6 is huge, but what would you be willing to trade to get one if you don’t have the funds to buy one? Over in Detroit, one homeowner who can’t get rid of his house and is willing to trade it for an iPhone 6 Plus.

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Android users file class action lawsuit against Google for location tracking

By on April 29, 2011 at 1:31 PM.

Android users file class action lawsuit against Google for location tracking

Last week, the public was up in arms after O’Reilly revealed that Apple was recording and storing the location of its iPad and iPhone users. Not long after that, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google was also tracking and storing the locations of Android users. Even though Google has said all location sharing is opt-in and that all location data is anonymized, Bloomberg is reporting that two Oakland County Michigan residents have filed a lawsuit against Google with the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Detroit. The class-action suit asks Google to stop saving smartphone location data, and it also seeks $50 million in damages. The plaintiffs argue that the level at which Google tracks their AT&T HTC Inspire 4G phones would ordinarily require a court-ordered warrant. The case is “Julie Brown v. Google 11-11867, U.S. District, Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit),” but we’re not so sure this will end in the favor of the plaintiffs — after all, they did give Google permission. More →

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Verizon Wireless launches 4G LTE in Detroit, MI

By on February 16, 2011 at 3:46 AM.

Verizon Wireless launches 4G LTE in Detroit, MI

Verizon Wireless announced on Tuesday that it has launched its next-generation 4G LTE network in the Detroit, MI market. Touting average data rates of between 5 and 12 Mbps down and between 2 and 5 Mbps up, Verizon Wireless’ LTE network looks to add the element of speed to its dependable nationwide cellular network. “Metro Detroit: Welcome to the future,” said John Granby, Verizon Wireless’ president of the region, in a statement. “Our advanced technology is changing the way we all work and play. Today, it gives us the ability to move large files faster and soon enjoy smooth mobile video conferencing. But, this is only the beginning. It’s not about what 4G can do for you. Rather, it’s about what do you want or need it to do?” Hit the break for Verizon Wireless’ full press release. More →

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MetroPCS flips switch on LTE in Detroit

By on October 20, 2010 at 7:54 AM.

MetroPCS flips switch on LTE in Detroit

Via a press release, pre-paid wireless carrier MetroPCS has announced the addition of a third city to its U.S., LTE portfolio, Detroit. “With a state-of-the-art 4G LTE network and an advanced entertainment handset with a brilliant AMOLED screen, MetroPCS’ predictable, flexible and affordable service plans provide a compelling value to consumers while meeting their growing demand to do more with video, social networking and higher speed Internet access,” quips the press release. Metro has already gone live with LTE in Las Vegas and Dallas/Fort Worth. The company’s LTE service plans are quite affordable, at just $55 and $60 — utilization of said 4G plans are obviously geographically-limited for the time being. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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