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Ben Zigterman

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Amazon Prime Price Increase

Amazon faces a surprisingly strong backlash against Prime price hikes

March 18th, 2014

Amazon is about to raise the price of its Prime subscription service from $79 to $99 per year, and although the increase is likely worth it, Amazon has been trying to prepare its customers for the price hike for the past couple months. In January, Amazon hinted that it may increase the Prime subscription price …

Samsung Galaxy S Band leaked

First images of Samsung’s unannounced fitness tracker leak

March 14th, 2014

Samsung is preparing its second-generation S Band, even as it failed to ship its first-generation version. According to a sales guide obtained by SamMobile, the new S Band will function similarly to its predecessor but feature a much-improved design. The new S Band will track sleep, calories, steps and distance, and will connect to compatible …

Sprint T-Mobile Merger News AT&T CFO

AT&T is betting that Sprint’s T-Mobile merger is DOA

March 12th, 2014

Sprint is openly interested in buying T-Mobile and has been trying to convince regulators that a merger will increase its ability to compete with AT&T and Verizon. Sprint may be fighting a losing battle, even as its chairman, Masayoshi Son, continues his charm offensive. Analysts skeptical of the merger compare the merger to AT&T’s attempted purchase …

Nokia X On Sale In India

Nokia’s dirt cheap Android phone is now on sale

March 11th, 2014

Two weeks ago, Nokia launched the Nokia X, a smartphone that runs a forked version of Android that’s been redesigned to look like Windows Phone. While no one is sure if the Nokia X is a decent phone, it has certainly not been ignored. Questions have been raised about whether it will be able to …

Assange Wikileaks SXSW Interview

Wikileaks founder Assange vows more damaging leaks on the way

March 10th, 2014

Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, criticized the NSA and hinted at future leaks in a Skype interview at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. Assange, who is holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, did not give any details about what would be included in future leaks. He also blasted the Obama administration for …

Samsung Tv Gesture Control Company

How Samsung could kill remote controls with the flick of a wrist

March 10th, 2014

Everyone hates having to shuffle through multiple remote controls just to watch television. Today’s remotes are complicated, they have too many buttons, and it seems like we need a different one for every different device. A company called VTouch hopes to solve this problem with gestures. Kim Seok-joong, the CEO and founder of VTouch, wants …

German court dismisses patent troll lawsuit

Court rejects patent troll’s $2.2 billion lawsuit against Apple

February 28th, 2014

A German court dismissed a lawsuit against Apple on Friday that was brought on by a well-known patent troll. IPCom, a company that licenses patents, wanted $2.2 billion in damages for infringement of a feature that is now an industry standard. A similar case against HTC was also dismissed.

Microsoft Office Tablet App Alternatives

How mobile apps could chip away at Microsoft’s Office empire

February 27th, 2014

Microsoft Office may not be in danger any time soon. It still makes up a large chunk of Microsoft’s revenue, and most businesses rely on its Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs. But Office is also notorious for being misused — people will paste screenshots into Word and email them instead of just pasting them directly …

Internet of Things Market Value

‘Internet of Things’ will be worth more than the national debt

February 26th, 2014

The “Internet of Things” was a major focus at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, with virtually every company introducing more connected devices. This is for good reason, as a report from last December said the Internet of Things industry would be worth $309 billion by 2020. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though, according …