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It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! No, It’s A Google Drone: Google Purchases Titan Aerospace

A new space race is on! Kind of. According to The Wall Street Journal, Google has just purchased Titan Aerospace, a company which produces drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles if it pleases you. The purchase may seem out of left field, but makes perfect sense if you know what Google’s up to behind the scenes. Google’s Project Loon was unveiled some months ago, an idea which would use balloons and/or drones to provide internet access in places which do not have the necessary infrastructure. Project Loon would blanket the entire Read more

Ian Kersey

Amazon Slashes Kindle Fire HD, HDX and HDX 8.9 Prices, Grab One While You Can!

If you’re looking to grab a new Kindle, now is the time to do it. Amazon’s got a special deal running for a limited time that slashes a few bucks off of your next Kindle purchase. Check out the price cuts below! And remember, there’s no telling how long Amazon will keep these prices so low, so act quickly! Kindle Fire HD 8GB – $119.99 16B – $129.99 Kindle Fire HDX 16GB – $199.99 32GB – $239.99 64GB – $279.99 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 16GB – $339.99 32GB – $389.99 Read more

Ian Kersey

Fight! Cortana, Siri and Google Now Battle it out in Video

It’s a battle for the ages, folks! Behold, the ultimate virtual personal assistant showdown! WP Central pitted a Moto X against an iPhone 5S against the Nokia Lumia Icon. It’s Siri vs. Google Now vs. Microsoft’s own Cortana! You’ll pay for the whole seat, but you’ll only need THE EDGE! Cortana is the new entry into the personal assistant field, created by Microsoft as a direct competitor to the likes of well-known Siri and Google Now. Windows Phone owners everywhere can get their hands on Cortana today, as Microsoft has Read more

Ian Kersey

Super Mario 64 Lands on Oculus Rift!

90′s kids, rejoice! Your favorite Nintendo 64 game, Super Mario 64 has just gotten the Oculus Rift treatment! If you’re lucky enough to have access to an Oculus Rift you can now play Mario 64 like never before. The mod allows you to not only control the in-game camera by moving your head around, but lets you see the world from Mario’s perspective. We’ve seen the NES Legend of Zelda pop up on the Oculus Rift, which looks pretty sweet, and you can become a Pokemon master with Pokemon Gold Read more

Ian Kersey

Verizon Will Let Customers Bring Their Own Device to the Network Beginning April 17th

Verizon will soon allow customers to bring their own Verizon compatible devices to the network when choosing a More Everything plan. The BYOD strategy begins on April 17th, alongside a few pricing changes as well. Customers with data plans of 8GB or below will be able to add a smartphone to their account for just $30, and customers with 10GB or more of data can add a device for just $15. Press release follows below.

Ian Kersey

T-Mobile is Giving Overage Fees The Boot This June

T-Mobile is getting rid of overage fees once and for all, great news for data hungry customers of every stripe. As of June, T-Mobile customers will no longer receive overage charges for going over their allotted minutes, texts or data. This probably won’t affect most users, as most T-Mobile plans supply customers with unlimited voice minutes and texts. As for data, it looks as T-Mobile will stick with throttling data speeds once a customer uses up all of his or her data. “The worst thing about these overage fees is Read more

Ian Kersey

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom model will be known as Galaxy K and will be announced on April 29th

We’ve been telling you that Samsung is working on the next phone in the Galaxy S Zoom series, and we’re glad to say this unit will launch on April 29th. However, it won’t be called Galaxy S5 Zoom but Galaxy K. The Korean company has started sending out invites for an event taking place on April 29th at the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore. The image reads “Kapture the moment” with big “K” letter having a phone inside it. From what we’ve heard before, this device will pack a Read more

Moto X+1 to have 25 different backplate options

The earlier rumored Moto X+1 has yet again popped up on the Internet and we get to learn that just like its predecessor, it will come with a number of customization options. According to EVleaks, folks will be able to choose between no less than 25 different backplate options. There will be wood-made backplates (Teak, Bamboo, Rosewood, Ebony), those made from leather (Black, Red, Grey, Blue), and of course an array of plastic options which will be separated by colors – warm (Red, Orange, Lemon Lime, Violet, Crimson, Raspberry, Cabernet), Read more

Meizu MX3 and MX2 getting Android 4.4 KitKat updates on April 28th

Most Meizu users don’t even realize which version of Android their phones are running. The reason is simple – they don’t have to. The Chinese firm is preloading its own Flyme OS on top of Android that brings along a number of features to deliver the unique “Meizu experience.” And the same goes for Xiaomi and its MIUI. But… we are always glad to see Meizu (and Xiaomi for that matter) adopting the latest version of Android; and that will happen by the end of this month. In fact, the Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom caught at the FCC

The latest toy folks working for the FCC got to play with is the still unannounced Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom. The device marked as SM-C115 gotta be Sammy’s upcoming camera-phone, boasting a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 720p HD screen, Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Hexa chip, 2GB of RAM and LTE connectivity support. Alas the version getting the regulatory approval doesn’t seem to support the right LTE bands – the filing only mentions LTE band 2 and band 5, both of which aren’t widely used in the U.S. So this could be Read more

4G LTE ZTE Redbull phone launches in China with a low price tag of $135

Just the other day we’ve told you that ZTE is looking to launch a youth-oriented Redbull phone, and voila – it has been officially announced in China where it will compete with any number of devices made by the likes of Xiaomi, Lenovo and others. The price is set at 799 Yuan ($135) and that money gets you a decent mid-ranger called Redbull Youth with a 5-inch 720p HD screen, 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony CMOS lens with F2.2 aperture and 5-part sapphire glass lens, 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 88 Read more