Android, Gaming, Google, News

Google Pixel Launched – Pixel XL is 30% Slower than iPhone 7

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As widely expected Google announced the Pixel and Pixel XL, its first purely self-branded smartphones. They represent an attempt to put all of the power of its services in one sleek package, carrying nothing but Pixel branding on them. While perhaps not remarkable by themselves, the phones are part of Google’s big push into consumer hardware today which also includes Google Home, Google Wi-Fi, Daydream View, and more. Pixel phones (should we call them Pixels? Ed.) come with five main points for these phones: Google Assistant, Photography, Google Photos, Communications, and Virtual Reality. They have assistant built in, hardware optimizations for a great camera experience (DXOMark record broken!), they back up your photos

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Analysis, Auto, Breaking, Business

72% of All Cars to be Connected by 2021?

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It is estimated that in 2015 over 88 million new cars were bought. Almost 53 million came out of just six manufacturers:  Toyota, Volkswagen Group, General Motors, Renault-Nissan, Hyundai and Ford. If you add five million from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), that’s almost 60 million vehicles. It is of no surprise that traditional PC and mobile names such as NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Intel all see the automotive industry as a key battlefield. Tens of millions of processors promise advanced telemetry, self-driving or automated driving capabilities, new level of infotainment, and ‘always online’ vehicles. In a research document called Automotive Safety and Autonomous Driving Service,  ABI Research put out a

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Hardware, Mobile Computing, Reviews

Kingston MobileLite Wireless Mobile G2: Review

Kingsont MobileLite Wireless Mobile G2

Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless Mobile G2 enables users to properly take their connected lives on the go and connect their mobile media devices together

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Android, Apple, Business, Cloud Computing, Companies, Entertainment, Guides, Holiday Shopping Guides, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World, Windows Phone

Verizon Deems Day November 26th Connection Day

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Verizon is trying to make people’s travels during the holidays easier with Connection Day by giving everyone digital gifts to make travel just a bit easier

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Analysis, Business, Cloud Computing, Opinion, Technology Security, VR World

Ted Cruz Falsely Likens Net Neutrality to Obamacare

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In a new political move by the Senator, Ted Cruz has likened Net Neutrality to Obamacare after the President announced his support for a Title II status.

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Android, Apple, Business, Cloud Computing, Companies, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Verizon Increases Data Plan Sizes and Offers $150 Promo

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Verizon has introduced a new set of promotions that include improved higher tier data pricing and a $150 one time cash payment for customers that switch

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Android, Business, Entertainment, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Sony Xperia Z3v and Smartwatch 3 Come to Verizon Oct 23rd

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Sony’s much awaited waterproof, long-lasting Xperia Z3 is coming to Verizon before the end of this month as the Sony Xperia Z3v along with the smartwatch 3

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Analysis, Business, Mobile Computing, VR World

Sprint to Dump T-Mobile Bid and Replace CEO

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Today is not a good day in Sprint land as according to a report the Wall Street Journal, the company’s board of directors has voted to abandon the acquisition of T-Mobile USA  amid insurmountable regulatory hurdles. Sprint originally made an offer to buy T-Mobile USA to the tune of $32 billion dollars with the parent company of Sprint, Softbank, leading the negotiations and discussions about where the combined company would move post-merger. The problem with this deal was that it was met with a lot of regulatory concern from virtually every single governmental agency involved, not to mention tons of public outcry. The Department of Justice (DOJ),

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Business, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Catalina Sea Ranch Dips into Technology

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Marine biologists studying offshore aquaculture, such as the Catalina Sea Ranch mussel farm, need real-time data to conduct collaborative and transparent research. Catalina Sea Ranch (CSR) is the first offshore shellfish Ranch in US Federal Waters. It is using technology to monitor the environment and provide security surveillance. CSR uses a buoy staged with Verizon equipment to collect a variety of marine data. The data is sent over Verizon’s 4G LTE network to a database running on top of Verizon’s cloud technology. The data can be accessed via smartphones, tablets or computers in the hands of CSR team members, independent scientists, regulators, and researchers. Philip

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2014, Comic-Con, Event, Gaming, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

2014 San Diego Comic-Con: Day 1 Pictures

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On day one of the 2014 San Diego International Comic-Con we got a chance to check out some of the off-site events going on around the show as well as walk some more of the show floor and take a look at what people are doing. On Day 1 there were a lot more people dressed up in costumes than during Preview Night, but there were also a lot more people in general. Day 1 was a pretty great success because we got a chance to play laser tag with people from Nerdist and 2K in the Borderlands the Pre-Sequel laser tag. They also had

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Android, Event, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

BSN* and Snapdragon Contest Winners Announced!

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Hello everyone, we managed to pick the winners of our BSN* and Qualcomm Snapdragon contest giveaway where we picked, at random, two winners to give an HTC One M8 smartphone. Many of you left us very thoughtful and heartfelt responses and we read them all. Some of you should seriously consider careers in writing if you don’t already have them. Either way, we’re glad to have gotten a lot of feedback from you all about the giveaway and the review and we’ll continue to push forward with more of these kinds of giveaways in the future. We also wanted to thank Qualcomm for being so

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Business, Cloud Computing, VR World

Verizon FIOS Speeds Go Symmetrical

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For the longest time, Verizon’s FIOS service was considered the fastest in the land and everyone oogled over living in an area that offered Verizon FIOS. It also had some of the best upload speeds available at the time, which would make anyone looking to upload their own content an incredibly happy camper. However, Verizon’s FIOS service was an assymetrical fiber optic service which meant that users were getting services like 50 Mbps download and 25 Mbps upload, and 100 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload. However, in some other countries their fiber services are symmetrical, meaning that 100 Mbps download also has a 100

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Analysis, Business, Cloud Computing, VR World

650,000 Comment on FCC's Net Neutrality Rules

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Nearly 650,000 people have left comments on the FCC’s website regarding their proposed Net Neutrality rules, which were proposed roughly 2 months ago. The comments have been open since May 15th, and will be closed on July 15th, likely with over 650,000 comments on the topic, many of which are criticizing the FCC for not taking a strong enough stance to protect consumers. The FCC’s very own Chairman Tom Wheeler even tweeted about the milestone on Friday, reminding people to continue to leave their comments.   We’ve received about 647k #netneutrality comments so far. Keep your input coming — 1st round of comments wraps up July

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Business, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, VR World

German Government Ditches Verizon Amid NSA Fears

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The German government has announced that they will be switching away from Verizon for internet services as an ISP for the German government. They noted that the reasons for this decision had to do with increased demands on the network and the prevalence of the NSA in Verizon’s business. Based on the translation that was available, it appears as though the German government is merely using this as an opportunity to switch internet services to a company that is German. Sure, the likelihood that their networks will get snooped on by the NSA will probably go down, or at least become more difficult. However, usually,

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Business, Mobile Computing, Opinion, Software Programs, VR World

T-Mobile's New Free Music Streaming Violates Net Neutrality

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Normally, when a company violates something such as Net Neutrality it generally is in the company’s best interest and they are looking for ways to make things more profitable and less valuable to consumers. A perfect example of that is with what Comcast is doing to Netflix (and others) in terms of requiring them to pay for prioritization in violation of Net Neutrality. This ultimately hurts Netflix and Netflix users that might be on Comcast, resulting in everyone but Comcast losing. Now, T-Mobile as part of their Uncarrier 5.0 and Uncarrier 6.0 initiatives made an announcement that they would be allowing users to stream music for

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Business, Cloud Computing, VR World

FCC Broadband Report Finds US ISPs Failing to Deliver on Many Levels

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The FCC recently released their fourth Measuring Broadband America report, which I believe to be their most damning. This year’s broadband report hit on five major points: Speed consistency Download speed performance varies too much DSL is lagging behind fiber and cable speeds Consumers continue to move to faster speeds Upload speeds vary sharply In terms of speed consistency, The FCC stated that very few ISPs were delivering 100% of the speeds that they were promising to consumers. Most of the broadband ISPs claim their speeds as ‘up to’ in order to save their skin, however some ISPs like Cablevision are delivering 100% or better of

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Android, Cloud Computing, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Will The Amazon Phone Be an AT&T Exclusive?

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According to The Wallstreet Journal, the long awaited Amazon phone is likely going to be an AT&T exclusive device. When one looks at this fact, many people may ask why Amazon would even bother to do something like that when nowadays almost all phones launch on all the carriers at the same time. Perhaps AT&T has paid Amazon to do so for a short period of time, however it makes very little sense in terms of Amazon’s global strategy and standard practice of trying to get as many devices in as many hands as possible. Currently, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX sells with 4G LTE connectivity

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Android, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Reviews, Software Programs

HTC One M8 Review: Nearly Perfect, Again.

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HTC One M8 Review – Verizon Branded Edition I wanted to start out this review by saying that I went into it expecting HTC to repeat kind of what they did with the HTC One M7. In many aspects, they certainly did and in others they fell into the very same trap that most of their competitors have. Obviously, everyone’s expectations shape how they initially perceive and ultimately judge a device. We saw that with countless smartphones before (Galaxy S5) and will likely see the same again (iPhone 6). Our own expectations sometimes get the best of us and the rumormill certainly feeds those expectations

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Business, Hardware, Opinion, VR World

Comcast's New Evil Plan: Turns Home Routers Into Public Wi-Fi

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As if Comcast couldn’t get even more evil, they just have. The company is turning people’s home routers and internet connections (that they pay for) into public Wi-Fi hotspots for their customers. One might ask, why would an ISP be doing such a thing in an age where we already have fantastic 3G and 4G coverage on most carriers in the US? Well, its all part of Comcast’s evil new plan to compete with the wireless carriers and deploy their own wireless service using Wi-Fi, something akin to what  RePublic wireless is doing with their most basic plan. However, Comcast has quietly built this feature

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