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Amazon Echo can now play all of your favorite Spotify tunes

Amazon has been adding new integrations to the Echo each week, and the latest addition is the music streaming service Spotify. That’s right, the Echo can now play your favorite Spotify tunes with a simple voice command instead of only being able to stream it from your phone through a Bluetooth connection. In order to use Spotify on your Echo, you will need to be a paying member of Spotify’s Premium service, which you can sign up  [Read More…]

Cheap Cloud Storage — which one saves you the most?

Cloud storage is something ever more useful and ever more popular, but there’s also a ton to choose from.

Fortunately, most also have free trials, and any storage provider worth its salt is going to give you a few gigabytes of space for free anyway to try to get you to stick around.

Let’s take a look at a few of the major cloud storage providers and see how pricing stacks up. We’ll leave it up  [Read More…]

OnePlus X is now completely invite-free in India

OnePlus is on a roll when it comes to removing the shackles off its smartphones and enabling consumers to purchase them without invitations. Now the company has made it so those who reside in India are able to pick up the OnePlus X even if they don’t have an invite. And this isn’t just for one day each week either.

This move in India follows similar announcements made by OnePlus in other regions. When browsing the  [Read More…]

All-In-One Converter; good enough to take on Google?

Rarely do you see an app come along that can go toe-to-toe with a Google equivalent and come out on top. When I first saw this particular app, I have to admit I was very skeptical what it could provide that Google Unit Converter does not already do – and in the form of an app-less service, no less.

And honestly, All-In-One Converter really doesn’t hold up. There are some spelling errors, a force-close error within the Currency menu, and  [Read More…]

Google Fiber bringing free gigabit internet to public housing in select cities

Google has announced that it will be bringing its gigabit Fiber internet service to residents of public housing in all cities where Google Fiber is offered at no extra cost. Working with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with local partners, Google will start the rollout in Kansas City, Missouri, its first Fiber city.

From Google Fiber:

Working side-by-side with the Housing Authority of Kansas City, we’re launching the program today at West Bluff,  [Read More…]

Snag a spare battery for the Galaxy Note 4 today and save 43%

Perfect as a spare or replacement, this genuine Samsung battery features a 3220mAh capacity and fits like a glove in the back of the Galaxy Note 4. Grab one today while they’re only $ 16.95!

BlackBerry Priv now available in Australia through Optus

If you happen to reside in Australia and are interested in the BlackBerry Priv, you’ll be excited to find out that it is now available through Optus. In January, BlackBerry released the Priv in Italy, Spain, France and other locations, and now Australia is the latest to join the fun. Optus will be offering the Priv on a range of post-paid plans, and if you would rather purchase it at full price, you can do just that.

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Honor to begin preloading Deezer on upcoming phones

Deezer has announced a new partnership with Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, that will preload the app on all upcoming smartphones. Between Honor continuing to push forward and become an even stronger player in the smartphone market and Deezer’s footprint in 180 countries, preloading the app on the phone will give owners a chance to try and app they may not have heard of previously. Deezer has curated stations, podcasts, audiobooks and more in its rich catalog  [Read More…]

Google’s self-driving cars hit the roads in Kirkland, Washington

Google has expanded its self-driving car project to Kirkland, Washington. The company will be deploying its self-driving Lexus RX450h SUVs around the city starting this week.

From Google:

Hello Kirkland, WA! We’ve chosen your beautiful city by Lake Washington as the next location of our self-driving car testing program. After self-driving 1.4 million miles, we’re ready to give our cars more experience driving new environments, traffic patterns, and road conditions. (And we definitely don’t mind the  [Read More…]

Tronsmart Titan 10A/90W 5-port USB charger charging station: review

Being a mobile enthusiast is a fun hobby. I find technology vital to staying connected while it helps me be efficient and on task. With that comes the need to charge a wide range of devices. And I can honestly tell you that with different charging specs on tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, speakers and cameras that having the right charger can mean the difference between destroying a battery and staying powered up.

I have been using the Tronsmart Titan 90W Charging  [Read More…]