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Sprint changing hotspot plans; 5GB data cap starts Oct. 2

Hotspot changes

In the latest Sprint Playbook we’re seeing another plan change, this time to the mobile hotspot feature.  Starting Oct. 2, current and future customers will have a 5GB limit when using the mobile hotspot add-on to their plan.  Data used on the phone itself isn’t being limited (other than the 300MB “roaming” data cap, it’s still all you can eat), but both 3G and 4G data used via the hotspot feature will  [Read More…]

Google TV reminds us it’s still around; security update coming, Honeycomb later

Google TV

The Google TV Twitter account came alive tonight, giving warning of an impending “minor security update for tomorrow” for some devices. We’ll go out on a limb and guess that’s the Logitech Revue — that only one that actually sold any units, especially after it hit $ 99.

Some Google TV devices will receive a minor security update tomorrow. Stay tuned, a bigger update is headed your way in the weeks  [Read More…]

LG Optimus EX Spotted in South Korea with Dual-Core CPU

The guys over at Slashgear have gotten their hands on a leaked photo of a device being dubbed the LG Optimus EX, and we have to admit that it looks a lot like that LG Optimus LTE that leaked earlier today. The Optimus EX is said to be packing a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4-inch 800 x 480 display, Android 2.3, and the typical WiFi, Bluetooth,  [Read More…]

5 things I learned watching the Google antitrust hearings


Google is very powerful and popular, so it’s understandable that the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights would want to have a chat with someone from the company. The antitrust subcommittee hosted Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a  [Read More…]

Video: Lock your keys in the house? NFC to the rescue!

yale lock

We’re sure the Google Wallet hype is still hot among Samsung Nexus S 4G users. Purchasing bagels and coffee with your phone is great and all, but as technology evolves NFC chips will become much more handy. In the “home of the future,” things like opening a door with your NFC-enabled phone will be common. And that’s something Yale Locks & Hardware hopes to offer soon.

Yale’s Real Living locks,  [Read More…]

A lucky reader gets a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 early from Best Buy

Tab 8.9

We just got this from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous — it’s his very own Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 courtesy of Best Buy (see our hands-on here).  It seems that his Tab 10.1 had a manufacturing defect, and when he went to Best Buy to return it they inadvertantly grabbed an 8.9-incher from the stockroom and handed it over.  We know Best Buy is already taking pre-orders for the slightly  [Read More…]

Android 101: How to pair a Bluetooth headset

Bluetooth settings

Pairing a Bluetooth device with your phone is a relatively simple affair.  These instructions were written using the Samsung Infuse 4G and Jawbone Icon, but the steps should be just about the same for any Android phone or tablet, and the instructions that came with your headset will fill in the rest of the details.

First you’re going to want to go to Settings, then Wireless and networks, then Bluetooth settings.  Turn  [Read More…]

HTC Ruby Press Image Leaked

After seeing the HTC Ruby in a few less-than-spectacular shots, it looks like we’ve finally found a decent image of the device. The photo above is reportedly a leaked press shot of the HTC Ruby, which is rumored to be launching on T-Mobile as the Amaze 4G, and internationally as well. The Ruby is reportedly packing a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch qHD display, an 8MP  [Read More…]

Kyocera Milano set for a price drop to $29 on Oct. 2

Kyocera Milano price drop

The Kyocera Milano’s been around less than two weeks. And in less than two weeks, the already affordable Android smartphone (it’s a mere $ 49 on contract) is going to drop another $ 20 to just $ 29. That’s damn near the lowest you can get without being free. And while you’re not exactly going to get the biggest or best phone out of it, that price is going to  [Read More…]

Cross-Platform Social RPG ‘Buddy Rush’ Comes to Android

Team Sollmo, a division of Company100, Inc., announced today that their social/casual RPG game Buddy Rush has arrived on Android.  After already accumulating hundreds of thousands of Facebook and iOS users, this release makes the game truly cross-platform.  Gamers in Buddy Rush can choose from 15 customizable characters with a variety of outfits, weapons, and more as they form groups for Missions and Dungeons.

At launch there 10  [Read More…]