Tag Archive: America


Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls in North America

All Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls to the US, Canada, and Mexico without any additional hardware.

Amazon has been adding a steady stream of features to its Echo device family dating back to the release of the first Echo back in 2014. In May, the company announced the ability for Echo owners to make free calls to any Alexa-enabled device, including smartphones with the Alexa app. Now, Amazon is expanding that even further.

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Samsung may bring its fancy 6GB Galaxy S8 to North America

The higher-storage Galaxy S8 may come to North America!

While Samsung’s native Korea tends to keep its special edition Galaxys to itself, the company is keeping open the possibility that its impressive 6GB/128GB model of the Galaxy S8 will be available in other countries.

According to Yonhap News, Samsung is mulling the idea of bringing the configuration to other markets.

Samsung Electronics said the 6GM-RAM Galaxy S8 Plus will be initially sold in South Korea, but plans  [Read More…]

Comcast, ‘the worst company in America’, just launched cellular service

Comcast is launching cellular service through its Xfinity subbrand in partnership with Verizon.

Comcast, the enormous cable, internet and content creation behemoth, just launched cellular service despite owning no actual wireless spectrum.

The company, which owns NBCUniversal along with its massive Comcast Cable division, will offer 4G LTE service under the Xfinity Mobile brand, in partnership with Verizon, which powers the actual cellular part of the proposition. The other part is automatic access to Comcast’s 16 million wireless hotspots  [Read More…]

Daily Briefing: Can you see this, America?

Grab a beer and a whiskey, it’s Friday, October 21st. Here’s what’s making news today.

It’s crappy outside, a typical fall day in Toronto. Leaves strewn everywhere, a bitter winter chill in the air. I almost turned the heating on. Instead I put on a nice, warm sweater and spent the day on the internet.

Except the internet had a very bad day. I couldn’t stay in touch with half of my colleagues due to an  [Read More…]

T-Mobile extends free high-speed roaming in Europe and South America until end of 2016

T-Mobile extends roaming privileges until the end of 2016.

T-Mobile always finds a way to put itself in the news. The company has announced that it will be extending free high-speed roaming to postpaid customers until the end of 2016. The original plan was supposed to expire at the end of September.

Specifically, the company says all postpaid customers will be able to roam on LTE at no extra charge in a number of European and South American countries,  [Read More…]

Pokémon Go expands south of the border to Central and South America

Niantic Labs has now expanded the reach of its hit augmented reality game Pokémon Go to the countries of Central and South America.

The news was revealed on the game’s official Facebook page:

Central and South America – Break out the sneakers and Poké Balls, and get ready to explore the world around you. We are excited to officially be putting Pokémon GO in the hands of our Latin American fans, visitors, and the Olympic athletes  [Read More…]

Marvel Future Fight adds an all-new Captain America

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Captain America, Marvel Future Fight has added a brand new version of the Captain, Sharon Rogers, with its latest update. The update also adds the character Sin, daughter of Captain America’s nemesis, the Red Skull, along with new uniforms and advancements for certain characters.

Here’s what you’ll find in the Marvel Future Fight update:

To celebrate Captain America’s 75th anniversary, new original character Captain America (Sharon Rogers)  [Read More…]

How to stream Copa America Centenario on your Android phone, tablet and TV

It’s time for Copa America Centenario to kick off — here’s how you can keep up with the matches on your Android devices.

Whether you’re trying to follow just one country or keep up with every single game, chances are you won’t be able to be sitting in front of your preferred TV connected to a cable service for the next three weeks catching all of the Copa America matches.

That means you’re going to have  [Read More…]

How to add the Copa America Centenario schedule to Google Calendar

If you’re a fan of soccer, you’re looking at a great three weeks with Copa America.

The prestigious Copa America tournament puts 16 nations from the Americas against one another in a fantastic tournament that will play out across the country, with some of the biggest names in world soccer (or, as most would say, football) playing for their country.

In the 100th rendition of Copa America (that’s where the “Centenario” part comes from), it’s actually  [Read More…]

Bank of America is bringing Android Pay support to 5,000 ATMs this year

Bank of America joined in on the Google I/O fray today, announcing it plans to support Android Pay at 5,000 of its cardless ATMs by the end of year. To kick things off, Bank of America says that it plans to begin that rollout starting with 2,400 ATMs this month.

Once support is rolled out, Bank of America customers will be able to hit up cardless ATMs and not only withdraw money using Android Pay, but also  [Read More…]