Tag Archive: Bought


Google Pixel 3s bought from Best Buy are apparently SIM locked to Verizon

This is not a great sign.

Verizon being the “exclusive” carrier for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is a bit of an annoyance because it reduces the options for getting the phones in a store and with incentives from other carriers. But now it looks like that exclusivity is more restrictive than in the past — Pixel 3s sold by Best Buy are seemingly SIM locked to Verizon. Early units being sold today (the first  [Read More…]

Bose QC35 review: So nice, I bought it twice

Ridiculous comfort, insane noise cancellation and huge sound: the Bose QC35 Bluetooth headset is a hyperbole hater’s nightmare, but a traveling music lover’s dream.

The QC35 was pushed on me by an aggressive salesman at San Francisco International while I was waiting for a flight back to Boston; I initially found the price too rich for my blood, but that all changed the moment I flipped that noise-cancelling switch. Six hours of blissful flying between two screaming babies later,  [Read More…]

Weekly Poll Followup: Movie tickets are meant to be bought from humans

Last week we asked how you prefer to grab your movie tickets. Many of us catch at least a few movies at the theater each year, and getting your tickets can occasionally be a hassle. Whether you like to get yours as soon as they become available online, or run down to the theater to pick them up in person, having a plan is rarely a bad plan. Especially in a year like this, where Star Wars  [Read More…]

iPhone and iPad app company Launchpad Toys has been bought by Google

San Francisco-based company Launchpad Toys, which had previously made apps exclusively for iOS devices, announced today they are being acquired by Google. No financial details of the deal were disclosed.

Google Glass can be bought by anyone in US for $1500

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It looks like Google’s recent one day only sale of Glass was a massive success for the company as they have now announced that Glass has moved into an open beta and can be brought by anyone on the US for $ 1500 without an invite.

The announcement that the Glass Explorer Edition is now up for sale was made in a post on Google+ with the  [Read More…]

Cover smart Android lockscreen bought by Twitter for reasons unknown

Cover is a well-known and popular lock screen replacement app for Android. The app has been in beta for quite some time with public availability going live last December. The app though may have proved to be too popular as Twitter has swooped in and scooped up the fledgling startup.

In a post on the Cover site, the Cover Team has acknowledge the sale to Twitter with a note that users can continue to  [Read More…]

Go download Alfred to see why Google bought Clever Sense

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Several weeks ago I received a request to review a new app called Alfred, which was described to me as “Pandora for the real world.” That sounded pretty cool, so I installed an early build of the app and planned to write about it last week.

At the very last minute their PR firm asked me to hold off on posting about it, and I hadn’t heard anything since. But now I  [Read More…]

Want Google+ to auto-organize your circles? Google just bought a company to help.

I love Google+ because of the people who share interesting links and comments. I hate Google+ because filtering through all of those people to figure out which circles to put them is becoming more tedious than I anticipated.

Google has just completed the acquisition of a company that could make organizing your connections online easier. Katango has announced that its “circle just got bigger  [Read More…]