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Project Fi ‘Bill Protection’ gives heavy data users a break on price

Google on Wednesday announced that it has shaken up its Google Fi rate plans. Dubbed “Bill Protection”, it gives heavy data users a break on their monthly bills. Previously, Google Fi would charge customers a flat $ 20 per month for unlimited talk and messaging. Data, for its part, is billed at $ 10 per gigabyte (GB) […]

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Everything stressful has been postponed until Monday.

CES is over, and we all saw a ton of stuff that someone hopes we want to buy. And we might even want to buy some of it, as long as it works as well as the product demo videos show. I get a kick out of the little things that end up on a table or in a booth there. The big stuff from the big names overshadows them, but silly  [Read More…]

Samsung predicts it’ll break its own profit records in Q1 2017

Samsung forecasts record-breaking profits in Q1 2017.

As the largest Android manufacturer, Samsung records more profits than the rest of the field put together. And it now looks like the company is set to post its highest-ever profits in the first quarter of a year, culminating in its second-best quarter ever.

In its Q1 2017 earnings guidance, Samsung forecast an operating profit of $ 8.8 billion (9.9 trillion won) over revenues of $ 44 billion (50 trillion won), falling  [Read More…]

Google will soon break ground on its new Mountain View headquarters

The City of Mountain View has officially given Google the go-ahead to build its new futuristic-inspired campus in the South Bay.

The Silicon Valley is as territorial as any empire and with Apple throwing its own fanfare in honor of itself with the nearly-completed construction of its space-like circular campus, Google is next with its own circus-like structure that’s sure to cause a few passersby to do a double-take.

Google will soon have its own fascinating architecture  [Read More…]

Why phone makers should take a break from making Android Wear smartwatches

Google still has work to do with Android Wear before it’s a worthy fighter.

Christmas came and went and no one I know received a smartwatch as a gift. Conversely, I saw plenty of mechanical watches sprouting up on social media — I even received one for Christmas.

Admittedly, that’s not a benchmark for how smartwatches are performing, but it is a valid reminder that smartwatches have had a relatively slow year. The Apple Watch had lost  [Read More…]

The Xiaomi Mi Band 1S and Mi Band 2 are great fitness trackers that won’t break the bank

Wearables, and fitness bands in particular haven gotten a lot of press in the last few years and experienced rapid growth. More and more people want to take control of their health and the information gleaned from these trackers certainly help people make informed decisions. While almost everyone knows the biggest player in the game, Fitbit,

Break the spell with these Beauty and the Beast wallpapers

Beauty and the Beast is one of the greatest animated movies of all time (don’t worry, Ariel, you’re still #1 in my heart!). 2016 marks the 25th anniversary if its release, which Disney has celebrated by releasing a special edition on Blu-ray, DVD, and for the first time, digital! After you go grab it from Google Play and sing along, bring some of that magic to your home screen with these beautiful wallpapers!

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The Teclast X98 Plus II Android tablet is a nice media viewing device that won’t break the bank (review)

The Android tablet market is terrible. Apple’s iPad dominates the landscape in the shrinking overall tablet space and it seems that no-one really cares about putting out new tablets besides Samsung. But, there are those of us who still believe in tablets. There are those of us who want a bigger device for media viewing

Ghostbusters™: Slime City. Take a break from Pokemon GO

The Open Need a break from Pokemon GO? Don’t want to go outside in this miserable heat? Stay inside and beat the heat with Ghostbusters™: Slime City! Is there something strange in your neighborhood? Become a Ghostbuster and work your way through New York City blastin’ and baggin’ ghosts, goblins, and demons. I ain’t afraid

We break things so you don’t have to

It’s a bit of a working weekend here, as we now have Android apps up and running on the developer channel for the ASUS Chromebook Flip. We’re going to have a ton of stuff on this in the coming days. There’s a lot to figure out. There’s a lot that’s unfinished. It’s a weird collision of worlds right now, for sure.

Don’t run out and buy a year-old Chromebook just to do this unless you have money  [Read More…]