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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…]

Samsung is bringing ad blocking support to its Android browser

Samsung will be adding the ability to have ads blocked in its Android browser by opening a new Content Blocker extension API to developers. An update is rolling out now to devices running Lollipop or higher that enables the new functionality. Developers will be able to use Samsung’s new Content Blocker extension API to develop both content and ad blockers for the browser. This is very similar to how Apple enabled support for ad and content blocking  [Read More…]

AT&T is bringing back “unlimited” data with the possibility of being throttled after 22GB

AT&T is bringing back true unlimited data starting tomorrow for its wireless customers. New and existing customers of DIRECTV or UVERSE will have the choice to switch to the new AT&T Unlimited Plan for $ 100 on a smartphone. If you’re in a family you can add up additional smartphones for $ 40 per line with the fourth being free. The total cost for the Unlimited Plan for a family of four is just $ 180.

“Our new unlimited plan  [Read More…]

Remix OS is bringing multi-windowed Android to your desktop

Android is an extremely powerful operating system. We generally see Android as either the pure vision from Google on our Nexus handsets and tablets, or a skinned version from OEMs like LG, Samsung and Sony on their devices. What some may not realize is there has been a push to get Android up and running, either emulated or not, as a full fledged OS on a desktop.

Great strides have been made by developers recently. Systems such as BlueStacks let  [Read More…]

Ford is bringing Android Auto to all 2017 models

Android Auto

Ford has announced the Sync 3 infotainment platform, adding support for Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay. The carmaker has announced that all 2017 models — starting with the Escape — will come with the infotainment unit as standard, and that 2016 models will be able to upgrade to the system later this year.

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First CyanogenMod 13 nightlies now bringing Marshmallow to select phones

CyanogenMod has announced that the first nightly builds of CyanogenMod 13 (CM13), based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, are now available for download.

Facebook is bringing weather updates, sports scores, and more to its notifications tab

Facebook has just announced some changes coming to its notifications tab on iOS and Android that seem to give away the company’s ambitions to be your total information hub. In your notifications tab, Facebook will start providing more information like sports scores, events around you, and movies playing in your area.

Google is bringing high-speed Wi-Fi to 400 train stations across India

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has outlined an ambitious project that sees the search giant offering high-speed public Wi-Fi at 400 train stations across India. The initiative was announced on the eve of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View.

Vodafone UK bringing Wi-Fi Calling to the Samsung Galaxy S6

Vodafone is brining Wi-Fi Calling to Samsung hardware later this year. The company will launch the feature on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge this autumn, allowing owners to place calls using a Wi-Fi connection. Should you find yourself often located inside a building (be it an office or your home) with poor signal, this may be the ideal solution for you.

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