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10 hours ago

Cricket Wireless adds unlimited calling and messaging to Canada to $50 and $60 a month plans

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Cricket Wireless is giving some of its customers access to unlimited calling and text, video and picture messaging to Canada at no extra cost.

The no-contract subsidiary of AT&T will add this feature to subscribers of its $50 a month Smart and $60 a month Pro plans.

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10 hours ago

Haier has a smartwatch to help you keep track of your kids

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At the IFA Global Press Conference this week in Malta, we've had a look at a new smartwatch from European brand, Haier. Perhaps better known for producing white goods like washing machines and refrigerators, Haier's watch is something you give to your kids while retaining the smart features for yourself.

And it'll help you keep track of your kids.

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11 hours ago

Comcast drops $45 billion merger deal with Time Warner Cable

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Following yesterday's report, Comcast has pulled out of talks to merge with rival Time Warner Cable, announcing today the company has terminated all agreements. The deal is off.

Comcast originally announced the deal to merge with TWC back in 2014, which was valued at $45.2 billion in stock. The merge was met with criticism from not only the general public but government officials (namely the FCC) too. Today, the merge finally caved in, with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts confirming in a statement that the deal is off and the company is moving on.

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13 hours ago

You can finally buy a Moto 360 with a metal band in India for ₹19,999

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Motorola has started to offer the Moto 360 with Light Metal and Dark Metal bands in India, although the pricing at ₹19,999 ($315) makes it one of the costliest smartwatches available in the country.

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14 hours ago

80% of Philips TVs for 2015 will be Android TV

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At the IFA Global Press Conference in Malta, Philips TV division, TP Vision, has talked about the company's plans for its lineup for 2015. And of particular interest its commitment to using Android TV. Of all Philips TVs for 2015, an impressive 80% of them will be running Google's OS.

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18 hours ago

Lenovo K80 to take on Asus' ZenFone 2 in China with 4GB RAM, 4,000mAh battery

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Asus was the first manufacturer to launch a handset offering 4GB RAM with the ZenFone 2, and now Lenovo is launching a competitor in the K80, which boasts similar hardware.

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23 hours ago

Telltale Games and Marvel to team up for new game series coming in 2017

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While details are still a bit scarce, Telltale games announced today that it is teaming up with Marvel for a new game series to debut in 2017.

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1 day ago

Hands-on with Recon Jet Smart Glass

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The fitness-forward face computer we've been hearing about for years has arrived, but its software isn't fully baked just yet.

It may have taken the company a lot longer than originally expected to start shipping their wearable fitness computer, but we've finally got a Recon Jet in our hands to play with. While Recon Jet was originally compared to Google Glass, due largely to being the only other viable face computer with a price tag dramatically lower than Google's offering, Recon Instruments couldn't be more clear about the purpose of this computer. It's a fitness accessory, allowing you to track your runs and rides without disconnecting you from the digital world. There's even a camera so you can grab that quick photo or video of something cool you see on your excursions. And most important, it's all baked into a pair of high-end, polarized sunglasses that are supposed to be comfortable enough to wear while performing these activities.

With well over a year of redesigns and polish, including a fun promo video showing off everything the device can do, lets take a look and see what's going on with this crazy face computer.

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1 day ago

NVIDIA erroneously shows 500GB Shield Android TV development kit for $299

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NVIDIA got some hopes up earlier today when it posted a Shield Android TV with 500GB of storage.

Unfortunately, the version — which is made as a development kit — was put up in error alongside the actual shipping device, which will cost $199 and have just 16GB of storage.

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1 day ago

Send directions to your Android phone right from a Google desktop search

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Google will now let you send directions from your current location to a location of your choice, right from the web browser of your desktop computer.

Ever been in a crunch to make it to your next meeting on time, only to realize you didn't know exactly how to get there and didn't really want to fumble around with a GPS? Google will now let you send directions right to your Android phone from your computer, so you can have the directions before you even leave the office.

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1 day ago

Google's Q1 2015 'other' revenues segment impacted by 'decline in Nexus'

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Speaking in the Google Q1 2015 earnings call, CFO Patrick Pichette indicated Nexus revenues declined this quarter.

Revenues from the Play Store (and now Google Store) are such a small portion of Google's business that they're clumped into an "other revenues" category each quarter, but that doesn't stop the company from reporting how they impact the bottom line. In Q1 2015 the other revenues segment actually grew substantially, despite an actual decline in earnings from selling Nexus devices.

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1 day ago

Comcast reportedly dropping plans to merge with Time Warner Cable

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Comcast is reportedly dropping its bid to merge with rival Time Warner Cable.

Comcast is said to be preparing to abandon its planned merger with rival Time Warner Cable. The deal was originally announced in early 2014, and valued at $45.2 billion in stock.

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1 day ago

Latest SwiftKey beta overhauls the UI, adds SwiftKey Hub

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The latest addition to the SwiftKey beta is SwiftKey Hub, the new location for the most popular SwiftKey settings and content.

SwiftKey, a popular keyboard replacement, has added a new feature in the latest beta update, SwiftKey Hub. What SwiftKey Hub does is move the most popular SwiftKey settings and content to a new location, which is now found in the word prediction bar. Previously users had to long-press the 123 key to gain access to these settings, so the new location makes them much more accessible.

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1 day ago

Google Q1 2015 earnings: $17.3 billion revenue, $3.6 billion net income

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Google reported its full Q1 2015 earnings today, showing yet another strong quarter.

For the first three months of 2015, Google showed strong growth with $17.3 billion in revenue, up 12 percent over last year, and $3.58 billion in net income, also up nearly 4 percent. Advertising revenues as a whole were $15.5 billion, and Google's own websites made up $11.9 billion of that revenue, up 14 percent year-over-year. As it often likes to remind us, if foreign exchange rates had remained constant Google's revenues would have been a full $795 million higher.

In its largest business, advertising, Google saw the trend continue with aggregate paid clicks rising 13 percent over last year, but cost-per-click dropping by 7 percent. Google's total operating expenses for the quarter were $6.45 billion, a full 37 percent of revenues. Google also hired over 9,000 employees in the quarter, bringing the total employed to 55,419.

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1 day ago

NVIDIA Shield Android TV console may be getting new 500GB option for $299

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NVIDIA is now showing a new 500GB version of its upcoming Shield Android TV console on its website for the price of $299.99

Update: Unfortunately, it looks like NVIDIA accidentally put up a development kit as an actual shipping product. The 500GB console option won't be available for consumers when it launches.

Original story: NVIDIA first announced its plans to launch the Shield console in March, with only 16GB of storage priced at $199.99.

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