The Federal Communications Commission stated today it is "aggressively investigating and acting against" hotels that try to block the use of personal Wi-Fi hotspots. This new clarification on the FCC's policy comes after it settled a case in 2014 with Marriott, who admitted that it blocked the use of such hotspots for people who stayed in its Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
Misfit has announced that a number of integrations are coming to their Flash and Shine fitness monitors. These new integrations and will allow you to control several apps and pieces of smart hardware, such as connected home appliances, from your wrist. Integrations include the ability to start and stop a Spotify playlist just a double tap on the Flash, for instance, or connect with your Nest Thermostat to control the temperature with your device's sleep tracker or alarms.
There's no need to freak out about HTC's new 'cloud' gallery app — it's not uploading your food pics anywhere
We've had more than a few people ask us about a new notification that's popping up on HTC phones referencing a "Cloudex" application. It's sort of a clunky thing and not initially clear as to what it does. And given the (rightfully) sensitive state regarding personal data these days, we're not all that surprised that it's raising a few eyebrows.
So what is HTC Cloudex and why might you want it? The answer is pretty simple.
As previously rumored, the super-fast Internet speeds provided by Google Fiber will become available in four more US metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina, the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, and Nashville, Tennessee.
Motorola will launch a new promotion on Monday, Feb. 2 that will save some people as much as $140 on their purchase of a new smartphone, smartwatch or accessories. The price cut will come in a promotional code that will be available just on Monday, but a smaller amount of savings will be available through Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.
If you can do some basic wiring, you can hook up a Nest — but there still are some important instructions to follow
One of the first things you will read when checking out user reviews of Nest Thermostat — something that is also repeated to some degree in professional commentary on the product — is what a pleasure the hardware is to install. Nest worked hard to make its thermostat something that could be installed by as many people as possible, and when compared to the other thermostats I've had to install over the years (most notably the other connected thermostat I installed last year, which shall remain nameless to save from embarrassment) it seems like the company was successful. You'd be hard pressed to find many people saying anything bad about the way this device is installed, which is an impressive accomplishment when you consider this was the very first product Nest Labs had ever made as a company.
That having been said, before you bust out your tool belt and rip your existing hardware off the wall, there are a few things you should know about installing the Nest Thermostat.
If you’re a prepaid phone user in the U.S. and looking for the best Virgin Mobile phone — we’ve got you covered. Virgin Mobile is perhaps one of the biggest names for prepaid service, and they’ve come a long way since inception.
No longer are you limited to low-cost, low-power phones — now you can get in on the prepaid action with newer devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5 or iPhone 5s.
There are actually quite a few devices to choose from — which may make finding the right phone for you a tough task. We’ve done the hard work and come up with a list of some of the best Virgin Mobile phones you can buy right now. No matter if you are a Windows Phone, iOS, or Android user — there’s a great Virgin Mobile phone for you.
Hotel Tonight, the app and service that offer up last-minute hotel deals near you at steep discounts, is announcing two new features today called Bonus Rate and Rate Drop. The two new offerings give Hotel Tonight hotel partners the opportunity to target users in specific locations to offer even steeper discounts — up to 40 percent off the normal rate — for booking close to the date you'll be staying.
Snapchat is launching a new Discover feature that is, in essence, Snapchat Stories but for online video and photo publications. Snapchat Discover brings together photos and videos from a variety of external sources, as well as Snapchat's own internal content.
More information about government surveillance has come to light, and this time, it's not about the NSA, but the British and Canadian governments, which apparently used special software filters to acquire sensitive smartphone user data from the servers of a number of advertising and analytics companies. The program, called BADASS, gathered unencrypted data sent to the companies from mobile devices. The data collected by these companies can apparently give whoever is looking at it a lot of information about individual users.
Google today announced an update for the stable branch of Chrome OS, which will bump consumers up to version 40.0.2214.93. The release will be rolled out over the next few weeks and contains numerous bug fixes, security patches and feature improvements.
Wireless speaker company Sonos is launching a beta version of their Sonos Controller Android app with a number of new features, including a faster rooms menu and an improved tablet app. The beta app also includes some changes and improvements based on user feedback from previous versions of the Sonos Controller app.
Huawei may not be as well-known as other Chinese manufacturers like Lenovo and Xiaomi, but the vendor is doing remarkably well in the smartphone segment. The brand witnessed an increase in revenue by 30 percent to $12.2 billion, making 2014 the first year for Huawei with revenues of over $10 billion.
Breaking from its new modus operandi of "uncarrier," T-Mobile apparently has gone the somewhat predictable route for its 2015 Super Bowl commercial, tapping former sex-tape participant and current model, host, and reality-show narcissist Kim Kardashian to talk about selfies for 30 seconds of your life you'll never get back.
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