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10 reasons why you should buy your HTC One M8 unlocked and direct from HTC

10 reasons why you should buy your HTC One M8 unlocked and direct from HTC

Jerry Hildenbrand 284

Take the plunge and ride into Freedom Country by buying an unlocked phone direct from HTC For now, the new hotness in the smartphone arena is the HTC One M8. So Aluminum, much camera, very screen, and it's getting a lot of attention — deservedly so. But while you're out there, looking and lusting, there's something I want you to think about before you buy — telling the carriers to...

Why Samsung switching smartwatches from Android to Tizen maybe isn't that big a deal

Why Samsung switching smartwatches from Android to Tizen maybe isn't that big a deal

Jerry Hildenbrand 63

Things have changed behind the familiar faces, but does that really matter? Samsung has announced their new wearables this evening, and one of the bullet points stands out a bit more than the others. Both the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are running Tizen — an open-source operating system developed in part by Samsung. This brings up a lot of contreversy from Android faithful — the original...

Facebook’s $16 billion WhatsApp acquisition a bold move for the global instant messaging market

Facebook’s $16 billion WhatsApp acquisition a bold move for the global instant messaging market

Chris Umiastowski 41

The news of Facebook acquiring WhatsApp for an enormous pile of money is front and center in the mobile communication industry today, and for good reason. Having watched WhatsApp grow from nothing into a cross platform winner over the last five years and doing a darn good job of executing on a growth plan, I'm impressed with what they've done. And while I was shocked to see the deal's...

Smartphones and Sex: How the tech in your pocket affects life in (and out of) your pants

Smartphones and Sex: How the tech in your pocket affects life in (and out of) your pants

Derek Kessler 43

One week ago we asked you about how your smartphone factors into your dating, romance, and sex lives. And while we expected quite a response, we didn't expect this much of a response. More than 17,000 of you took part in our survey in the past week, and the results were interesting, to say the least. There are plenty of interesting correlations and divergences based on age groups and...