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'HBO Now', A $15 Per Month Netflix Competitor Coming In April

HBO GO is now available as a standalone mobile app for $15 per month. The move will set HBO in direct competition with online only services like Netflix

Internet March 4, 2015

MWC 2015: iPhone 6 Ties LG G3 For Best Smartphone Award

Mobile World Congress organizer GSMA just can't pick a winner. The iPhone 6 and LG G3 jointly won the Best Smartphone Award and Microsoft's Surface 3 was voted Best Tablet and IFTTT got Best App.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 4, 2015

Jay Z's Aspiro Purchase Had Some Problems!

Aspiro shareholders are planning to block a $56 million bid from Jay-Z to buy music streaming company Aspiro. The Swedish company owns WiMP and Tidal which specialize in streaming high definition music.

Deals March 4, 2015

Google Finally Organizes Your Address Book With Google Contacts: Look, Google+ Circles Too!

Google has launched a new platform called Google Contacts. The search giant is hoping it will encourage users to bring all their contacts together in one location.

Apps/Software March 3, 2015

Meerkat App That Allows You To Post Live Streaming Video To Twitter Goes Viral

Meerkat is a new video streaming iOS app that allows you post live video to Twitter in just one click. The integration with Twitter has helped the app reach millions of users in just a few days. But is it just a fad?

Apps/Software March 3, 2015

MWC 2015: Why Pebble’s New Smart Strap Could Change The Wearables Market

Pebble’s Smart Strap could change the way a smart watch works. The announcement of the new technology outshone the release of the premium Pebble Time Steel watch at Mobile World Congress 2015

Wearable Tech March 3, 2015

MWC 2015: Facebook And Wikipedia Say Mobile Carriers Key To A Global Internet, Not Google's Fringe 'Experiments'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a swipe at Google, calling its projects to bring the Internet to the developing world fringe 'experiments.' Both Zuckerberg and Wikipedia CEO Jimmy Wales told MWC 2015 audiences that it is mobile carriers that will do most of the heavy lifting.

Internet March 3, 2015

Bill Gates Tops Forbes World's Richest List Again

Bill Gates is the world's richest man yet again. The Microsoft founder tops Forbes 2015 billionaires list for the second year running and a record 16th time in total.

Money March 2, 2015

Here's Why Net Neutrality Ruling Could Cost You More Money

New net neutrality laws passed by the FCC last week were nearly universally welcomed. But big telecom's loss in the short term could end up hurting the consumer’s pocket in the long run.

Internet March 2, 2015

MWC 2015: Google Titan Drones And Loon Balloons Will Bring Wireless To Everyone Everywhere

Google Titan drones will take off in a few months and Project Loon balloons are making vast improvements. At the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Google gave updates on these projects to bring wireless connectivity to every corner of the globe.

FUTURE TECH March 2, 2015

MWC 2015: Nubo, Panasonic’s 4G Wireless Security Camera, Could Be A Dropcam Killer

Panasonic has launched Nubo, the first 4G wireless security camera. The device could threaten Google Nest’s Dropcam, which relies on Wi-Fi for connectivity.

Gadgets March 2, 2015

Who At Facebook Has Access To Your Account Details And What Happens To Snoopers?

Facebook has released details about the rules governing which employees have access to your account details and confirmed that transgressors are immediately fired.

Internet February 27, 2015

Kobalt, Music Services Company, Receives $60M From Google And Dell To Help Pay Musicians

Kobalt received $60 million in funding from Google Ventures and Michael Dell to help musicians get paid. The company creates software that helps artists track down royalties they’re owed around the world.

Deals February 27, 2015

Google Pays Record $25M For The Rights To .App Web Domain

Google has paid $25 million for the rights to .app, the highest fee ever for a web domain. The purchase was made at an auction organized by ICANN, the organization which oversees the running of the net.

Internet February 27, 2015

Scientists Discover Key To The Evolution Of The Human Brain

German researchers have found a gene that could be the key in the evolution of the human brain. The gene, which is found in early humans but not chimpanzees, has been used to expand the brains of mice.

February 27, 2015

Microsoft Unveils Vision Of The Future In New Video

Ultra-thin tablets, giant interactive glass panels and a flexible smart bracelet dominate Microsoft's vision of the future. Microsoft Enterprise has displayed the imaginary tech in an impressive new video entitled Productivity Future Vision.

February 26, 2015

Google Is Going Ad-Free With Chrome's Experimental Reader Mode: Our Impressions

Google is developing a new Reader Mode for its Chrome Browser. The tool makes reading easier by removing ads from mobile and desktop browsers.

Internet February 26, 2015

Facebook Reveals 62 Percent of People Are Still Not Online

62 percent of the world’s population does not use the Internet. The shocking statistic is the headline from Facebook and Internet.org’s 2014 Global Connectivity Report.

Internet February 26, 2015

6 Things You Need To Know About The FCC's Net Neutrality Vote

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is finally voting on Net Neutrality today. Here are six key things you need to know about the landmark vote.

Internet February 26, 2015

Lizard Squad Hackers Take Over Lenovo.com With Comical Slideshow

Lenovo’s website has been hacked. Lenovo.com for more than an hour showed what appeared to be images of the teenage hackers dressed in wigs while music from 'High School Musical' played in the background.

Computers February 25, 2015

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