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Google Search now displays song lyrics

Googling for song lyrics has become a tiny bit easier, as Google has partnered with lyric licensing service LyricFind to display lyrics of popular …

Eero Is A Smart Wireless Routing System That Wants To Do For WiFi What Nest Did For Thermostats

Have you tried to purchase or install a wireless router lately? I have, and it is hell.<p>First you have to make sense out of dozens of available options available on sites like Amazon.com or at your local Best Buy, trying to parse various Wireless Gigabit speeds and ranges and how many of those …

Smart Homes

Andrew Mason’s Audio Tour App Detour Goes Live And Hits The App Store

Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason wants to help tourists and locals in San Francisco to wander around and discover parts of the city they’ve never fully explored. After about six months of testing, his new app Detour is going live and is available for download in the Apple App …

Apps

‘Neflix For Lego’ Pley Launches A Kit Crowdsourcing Platform And Raises $10M

While Lego’s own crowdsourcing platform exists, letting users submit ideas for community voting, eventually resulting in some being made, the process is slow and somewhat difficult to navigate. Now Lego set sharing platform Pley is debuting a crowdsourced set creation platform called PleyWorld that …

Lego

Tablet Shipments Fell 12% In Q4 2014, Its First Decline Ever, Says Canalys

As phablets become more popular, consumers are waiting longer to upgrade their tablets or eschewing them altogether. As a result, worldwide tablet shipments plunged 12 percent year-over-year to 67 million units in Q4 2014, which research firm Canalys says marks its first ever decline after several …

WhatsApp Voice-Calling Feature Spotted In The Wild

Select Android users are reporting they’ve happened upon a new voice-calling feature in their WhatsApp mobile applications, indicating that the company is testing the addition ahead of its expansion into territory currently dominated by apps like Skype and Viber. One user has now shared screenshots …

Apps

NeuCoin Is A Bitcoin Alternative Designed For Microtransactions

Meet NeuCoin, a new cryptocurrency designed specifically to tip content creators and make online micropayments. NeuCoin is both a startup based in Paris and a new currency. It raised $2.25 million from dozens of business angels and signed partnerships with a few content distribution …

Bitcoin

HTC America Just Did This… Take A Bow Peter Chou

This embed is invalid<p>Being the plucky mobile underdog in the fiery caldera of the smartphone market means HTC absolutely has to do things differently to grab some attention. So that means bringing “the ruckus” to its marketing messages, as it puts it.<p>Whether that’s, in recent years, Ironman …

HTC

Less Than 2% Of Android Devices Are Running Lollipop, Three Months After Launch

I really, really like Android 5.0 (or “Lollipop” as it’s known by those of us who probably care too much about these things). It cemented my preference for Android, and has earned the Nexus 5 another few months as my go-to phone.<p>Alas, most Android devices still aren’t running 5.0. In the grand …

Samsung Looks Set To Unveil The Galaxy S6 On March 1

It’s February, which means Samsung is back in tease mode as it prepares to introduce the latest smartphone in its flagship Galaxy S family. That device looks like it will be unveiled March 1 in Barcelona, at the same time as Mobile World Congress, the telecom industry’s big trade show in …

Galaxy Note

What You Should Know in the Final Weeks of the NASCAR Offseason

With the Daytona 500 now less than three weeks away, we felt it might be a good time to give NASCAR fans a bit of a primer on what to expect as they get back into the swing of things for the upcoming 2015 season.<p>Admittedly, 2014—especially with the way it played out in the closing races of the …