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Google’s gigabit gambit isn’t going away

Google Fiber, the tech giant’s experiment as a high-speed Internet service provider, seems poised to make its critics look bad.<p>Cable executives told …

Windows 8.1 May Become A Freebie OS

Microsoft is reportedly building a variation of Windows dubbed “Windows 8.1 with Bing.” It’s apparently part of an experiment to offer the operating system with tighter integration to featured Microsoft apps and services—primarily, at least at first, Microsoft’s Bing search engine.<p>Windows Bing may …

FreedomPop Announces The Privacy Phone, A Fully-Encrypted Smartphone For $10 A Month

Meet the Privacy Phone, a device that FreedomPop brags is the only smartphone and mobile service that allows for encrypted communications. Lovingly nicknamed the “Snowden Phone” by FreedomPop, It can even be purchased with Bitcoin to further protect the owner’s anonymity. Simply put, if you’re in …

This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

The coming battery boom will need better software, sensors & data

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Lithium-ion batteries have become the power backbone for our always-on gadgets, laptops and cell phones. Now, thanks to Tesla …

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Rookie may just be an ideal replacement for your iPhone's built-in camera app

If you’re the type of iPhoneographer who loves to shoot but hates toggling between apps to get your photo looking just right, JellyBus Rookie, a new universal iOS app will cover all the bases.<p>Rookie first presents itself as a shooting app, though you can easily import any photo from your camera …

Dish’s upcoming online TV service could cost just $20-$30 per month

Dish is trading ad-skipping for Internet TV.<p>Dish cofounder Charlie Ergen has secured deals to broadcast Walt Disney Co.’s Disney Channel, ABC, and ESPN online, Bloomberg reports. This deal came out of negotiations to limit AdHop, Dish’s ad-skipping service, which Walt Disney Co. and others took to …