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AT&T, T-Mobile Bring More Chaos To Phone Plans But Should You Care?

T-Mobile’s reign of chaos over the mobile phone industry seems to have no end. Although the carrier itself is only launching a single new plan that few here will likely find very interesting (more on that in a bit), its self-proclaimed “un-carrier” approach is apparently causing fits over at AT&T. …

Google barge on 'hiatus' amid scrutiny from two agencies

No VIPs will be checking out Google Glass onboard the floating structure until at least late spring after the Coast Guard and another public agency raised concerns about Google's plans.<p>Whether it's a Google Glass store or a showroom for all things Google X, one thing is clear: No one will be …

San Francisco

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Mobile browsers top 20% for web use around the world

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Hasloo Group Production Studio<p>What happens as PC sales decline while smartphones and tablets continue …

Security Firm AVG Launches First Service To Block Mobile Location Tracking

It’s well known that advertisers track our browsing histories on the web to better target us with ads, but they’re increasingly moving towards tracking our locations too, because the history of your physical movements can be just as valuable to an advertiser as your virtual ones. Now security firm …

Cloud storage player ownCloud snags $4.4M in new funding

Nailing the Convenience Factor in Customer Service | Inc.com

Amazon.com, the self-proclaimed world's most customer-obsessed online retailer, has unveiled a game-changing customer service offering called Mayday. And although it has nothing to do with the company's much-hyped plan for using drones to deliver packages, it, too, is all about convenience.<p>Mayday …

Customer Service

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Here’s how AT&T is going to build its gigabit service in Austin

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Jamani Caillet / EPFL<p>AT&T is set to launch its GigaPower fiber to the home service in Austin, Texas, any day now but …

Frozen Phones: Antarctica gets its own cellular network

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / grafvision<p>The government of Australia has built a cellular network in the most inhospitable clime in its …

Tablets Are Becoming A Favorite Shopping Tool, And They're Used Totally Differently From Smartphones

Retailers haven't paid much attention to the nuances of tablet-based retail behavior, however, due to the devices lower penetration rate. But if they continue ignoring the tablet opportunity — as many have been — they risk missing out on sales on a channel that is quickly eclipsing smartphones.<p>In a …

Mobile

Google Launches Android Device Manager App

Google today launched a standalone app for its Android Device Manager service. You can download the new Android tool now directly from Google Play.<p>The Android app works just like the Web version of Android Device Manager. It shows you any device associated with your Google Account, lets you ring to …

Qualcomm Toq review: a brief glimpse at the future of smartwatches

The perfect smartwatch is deceptively simple: give it a great, always-on, glanceable display. Make it last for days on a charge. And for goodness’ sake, make it <i>look good</i> — it’s on your wrist all day, after all. You can’t hide it in your pocket like you do a phone.<p>No one’s yet figured it out and …

Sprint to launch Galaxy S 4 variant with speedy Spark LTE

Sprint already has a few devices that support its extra-fast Spark data service, but one of its hottest smartphones -- Samsung's Galaxy S 4 -- has been "stuck" with ordinary LTE. That won't be a problem for much longer, as the carrier has revealed a Spark-capable version of the Android flagship. …