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C Spire kicks off pre-registration for its Mississippi gigabit fiber service

C Spire, the regional wireless carrier with gigabit-sized dreams, has just announced that residents in nine Mississippi cities can now pre-register for its home fiber program. The southern US-based company recently revealed its plans to join Google, AT&T and others by taking a similar tack to …

Android 4.4.1 shows signs that mirroring to Chromecast is coming soon

So far, the ability to wirelessly stream the display of an Android phone or tablet to your TV has been limited to solutions like Miracast, but information spotted by Cyanogen Inc. cofounder Koushik Dutta suggests that will change soon. Dutta, who has been working on a similar feature (embedded …

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. …

Is the Galaxy J being teased for Taiwan in this Samsung video?

Samsung has posted a short video teaser on its Taiwan YouTube channel in which in hints a new Galaxy handset may be launched in the region on December 9.<p>Entitled “Just for you,” the 20-second video clip teases a smartphone that’s “just fit,” “just simple,” “just elegant,” “just fast,” and therefore …

Prescription Google Glass pics posted online, then yanked

IBM's Jeopardy-Winning Supercomputer Will Power A 'Cognitive, Expert Personal Shopper' App Next Year

IBM Watson Solutions VP Stephen Gold told us that starting in 2014, consumers can look for the first three Watson-powered apps from IBM business partners.<p>We were most intrigued by the description of one of these apps in particular, Fluid Retail. Here's how Gold described it to us:<p>"Fluid, which …

Moto G Review

The Moto G is a smartphone the whole tech community has wishing for and waiting on for ages. It’s a low-cost smartphone with hardware and software to …

Nissan Leaf, Tesla EVs to replace entire Bhutanese fleet

The nation of Bhutan is seriously considering replacing all of its government-owned and -run fleet vehicles and taxis with electric vehicles. Prime …

Penny Arcade Report Shutting Down

Game journalism is fraught with bad news, often having to do with the end of a publication.<p>The latest such news comes in the form of the Penny Arcade Report, which is ceasing operations after two years.<p>There’s no stated reason for this in a blog post written by Ben Kuchera announcing the end of the …

Apple iPad Air Review: Probably The Best Tablet Computer On The Market

Announced on October 22nd this year, the iPad Air updated Apple’s larger tablet range with the new A7 64-bit processor, iOS7, and a redesign of the popular tablet. Would Apple’s new tablet retain their lead in the tablet space against a rush of Android tablets from manufacturers around the world? …

T-Mobile boosts LTE network speeds in Dallas using MetroPCS spectrum (updated)

Hey, North Dallas T-Mobile customer -- that speedier internet connection isn't a figment of your imagination. Just before Thanksgiving, the carrier silently got the ball rolling on its plans to unleash a faster LTE network. To achieve this upgrade, Deutsche Telekom combined its LTE spectrum with …

More proof the world's best headphones are made in the US

Audeze has long been one of the Audiophiliac's favorite brands, and its new LCD-X headphones are a game changer!<p>The way I see it, high-end audio is all about the pursuit of excellence, and Audeze headphones exemplify that philosophy. Now sure, most headphone manufacturers try to make the best …

Apple Has A New Way To Watch You While You Shop And It Could Soon Be Everywhere

iBeacon can give you turn-by-turn directions to help you find an item on a shelf, or it can tell you when your order is ready for pickup, or alert you to deals as you walk by them.<p>iBeacon is one of the new features of iOS 7, and Apple isn't the only one with plans to use it. As the AP's Barbara …

Remedy Games announces Agents of Storm for iOS

In addition to showing new gameplay content from Xbox One game <i>Quantum Break</i>, developer Remedy Games unveiled a new iPad game during the VGX award show, an action strategy game called <i>Agents of Storm</i>.<p>Remedy's Johannes Paloheimo showed a brief gameplay demo of the iOS title, calling it a "reverse …

Game of Thrones game coming in 2014 from Telltale

Telltale Games is working on a <i>Game of Thrones</i> game for 2014 based on the HBO television series inspired by George R.R. Martin's <i>Song of Ice and Fire</i> series of fantasy novels, the studio announced today during VGX 2013.<p>The news confirms a report from IGN last month. Telltale did not specify any …

Is It Game Over For The Xbox One Thanks To Mandatory Kinect?

Paul Tassi argues, quite persuasively, that the reason Xbox One is behind the PlayStation 4 is the inclusion of the Kinect, a voice-and-motion sensor that allows users to control the console via voice commands.<p>He quotes analyst Michael Pachter, who says that the “reason Sony beats Microsoft is …