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Verizon Launches New 'More Everything' Plans with Doubled Monthly Data, 25GB of Cloud Storage

Verizon today introduced its new "MORE Everything" plans, which offers up to double the monthly data for customers while also implementing doubled bandwidth, a complimentary 25GB of cloud storage, and unlimited international messaging.<p>The carrier is also offering discounts for customers enrolled in …

Meet Flyfit, The Fitness Tracker You Strap To Your Ankle

When you think about it, it’s odd that wearable tech makers are so obsessed with wristbands. Most wearable tech products currently focus on fitness, and the most popular cardio exercises–biking, running, swimming–are powered by the lower body.<p>Husband-and-wife team Jimmy Leu and Beatrice Chu created …

Apple Files Patent For Automated Disposable Email Addresses To Help Handle Spam

A new Apple patent application published today (via AppleInsider) details a system for heading off email spam and tracking its source. The tech automates a process many people now use manually, setting up temporary email addresses to be used for web service signups, which can then be thrown away …

Nex Band is a smart, modular charm bracelet for gaming on your wrist

Preorders start today<p>Whether it's a smartwatch or Google Glass, wearable devices have largely struggled to be fashionable accessories. Mighty Cast is hoping to change with its upcoming Nex Band — part customizable charm bracelet, part sensor-equipped smart device. "It's like a connected Pandora …

Personal Assistant App EasilyDo Introduces Its First Premium Features

EasilyDo, a smartphone app that aims to help users become more productive, is launching version 3.0 today with a number of additions, including its first premium features.<p>The app basically provides users with a to-do list that allows them to perform basic tasks, such as getting directions to their …

Productivity App EasilyDo Adds Premium Feature Plan For $4.99/Month

Smart assistant service EasilyDo has released an update that it says is “faster, more intuitive, and more comprehensive.” The iOS and Android apps now feature an improved task discovery capability, a smarter feed, and more. The company is also releasing premium in-app features, which are initially …

EU court: Go ahead and hyperlink. It's OK, really

Common sense prevails!<p>The highest court in Europe ruled on Thursday that it will not mess up a vital part of the Internet's functionality -- a decision that could have left much of the Internet in the 28 member state bloc to its knees.<p>The Luxembourg-based court decided that it would not be …

Judiciary

Ready to break the internet? Netflix’s “House of Cards” premiere is a big test of how video gets to you

“My wife and I like to lay in bed and watch Netflix,” Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, said the other day. But when their internet connection slows down, breaking up the video feed, Wheeler’s wife is incredulous: “You’re chairman of the FCC,” she says to him. “Why …

Net Neutrality

Luge Olympian Matt Mortensen Takes GoPro On His Run And It's Awesome (VIDEO)

Matt Mortensen represents the United States of Men's Doubles luge, and he has shown us what it's like to be him on the track.<p>In a video he uploaded personally onto YouTube, the olympic athlete brought along a GoPro camera for one of his rides in Sochi.<p>During the run, you can get a good idea of how …

Somebody Dropped A GoPro From A Plane Into A Pig Pen, And The Footage Is Amazing (VIDEO)

There are two versions of this story.<p>In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sky …

US officials angered as Karzai releases dozens of Taliban suspects

US forces have been risking their lives in Afghanistan for over a decade. And a key part of their mission is putting away the bad guys -- the captured enemy fighters.<p>On Thursday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai angered the US by releasing 65 of those prisoners.<p>They'd been held in the Bagram prison …