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The best SMS replacement apps for Android

The world is evolving. In the future, services like calling and texting will take place entirely over internet data connections. Gone will be the days of phone numbers. Soon we’ll all have usernames. Why wait to make the transition? Over the last few years, a number of great services have popped up …

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Pegatron And Foxconn Gearing Up For iPhone 6 Production [Rumor]

Production of the iPhone 6 is set to begin next quarter.<p>According to a report in the <i>Commercial Times</i>, Taiwan’s Pegatron Corp — which assembles the iPhone and iPad — is opening up new factory space and recruiting new workers in China to meet the orders it has received from Apple for the iPhone 6.<p>It …

Lyft slashes ridesharing prices during slower hours, claims to be the most ‘affordable option’

On New Years’ Eve, it might cost you hundreds of dollars to get a ride to a party from ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft. But how about in the dead of night on a random Tuesday, when drivers are on empty roads with few passengers to pick up?<p>Lyft is planning to slash its prices during these …

The smartwatch race is on: LG’s G Watch to arrive before the Moto 360

Following speculation that Google(s goog) and LG were partnering on an Android smartwatch, LG confirmed it on Tuesday by announcing the LG G Watch. …

Bitcoin Gains Ballast As Investors Continue To Pile In

The demise of Mt.Gox has been met with the launch of Bitcoin’s Ft. Knox and the establishment of new proprietary exchanges from institutional investment trading platforms as investors attempt to right the ship of the stateless currency.<p>Having large institutional investors like Fortress Investments …

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Report: Navy Yard shooting preventable

Supervisors of the gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard last year noticed his erratic behavior well before the shooting but did not reveal any problems to the government, a Navy investigation has found.<p>“Had this information been reported, properly adjudicated and acted upon, …