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  • Google is working on “copresence”, which might let Chrome, Android and iOS devices communicate…

    31 October 2014, 3:35 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    It's not clear what "copresence" is just yet but it's clear that Google is working on it. References to the project were reportedly found in the latest Google Play Services software…
  • Shazam for birds? Shazam for birds

    31 October 2014, 2:51 pm by: Kif Leswing

    A new app called Warblr is able to identify a bird's species by comparing sounds that users record in the field to a data set of previously recorded birdsong.
  • AT&T, Verizon boosts caps on their cheaper shared data plans

    31 October 2014, 1:45 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    We're seeing another round of plan tweaks from the big mobile carriers, and as with previous offers, they aren't cutting prices so much as they're bundling more data into their existing…
  • Sprint expands its iPhone 6 rental program to the Galaxy S5 and S5 Sport

    31 October 2014, 11:55 am by: Kevin Fitchard

    After its successful iPhone 6 launch, Sprint has decided to experiment more with its new leasing plans. It's renting just two Android phones for now, but we'll likely see more to come.
  • BlackBerry adds Snapchat-style self-destructing messages to BBM

    31 October 2014, 11:14 am by: Kif Leswing

    New features added to BBM messenger allow the sender to retract a message or set a time limit for the recipient to view it.
  • First look at the Microsoft Band: A health tracker on steroids

    31 October 2014, 10:21 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Microsoft's newest device is meant to keep you healthy and productive. I bought one last night and see great promise with a few future improvements. My first impression? Great for health…
  • You can expect the next Amazon Fire Phone to be less expensive

    31 October 2014, 9:45 am by: Kif Leswing

    Amazon's first phone hasn't exactly been a runaway success -- and Amazon's blaming its pricing. In an interview with Fortune, Amazon SVP of devices David Limp said that Amazon "didn't get the…
  • Facing margin pressure, Samsung makes cheaper versions of its nicest phones

    31 October 2014, 9:22 am by: Kif Leswing

    Samsung's got two new phones intended for emerging markets. They use the same body construction as the decidedly premium Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha.
  • How important is cross-platform support to the Microsoft Band?

    30 October 2014, 3:40 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    It's not really surprising that Microsoft's Band smartwatch will work with Android and iOS as well as Windows Phone as we heard rumors suggesting it would. It's a bigger deal than…
  • Nap time: SK Telecom is putting its cellular networks to sleep

    30 October 2014, 2:55 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    The two companies have developed a technology that idles a portion of the mobile network at night when demand is lowest. This won't just save energy costs. It will create a…

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