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Sony Xperia E3 sees steep price cut in unlocked LTE flavor, now costs $140

Sony’s latest Moto G slayer barely went up for sale via (some) online retailers stateside, and Expansys already saw fit to adjust the entry-level Android’s no-contract price tag. Initially available at $199.99, the Xperia E3 suddenly dropped to $139.99, which actually makes it a decent Moto G alternative.

Vine iOS app updated with better discovery, sharing

The Vine application for iOS has been updated with improved sharing and discovery features. Vine’s app now lets people, regardless of the number of users they are following, find new videos on the platform. Following individual channels has been possible for a while, but that part of the iOS app has been upgraded with the latest update.

Michigan law re-affirms ban on Tesla sales

Michigan has become the latest state to clearly ban the sale of Tesla vehicles. Tesla only sells its electric cars directly to consumers, and that has gone against the state-level laws in some parts of the US. Michigan was one of the states that had laws on the direct sale of motor vehicles to consumers, and Governor Rick Snyder has signed Bill 5606 that specifically bans direct Tesla sales.

LG’s in-house Odin SoC is ready to rumble, likely to debut inside mid-end G3 variant

Still having trouble discerning between all of LG’s derivative G3 versions? Can’t figure out for the life of you why the G3 S is dubbed that way in certain regions, and named G3 Beat elsewhere? Wish you’d have never heard of the G3 A or G3 LTE-A?

HTC Android 5.0 Lollipop update roadmap surfaces

Google announced the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop a few days back. Several OEMs have confirmed they are going to release the latest update
for their flagship devices once the software is available from Google, but they failed to give a time frame when users of specific devices can expect it. HTC already confirmed they are going to release the Android 5.0 Lollipop update within 90 days for its devices, but when?

San Francisco moves to make Airbnb legal

Airbnb has come under fire in cities like New York, but San Francisco has taken steps to make the service legal in that part of California. Though the state government in California does not look upon short-term rentals through Airbnb in a positive way, the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco has decided to allow the rentals.

Nexus 9 keyboard folio and magic cover listed on Amazon with no ship dates

It’s the dawn of a new era for the stock Android-running Nexus gadget line, as Google intends to target the mainstream, upper-tier tech market with the family’s fresh 6 and 9-inch members. The Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet are slightly tougher sells than their predecessors, costing $650 and $400 respectively.

Google leads $542M funding round for Magic Leap

The rumored $500 million funding round for Magic Leap is real, and Google is leading it. The tech company is leading a $542 million round for Magic Leap, a virtual and augmented reality startup that could take on a bunch of companies. Magic Leap has made headlines recently for its life-like augmented reality tech that is supposed to launch relatively soon in a consumer-ready device.

Amazon ships Kindle Voyage to early buyers, everyone else must wait

Riding an unexpected wave of positively glowing reviews, Amazon’s highest-end e-book reader to date has started shipping. But if you’re not amongst those who boarded the Kindle Voyage before it was cool, you’re likely in for a long wait.

Staples security likely breached, credit card numbers stolen

Staples has launched an investigation into a possible security breach that may have left customer credit cards vulnerable. The office supply retailer’s locations in the northeast may have been affected, according to reports. After it was found there was a trend of fraudulent credit transactions that could be tied back to Staples, the company publicly acknowledged an investigation on Tuesday.

Android 5.0 may soon reach the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 might be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop even sooner than anticipated. The latest version of Android was expected to reach the phone later than other Android devices, but the Twitter account for Samsung Mobile has tweeted a picture showing the Note 4 with lollipops on its display. Given the hint, it is pretty clear an upgrade to Lollipop is just around the corner.

TechnologyTell Review: Jabra Stealth Bluetooth Headset

If part of your day involves lots of phone time, it pays to have a good earpiece. It doesn’t really matter if you’re in an office, mobile office, or just chit-chat with people frequently. That earpiece is going to be your best friend for quality, wireless communication.