Cambridge, U.K., startup Novalia says it will demo a low-cost, patented manufacturing technology at CES that would allow Bluetooth 4.0 control to be added to paper, cards and plastic. The technology is said to combine standard print processes like screen print, flexography, and offset lithography with capacitive touch technology. An embedded Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 System-on-Chip is attached to the more »
Why wait to fight on black Friday for something free? Aio Wireless has the hookup for a free Android smartphone going on now until December 8th. Skip the lines, the rude people, and crowded parking lots.
Motorola’s Project Ara is still in the works. But you want the deets, right? You’ve come to the right place.
AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have all agreed to stop charging for premium spam texts. Yes, it’s basically everyone but Verizon. I guess we know who’s getting picked on on the playground. For a while now, U.S. carriers have been charging customers for text subscription services regardless of whether or not they signed up for the service in the first place.
As you already know, AOL announced that it would be shutting down Winamp, a media playing software for Windows and Android devices. And yes, I totally loved it back in the day…where else could you find such awesome skins?! According to Techcrunch, AOL is in talks with Microsoft to sell Winamp along with Shoutcast which were both a part of Nullsoft. So yes, spoiler alert, AOL has also planned the closure of Shoutcast.
What’s next for Google? More finances it seems. On Wednesday, Google announced the launch of its own physical prepaid debit card. The Google Wallet Card will link up with the customer’s Google Wallet account. It can be used to both make purchases and withdraw money from ATMs. I already want the gold card. That’s a thing, right?
Lots of retailers and carriers are pushing out the holiday deals prior to the impending Black Friday 2013 shopping day, and we’re not complaining! Sprint is the latest smartphone carrier to follow suit as they have recently released their holiday 2013 promotions.
Have you ever had your smartphone stolen? Smartphone theft is so rampant that I wouldn’t be surprised if the Victims of Smartphone Theft Support Group actually existed. Samsung Electronics came up with an idea to combat smartphone theft known as a “kill switch” that would do just that to stolen smartphones. So, if someone steals your phone you have the power to turn it off so that it’s essentially useless to whoever took it. However, the nation’s biggest carriers have given the “no go” to Samsung’s idea.
This season is all about the pop-up store and of course the usual peppermint mocha. Now you can bring your peppermint mocha into Google’s interactive pop-up shops which they are calling “Winter Wonderlabs.” I guess that’s better than the name I would have come up with: “I’ll Be Home for Chromecast.” I’m trademarking that one, Google!
Blockbuster was once the most recognizable movie rental chain in the United States. Its success started to dwindle as streaming movie services and other digital options became more prevalent. Blockbuster stores have been closing down all over the country in the past few years, and it’s nearly time to say goodbye to nearly all physical more »
Today has not been a good day for Walmart. During the wee hours of the morning, word started to spread about multiple potential pricing errors for big-ticket items on Walmart’s website. Video games that normally sell for $59.99 were selling for $18.03, computer monitors of various sizes were under $9 and large HDTVs were hundreds more »
Braven has announced the immediate availability of its portable, water-resistant Braven 710 Bluetooth wireless speaker. The Braven 710 speaker is crafted out of aluminum, so it’ll be tough but maybe not as outdoor-rugged as some of the other Braven models. Though if you’re looking for a good sound experience, that may not be so important. more »