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Come January, T-Mobile will roll unused high-speed data

When it comes to mobile carriers shaking things up, you have to hand it to T-Mobile and its CEO, John Legere. Over the past year or so, T-Mobile has ditched conventional phone contracts, let users upgrade smartphones faster, and provided free data roaming and text messaging (internationally).

Indiegogo Life launches to fund weddings, birthdays

A new service called Indiegogo Life has launched that will specifically help people receive funds for life events such as weddings and birthdays. The crowdfunding site is already used for personal campaigns, unlike rival Kickstarter, but Life makes it easier to receive funds for life events. Indiegogo says the eight-click system is not for regular charities, so only individuals are supposed to use it.

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Wearable data can now be used for or against you in court

Although it shouldn’t come as a surprise when you think about it, data collected from wearables is now being regarded as potential evidence in a court of law. Given the nature of litigious societies, one should expect anything and everything to be used to win over a case. But now the guessing is over, since it has happened as a first-of-its-kind.

Amazon enters into food delivery industry

Amazon is entering into the food delivery industry with a service similar to Grubhub and Seamless. The company’s Local service has been revamped to facilitate food delivery by connecting consumers with restaurants that can deliver to a particular area. After entering an address, Amazon Local will display a list of restaurants, and then an order can be placed with one of them.

20 years of Stephen Hawking, with many thanks to Intel

When it comes to scientist celebrities, Bill Nye and Neil Degrasse Tyson likely come to mind first. Both of them have been very public as of late on important topics of human-generated climate change, evolution, and science in education. Each have guest-starred on the hit television show, The Big Bang Theory, and Bill Nye even had his (brief) moment in the spotlight on Dancing With the Stars.

BT reportedly considering purchase of O2 or EE

British Telecom is reportedly in talks with both O2 and EE about possible acquisitions. Reports claim BT has made an offer to O2 and EE, and BT has confirmed some details of the deal. According to a statement to the Spanish press, Telefonica may receive a 20 percent stake in O2 since it currently owns the wireless service provider.

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Muzik smart social headphones now available for purchase

Most people love music. Most people also love keeping in touch with social media. However, there doesn’t seem to be enough sharing of music through social media. I know that I’m always on the lookout for new hits or hidden gems.

Court rules on side of Google Search

Court cases have appeared all over the world in connection to Google Search, and at least in the United States, Google seems to be winning. A case had been filed against Google by S. Louis Martin, the owner of CoastNews who alleged Google was pushing his results too far down in searches. The case has now been heard, and a judge with the San Francisco Superior Court feels Google is in the right.

Eager for Android 5.0 Lollipop? You might want to wait

Each new generation of the Android OS has brought about great improvement and much excitement. It tends to both work and look better. And who doesn’t like the little android bot with the latest sweet treat in hand? Lollipop. Such fun!

Boost security with EyeLock iris scanner, available now to consumers

Face it. You have hundreds of different logins and accounts to services and websites all over, and you will never ever remember all passwords for each. That is, unless you reuse some simple password for each. But then the risk of getting hacked and having your accounts and identity compromised shoots into the stratosphere.

Intel expected to merge chip, mobile businesses

Intel has taken financial hits as a result of its phone and tablet business, so the company plans to merge its mobile division with its more successful PC chip business, according to Bloomberg. A report in Bloomberg states Intel will merge the two sectors to keep profits relatively high in all sectors, instead of constantly having a low profit or loss division.

Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone creates ‘Super’ app

Another application has been launched by Biz Stone, one of the main co-founders originally involved in Twitter. Stone’s latest app, Super, lets people talk with others who are nearby and it includes meme-like features. Super includes pictures with all of the statements made by users, and each post must start with things like “The Best”, “I Wish”, or “My Favorite”.