Google Nexus 6 spreads its wings to six new markets, bringing the tally up to 21

It could be a natural consequence of Nexus 5’s extinction, the passing of time and new Android flagship releases, or maybe just a long overdue production increase. Whatever the reason, we’re sure purists and Google enthusiasts located in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway and Portugal will be ecstatic to hear they can now score the more »

PayPal sanctions violations lead to $7.7M fine

PayPal has agreed to pay a $7.7 million fine due to its violation of sanctions. The US does not let companies like PayPal effectively do business with citizens of certain countries, but PayPal was facilitating the transfer of money to sanctioned areas.

Facebook testing video autoplay feature

Facebook is currently testing a video autoplay function that will make videos begin playing automatically after a user watches a different video. The feature is similar to the autoplay function found on Netflix which also has a new piece of content begin playing immediately after a user’s current viewing ends.


YouTube reportedly working on Twitch competitor

YouTube is said to be working on a competitor to Twitch, the largest game streaming service. Amazon acquired Twitch for $1 billion last year, proving to many that game streaming is massive and is only going to continue growing.

Google Fiber to reach Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is one of the next markets that will receive Google’s Fiber internet service. Provo, a city just 50 miles from Salt Lake City, was added to the list of Fiber locations in 2013.

Google Fiber tests targeted, trackable TV ads

To monetize its Google Fiber TV viewers, Google is turning towards targeted and trackable advertising. While attempting to maintain user privacy, Google has begun testing an advertising option that will operate in a way reminiscent of YouTube ads.

Android Wear watches could soon support iPhones, source code suggests

Things aren’t going well for Google in terms of Android wearable sales and adoption rates, and as Apple Watch’s launch approaches, it’s safe to say the ecosystem is at an impasse. Where to from here? It’s either oblivion or a pact with Satan, some industry pundits predict, as Big G may be forced to indirectly endorse its arch-nemesis in order to survive.

Universal wants Spotify to limit free streaming

Some of the larger music labels and musicians are not content with Spotify’s free music streaming option. One of them, Universal, may be pressuring the streaming service to limit and restrict its free tier. Sources close to the label say it has begun pushing for those restrictions during licensing negotiations, but Spotify does have a more »

Nexus 6, 9 and Android Wear purchases come with free $50 Google Store credit

Basically acknowledging its Nexus 6 is no longer the cream of the Android crop, with Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge around the corner, Google has just instated a cool little promotion. Granted, the deal also makes room for the Nexus 9 and all Android Wear smartwatches sold on the Play Store under the spotlight, but clearly, the N6 is the brightest star.

SXSW 2015 – If a bank can, what’s wrong with IoT?

One of the things I’ve observed my first time here at SXSW is that talk about tech can go deep. Like, behind the scenes. There are a lot of minds and companies inciting change and building ideas in ways that the average consumer may not likely be aware of. Step away from the hype and more »

Finally, you can use Google Flights to search flights with Wi-Fi

I can’t be the only one who’s been ruined by the hopeless abyss that is a flight without Wi-Fi. There I was depending on my six hour cross-country flight to have Wi-Fi so I could do work. That’s right, boss, I was TRYING to be responsible. But the flight took off and no “gogoinflight” ever appeared in my Wi-Fi dropdown menu. It was horrible, and my work was late.

Google tackles new MacBook Retina head-on with $1,000 Chromebook Pixel 2

It’s probably no coincidence Google chose to formally unveil its second-generation Chromebook Pixel in the immediate wake of Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Retina introduction. After all, this ultra-high-end Chrome OS-powered laptop has been in the works for roughly two years now.