Republic Wireless offering free Chromecast with purchase of Moto X

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For a limited time Republic Wireless is throwing in a free Chromecast with the purchase of a Moto X smartphone. Starting from yesterday, July 22 and running while supplies last, anyone who picks up a white or black 16GB Moto X will get the Google HDMI media device at no cost. The Moto X retails ...

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Amazon adds ‘hundreds of thousands of songs’ to Prime Music

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Amazon on Wednesday announced the recent addition of “hundreds of thousands of songs” and hundreds of playlists to its Prime Music service. Included as part of an Amazon Prime account, the experience allows for access to over one million songs at no additional cost. Members can ...

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NVIDIA announces Tegra K1-powered Shield Tablet for July 29

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NVIDIA on Tuesday announced the Shield Tablet, a monster of a device aimed at gaming enthusiasts everywhere. Powered by a 2.2 GHz Quad Core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, the tablet offers users an 8-inch 1920×1200 multi-touch IPS display, a pair of 5-megapixel cameras, and 2GB RAM. Gamers can ...

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Xiaomi debuts flagship Mi4

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Xiaomi on Tuesday introduced the Mi4, a high-end device with a wallet friendly price point. Details include a 5-inch 1080p HD display, 13-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and 4K video recording, and 16GB/64GB internal storage. And, not only is the smartphone powerful, it’s ...

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Virgin Mobile set to add LG Pulse, LG Unify, HTC Desire 816, and ZTE Emblem

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Virgin Mobile will soon add another four Android smartphones to its no-contract portfolio, according to recent report from @evleaks. Slated to arrive in the near future are the LG Pulse, LG Unify, HTC Desire 816, and ZTE Emblem. It’s not immediately clear when each will arrive however we ...

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Amazon debuts all-you-can-read Kindle Unlimited plan

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The new service features access to more than 600,000 books and thousand of audiobooks Amazon on Friday debuted a new Kindle Unlimited subscription service which allows access to more than 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks. Priced at $9.99 per month, the service includes such popular ...

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Microsoft pulls the plug on Android for Nokia X series

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Well, that didn’t take very long, did it? After roughly one half of a year in existence, Microsoft’s Nokia X line of smartphones is going away. In a letter to employees from Stephen Elop, we learn that Microsoft is downsizing to the tune of 18,000 people of which 12,500 come from ...

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Google adds former Ford CEO to board of directors

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Google today announced that Alan Mulally has recently joined its board of directors. As the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company it stands to reason he’ll bring his auto expertise to Google’s Android Auto initiative. It appears, however, that ...

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Samsung intros new Level brand of premium audio products

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Samsung on Wednesday rolled out a new, premium “Level” brand of mobile audio accessories. Arriving at various retailers over the next few weeks, customers can look for over-ear, on-ear, and in-ear audio solutions as well as a standalone Bluetooth speaker. Level Over ($349.99) ...

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T-Mobile announces equipment installment plans for accessories

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Effective Sunday July 20, customers will be able to buy accessories from T-Mobile without having to pay for them up front. Much like the Un-carrier does for smartphones and tablets, T-Mobile is doing the same for accessories. Qualified buyers can scoop up products that range in price from ...

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AT&T nabs off-contract HTC Desire 610 for $200

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AT&T on Wednesday confirmed the upcoming availability of the HTC Desire 610. Arriving July 25, the phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC’s 6 Sense UI and features a 4.7-inch display. Powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, the Desire 610 also packs 1GB RAM, 8GB ...

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Verizon adds 4G LTE to ALLSET prepaid plans

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Verizon today announced that 4G LTE connectivity will be included in its prepaid ALLSET plans. Effective July 17, the $45 rate plan includes unlimited talk and text as well as 500MB of 4G LTE data. For a limited time Verizon will double the pool to 1GB just so long as you agree to its auto ...

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AT&T offering Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0

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AT&T on Tuesday confirmed the immediate availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0. Priced at $269.99 with a two-year service agreement, the 8-inch tablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat and features 16GB internal storage, a 3-megapixel rear camera, and a 4450mAh battery. Customers who prefer to ...

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MediaTek takes aim at Qualcomm’s high end with new 64-bit processor

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MediaTek on Tuesday unveiled its new high-end mobile processor, the 64-bit 8-core MT6795 chip. With speeds up to 2.2GHz, the CPU offers support for displays up to 1600×2560, slow-motion video capture at 480fps, and a 120MHz refresh rate for screens. Key features of MT6795: 64-bit True ...

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Verizon now offering tablets on EDGE payment plan

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Verizon has quietly added tablets to its EDGE rate plan option for customers seeking to avoid service contracts. Arriving yesterday with the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet, the EDGE program lets buyers spread payments out over 20 months instead of purchasing outright or with a two-year plan. As is the ...

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