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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Report: Samsung to launch Galaxy Alpha (AKA Galaxy F, S5 Prime) against iPhone

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Samsung will debut its long rumored Galaxy S5 Prime later this fall and take on Apple and it’s next-gen iPhone, reports the Korean media. Slated to arrive in August, the device also known as a Galaxy Alpha, is the aluminum/metal premium we’ve heard about for months. Expected to fill ...

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Motorola talks Android 4.4.4 updates; plans a Google+ AMA

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Motorola has provided a bit of insight into the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software update and how it pertains to its line of smartphones. This latest update includes all of the goodies of 4.4.3—such a new dialer, the ability to pause during video recording, and enhanced camera image quality—and ...

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Netgear ReadyNAS RN102 review

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As someone who spends much of his day working from the Chrome OS, I have become a huge fan of clouds. Be it Dropbox, Google Drive, or something else, I am quite fond of being able to access my files from wherever I happen to be. I recently spent time with the Netgear ReadyNAS RN102,... Read More

Verizon offering LG G3 for $99 with contract

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Verizon will offer the LG G3 smartphone for $99 with a two year service agreement starting from July 17. Those who opt to buy the phone outright can do so for $599.99; EDGE customers can purchase for $29.99 per month over two years. Available in black and white options, the LG G3 includes 32GB ...

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DEALS & STEALS: Amazon offering up to $50 off Kindle Fire tablets

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Amazon is offering a limited time promotion of $40-$50 off select Kindle Fire tablets. Pitched around “Back to School” (yes, already), the deal applies to the Fire HD, Fire HDX, and Fire HDX 8.9 models. We’re quite fond of these devices and appreciate what Amazon has done in ...

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