How to Avoid Paying Too Much for Gadgets on eBay

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eBay is a great place to get a great deal on used electronics, but you have to be smart and keep an eye on what you’re buying and how much you’re paying for it. Since you can’t actually see and feel the product you’re buying, you have to rely on the third parties that are […]

Xbox Reading Seeking To Bust Up Amazon’s Kindle Monopoly

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Microsoft’s Xbox team is gearing up to take on Amazon’s Kindle monopoly if a new job posting is a reliable indicator of the company’s plans in the eBooks space. The job posting in question comes from Microsoft’s own Careers website and telegraphs the company’s first internally developed product in the modern eBooks space. In it […]

Foursquare Is How Cortana Will Plan Your Evening

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New details about Cortana, the voice assistant that’s expected to arrive on Windows Phone devices with the Windows Phone 8.1 update, could explain why Microsoft announced that it would invest $15 million in Foursquare. A single report from Bloomberg now indicates that Microsoft is planning to use information collected by Foursquare to power the voice […]

Verizon Boasting the Power of LTE During Super Bowl XLVIII

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Don’t you hate when you’re trying to watch a live broadcast, and it’s not really working out? You might get a lot of buffering and lag while you’re watching it, but Verizon is saying goodbye to that with its LTE Multicast technology. Since Verizon is a sponsor of Super Bowl XLVIII, the carrier is getting […]

Beats Music Arrives, Windows Phone Takes Its Place As Third Ecosystem

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It may have taken Beats Music a while to arrive on Microsoft’s Windows Phone but with it, Microsoft can finally takes its rightful place as third-largest smartphone ecosystem, arguably. To be clear, that Beats Music is finally arriving today does’t completely underscore that point. Microsoft still needs to find a way to work directly with app creators […]

ISIS iPhone Case Adds NFC & Mobile Payments to iPhone

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AT&T and its partners haven’t yet managed to convince large swaths of users to pay for everyday items with their Isis mobile payment system, but it looks like it’s going to give up easily. After formally launching the NFC-based payment method last November, it seems the Isis group is going to try getting iPhone buyers […]

How to Watch The Super Bowl Ads Now: YouTube

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The NFL and YouTube are teaming up to make watching this year’s Super Bowl advertisements a bit easier. Today, the two formally announced that users can head to a special YouTube hub to watch a bit of this year’s biggest commercials – more than two weeks before they’re actually scheduled to air on live television. […]

Spotify Greenlights Unlimited Ad-Supported Music Streaming on the Web

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In an effort to stave off the competition, Spotify is upping the ante and has cut the leash off of limited ad-supported web streaming. This means that anyone without a paid Spotify subscription can listen to unlimited ad-supported music through the web interface. UPDATE: Rdio has followed suit and launched free no-limit web streaming as […]

AT&T Beats Music Streaming for the Family Arrives for $14.99

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With tons of options readily available in the music space, even on mobile, AT&T and Beats Audio have been working hard at a new solution for the entire family. Being the first carrier to exclusively launch the new Beats Music streaming service all for just $14.99 per account. Created by the same Beats Audio company […]

Netflix Wins First Golden Globe with House of Cards

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Netflix has won its first Golden Globe ever thanks to its political thriller House of Cards original series. Actress Robin Wright, who plays Congressman Frank Underwood’s wife, Claire, in the show won the award for Best Actress in a TV Drama. This isn’t Netflix’s first award overall, though. The company won three Emmy awards back […]

New Sony TV Service Could Put the Pause on Xbox One’s TV Ambitions

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Sony began its press briefing at least year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo by declaring the PS4 was all about the games. That was true until the company revealed that it’s planning to offer a robust live television and entertainment service could put even the Xbox One’s live television functionality to shame. The upcoming, and unnamed service, […]

Amazon Prime Free Shipping Deadline Is Today

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The deadline for standard Amazon shipping has passed, but if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you still have time to order something on Amazon and have it arrive before Christmas. If you’re like many folks and do most of your Christmas shopping on Amazon, then you should be aware of the Amazon Christmas ordering cutoff […]

Netflix 4K Streaming Arriving Early Next Year

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Netflix has confirmed to Stuff that it will begin streaming content in 4K starting early next year. However, only certain 4K TV models will be compatible with Netflix 4K streaming, which a handful of them will be announced at CES next month. Netflix’s Chief Product Officer, Neil Hunt, says that the company isn’t “naming specific manufacturers, […]

Xbox Music & Video Arrive on Windows Phone, Saving It From Itself

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Users of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system can finally sync, purchase, download and stream content from Microsoft’s own Xbox Music and Video services thanks to two new in the Windows Phone Store. Of the two, Xbox Video is probably the application Windows Phone users have hoped would arrive the longest. With the app, users […]

Amazon Christmas Shipping Deadlines Begin Tomorrow

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If you’re like many folks and do most of your Christmas shopping on Amazon, then you should be aware of the Amazon Christmas ordering cutoff dates that the company has set. These dates signify the last day that you can order something and guarantee that you receive it in time for Christmas. For starters, tomorrow, […]

With Share Everything Plans, Numbridge’s VoIP Service Makes Sense

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Unlike traditional VoIP calls, Numbridge’s telephony system uses a local gateway to connect customers similar to how Google Voice works in the U.S. And given the recent shift in the mobile market in the U.S., Numbridge’s business model may make more sense than traditional telephony services that are based purely on the Internet for connecting […]

Southwest Airlines Offering iMessage In-Flight for $2

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In an effort to put an interesting twist on in-flight WiFi options, Southwest Airlines has announced that passengers can get access to Apple’s iMessage messaging service for only $2 per day. By paying with two George Washingtons, iOS users can chat with their friends and family while in the air, providing a cheap and barebones […]

Microsoft’s War Against Google Has New Front: Gmail

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Microsoft isn’t holding any punches in its fight against Google’s Gmail, and it isn’t just using ads from its Scroogled campaign to get its point across. Starting today, users moving to Microsoft’s Outlook.com service can important the contents of their entire Gmail account with a few button presses. Microsoft announced the Gmail Import Tool in […]

Spotify Now Free on Mobile Devices with New Shuffling Feature

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Spotify announced this morning that it is bringing its streaming service to mobile devices (including tablets) for free. This means you can access your playlists and starred music on your phone or tablet without paying for a subscription, but the only catch is that you have to listen to the music in shuffle mode, so […]

Amazon Prime Air Drone Delivery Is a ‘Fantasy,’ Says eBay CEO

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Amazon has been the center of attention ever since the company unveiled its plans to deliver small packages to local households within 30 minutes using drones. The company calls it Amazon Prime Air, and UPS even says it’s experimenting with a similar drone delivery service. However, eBay CEO John Donahue really isn’t a big fan, […]