Google’s Babel Fish Phone Allows You to Talk to Foreigners in Real-Time

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Google is working on a phone with real-time language translation software that’s called the Babel Fish mobile. If the goal is successful, it would allow users of two different languages to communicate with each other in real-time without much of any delays in translation. Though the appeal may be limited in normal day-to-day use for […]

Breather Taps Home Automation Tech, Brings ZipCar Experience to Room Rentals

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Recent startups like Airbnb are beginning to transform the hospitality industry by allowing homeowners and those with extra space to rent out a room or their entire abode for short periods of time, allowing common citizens to compete against traditional hotels. However, despite the high-tech apps that match space owners with short-term renters, these solutions […]

Thieves: Don’t Even Try to Steal a Galaxy S4

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At the CTIA trade show, LoJack had announced that its mobile security software will be launching soon for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 that will help users recover a lost or stolen phone. The difference between LoJack’s solution versus others on the market–like Apple’s popular Find My Phone for iPhone and iPad devices–is that LoJack will […]

Apple Streaming iRadio Service Launch May Be Delayed

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Apple may be facing opposition from some of its content partners surrounding the terms it had proposed for the rumored iRadio music streaming service in a move that could delay the summer launch. iRadio is positioned as a streaming music service that would compete in the same space as Pandora and Spotify, and though it […]

iDEN Push-to-Talk Riding Off Into the Sprint Sunset at End of June

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Users who are on the Sprint Nextel network and are using the iDEN side of things for push-to-talk will have until the end of June to migrate their service as Sprint will be shutting down the iDEN network on June 30th. iDEN’s push-to-talk had been a strong selling point for Nextel and new owner Sprint […]

Samsung: Knox Security Suite Won’t Arrive in Time for Galaxy S4 Launch

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When I had reviewed the Galaxy S4 for Sprint Nextel’s U.S. network, I had noticed the curious omission of the Knox security suite that Samsung is actively promoting to gain enterprise and government customers to adopt the phone, and now we know why. The Galaxy manufacturer has confirmed that its Knox suite won’t be made […]

Tesla In For Service? Receive a Tesla as a Loaner!

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Is there anything worse than taking your vehicle in for service and receiving a crappy loaner car? Tesla Model S owners won’t have to worry! According to USA Today, Tesla is readying a fleet of 80 Model S loaner vehicles. CEO Elon Musk wants his customers to have top notch service. He plans on providing […]

Unroll.me Is the Easiest Way to Unsubscribe from Email Lists

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My mobile inbox runneth over with newsletters for new services, car dealers, realtors and every sleazy dating site you can imagine, but now I’ve taken my inbox back with Unroll.me. Unroll.me is a new service that connects to Gmail, Google Apps and Yahoo email accounts to clean up the junk email that clogs up inboxes. The service […]

Next Issue for Android is Netflix for Magazines

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Next Issue for Android is aiming to take on Apple’s Newstand. The app and accompanying service will be a subscription service for magazines, but in a different way than what has been done on Apple’s a la carte service. What Next Issue does is bring a $9 subscription fee per month to users, giving them […]

Ting Brings No-Contract Mobile, Shared Data to Sprint’s Network

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Tucows has launched a new carrier in the United States today, called Ting, which will bring cheap, no-contract data mobile data plans to Sprint’s network.  What this means is that should you not want to sign a contract with another service provider here in the U.S., and you think your areas is covered by Sprint’s […]

GameTanium Brings Subscription Gaming to Android Phones, Tablets

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Similar to what Netflix did for movies, GameTamium is hoping to do the same with mobile gaming. The subscription-based mobile gaming service costs $5 per month and is compatible on Android smartphones and tablets. Rather than have gamers pay a la carte per game title, players will now have unlimited access to GameTamium’s catalog of […]

For Verizon, Rooting is the Point of No Return – Literally

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Verizon Wireless is the latest party, following Apple, to not be taking rooting, hacking, or jailbreaking kindly. Though the U.S. Digital Copyright Millennium Act makes it legal to root or jailbreak your phone, Verizon Wireless does not have to honor your warranty if something wrong happens to your device, regardless of the cause of the […]