How low can Sprint pricing go? Put it this way, that if carrier pricing was a game of Limbo, the Now Network is looking to take home the Gold medal. As part of its ongoing war with incumbent carriers, Sprint announced today that it will cut monthly rates by half for subscribers who migrate from AT&T or Verizon. (more…)
It is December, which marks among other things the beginning of Google’s annual Santa Tracker. A fun-filled countdown to Christmas, the homepage features a number of games and projects, with the promise of new activities each day.
Among the web-based interactives are parachute practice, “reindeer games,” and phone calls to Santa. The Santa Tracker app for Android, meanwhile, has been updated to support tablet, smartphone, TV, and wearable form factors. For PCs, a Chrome extension is available for download. (more…)
Sometime next year, you might see an “Intel Inside” logo emblazoned on the sides of updated Google Glass hardware. Actually, that might be a bit of a stretch, but a report out of the Wall Street Journal claims the semiconductor giant has signed a deal with Google to provide chips for Glass going forward. (more…)
It is Cyber Monday, and the discounts keep on coming. Not to be outdone by the Google Play Store, T-Mobile is knocking $50 off the 32GB and 64GB Midnight Blue Nexus 6 models for a limited time. If you do the math, that works out to about $600 and $650, respectively.
Google’s running promotion will grant you a $50 rebate in the form of Play Store credits, but T-Mobile’s sticker price is the lowest we have seen. And remember that the Nexus 6 ships unlocked, meaning you are not tethered to T-Mobile if you choose to order from them – you can use the handset on another carrier, provided you have the SIM. (more…)
Low-priced Android tablets are a dime a dozen. Case in point? The LG G Pad 7.0 and G Pad 10.1. As is typical for devices of their class, the hardware is middling, but the price is right. This happens to be a category wireless carriers seem to pounce on. Verizon announced today that it will be carrying LTE variants of the G Pad 7.0 and G Pad 10.1 “in time for the holidays.” (more…)
Google promised offline and background playback as a part of of its new YouTube Music Key subscription service, but didn’t provide a timeline of availability or specify whether all users would be able to take advantage at first. Apparently, today is the day and it’s going live indiscriminately; we’ve corroborated reports on reddit of options appearing in the YouTube app to play audio in the background and download videos. Most people who signed up for the Music Key beta (or who have All Access subscriptions) are seeing the new features. (more…)
Do you embark on transatlantic journeys to capture portals, identify with The Enlightened or Resistance, and destroy links for keys? If so, then you are probably an Ingress player.
The augmented reality game, a product of Google’s Niantic Labs, has not seen a major update since February, but the developers have not forgotten about its many devotees. In celebration of Ingress’s 2-year anniversary, they have detailed a few fascinating statistics in an infographic and are starting a new monthly event series for beginning players. (more…)