Verizon Introduces New 5GB, $55 Individual Promo Plan

Verizon introduced a new promo plan today for individuals looking for an option outside of The Verizon Plan and the company’s prepaid offerings. The plan costs $55 per month and includes 5GB of data, along with unlimited talk and text, though that price is only good if you sign-up for autopay.

This new individual plan is currently being advertised on the front page of Verizon’s website, but the site won’t let you sign-up for it just yet online. Instead, if interested, you have to inquire over the phone or in-store. The plan will go live online on January 24. (more…)

SHIELD TV (2015) Owners, Just Buy a New SHIELD Controller for Same 2017 Experience

I have had the SHIELD TV (2017) in my possession for one day now, and so far, I can’t quite tell the difference between this one and the SHIELD TV (2015) I have been using in my house for two years. They’re both Android TV, have access to NVIDIA’s gaming library, and have identical Tegra X1 processors and 3GB RAM. Besides the easily apparent size difference, and with Google Assistant not yet ready for use, it’s almost an identical experience if I’m being completely honest.  (more…)

Verizon is Done With You Note 7 Holdouts: Will Kill Your Calling, Might Charge You for Cost of Phone Too

Two weeks ago, Verizon pushed a software update to remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices on its network that had not yet been returned after Samsung recalled the device. The update was supposed to limit the device’s ability to charge, rendering it useless to owners who refused to get rid of the phone. Today, according to a report out of Fortune, Verizon has said that it will take more extreme measures to kill off the Note 7 once and for all because thousands of people refuse to turn the phone in.  (more…)

Galaxy S8: Latest Rumors and Leaks

After having to recall the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung needs their next phone(s) to be a smashing success. Even though the Note 7 recall doesn’t seem to have bankrupted the Korean electronics giant by any means, I can’t imagine they aren’t going to try to knock it out of the park with the Galaxy S8 family to not only make up for any Note 7 losses, but also to help consumers move quickly past last year’s hiccup. After all, if the Galaxy S8 launches without much fuss and is as good as a device as the last couple of Samsung devices, I can’t imagine most of us will care about former battery issues.

While we don’t have any confirmed details about Samsung’s next phones, we are starting to see some of the same rumors and leaks spread about time and again. To try and catch everyone up before we get some official announcements, we thought a quick “latest rumors and leaks” post was needed. Samsung’s new Galaxy S line is the biggest of each new year, so let’s talk about what we might see over the next couple of months.  (more…)

Report: Google and LG Team Up for Two New Android Wear Watches, Watch Sport and Watch Style

According to a report out of Venturebeat, Google and LG have teamed up to launch two new Android Wear watches, the Watch Sport and Watch Style. The timing of the release of these watches is centered around the launch of Android Wear 2.0, which we now expect to arrive on February 9.

As you may have guessed, that’s only a few weeks away, yet we know almost nothing about either device, outside of the fact that we’re pretty sure at least one of them passed through the FCC last week with LTE on board. Thankfully, today’s report gives us further details on specs and availability.  (more…)