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March 21, 2014

Twitter Finally Shutting Down Twitter Music on April 18th

Today is a sad day for those of us who actually used Twitter’s floundering Twitter Music service, originally released last April, just shy of a year ago. While the service has been rumored to be on the chopping block for quite some time now, Twitter finally confirmed just minutes ago on the service’s official Twitter account that Twitter Music will be at long last shutting down on April 18th.

Later this afternoon, we will be removing Twitter #music from the App Store. If [...]
 
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March 21, 2014

Moto 360 Rumored to Have OLED, Sapphire Glass Display, and Wireless Battery Charging

Google’s announcement of Android Wear earlier this week has suddenly changed the conversation when it comes to wearables. Instead of a weird side-business explored by Sony and Samsung that has yet to be proven, Google—and the subsequent announcements from LG and Motorola of their own Android Wear watches—has turned wearables into something exciting. That means that any scrap or detail about Android Wear devices is worth reading about—and today gadget site GforGames claims to have some [...]

 
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March 21, 2014

That’s Cool: The Quirky+GE Aros Brings Intelligence to the Window Air Conditioner

A new window air conditioning unit looks to add Nest-like smart home functionality to an appliance that, to this point, hasn’t been all that smart. It’s called the Quirky+GE Aros, and it’s a Wi-Fi-capable, smartphone-compatible 8,000 BTU system that will retail for $300 when it arrives in May (h/t Wired).

The Quirky+GE Aros fills a void in homes that want to become more automated but don’t have central air conditioning. Smart thermostats like the Nest can [...]

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March 21, 2014

Review: EaseUS Todo Backup is a Solid Choice to Migrate Your Data from Windows XP

Editor’s note: This is a sponsored review. Products featured in sponsored reviews are tested and reviewed with the same process as non-sponsored reviews and are not guaranteed to be positive.

It’s a fact of life that you’ll change computers, hard drives, or operating systems, and you’ll need to move your data to its new home. The same goes for a mobile phone, which gets changed even more often. Now, there are no shortage of options for getting this done.

If you buy a new [...]

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March 21, 2014

Handybook’s Bet on Home Services is A Winning One

When it comes to industries like travel, food, and retail, there are literally hundreds of sites and apps where you can book flights, make restaurant reservations or buy a shirt.  But when it comes to booking services in the home, like housecleaning and plumbing, there is one app that is becoming the destination for home service transactions: Handybook.

When we talked to the home services start-up last May, the company had raised $2 million in financing and was in three cities [...]

 
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March 21, 2014

Captains of Imbecility: Mt. Gox Finds 200,000 Missing Bitcoins

Last month, the implosion of Mt. Gox—formerly one of the biggest bitcoin exchanges—made headlines. The company filed for bankruptcy protection shortly after it had announced that it lost 750,000 customer bitcoins, with another 100,000 bitcoins of its own having gone missing as well. Many wondered what had happened, and whether or not there could be something nefarious at work. But an announcement today seems to cast lots of doubt on that last theory.

Turns out that the folks [...]

 
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March 21, 2014

Discount: Xbox One Down to $449 at Walmart

Waiting for an Xbox One price drop to get into the game? Now’s your chance. Walmart is currently selling Microsoft’s latest game console for $449. That’s $50 off the Xbox One’s MSRP, and the discount applies to bundles that include the system’s latest blockbuster release, Titanfall.

Update (1:38pm): I spoke with a Walmart rep, who couldn’t offer a lot in the way of additional information. According to the rep, the promotion [...]

 
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March 20, 2014

Review: Xbox One Stereo Headset

For the past few months, Xbox gamers who are used to premium chat headsets have been out of luck. Microsoft went with proprietary technology for the Xbox One, and headsets that worked with the Xbox 360, such as those from Turtle Beach and Tritton, weren’t compatible.

To the relief of many, Microsoft released a headset adapter for third-party headsets earlier this month. But the company didn’t stop there; it also released its own premium headset, which retails at [...]

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