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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 with about eight employees.  Since then, Handybook [...]

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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 running Mt. Gox might just be kind of [...]

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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 applies both in-store and online, and the company does [...]

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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 $79.99. And despite being cheaper than some of the [...]

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March 20, 2014

Google Follows Snowden’s Advice, Encrypts All Gmail Messages

Whether you think former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor, at the very least you now know that the National Security Agency has expanded the scope of its surveillance of American citizens quite a bit. The government agency has been forcing tech companies to turn over reams of user data while also brute forcing their way past those company’s security protocols to access even more information about their customers. In reaction to these methods, Google announced today that it’ll be encrypting all [...]

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March 20, 2014

Video: An In-Depth Look at Android Wear, Google’s Smartwatch OS

Earlier this week, Google confirmed the long-running suspicions that it was getting into the smartwatch race. The tech giant announced an ambitious software project that they hope will win the masses over on wearable technology.

They’re calling it, Android Wear.

Android Wear, even as little as we know about it right now, is a notification-focused branch of Android built exclusively for wearables like the smartwatch. The slogan of the project is “information that moves with you,” painting a picture of a device that [...]

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March 20, 2014

Rumors Hit of Pricey, “High Performance” 8.9 Inch Nexus Tablet

At this point, it’s tough to keep up with all the various rumors that have surfaced regarding Google’s next Nexus tablet. Yesterday, CNET related the prediction of Rhoda Alexander, an analyst at IHS Technology, who says that Google is gunning for an 8.9-inch Nexus tablet that’ll offer “high-performance”…and a high price tag.

Said Alexander:

“Volume production is expected to start in July or August. The expectation is [that] this will be a lower volume product, carrying a premium price tag to support the [...]

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March 20, 2014

Report: Amazon to Release Six-Camera Smartphone This Year

For nearly a year, we’ve heard reports about Amazon’s efforts to build its own smartphone. Rumors drop here and there, some claiming that it’s making a phone with a 3D display, others saying it’ll come out in 2014, and some even claiming that the company’s building its own wireless network, among others. Over on BGR today, one of the aforementioned rumors gets some more juice, while a brand new crazy idea gets thrown into the mix.

How would you like an Amazon phone with six cameras?

Because that’s a feature that Ming-Chi [...]

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