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March 17, 2014

Xbox Boss Marc Whitten is Leaving for Sonos

The Xbox One’s life so far has been anything but smooth, and the console already lost one leader when Don Mattrick left Microsoft for Zynga. Now another is jetting the company for a different job: according to Engadget, Marc Whitten is headed to Sonos to become Chief Product Officer after spending 14 years on the Xbox team.

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The Whitten move is just the latest in a string of departures that began after Satya Nadella became CEO, replacing longtime chief Steve Ballmer. [...]

 
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March 17, 2014

URX is Revolutionizing Mobile Ads By Using Something Called Deep Links

If you’ve never heard of deep linking, then I’m sure you’ve experienced the frustration of an app that doesn’t have deep linking.  Let me give you a familiar example:  LinkedIn sends you an email about a new connection, you click on the link on your mobile device, but instead of directing you to the LinkedIn app that’s already installed on your phone, you get sent to LinkedIn’s homepage instead (where you have to re-log in, etc.).  While this is annoying and not the most seamless process, it’s [...]

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March 17, 2014

The Leaks Won’t Stop: Video of HTC Sense 6 Appears Online

The constant stream of leaks regarding HTC’s forthcoming flagship phone, the All New One, shows no sign of stopping. Today BGR pointed the way to a leaked video showing off HTC Sense 6, the newest version of the handset-maker’s Android skin.

There are a few interesting tidbits that seem to be going on in this video. There are a few different “wake” options to turn your phone on without touching the power button when you pick it up; there’s a double-tap move that wakes your phone up, and there [...]

 
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March 17, 2014

Microsoft Makes the Surface 2 with LTE Official, Launching March 18th for $679

One glaring omission from the Microsoft Surface line has always been the lack of a model with mobile connectivity capabilities. While Apple’s iPad and many other competitors officer versions with 3G or LTE networking for a small premium, Microsoft has been content with sitting out of that market and providing only simple Wi-Fi support on their tablets – until now. The technology giant has apparently had a change of heart, as the company has just announced that they will be launching a new, LTE-capable version of their [...]

 
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March 17, 2014

Apple Launching an 8GB Version of the iPhone 5c

Eager for a way to get involved with Apple’s iOS mobile ecosystem, but the iPhone 5c still a little bit too out of your price range? Good news – Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch a new version of the midrange smartphone that strips down the available internal storage from the 16GB of the current base model to just 8GB. The source of the leak is OS2 Germany, which plans on launching the smartphone any day now for 60 euro less than the going price of the 16GB iPhone 5c.

While Apple has been quiet to report [...]

 
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March 17, 2014

Apple Healthbook App Details and Images Leaked

A new post on 9to5Mac this morning reports lots of details and recreated images of Apple’s new Healthbook app, a health and wellness application that is said to be a big part of the next version of the company’s mobile operating system, iOS 8. According to the post, Healthbook will offer users tons of different tracking options, including “bloodwork, heart rate, hydration, blood pressure, physical activity, nutrition, blood sugar, sleep, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, and weight,” with each separate function represented by a [...]

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March 16, 2014

Weekend Wrap-up: Amazon Prime Gets a Price Hike; Google Changes the Look of Search Results

Thanks for dropping by for this week’s edition of the Weekend Wrap-up. Are you ready to catch up on the biggest tech stories from the past week? If so, watch the video below or continue down further to read our recaps.

Amazon Raises the Price of Prime

We all knew it was coming at some point. Even Amazon admitted that it could raise the price of Amazon Prime at some point. This past week, it finally happened, though the increase wasn’t as bad as many suspected. Some thought Amazon could raise the price of Prime [...]

 
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March 16, 2014

In A World of Constant Surveillance We Still Lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

This missing Malaysia Airlines flight has me glued to the TV, news sites, and the #MH370 hashtag on Twitter — it’s a real mystery and it’s crazy to me how we can just lose a massive plane.  It disappeared into thin air, literally.  I feel terrible for the families of the people who were onboard, the whole not knowing aspect must be impossibly hard to deal with, I really cannot imagine what they are going through.  I’m hoping for a safe return of their family members.

But back to the disappearing plane, [...]

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