Report: Amazon Smartphone to Offer 3D Visuals via Four Front Cameras?

The last we’d heard about Amazon’s rumored smartphone, it was said to sport six front-facing cameras, all there to allow users to interact with the device via gestures rather than just touch. Over the weekend, a report in the Wall Street Journal added fuel to the rumor fire, claiming that Amazon would be … [Read more...]

IRS Misses Windows XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft About Half a Million for Support

Remember a couple weeks ago when we found out that the British Government had to pay Microsoft about $9.2 million to extend Windows XP support for the entire country for another year? It turns out that our cousins across the ocean aren’t the only OS delinquents out there: ComputerWorld reported late last week … [Read more...]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Wants All Carriers to Eliminate Overage Fees

If you're an AT&T or Verizon Wireless customer, you likely have a data limit on your smartphone plan. Should you go over that limit, in most cases, you're charged a higher per-gigabyte price than you have included in your plan. T-Mobile CEO John Legere is not okay with that. Legere and T-Mobile today … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Heartbleed Hits the Web; Google Preps Android TV

Happy Sunday, techies. If you've been out of the loop the last seven days, fear not -- the Weekend Wrap-Up is here to get you caught up on the past week's biggest tech stories. As usual, the Wrap-Up comes in two forms: video (brought to you by the talented Landon Robinson) and text (brought to you by the … [Read more...]

Want 3 New Video Games for $36 Each? Head to Target with Your Smartphone

This is a public service announcement for anyone looking to pick up some new video games on the cheap. This past week, Target has been running a Buy 2, Get 1 Free promotion on video games for pretty much any system. That's not a bad deal itself; if you pay the full $60 MSRP for two games, you'll get … [Read more...]

Are These “Leaked” iPhone 6 Specs For Real?

Apple steadfastly refuses to announce the iPhone 6, despite the fact that we who live on the Internet continue to demand it. To fill that void, we have to subsist on a steady diet of rumors and “leaks,” no matter how repetitive or possibly false they might be. Earlier this week, KGI Securities analyst Ming … [Read more...]

Four Tips to Effectively Get Brands to Advertise

Editor's Note: This article is part of our Founders Series where we get insights and analysis from founders of various different companies in the tech industry. Dave Feller is the co-founder and CEO of Yummly. Prior to Yummly, he served as Vice President - Marketing of StumbleUpon, Inc. and joined it directly … [Read more...]

Amazon’s Empire Grows, Acquires Digital Comics Service Comixology

ComiXology is the best place to go if you want to buy and read digital comics. So it’s not too surprising that yesterday the company’s CEO and co-founder, David Steinberger, went onto his site and announced that the company would be acquired by Amazon—you know, the online retail giant that sells everything … [Read more...]

Building Blocks: Google ATAP Reveals Project Ara Developers Kit

The promise of a world with modular smartphones has just gotten a little more real, as Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects, or ATAP, has released the Module Developers Kit regarding its Project Ara smartphone. The Module Developers Kit, or MDK, is different from a Software Developers Kit (SDK), … [Read more...]

Mobile Facebook Users Forced to Download Messenger if they Want to Chat

The Facebook Messenger app has been around for a long time, but it’s not been necessary for chatting with your contacts on your mobile device. To do that, you could simply jump into your regular Facebook app and hit the messages tab—easy peasey. But not for much longer: reports are hitting the web that … [Read more...]

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