The Phone Insurance Claim System for Major Wireless Carriers is Laughably Easy to Defraud

We have all been there, you are buying a new smartphone and the sales associate asks if you would like to purchase phone insurance -- you know, in case of an accident. You weigh the pricing options for a moment and think about your general clumsiness and decide to get the insurance. If you use one of the … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Watch to Drop in March; AT&T Announces Data Rollover

Happy Sunday, folks! It's time for the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we go over the top tech stories from the past week. Companies making news this past week include Apple, AT&T, Sony, Sharp, Phillips, and Razer. Let's dive in. Apple Watch to Drop in March Apple announced its wearable back in September, and … [Read more...]

AT&T Announces Data Rollover Plan

Last month, T-Mobile – which calls itself the “un-carrier” – announced its latest plan to screw with its competitors: with the Data Stash, customers would be able to roll any unused data into the next month. In a move surprising no one, least of all T-Mobile CEO and crazy person John Legere, AT&T has just … [Read more...]

Ad Review Board Claims AT&T is Falsely Advertising U-Verse as “Fastest Internet for the Price”

It's probably hard to believe that a telecom company would use misleading advertising (eyeroll), but that's exactly what an advertising review board is saying AT&T has done with its U-Verse Internet service. The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus is taking issue … [Read more...]

Fire Phone Price Cut Again to $199

One of the biggest smartphone flops of 2014 was Amazon’s Fire Phone – an adequate, if a bit gimmicky, handset made and sold by Amazon. The device has decent enough specs, a few neat tricks with glasses-free 3D visuals, and a direct line to help users buy as much as they can through Amazon – and it launched … [Read more...]

Mayday: Amazon Fire Phone is Officially a Flop

Yesterday, Amazon revealed its third-quarter financial results, and there was one very specific detail that those who follow the tech industry seemed to latch onto: the company took a $170 million write-down on the leftover inventory of unsold Fire Phone units. This comes despite its much heralded launch … [Read more...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Available on Oct 17

Samsung’s newest phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, will be available starting October 17, the company announced today. Moreover, pre-orders for the ginormous handset begin tomorrow, with availability coming from AT&T and T-Mobile to start. While the iPhone 6 Plus offers users a 5.5-inch screen, the Galaxy … [Read more...]

Pre-Orders for Moto X Start Tuesday

Sure, Apple set new records for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders. But what if you want to get your hands on the hottest Android handset to come down the pike in a few months? Motorola announced yesterday that it’ll start accepting pre-orders for the new Moto X starting Tuesday, September 16. Of … [Read more...]

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