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Verizon’s Internet TV Service Will Launch in Mid-2015

Verizon’s Internet TV Service Will Launch in Mid-2015

  CEO Lowell McAdam offered a few more details this morning about Verizon’s plan to offer a TV-like service over the Internet, a market that Sony and Dish Network also hope to lead. The telco expects by mid-2015 it will offer mobile users a “bundle with major broadcast providers” plus a collection of ...

Chromebooks Can Now Download (Some) Android Apps

Chromebooks Can Now Download (Some) Android Apps

We knew that Google planned to add support for running Android apps on Chromebooks since the company announced it back at Google I/O in June, but on Thursday we’ve had confirmation that the first Android apps to run on Chrome OS are now available to download. Although jut a few months back the project was described as ...

T-Mobile Wants to Give You a New, Better Router

T-Mobile Wants to Give You a New, Better Router

If you're a T-Mobile customer, your company just gave you a very unexpected gift at yesterday's UnCarrier event: a wireless router. Yes, a fully functioning, magenta-branded, ASUS-built router, which can do essentially everything your current router can do -- and if yours is old, this will likely do even more. The device, ...

All New T-Mobile Phones Now Feature Wi-Fi Calling and Texting

All New T-Mobile Phones Now Feature Wi-Fi Calling and Texting

Over the past year and a half or so, T-Mobile has made announcement after announcement in what they’ve dubbed the “Un-carrier” series. Each announcement brings some change that’s meant to rid T-Mobile of some common wireless industry pain point — things like early termination fees, or the absurd costs of ...

Will Ferrell is Going to Play and Stream Video Games for Cancer Research

Will Ferrell is Going to Play and Stream Video Games for Cancer Research

Will Ferrell, Saturday Night Live alum and star of the Anchorman films, is not a fan of cancer. On Oct. 26, he'll be hosting a gaming event on Twitch in order to raise funds for children with cancer and their families. In the video, "Will Pharrell" claims he once played Asteroids for 37 hours straight with no bathroom ...

Verizon and AT&T Really Want Your Old iPhones

Verizon and AT&T Really Want Your Old iPhones

Sprint and T-Mobile have already promised to match and even top each others' (and other carriers') trade-in prices before the new iPhone debuted. But would you like to hear what Verizon and AT&T have to offer first before deciding which carrier to sell your soul to? Yes? Then let's start with Verizon, which will give ...

Intel (and Stephen Hawking) Unveil a Connected Wheelchair

Intel (and Stephen Hawking) Unveil a Connected Wheelchair

Believe it or not, tech companies other than Apple did things on Tuesday, too! (And not just taking out the trash while tech journalist eyes were focused on Cupertino.) During its unfortunately-timed developer forum, Intel made an array of announcements, including a connected wheelchair endorsed by none other than Stephen ...

HTC Hasn’t Abandoned its Plans for a Smartwatch After All

HTC Hasn’t Abandoned its Plans for a Smartwatch After All

HTC still wants in on the wearables game, even after Apple made its big move. The Taiwanese smartphone maker is still working on a smartwatch and plans to release it in early 2015, according to people familiar with the matter. There had been reports that HTC had scrapped its plans because it felt it couldn't compete in the ...

Google Play Now Lets You Return Paid Apps and Games Within 2 Hours

Google Play Now Lets You Return Paid Apps and Games Within 2 Hours

Around a month ago, we reported that Google had seemingly changed the refund window for paid apps and games on the Play Store to two hours. We tested our theory extensively, and 2 hours was the figure we landed on repeatedly. Now, the change is official: Google has updated the refund policy for paid apps and games on the ...

Report: Apple is Looking Into Buying Social Network ‘Path’

Report: Apple is Looking Into Buying Social Network ‘Path’

In a day packed with major Apple announcements, the company tackled smartphones, wearables, and payments. But there is one more sector that may be about to get the Apple treatment: Social. According to a single well-placed source inside Apple’s engineering team, the company is poised to announce an acquisition of Dave ...