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Aereo: Everything You Need to Know

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You may have noticed that a company named Aereo is making waves in the news lately. It debuted in 2012, but was quickly met with opposition from broadcasters who alleged copyright infringement. Now, the fight has made its way all the way to the Supreme Court, which will hear arguments from both sides on Tuesday. Given that the service is ... Read More »

Airbnb, NY to Face Off Over Illegal Rentals

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Online rental service Airbnb on Tuesday will face off against New York officials who are seeking data about Airbnb rentals they believe are in violation of city law. The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last year subpoenaed Airbnb for rental records to determine if the company is in violation of a New York City law that bans ... Read More »

Google finally adds integrated messaging to Hangouts in latest Android update

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Google Hangouts was supposed to make messaging easier, but it still forced text messages and Hangouts messages into separate windows, even if the conversation was with the same person. Monday’s update fixes the annoying oversight. Google Hangouts has been updated to version 2.1 and now includes Merged SMS and Hangout conversations. It’s easy to use: all you have to do is choose ... Read More »

Netflix plans price hike for new U.S. customers

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Netflix announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2014 on Monday, adding 4 million new streaming subscribers to bring its total subscriber base to more than 48 million. That’s still significantly less than HBO’s 130 million subscribers, but Netflix’s streaming revenue topped $1 billion—that’s a major milestone, since no individual quarter in 2013 cracked the billion-dollar revenue mark. ... Read More »

Report: New Start menu and free cloud-based Windows to debut this fall

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Microsoft will reportedly debut its revamped Start menu—along with a free, cloud-based version of Windows—this fall. According to information reportedly authored by Wzor, a Russian blogger notorious for his accurate leaks of Windows information, Microsoft will launch the revised, Windows 7-style Start menu inside of an entirely new Windows release. The report, published by Winbeta.com, combines two of the juiciest rumors ... Read More »

Where R U now? iPhone texts come to Glass

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Google Glass-wearing, iPhone-toting techies who can’t be bothered to look at their smartphones for texts can instead peer into a different screen out of the corner of their eye. Google on Monday said that SMS for iPhone would be coming later this week to its headmounted computer system, so that the texts people receive on those devices would also appear in their ... Read More »

Google could be working on an even cheaper Nexus

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If the Nexus 5 wasn’t budget enough already. a new report has surfaced that suggests Google has partnered with MediaTek for a very low-priced Nexus smartphone. With Nokia lining up their budget Android handsets aimed at developing markets, it’s expected that the MediaTek processor will power the Nexus device that could sell for only $100 in order to further spread the Nexus brand. Whilst details are ... Read More »

Republic Wireless calls on $149 Moto G

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Republic Wireless yesterday added the Moto G smartphone to its portfolio of smartphones. Essentially doubling its roster of devices, the Motorola smartphone joins the Moto X as being offered without contract. The 8GB Moto G is priced at only $149.99 and can be paired with Republic Wireless’s plans that range from $5-$40 per month and employ a mix of cell tower and Wi-Fi connectivity. Read More »