Nike has reportedly confirmed to CNET their intention to shutter future development of the Nike FuelBand, and focus further on software production. An unnamed sourced told CNET that Nike cut about 80% of their 70 person hardware team late Thursday. Nike had been working on the FuelBand along with other fitness based wearable tech since 2012, and this news seemingly comes out of nowhere. Nike spokesperson Brian Strong said in an email to CNET “As a fast-paced, global...Continue Reading
AT&T is adding a bit more variety to it’s GoPhone plans in an effort to combat T-Mobile’s aggressive pricing strategy. Starting next week (April 25th), AT&T will be enhancing their existing offerings for GoPhone customers by adding more data, along with the ability to tether on the highest plan. Highlights from the changes on the plans are below:The $60 monthly smartphone plan will now include 2.5GB of data, unlimited talk and text, and the ability to use your...Continue Reading
I didn’t think it would be possible for me to be any more excited for the upcoming X-Men flick, but then I watched the third trailer. The final theatrical trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past does an insanely good job of building anticipation for the film along with divulging just the right amount of the plot to get potential movie goers excited. Days of Future Past is based off the story of the same name from the...Continue Reading
In an effort to appease the harshest camera critics, Google has released a standalone camera app to the Google Play Store. Now, before you get your hopes up, let’s get one thing out the way now: Phones like the Nexus 5 or the HTC One won’t see an increase in camera quality. Instead, Google focused on cleaning up the busy interface and simplifying the experience all while adding new features to boot.
I really dig the new interface, although...Continue Reading
T-Mobile USA just keeps the hits-a-comin’ as they rolled out part 3 of their 3-of-3 Uncarrier initiative. CEO John Legere posted on his blog earlier today that T-Mobile intends on shaking up the wireless game even further, this time by abolishing something that carriers have profited off of for years; rate plan overage fees. In his post, Legere went on to say that carriers have made as much as $1 Billion dollars annually from customers paying overage fees, and went...Continue Reading
The HTC One was one of last year’s most interesting handsets. It was met with critical acclaim and even the most harsh HTC critic had nothing but praise for it. The handset was well designed, well made, and unique as it was unlike any other handset available. There was one glaring flaw with the HTC One however, and that one flaw was the biggest feature that HTC chose to highlight; the camera. Today, I get to check out...Continue Reading
Amazon just announced their competitor for the current crop of set-top receivers in Amazon FireTV. There has been rumblings about the FireTV for quite some time now, and just moments ago we were treated to the official unveiling.
Amazon’s goal is to allow a more open, user friendly experience unlike any set-top box currently available. The FireTV won’t make the experience an Amazon proprietary piece, and will instead allow you to use multiple devices to control the unit. The...Continue Reading
Nokia was responsible for one of the biggest breakout phones last year in the form of the Lumia 1020. It was a masterfully crafted handset with excellent battery life, and the best camera available on a mobile phone. Riding a wave of momentum into 2014, Nokia looks to continue their reemergence as a big name player amongst an already overcrowded smartphone scene. The Lumia Icon is the next release from Nokia that aims to steal more of your time (and...Continue Reading
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CM Punk, one of the WWE’s biggest and brightest stars, unceremoniously left the company following the Royal Rumble pay-per-view back in January. Originally believed to be a work (part of WWE scripts), many speculated that Punk would return soon after taking a brief break to rest his bones. It soon became a possibility that this was, in fact, a real exit and Punk had truly “took his ball and went home.” There were more and more reports about Vince McMahon...Continue Reading
The original Nexus 7 was one of my absolute favorite tablets from 2012 because it was the perfect combination of style, size, and function. Google and Asus followed suit with the 2013 edition which added a higher quality screen, faster processor, more internal storage, and dual cameras. This also marked the debut of LTE on a Nexus tablet, as the previous models all chose to forgo this option. Today, I’m checking out the 2013 Nexus 7 tablet laced...Continue Reading