According to a new report from TechCrunch, Samsung is in talks to purchase home automation company SmartThings for somewhere close to $200 million. SmartThings is a company that, similar to Nest, is working to create a smart home. Kits sold by SmartThings allow you to link up things in your home ... Read More »
Recent rumors have claimed that Google is planning to create new services with its own satellites. One potential use case would be to provide web access to those who are outside of the coverage of regular Internet companies. There are many other uses for having your own satellite, and Google knows this. So it’s no surprise that Google has announced ... Read More »
Mobile security has been a huge issue for Android, at least if you believe the mainstream media. You’ll often hear about how insecure and dangerous Android is because anyone can post apps on the Play Store and there is no selection process, a la Apple’s App Store. You’ll hear that a lot. However, as many ... Read More »
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There are many ways to pay for your apps on the Play Store, if you live in the appropriate country that is. Here in the US, we have the option of using a bank card, gift card, or have it billed to our carrier statement. These features are available in many countries, but as of ... Read More »
If you want something done right, do it yourself. It seems Sony is heeding this advice; the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Sony will be purchasing the mobile division of Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson. This could mean we’ll be losing the Sony Ericsson brand and replacing it with good ol’ Sony.
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