Bring Your Number To MetroPCS, Get Free Phones

MetroPCS channeled the holiday spirit into its latest promotion, which nets new customers up to two free smartphones, though there are some caveats to consider. From now presumably through the holiday season, porting your number to MetroPCS gets you a free handset, while switching a second line will net two phones. The phones being offered …

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Canon's Newest Printers Feature Touchscreens, Cloud Printing

Canon today updated its Pixma all-in-one printers with four new all-in-one wireless models (copy, scan, print; no fax), the TS5020, TS6020, TS8020, and TS9020. With a fresh exterior design, the printers have improved ease of use thanks to touchscreens (except on the TS5020 model) and a new user interface. They are also more compact …

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T-Mobile Offers DirecTV Now to AT&T Switchers

It’s the holiday season, and T-Mobile is ready to give gifts. On Thursday, the Un-carrier announced a new way to spread some holiday cheer for those looking to switch allegiances in the new year. So if you’re an AT&T Wireless customer who thinks you might be happier elsewhere, T-Mobile has a …

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'Super Mario Run' Is Available Now on iOS

Super Mario Run, the Mario franchise’s first foray into mobile gaming, is now available on iOS devices. Unlike the traditional Mario games, which allow you to move the portly plumber back and forth as you jump over obstacles, defeat enemies, and collect coins, Super Mario Run relies on a simple …

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Energous Partners With Apple Supplier Dialog

It looks like Apple may one day finally entertain the concept of wireless charging. Energous charging, known for its long-range charging techniques, recently got a $10 million investment from Dialog Semiconductor, according to a report from Fast Company. “So what,” you might say. Well, Dialog Semiconductor is actually an Apple …

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to Resign in January

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will have a new chairman come next year. Current FCC chairman Tom Wheeler announced he will renounce his position after President-elect Donald Trump takes office. “Serving as FCC Chairman during this period of historic technological change has been the greatest honor of my professional life,” …

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Skype Introduces Skype Mingo to Manage All Calls and Texts

Skype wants to be your smartphone’s new control center. A couple days ago, the video-calling platform quietly released a new app it’s calling Skype Mingo, and it’s much more than a tool to help you have face-to-face conversations with friends halfway around the world. Rather, it’s an attempt to turn …

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Uber Wants its Beacon to Guide Passengers to Their Rides

Uber is making it easy to spot a ride with a hardware accessory called Beacon, a light fixture drivers can add in their car to signal passengers. Beacon is a Bluetooth-enabled circular LED display that’s shaped like the Uber logo. Drivers are meant to place it on the inside of their windshields, …

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Adobe Adds Video Support to Spark Storytelling Apps

In the world of social media, video is killing the photo star. According to Adobe, video is becoming the new form of visual communication, and will account for 80 percent of Internet traffic worldwide by 2019. This isn’t surprising to anyone who uses a social network – from Instagram and …

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Quiet Alexa! A Cute, Virtual Character Lives Inside This Gadget

Alexa, the voice inside your Amazon Echo or Dot, is very helpful and always accommodating. So are Siri, Cortana, and the various other artificially intelligent assistants available today. But none can seemingly compare with the experience provided by Azuma Hikari, the holographic character who lives inside the Gatebox, Japan’s sort-of-but-not-really …

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