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Uber unveils discounted Smart Routes

Uber unveils discounted Smart Routes

Uber is a popular option in many cities around the country to get from point A to point B without having to hail a normal cab or drive your own car. Uber knows that the way to get more people to use its ride service is by making the fares cheaper. It has announced a new service called Smart Routes aimed at reducing costs for riders.

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FAA issues approval for Gogo next-gen in-flight internet tech

FAA issues approval for Gogo next-gen in-flight internet tech

One of the pioneers of internet connectivity aboard commercial aircraft was Gogo. The company has been providing internet service for passengers on commercial aircraft for years now. The company is now all set to roll out its next generation of in-flight internet service called 2Ku. The FAA has issued the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that is required before the gear needed for the service can be installed into aircraft.

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Twitter desktop notifications for direct messages launch

Twitter desktop notifications for direct messages launch

Twitter has unveiled a new desktop notification that makes it easier to know when someone has direct messaged you. The notification will pop up on the right side of your computer screen and if you click the notification, you will be taken to the direct message interface. This is the latest move twitter has made to make it easier for you to keep in contact with friends and followers.

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Nokia 222 feature phones bring web connectivity to the masses

Nokia 222 feature phones bring web connectivity to the masses

The internet has been around for a very long time at this point and in most developed nations the vast majority of people are online. In some developing nations, there are still billions of people who aren’t on the internet and major tech firms are always looking for ways to get the next billion users online. One of the ways to do that is with cheap internet enabled feature phones like the new Nokia 222.

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Google Maps to get new food photo feature

Google Maps to get new food photo feature

If you are the type who loves to eat and likes to take photos of whatever it is you are eating, you may recall the Google feature called Tablescape. It is a tool for uploading images of your eats to Google+. Google always said that it was an experiment and after the experiment ended, Tablescape was terminated.

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38 new emojis proposed for Unicode 9 next year

38 new emojis proposed for Unicode 9 next year

The emoji is one of the best and worst things about Unicode. I say best things because they can give you a way to show you are kidding when sarcasm doesn't translate well to text messaging. I say bad because you probably know that one person who uses all the emoji at once. Emoji fans will be glad to hear that more are coming to the next version of Unicode in 2016.

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Huawei Nexus 6 pics leak

Huawei Nexus 6 pics leak

Google has been offering Nexus devices for a long time now. These smartphones are made by different manufactures and are generally hopped up with all the software and services that Google has to offer. Some images of a new device wearing the Nexus brand have turned up online. The interesting part is that the Nexus branded smartphone has the Huawei brand underneath.

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Android lock patterns analyzed, deemed predictable

Android lock patterns analyzed, deemed predictable

The other day I picked up a co-workers phone lying on the desk and noticed that you could clearly see the greasy smudges on the screen of the phone highlighting the lock pattern of the device. I probably could have been into that phone in a few minutes. As it turns out Android lock patters are somewhat predictable according to a graduate student who has been studying them.

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Trekz Titanium Bone Conduction headphones leave your ears open

Trekz Titanium Bone Conduction headphones leave your ears open

The problem with lots of headphones and ear buds on the market today is that they block your ability to hear what is going on around you. Without the ability to hear what is going on when you are running, walking, or cycling, you can get into some serious trouble in traffic. A new set of earphones that is designed to deliver your favorite audio content while leaving your ability to hear what is going on around you has debuted called the Trekz Titanium.

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