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Moto E with 4G LTE arrives at Cricket Wireless

Moto E with 4G LTE arrives at Cricket Wireless

Motorola's little budget powerhouse smartphone, the Moto E with 4G LTE, has arrived at the prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless. Customers will be able to grab it starting on March 13 for $129.99 USD, using it on the carrier's 4G LTE network sans contracts. Though it's not making any waves, it does give those with small needs or a constrained budget an option for high-speed data and decent enough hardware without shelling out for a higher-end phone or a yearly contract.

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Uber partners with UN Women, vows a million female drivers by 2020

Uber partners with UN Women, vows a million female drivers by 2020

Latest among Uber's partnerships is UN Women with whom the ridesharing service is looking to boost "economic opportunity" for women, it has announced. Uber is dedicated to the goal, and as part of it the company has vowed to have a million female drivers by 2020. This announcement marks the Beijing Declaration's twentieth anniversary, and it'll be joined by "long-term programs in local communities" on UN Women's part. Joining the announcement is a video that makes it all clear, available after the jump.

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Samsung Milk Music launches on the Web

Samsung Milk Music launches on the Web

If you're not a Samsung device owner, you might not be very familiar with the maker's Milk Music service. It has thus far been limited to those using one of Samsung's Galaxy devices, but that changed today, with the maker bringing its music service to anyone who wants it. The service is still limited to those aforementioned mobile devices if you're wanting to use it on Android, but anyone can sign up and use the service on the Web now, with both free and subscription options being available.

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T-Mobile fires out invite for NYC event

T-Mobile fires out invite for NYC event

T-Mobile, busy doing its best to usurp the wireless carrier industry and grab for itself a bigger roster of subscribers, is back with another tease promising something big to be coming in the near future. What is it? The company doesn't say, of course, and we can't say for sure, though it no doubt has something to do its its seemingly endless "Uncarrier" efforts. The event will take place in New York City, and says the carrier, "This one's a real piece of work!"

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Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Dorm’ tournament will be covered by ESPN

Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Dorm’ tournament will be covered by ESPN

Blizzard Entertainment has announced its new "Heroes of the Dorm" tournament for, you guessed it, college students. These students will be battling for a litany of prizes, the best ones probably being the funds for tuition (in excess of $450,000 is up for grabs). While it's a fun shot for college students to get a leg up in their college (and perhaps gaming) career, it's a big milestone for eSports in general: for the first time ever, ESPN will be offering live televised coverage of an eSports event.

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UberX shut down in South Korea

UberX shut down in South Korea

Uber has announced that is has suspended its UberX service in South Korea, something that apparently took effect last night and is in relation to "a proposal to the Taxi Industry". Uber has long had troubles with regional authorities over how it operates, as well troubles with the taxi industry which has felt the squeeze as Uber gobbles up customers. UberBLACK will continue to operate in South Korea, however, doing so in conjunction with current law and regulations -- something also said to be part of the proposal.

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Shazam plans to add object recognition to service

Shazam plans to add object recognition to service

In case you've managed to go all these years without hearing about it, Shazam is a service that allows users to play part of a song or TV show and discover what it is, as well as more about it and buy the content if desired. It comes in handy when you catch a fun song halfway through on the radio, and now the company wants to expand that core functionality to include object recognition. With that feature, it would work the same, only swapping out the audio content for a physical object someone might want to learn more about.

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Sony intros new FE full-frame lenses, four converters

Sony intros new FE full-frame lenses, four converters

Sony has announced the arrival of new lenses and converters, with there being four lenses for its A7 lineup and a couple sets of coverters for both the already-available 16mm and 20mm APS-C E-mount lenses, as well as the new 28mm F2 full-frame FE lens. The new lenses meet a variety of needs, and include a full-frame zoom and wide-angle prime offering, among others. The first of these lenses will be arriving later this month, while there will be a bit of a longer wait for the others.

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BitTorrent Sync 2.0 arrives: sharing sans the cloud

BitTorrent Sync 2.0 arrives: sharing sans the cloud

We've been waiting for BitTorrent Sync 2.0, and now it is finally here. Sync has already gone through alpha and beta testing (we've previously detailed the service), and it is now ready to go big with a finalized product -- that final product is BitTorrent Sync 2.0, the foundation of which stays the same as we've seen in the previous iterations. Joining that core functionality will be some new offerings, including improvements to the user interface and better security and ease of use.

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Nintendo says it will increase amiibo production

Nintendo says it will increase amiibo production

Nintendo has announced plans to increase its amiibo production in order to meet the continued demand for its figurines. The video game company has apologized to those frustrated by the lack of availability for certain amiibos, saying that it takes a few months to bring the amiibos from production to shelves, and that it'll be increasing the number of Little Mac, Falcon, and certain other short-supply/high-demand amiibos. It appears the production increase is only for the Japanese market, at least at this point.

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