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Optoma NuForce BE2 Earbuds Review: Premium quality with budget cost

Optoma NuForce BE2 Earbuds Review: Premium quality with budget cost

Last week, company Optoma launched a new pair of earbuds called the NuForce BE2. The earbuds were hawked as a premium product with a less-than-premium $49 price tag, seemingly offering the best of both worlds. On paper, at least, there's a lot to like about this model: water-resistance, AAC audio support, a 10-hour battery life, wireless functionality, and more. Does it live up to those promises in the real-world, though?

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New Verizon unlimited plans are going to kill consumer goodwill

New Verizon unlimited plans are going to kill consumer goodwill

Back in February, Verizon surprised everyone by announcing that it would begin offering a new unlimited plan. This set off something of a competition between the big four carriers in the US, and at the end of it all, Verizon came out on top with an unlimited plan that was surprisingly good. Today, Verizon is throwing a lot of that out the window by not only splitting its one unlimited plan into multiple tiers, but also by placing new restrictions on unlimited users.

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Xfinity Mobile goes nationwide this week

Xfinity Mobile goes nationwide this week

After launching on a limited scale back in May, Comcast is ready to roll out its Xfinity Mobile service nationwide. Today Comcast announced that Xfinity Mobile is available in all of Comcast's service areas, bringing it online in rather large swathes across the country. Xfinity Mobile, as some of you already know, is a service billed as a less expensive and more flexible cellular option for folks who are existing Xfinity Internet subscribers.

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New Xbox Wireless Adapter has been delayed until next year

New Xbox Wireless Adapter has been delayed until next year

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a couple new Xbox One controller designs, as well as a new Xbox Wireless Adapter for connecting an Xbox controller to a PC running Windows 10. At the time, Microsoft said the wireless adapter would be available some time later this month, but now that has changed in a big way: the company has delayed the dongle until next year.

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T-Mobile’s new unlimited plans are only for baby boomers

T-Mobile’s new unlimited plans are only for baby boomers

T-Mobile is back to calling out the other carriers today, and this time around, it's focusing on pulling in a major source of revenue for Verizon and AT&T: baby boomers. T-Mobile has introduced a new version of its ONE unlimited plan that is exclusively available to customers who are 55 and older. If you think I'm joking about that, then you should know that T-Mobile is actually going to check your ID when you try to sign up for this plan.

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T-Mobile’s One Plus unlimited plan hikes to Verizon prices [UPDATE]

T-Mobile’s One Plus unlimited plan hikes to Verizon prices [UPDATE]

Back when the big four carriers first announced their new unlimited plans, T-Mobile initially put itself in a good position to compete on price with the likes of Verizon and AT&T. Today, however, T-Mobile's unlimited plan is looking quite similar to what Verizon offers, not only from a features standpoint, but also from a pricing one. That's thanks to a small price hike T-Mobile has made to its One Plus add-on.

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AT&T expands rural Fixed Wireless Internet into 8 new states

AT&T expands rural Fixed Wireless Internet into 8 new states

AT&T's Fixed Wireless Internet service has just expanded into 8 new states, extending connectivity options in more rural regions through the US. Fixed Wireless Internet is designed specifically for AT&T's rural customers, and involves the company installing an antenna on the customer's property that then works with the closest cell tower. The result is wireless Internet that is at least 10Mbps in speed.

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Project Fi group repay splits your bill to save arguments

Project Fi group repay splits your bill to save arguments

This week the folks at Google have split the bill up for users of Google Fi. Because so many Project Fi users split their costs between multiple users on the same plan, Google is embracing the reality of the situation. Instead of pushing for additional costs, as some similar companies have done in the past, Google is making it easier to do the split - they do it from their side of the equation.

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Logitech’s whole Powerplay mouse pad wirelessly charges its gaming mice

Logitech’s whole Powerplay mouse pad wirelessly charges its gaming mice

If gamers have been the long-standing wireless peripheral hold-outs, then Logitech thinks it finally has the answer to cutting the cord. Four years in the making, the Logitech G Powerplay system is the mouse and keyboard maker's foray into its own wireless charging system. Rather than go for one of the off-the-shelf approaches already in the wild, Logitech developed its own suited to the demanding requirements of the PC gaming community.

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T-Mobile calls out Verizon with its latest switcher promotion

T-Mobile calls out Verizon with its latest switcher promotion

T-Mobile has announced a new switcher promotion as part of its "summer celebration" and it's aimed directly at pulling people away from Verizon. This latest deal has all the trappings of typical switcher promotions - T-Mobile will pay the remaining balance on your device, hook you up with a new plan, and let you add additional lines at a discount. However, this promotion has one major offer we don't see that often: T-Mobile will let you keep your phone.

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This is SpaceX’s plan to beam internet to the whole world

This is SpaceX’s plan to beam internet to the whole world

In front of a Senate hearing committee SpaceX confirmed this week their plans to create a global internet provider service using space satellites. This service would not be free, but would assist in the FCC's goal of covering the United States with at least 25 megabits per second (“Mbps”) broadband service. SpaceX is not "giving the world internet" for free - as some news sources have misunderstood and reported - instead, they're planning to profit from a service that's sorely needed by the planet.

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Sprint’s Magic Box is a signal stopgap that’s not easy on the eyes

Sprint’s Magic Box is a signal stopgap that’s not easy on the eyes

Each carrier has its share of drawbacks, but with Sprint, one of those drawbacks can certainly be network coverage. While Sprint usually offers the least expensive service, coverage can often leave something to be desired. If you find yourself in this position frequently, you may want to have a look at Sprint's new Magic Box network extender.

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