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$10 billion: The Cost to Buy Snapchat OR These 20 Unique, Rare Things Instead

$10 billion is the latest valuation floating around for Snapchat, the wildly popular instant messaging app for iOS and Android. That’s an unfathomable amount of money. Here are 20 things you could buy with $10 billion, instead of Snapchat, to help put that figure in perspective. Keep in mind: Snapchat is a less than three [...]

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Hulu Releases Limited Free Streaming On Android Devices

The newest version of the Hulu App for Android has been released. With this update, selected content will be free to view via your mobile devices. Previously, only Hulu Plus subscribers were able to view on anything other than a desktop. “We are pleased to announce an update to our Hulu app for Android that gives [...]

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This Smart Ring is a Nod in an Awesome Direction

We’ve talked about a lot of “smart” rings on this blog, but this one may actually top them all. Nod is an advanced gesture-control ring that allows you to engage objects with your movements, on command. It’s a universal controller, which means you can control phones, tablets, Google Glass, watches, home appliances, TVs, computers, and [...]

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Facebook and Instagram Attempt to Take on Snapchat with New App Called Bolt

If you aren’t already convinced that every tech company with a pulse wants to dominate the instant messaging space, yet another app is making its debut: Bolt. For all intents and purposes, it’s another Snapchat clone, this time developed by Instagram (owned by Facebook). Facebook launched Slingshot back in June, which was received with lackluster [...]

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How To Check Into Your Room At Hilton Using Your Smartphone

The Wall St. Journal is reporting that Hilton Hotels is investing $550 million to replace all the door locks on more than 4,200 properties around the world. The project is expected to be complete next year and when finished, will allow guests to completely skip the check-in desk. The Hilton Hotels app already lets you [...]

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How To: Stream Movies to Your Chromecast or Apple TV with ‘LocalCast’ for Android

I get almost all of my video content digitally, whether through Apple TV, Netflix, Hulu+, YouTube, or, in the case of full length feature films, we’ll just say “other means.” I have a DVD player, but I couldn’t even tell you the last time I turned it on. This post isn’t meant to tell you [...]

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How To: Save A Google Map On Your iOS Or Android

iOS Download Google Maps for iOS Open Google Maps and click on the icon just to the right of the search bar. Scroll all the way to the bottom, and click “Save map to use offline.” You will then be able to zoom in or out. Any area will be saved to your phone. Of course, [...]

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This Gadget Will Forever Change Dinner

Let’s be honest. Dinner is kind of a pain. You have to plan it, it takes time and energy, and after a long day of work, it’s the last thing most of us want to do. But what if you had a robotic sous-chef to help you out? That’s Mellow, the smart sous-vide cooking machine. [...]

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[Apps] Nudge Brings All Your Health and Fitness Gadgets and Apps Together in One Convenient Place

The one trend in wearable tech that’s really caught on is its many uses in the health and fitness industry. There are so many uses, in fact, that’s is hard to keep them all straight. Tracking calories, tracking sleep, analyzing your workouts, mapping your morning run, looking at charts, graphs, and endless other metrics — [...]

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Sony Xperia Z2 Now Available in the U.S. for T-Mobile and AT&T

Great news for Sony fans this week: the Xperia Z2 is now officially available for the U.S. market and will work with AT&T and T-Mobile 4G LTE in the U.S. No U.S. carrier currently offers Sony’s latest flagship, so if you’re keen on picking one up, this is the way to go. They’re currently offering [...]

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