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Check Out This 11-Page Best Buy Ad From 1996 [Warning: Huge Computers, Phones, And TVs]

If you feel like taking a walk down memory lane, check out this Best Buy ad from September 1996; almost 17 years ago. I particularly laughed about the “7.9 oz Cellular Phone” and the “16 MB Memory Upgrade” for desktop computers for $129. Tweet your favorites to me: @mbchp. —– You should follow Mike on Twitter [...]

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5G Wireless At 10Gbps Successfully Tested In Japan (About 1,000x Faster Than The Internet You’re Using)

No, that’s not a surveillance van picture above. That’s a fully equipped cell phone tower on wheels. It just happens to be in Japan, and operated on a network most Americans have never heard of. The company, NTT DoCoMo, used this rig to successfully test 5G wireless data, at speeds of ten gigabits per second (10Gbps). Just [...]

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Pandora Will Limit Users To 40 Hours of Free Streaming Per Month

Pandora announced in a blog post yesterday that it will begin limiting mobile users to 40 hours of free usage per month. If you have Pandora One, you’ll still have unlimited access and no advertisements. Also, listening to Pandora from your computer will not be affected by the limit. In the post, Pandora founder Tim [...]

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Not Just for Smartphones Anymore: Instagram Comes To The Web

For the first time since it launched in October 2010, Instagram now gives you the ability to browse your feed, and like and comment on your friends’ photos right from the web, no smartphone required. Just login at www.instagram.com. This new enhancement comes just three months after Instagram rolled out Web Profiles, where you could [...]

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This Is Why Unlocking Your Phone Could Cost You $2,500

Remember the Digital Millenium Copyright Act from back in 2010? It’s reared its ugly head again now that a certain part of it has gone into full effect. We thought this might pertain to many of you, our tech loving readers. I’ll save you the legal mumbo jumbo and hundreds of pages of briefs (you [...]

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When it comes to smartphones, how big is too big? [Poll]

Remember when mobile phones were huge? So big, you had to carry them in a bag? Their battery lasted all of 30 minutes worth of talk-time and they had cumbersome retractible antenas? And then they started getting smaller. Then the external antenas went away, to be replaced internally. They shrank so small, the buttons were [...]

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There’s The White iPhone, The Black iPhone, And Now, For $40 Extra, You Can Have The Translucent iPhone

We’ve seen an iPhone 5 plated in gold, we’ve seen them with diamonds, and of course, there are enough different cases out there (including ours from iFrogz) to make your head spin. What we hadn’t seen yet was a transparent, completely see-through replacement back piece for iPhone 5. This isn’t a case, a sleeve, a [...]

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Wal-Mart’s iPhone 5 Offer: $45 Unlimited Plan, No Contract Required

If you’ve dreamed of the day when you could get an iPhone without being chained to a two-year contract, or if you’re just interested in a cheaper monthly phone bill, this one’s for you. Just yesterday, Straight Talk (a division of TracFone) announced that beginning this Friday, January 9th, the company will begin offering the [...]

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DoorBot: The Brilliant Device That Answers Your Door [Coming Soon]

Recent research from Morgan Stanley suggests that 91% of people have their smartphone within 3 feet of them, 24 hours a day. It’s no wonder our phones are so much more than *phones* these days. Meet DoorBot: a WiFi-enabled doorbell/video camera. It’s currently on Christie Street, the new crowd funding site like Kickstarter, seeking to [...]

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Why Every Business Should Offer Free WiFi

In our hyper-connected world, access to the Internet has become so commonplace, it’s practically expected. We have it at home, we have it at work, we have it in schools, in airports (and airplanes), in hotels, in libraries, in coffee shops, and just about everywhere else imaginable. Walk down the sidewalk in a major city [...]

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