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Your Smartphone Can Help Find A Cure For Cancer

When I was in college, I “donated” my computer’s off-time to SETI, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. A cool cause, but not necessarily a noble one. Now, you can do your part in the fight against cancer and Alzheimer’s by letting the University of Vienna borrow your Android’s brain power while you sleep. Called Power [...]

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AmazonFresh Gets Even More High Tech

If you don’t live in the Southern California, San Francisco, or Seattle areas, you may not be aware of AmazonFresh. And once you read about it, you might feel a twinge of jealousy. AmazonFresh is a super cool same-day and early morning delivery service that allows you to order more than 500,000 Amazon items, including [...]

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Satellite Connected ‘Iridium GO!’ WiFi Hotspot Gives You Calls, Text, And Web Anywhere

Leading satellite communications manufacturer Iridium is launching the first satellite-connected WiFi hotspot in the coming months, giving travelers of the boondocks connectivity on their existing smartphones, laptops, and other connected devices, that terrestrial wireless networks can’t provide. Iridium builds and sells the top-rated satellite phones in the world, and maintains the broadest communications satellite constellation [...]

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Know Thy App

Apps use data. That’s a fact. So how do you know how much data your apps are going through on any given day? Check out Know My App, a website that tests popular apps and gives you estimates on how much data these apps use for both iOS and Android devices. Let’s take SnapChat as [...]

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NYC is Rolling Out the Nation’s Largest Free Public WiFi Network

If you live in the Big Apple, specifically Harlem, we’ve got good news. By the end of this month, the first of a two-part rollout will be complete on the Harlem WiFi Network. It will be completely free to the public, operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will offer speeds of [...]

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Use iMessage from Takeoff to Landing on Southwest Airlines Flights for Just $2 Bucks

Good news for those of you who travel with Southwest Airlines: for just $2 bucks, the airline will enable iMessage on your iPhone or iPad (running iOS 5 or later) so you can keep in touch with your friends, family, and co-workers from gate to gate. If your flight is a short one, it might [...]

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This Smart Kettle Texts You When Your Water’s Boiling

You know what they say: a watched pot never boils. But with the iKettle, there’s no need to watch; it’ll shoot you a text when it’s ready. This is just one of the many features of this smart-kettle—it connects to your Wi-Fi network and works with a mobile app giving you complete control over all [...]

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Here’s Why You Should Buy The Tablet With 4G LTE [OPINION]

When you’re shopping for a tablet, whether for yourself or as a gift, regardless of whether it’s an iPad or one of the many Android tablets available, there’s one particular configuration you should give more consideration to now: the model with embedded 4G LTE cellular connectivity. You might ask, “But Mike, there’s WiFi everywhere, so [...]

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FAA Committee: Use of Electronic Devices Is Safe On Planes, Even During Takeoff And Landing

In a report earlier this week,  the Wall Street Journal published the findings of an advisory committee to the FAA. The results are much of what most of us expected: “passengers can safely use hand-held electronic devices, including those connected to onboard Wi-Fi systems, during all portions of flights on nearly all US airliners.” While [...]

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This Wallpaper Blocks Your Wi-Fi Stealing Neighbors

There’s nothing worse than trying to use your Wi-Fi and not have it function at top capacity.  Why might your network be bogged down?  You can blame your cable company or you can blame your cheap-o neighbors. French researchers must have had a real problem with their neighbors.  They’ve developed a new wallpaper that’s designed [...]

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