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Google may be ready to seize full control of Nexus devices

It was bound to happen sooner or later: Google is reportedly ready to take the reins back on Android, and it’s starting by cracking down on its Nexus smartphone program. The Information reports that Google plans to “effectively reduce the level of involvement of hardware partners that make the phones with Google” and that it will go directly to its ... Read More »

Tired of telemarketers? Now you can turn the tables on them with this clever bot

You’re on every do-not-call list and you’ve tried opting out, but still the telemarketers keep pestering you. What’s a consumer to do? Just ask the Jolly Roger Telephone Company. That’s what Roger Anderson did, though in his case it was a matter of creating the company first. Reportedly a frustrated telecom professional himself, Anderson did just that, and now it’s ... Read More »

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 will be unveiled on February 21, with possible return of the microSD slot

Samsung has announced we’ll get our first official look at the Galaxy S7 at Mobile World Congress on Feb. 21. However, you don’t have to wait to find out what the phones will look like, if VentureBeat’s Evan Blass is to believed with his latest leaks. On the face of it the phones seem like, well, Galaxy phones, with Samsung again ... Read More »

Market complacency reminds me of the year 2000: Acampora

Another day, another wild swing for the market. Stocks rallied off of a more-than-one-year low Thursday after a heap of selling this year has sent all major indexes into a tailspin. Over the past three weeks, in each session the Dow has seen an average 200-point move in either direction and the S&P 500 has had an average move of ... Read More »

Where Starry Internet dreams of a gigabit, others have found a harsh reality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that broadband networks are growing too slowly to meet the country’s needs. A startup called Starry launched this week promising to roll out broadband faster using wireless, but the track record for companies doing that isn’t good. The FCC reported that 34 million U.S. residents still can’t get broadband, which it defines as ... Read More »

Snapdragon 820-powered Galaxy S7 passes through AnTuTu

AnTuTu posted on its Weibo account the detected specs of the Samsung Galaxy S7, the 5.1″ one (model number SM-G935A). This, as it turns out, is the Snapdragon 820 version, which has essentially the same specs as the Galaxy S7 edge+ version. The chipset is paired with 4GB of RAM and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow (with TouchWiz, of course). This ... Read More »

All-metal Nokia smartphone leaks in photo, could be one of three 2016 models

Now that 2015 is officially over, Nokia can enjoy a well-deserved breath of freedom. If you don’t remember, the Microsoft buyout of the Finish’s Titan’s mobile business involved a particular non-compete clause that prevented the company from releasing smartphones under the Nokia brand. That expired on December 31, 2015 and eager fans can hardly contain their excitement at the possibility ... Read More »

These stocks could see big moves out of earnings this week

After a tough start to the year, investors are eyeing company earnings reports as a potential catalyst to boost the already fragile market. And as the heart of the season gets underway, options traders are expecting some big moves from many of the stocks. High-flying Netflix, which is scheduled to report Tuesday after the closing bell, is projected to see ... Read More »

Top 5 Marketing Benefits of Bulk SMS Services

BulkSMS or transactional SMS has become a popular way of communication because of the growing demand for mobile phones. As technology has enhanced in the modern era, bulk messages can also be forwarded through a website whereas earlier it was only possible to transmit an SMS between two mobile phones. If you believe you can’t afford the direct mailing because ... Read More »

5 major revisions ahead of this week’s earnings

As we work through the final peak week for fourth-quarter earnings, it’s hard to describe the season as anything other than underwhelming, with many companies missing estimates on the top and bottom line as a number of macroeconomic concerns run rampant. Unfortunately, some highly anticipated tech companies reporting this week will not be the ones to turn this season around. ... Read More »