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March 17

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It seems that recently, practically every company is throwing its hat into the smartwatch ring, from traditional watch companies like Casio and Tag Heuer, to Verizon and ZTE. Montblanc’s recently unveiled Summit features a more luxurious design than your typical smartwatch.

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February 16

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I think the title is pretty self-explanatory on this one. Just watch and listen:

Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Google Express is a great service. Who doesn’t want to have their groceries delivered to their front door? But sometimes, things run amuck. One reddit user says that a squirrel got into his Google Express delivery, and took a snack break on some tasty bagels from Costco.

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Google knows that there are sometimes freak accidents like this (so he could definitely get a full refund if he wanted to), but it looks like the person who ordered them doesn’t really mind. “I’m not even mad about it,” they said.

For me in Saint Louis, it’s 2-day delivery (can be anywhere from same day to 3 days). I can order from mostly grocery stores and some other chains (Walgreens, Staples). Not everything is available, but quite a bit. I normally order things from Costco.

By the way, you’ve stumbled upon the newly-open Community section of 9to5Google. If you want to write a post for the Community to read (we’ll promote the best ones on our social feeds!), then head over to 9to5Google Community and submit one!

9to5mac 

September 10, 2016

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Yes, we know that this is only a partially valid argument. It’s still amusing.

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(via Reddit)

August 29, 2016

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August 6, 2015

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From Electrek:

Chris Evans was until recently the head of Google’s Project Zero, a team of hackers employed full-time by Google to find zero-day vulnerabilities on not only their own products, but any software that could affect Google’s users. Today, Evans announced that he will soon join Tesla Motors to lead its security team. 

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9to5toys 

February 24, 2015

It appears that a series of promo videos have leaked which feature HTC’s upcoming M9 smartphone. The videos were originally published by @Upleaks which appear to be legitimate and straight from the marketing department over at HTC…

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January 21, 2015

electrek 

January 19, 2015

While rumors that Samsung was in talks to acquire BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion ultimately proved to be untrue, the two smartphone makers remain interested in working with one another. “We want to work with BlackBerry and develop this partnership, not acquire the company,” J.K. Shin, head of Samsung’s mobile phone business, told The Wall Street Journal. expand full story

9to5mac 

Bloomberg on Monday reported that Taiwanese handset maker HTC will unveil its flagship One M9 smartphone and first smartwatch in March. HTC is widely expected to announce the new products at Mobile World Congress as part of its press event scheduled for March 1st. expand full story

January 17, 2015

Following some Nexus 6 users complaining about the smartphone’s back cover coming unglued, The Times of India reports that Motorola is aware of at least a few devices affected by the problem. The handset maker tweeted earlier this week that it has received at least a few complaints about the defect, but fortunately appears to be willing to help affected customers replace their devices. expand full story

9to5toys 

January 16, 2015

Sprint announced on Friday that it will be expanding its smartphone leasing program to cover the LG G3 and Galaxy Note 4. Beginning today, new and existing individual and business customers can purchase the LG G3 for $15 per month or the Galaxy Note 4 for $25 per month with zero down payments through the Sprint Lease program. expand full story

Fingerprint Scanner Galaxy S5

Citing “highly credible sources,” SamMobile reports that Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S6 will have a touch-based fingerprint scanner for improved usage. Samsung has equipped several of its devices with fingerprint scanners in the past, dating back to the flagship Galaxy S5, but each has used swipe-based technology that often resulted in identification errors. expand full story

electrek 

January 15, 2015

Simply Prepaid T-Mobile

T-Mobile continues to shake up the wireless industry by introducing a number of affordable plans and options as part of its ongoing Un-carrier initiative. Today, the carrier announced that it is expanding choices for prepaid customers with new Simply Prepaid plans for as little as $40 per month. The new plans will be available for new and existing customers starting January 25th. expand full story

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