Author Archives: Nate Swanner


Google Fiber hiring in New york

Google may be ready to take on the biggest domestic market, if a new job listing is any indication. A job posting on Google’s website notes Fiber is looking for a Regional Sales Manager for New York. It's their first Fiber position in the New York office, and has many excited the service may come to New York City.

Five things the HTC One (M8) just gets wrong

Though we like the new HTC One (M8), there are a few things giving us headaches. The device is still top-end and wildly popular, and like anything else, has some features and settings that frustrate. Things you may not notice in-store while you’re fondling your potential new handset aren’t always immediately evident, so keep these things in mind when you’re ready to hand your credit card to the cashier.

New FCC spectrum auction may stop a T-Mobile/Sprint merger

The demand for spectrum from mobile service providers is at an all-time high, and only promises to increase. To satisfy the wants of consumers and carriers alike, the FCC has decided to take some spectrum earmarked for TV and auction it to carriers. In addition to the added spectrum, the FCC may implement a few rules about purchases for the upcoming auction that could signal their intent to thwart a Sprint/T-Mobile merger.

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner foiled, device hacked

Like the iPhone 5S, the Galaxy S5 has a fingerprint sensor. Like the iPhone 5S, the Galaxy S5’s fingerprint sensor has been hacked to allow access. The part responsible for the hack is -- as you may have guessed -- the same person who found the  vulnerability on the iPhone 5S when it was launched.

Google I/O registration starts today, sans headaches

Want to attend Google I/O? You’re not alone. Many clamor at the opportunity to be part of Google’s annual conference, with many new announcements and fun Developer workshops to take advantage of. Unlike past conferences, 2014’s version is not a race to press F5 and pay, but it’s still up to chance.

Watch Google’s Project Ara conference live on your lunch break

You’ve got some time to kill on your lunch break, so why not do something productive? Google’s Project Ara conference is going on now, and they’re live streaming it for everyone to see. The new era of smartphones is wildly interesting, and breathes some fresh air into admittedly tired lungs.

Talon update adds multiple image support

Talon, one of the more popular Twitter clients, is seeing an upgrade to bring it closer to full functionality with the service it represents. The update will allow for newer Twitter features to be taken advantage of inside of Talon, while also getting a UI tweak. In at least one instance, it might be ahead of the Twitter curve.

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit reviewed by SlashGear

The Galaxy S5 is easily one of the more desirable Android devices launched this year, touting high-end specs and some neat new features. The device also works with Samsung’s new Gear Fit wearable, which is both Samsung’s foray into the non-smartwatch wearable segment as well as Tizen for mainstream applications. With SlashGear having reviewed both, we take a look at their take on both devices to find if they’re worth your cash, or if it’s time to pass.
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