Mozilla To Launch On Firefox Media Streaming Device

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Mozilla is not allowing Google to win at streaming media. They are working on their own Chromecast based product that will run Firefox instead of Chrome. The news was announced with a Mozilla fan leaked out a photo of the BETA type device and said the following, ““fully open TV casting prototype device running Firefox OS”. It was then confirmed by a video showing the device being announced on GigaOM. It will reportedly support Chrome apps and others, as it will be an open platform device. It will also block zero content, making it highly desirable for people and programmers alike.

No word on price yet or when people can expect it to be released yet.

How do you feel about Mozilla trying to steal a piece of the pie? Would you be interested in it or not?

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Apple iWatch to Launch in October

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About a year behind Samsung, Apple is expected to release the much rumored iWatch is coming soon. It is reported that next month in July they will go into mass production in time for an October release. Apple has been secretly working on this project in hopes of breaking new boundaries and proving themselves as a top tech company. However, they are pretty behind on this project (like Microsoft was with the Zune). It currently has no official name, as it has never been fully announced or confirmed yet.

The watch is expected to be slim, with a slight protruding face from the band. It will reportedly feature a  2.5 inches diagonally, touch screen interface that can be charged wirelessly. It will require some features being synced with a smartphone, unlike Samsung’s Galaxy watch. Things such as video chat is being the example given at this point.

No word on price point yet. But Apple is expecting to move 50 million units within the next year.

Of course, this is all hearsay right now. Only time will tell us if it really is coming and if so, if they can salvage their half of that market share a year late.

Do you support Apple’s supposed iWatch dreams?

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T-Mobile Announces Test-Drive Offer

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Normally when you think of test driving, it has to do with car lots. Now T-Mobile is wanting to change our opinions on that. In fact, they just announced a new project called Test Drive. This chance will allow other phone service provider customers to try out the product for free, and free on an iPhone no less!

Here is how it works. Users go on to T-Mobile’s website, sign up and provide credit card information. Then you will be given an iPhone 5s that is loaned (with Apple’s blessing) to them. They can test it out for a few days (7 to be exact) and decided if they wish to use the service. Best of all, as long as the phone is returned in good condition, the tester does not get charged at all. However, for those who lose or damage it will be charged around $700.00+ for it. Each phone that is assigned the role of a test one cannot be bought for permanent use. However, you can return it and buy a regular iPhone or any other phone.

I have to admit that this idea sounds amazing. I do love how T-Mobile is changing the way no-contract phones work and since they started out as a contract based model, I am sure they have a great service to offer. I just wonder if they have a truly hidden catch? It just seems to be too good to be true.

How do you feel about T-Mobile’s new Test Drive offer?

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Is Google Fit Heading Our Way?

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Google is on fire as of lately! The popular search engine is popping out new ideas and they already have a new project reportedly on their plate. They have plans to announce a new app called Google Fit. The program will allow those who use the ever popular fitness bands to import their data into an easy app. Think of it being like a cloud for other manufactures who create those devices. The announcement is expected to come at the annual Google I/O conference, which takes place later on this month. We will have to see if it will be built into the new Android OS or if it will be an official app.

What does this mean for the typical Android user? Nothing big, but it will be useful to those who do use fitness monitoring devices. It will be interesting to see if Google beats Apple by releasing it sooner. As for any future of an actual device coming, I am not sure what to say. It would make more sense for them to do that, but then again they have actual Google TV and a Google Chromecast. Thus it could be possible for them to still build and release one. I guess it would just be easier to see and test the waters out with Google Fit.

How do you feel about Google joining the mobile fitness craze?

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Google Fiber Heads to Portland

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Good news for those living in Portland, Oregon. Google is going to bring the high-speed Google Fiber Internet connection there. The city just signed an official agreement to allow the Internet giant to franchise the special, one of a kind network options for their citizens. The deal will allow citizens to sign up for “free” (I am using this terms loosely) 5 Mbps of service for a $300 one time fee. Not the greatest option, but they will feel out the way in Portland with Fiber rallies to see who is actually interested in the service.

In turn, Google will offer Portland some truly free service for non-profits and city wi-fi as seen fit. They are hoping to see people interested in dropping their old providers and switch to their more high priced service plans. No word on when they expect to start rolling out the new service.

This will certainly be interesting. Google seems to be gaining steam with Fiber. Not sure why Portland jumped in for it, but it could have to be with between two tech hub states Washington and California. I am sure they are eager to crave out their name in that niche. Let’s just hope the citizens actually believe it and know it isn’t Google’s old trick on high-speed internet.

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Squids Odyssey To Take Over Nintendo

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Fans of the popular app Squids will now find themselves playing a video game version of the popular franchise. Game Bakers’ has announced that Squids Odyssey is coming to Nintendo for the 3DS and Wii U. It is a hybrid of a RPG and classic Nintendo games, according to the creators of the popular app. The game is slated for international release this spring and they just released the first trailer and screenshots from the game. You can find all below at the bottom. In the meantime, here is the official press release.

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Microsoft Extending Malware Removal Tool to XP

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Microsoft just cannot get away from older (and more popular) operating systems. Once again the mega software company finds themselves extending more support for the dying XP breed.

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The Easy Answer to Do I Really Need DCOM?

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If you use a Windows computer, then you are likely aware of the service hosts processes listed under task manager are considered must have system processes. However, they sometimes hog space and RAM causing you all sorts of computer issues. So you do a Google search to find out what the process in hopes of solving it, only to be told “NO”. Well DCOM is one of those annoying process and why yes, you can live without it. Here is a break down of what it is, what can cause issues with it, how to disable it and the risks involved.

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HP Returns To Windows 7

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Bittersweet news for Microsoft, HP has turned back time (to a certain degree).

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Chrome App Saving On Data Charges?

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Oh Google, you keep on winning the world one step at the time. They recently released a new Chrome app that holds some pretty big promises, data management!

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