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T-Mobile isn’t your friend

T-Mobile announced a new program allowing its users on 3GB or greater cellular data plans to stream several video services  without counting on the user’s data cap. Accepting this benefit throttles all web video to 480p, including on non-partner sites like YouTube, even though non-partner videos will still count against your allotment. Net neutrality is the law that requires […]

Binge-On is a better deal for the company than the users

It’s time to drop your Keurig cups

Keurig cup coffee machines are incredibly popular, wasteful, and known for making poor coffee. There are solutions to your caffeine addiction that are cheaper, tastier, and more conscious, while still being quick and easy.

Here’s what to replace the environmental disaster with

Cultural Dispatch Seiko SNN231P2 and Apple Watch

Smart watches are the perfect consumption storm of fast fashion and tech

No matter how beautiful and functional they get, the moment a model is announced, the clock starts ticking down 12 months to the next one. Most of the time in tech, this consumption cycle brings better battery life, crisper screens, and faster processors crammed into prettier gadgets. Real watches are the one tech gadget that never goes obsolete and one of the few fashion items that never goes in or out of style. Apple’s marketing on the Watch works within the fast fashion world by using pop star celebrities and full page magazine ads.

The Apple Watch brings a timeless rarity into the world of H&M

Flashlight for Spotlight (Mac)

Flashlight extends Spotlight search to almost anything, including searching Yelp, Wikipedia, IMDb, weather, messages, more. Read more here.

Jailbreaking iOS 8

What jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad is, how to do it on iOS 8, its relevancy in 2014, and our favorite Cydia Apps and Tweaks

NFC Smartphone Payments: Apple Pay, Google Wallet and CurrentC

Everything you need to know about the process, security, and potential of NFC contactless payments, including Apple Pay and Google Wallet, and the challenges they both face from retailer and carrier attempts to stop them.

iPhone 6

Apple’s latest, larger, rounder iPhone has been received to positive reviews and good sales. Some say it’s catch up, but it’s hard to argue against it providing an extremely refined experience. Learn what the web thinks about it here.

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