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First Bitcoin ATM arrives in China

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China now has its first Bitcoin ATM machine, courtesy of BTC China, a top digital currency exchange in the country.

BTC has also released an online and mobile phone application; meaning the people of China can now sell and purchase Bitcoin currency with one another. The trade of Bitcoins in this manner tip-toes around Chinese banking regulations, which aren’t too friendly to digital money. Read more »

Sprint releases weird collection of ‘Framily’ plan commercials

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In an effort to bring in more subscribers, Sprint has really been pimping out their ‘Framily’ plan, which pays out bigger and bigger discounts for more friends and family members you pile onto your monthly bill.

They want to let the world know about the great savings that can be had, so they’ve decided to do that by releasing a series of weird family-centric commercials where humans are the children of animals. The real question is, why has Sprint taken on this bizarre approach? Read more »

AT&T hacker’s conviction overturned

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A few years ago, a little old hacker by the name of Andrew Auernheimer was able to snatch 114,000 email addresses of iPad owners and shared the security breach with Gawker.

Well his blabbing landed him a hefty $73,000 fine and a 41-month prison sentence. But it looks like that decision has now been overturned. Read more »

AT&T’s GS5 devoid of Download Booster

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One of the new features that Samsung has been sure to brag about in their Galaxy S5 smartphone is the Download Booster, which allows users to use both WiFi and the phone’s LTE data connection to download files more quickly onto their phone.

But there’s some bad news for AT&T customers who were looking forward to using this new feature, because America’s largest GSM carrier decided to go and remove it from their version of the GS5. Read more »

Samsung’s Galaxy Pro takes a shot at the iPad

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Samsung has released a slew of advertisements that have Galaxy Pro owners gloat over iPad buyers.

The ads focus on the bevy of features offered by the Galaxy Pro that Apple’s slate doesn’t have an answer for. Read more »

The HTC One M8 is king of touch screen response time

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Looks like HTC can add another feather in the cap of the One M8 as the phone’s screen has the fastest touch-screen registry time of any smartphone.

46ms is all it takes for the One M8 to recognize your touch input; the first phone to go under 50ms. Read more »

LatentSense security learns how you touch your phone

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How can you improve the security of your smartphone beyond that of a regular old password, swipe gesture, and even the occasional fingerprint scanner?

How about having your phone recognize your specific touch behavior, and shutting down when anyone who isn’t you, tries to use it? Read more »

Twitter buys Android app, Cover

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Developers are always working on making smartphones easier to use, and one of the best ways to do that is providing quick access to the features you use most on your device.

That’s the goal of Cover, the lock-screen application that social media giant, Twitter, has recently acquired. Read more »

Wilson to release a smart basketball this winter

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The combination of smartphone technology with sports equipment is nothing new, but basketball has been left out of the fun.

That is, until now. Wilson has announced that they plan on releasing a smart basketball. Read more »

Nokia will package wireless charging dock with Lumia 930

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So wireless charging has existed for quite some time, but doesn’t seem to have caught on as well as manufacturers would like.

Nokia’s decided to do something about it, and will be including wireless charging units with their Lumia 930 smartphone. Read more »

Will.i.am will release a smartwatch in July

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It seems that they’ll let just about anyone make a smartwatch these days.

Will.i.am of Black Eyed peas fame, a former Blackberry proponent, and Intel’s Director of Creative Innovation, has announced that he plans on releasing a smartwatch this July. He was even wearing a prototype of the device on Alan Carr’s show: Chatty Man. Read more »

Win yourself a OnePlus One by taking pictures

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The OnePlus team is putting together a contest where three lucky winners will each be able to get their hands on a One handset.

If you’re interested (which we’re sure you are) you’ll need to enter their Photo-Mania contest. Check out the details after the jump. Read more »

Google’s note taking service, Keep, gets an update

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Keep users rejoice: Google has given it’s note-taking service a major update.

It’s now at version 2.2, and will get a whole new slew of features, the most instantly recognizable of them being a way more colorful visual upgrade. Read more »

Meet the double-sided, symmetrical, USB cable

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Why is it that it always seems to take three tries to get your USB cable or drive into the slot? Also, why do we need to have one end of the USB cable to be fatter than the other?

Well it looks like that’s about to change, as the USB Type C cable is reversible, but also, symmetrical. Read more »

Case Chase: OnePlus One giveaway!

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So you want a OnePlus One, but you don’t have or want to shell out the cash to get one for yourself?

Well you’re in luck, because the CyanogenMod team is giving away 10 of these handsets to anyone who participates in their contest. Hit the jump to see the rules and how you can potentially get your hands on a OnePlus One. Read more »