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Lyft coming to Brooklyn and Queens

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So you live in New York, but you, of course, keep it real and reside in either Brooklyn and Queens. There’s a downside to not being a Manhattan-ite, however. Even though you’re saving a ton of money on rent, your public transportation options are pretty limited.

Well it looks like you’ll have more choices soon, as Lyft will be launching in the New York City area, but exclusively in Brooklyn and Queens. Read more »

EzeeCube is an open-source media hub that plays Genesis and SNES cartridges

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There are plenty of media hubs out there for purchase that allow you to play media files off of flash drives, SD cards, and even stream them from your PC to your TV.

EzeeCube does pretty much all of this, but has two cool features: an innovative stackable design, and the ability to play old-school SNES and Sega Genesis/Mega Drive cartridges. Past, meet the present, with a little bit of hacktastic goodness sprinkled on top. Read more »

Shock your bad habits away with Pavlok

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As the saying goes, “we are all creatures of habit” and the creator of Pavlok, a new wearable, believes wholeheartedly in this mantra.

Pavlok helps to reinforce positive behavior habits. How? Well, it electrocutes you. Seriously. Read more »

Huawei Honor 6 taken apart, given good repairability score

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The recently announced Huawei Honor 6 flagship isn’t even on the market yet but some industrious folk got their hands on it and did what comes natural to tech geeks – they took it apart. While it’s not coming from iFixit the people who took apart the Honor 6 (also called Glory 6 in some markets) awarded it a 7/10 separability score.

The teardown photos reveal the back material can take some abuse, but the battery is not easy to take out. Read more »

Facebook Messenger gets iPad support

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Facebook has been pushing hard to become a top player in the messaging game. The company has recently purchased WhatsApp, took a page out of Snapchat’s book with Slingshot, and made its messenger available for Windows Phone.

Facebook has taken another step towards improving its messaging experience by making Facebook Messenger a universal application for iOS; meaning that it will function on both the iPad and iPhone similarly. Read more »

Amazon won’t change its app store for the FTC

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The Federal Trade commission has demanded that Amazon alter its app store policies, but the online retail giant refuses to do so.

Amazon is so adamant about not changing its policies, that the company is ready to battle it out with the FTC in court. Read more »

NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 router is a first for buyers

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Feel like your wireless router needs a little more oomph? Then you may want to check out the Nighthawk X6 wireless router from NETGEAR.

It’s the first tri-band wireless router released for consumer use. Hit the jump to learn more about the device’s features. Read more »

LG and Google to team up for Project Tango

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Remember Google’s Project Tango?

Well it looks like Google is going to be teaming up with LG to make an actual product that’ll hit the market next year. Read more »

Germany won’t be renewing its Verizon internet contract, blames the NSA

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Unsurprisingly, Germany wasn’t too happy when it discovered that the NSA had spied on them. So how did they respond? By cutting ties with Verizon.

The German Ministry of the Interior will not be re-upping with Verizon for internet service after its contract with the provider will end in 2015. Read more »

ESPN app reaches 1.7 million simultaneous viewers for USA-Germany game

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Some say that soccer will never be popular in America, and that may be true, but the numbers from ESPN’s mobile app suggest otherwise.

The USA-Germany game reached 1.7 million viewers, on the ESPN app alone during the World Cup game between the two countries. Read more »

Buy a cardboard VR kit for $20

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One of the treats offered from Google to developers at the end of the company’s keynote yesterday, along with a free smartwatch, was a VR kit made out of cardboard called, #cardboard.

Well if you’re sitting at your computer, grimacing in envy because you weren’t one such developer at I/O, then you’re in luck, because you can purchase an unofficial kit yourself for $20. Read more »

Verizon apologizes for ending Chromebook Pixel LTE service early

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One of the perks of buying Google’s expensive Chromebook Pixel was that users would get 100mb of Verizon’s 4G LTE data for two years with a purchase of the laptop.

Well Verizon went ahead and cut off the service prematurely, and people were not happy. Read more »

Erase yourself from Google searches with forget.me

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The internet is an amazing and magical place. You can find information on everything and anyone.

Unfortunately this means that if you have an online web presence, people will be able to find you and your information online. That’s where forget.me comes in. Read more »

Google will start making its own domain services

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Sure, you’ve been able to buy domains from Google for a while, but they weren’t actually from Google; the company would just handle the transactions.

Well now if looks like that’s going to change, and Google will be offering it’s own web hosting services. Read more »

You can now pick up Google Glass in the UK for 1,000 quid

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If you’re on the other side of the pond and wanted to pick up a pair of Google Glasses, well now you’re going to get your chance.

Google is willing to sell you a pair of their beta tech-spectacles, but it’ll cost you £1,000. Read more »