• Verizon Adds Two New Prepaid Plans

    Verizon Adds Two New Prepaid Plans

    For $70, the 10GB plan includes all those features plus unlimited calling to Mexico and Canada.Meanwhile, Verizon in July introduced new postpaid plans, bumping up data limits (and prices).
  • Verizon Adds $50-5GB and $70-10GB Options to Prepaid Lineup

    Verizon Adds $50-5GB and $70-10GB Options to Prepaid Lineup

    Not to be outdone by AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid announcements this morning, Verizon has announced two new options to their own lineup.Starting November 13, Verizon prepaid customers will be able to choose from five different plans, two of which include 5GB or 10GB of data.
  • OnePlus Basically Confirms OnePlus 3T Unveiling for November 15

    OnePlus Basically Confirms OnePlus 3T Unveiling for November 15

    Yesterday, Qualcomm told us that OnePlus would soon introduce a phone running its Snapdragon 821 processor.They wouldn’t say what the phone would be called or when it would arrive, but we now basically have that info, thanks to a new Tweet from OnePlus.
  • Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds

    Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds

    While many smart cities are using IoT for transportation issues, there's a host of other initiatives these urban centers should start to address with the technology.To that point, Gartner has predicted that many smart cities will start changing their key performance indicators (KPIs) in order to meet these goals.
  • T-Mobile Offering Samsung Galaxy S7 BOGO Deal This Weekend

    T-Mobile Offering Samsung Galaxy S7 BOGO Deal This Weekend

    Those who go to T-Mobile's store or website this weekend and buy a Galaxy S7 with the company's Equipment Installment Plan can receive a second Galaxy S7 for free.The deal is available to current T-Mobile subscribers as well as those switching from another carrier.
  • Proposed Emoji Includes 'Face With Open Mouth Vomiting'

    Proposed Emoji Includes 'Face With Open Mouth Vomiting'

    The Unicode Consortium this week proposed a shortlist of 51 emoji for acceptance in Unicode 10, due in mid-2017.The additions cover many of the emotions running high after this week's presidential election: Unicode is mulling over "grinning face with crazy eyes," "face with open mouth vomiting," and "shocked face with exploding head.
  • The  Show: Episode 126 - Google's Other New Goodies

    The Show: Episode 126 - Google's Other New Goodies

    On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we’re catching up on two weeks worth of news, but we’ll focus a lot of time on Google Home and Daydream View, since both are available from Google.After, we’ll talk Nougat updates, Galaxy S8 rumors, OnePlus’ new phone, where our V20 review is, the Huawei Mate 9, and more!
  • Google Play Music Serves Up Tunes With Machine Learning

    Google Play Music Serves Up Tunes With Machine Learning

    Using machine learning, Play Music will now create a unique experience based on individual listeners' taste, location, and activity—even the current weather.Users will also notice a new look: The revamped Google Play Music home screen features features favorite playlists, latest releases, and more tunes from popular artists—at the right time and place for you.
  • Lyft Replaces Glowstache With Amp Dashboard Light

    Lyft Replaces Glowstache With Amp Dashboard Light

    Come 2017, the company is shaving off its pink Glowstache, replacing it with a less hairy in-car connected device—Amp.The Beats Pill speaker-shaped accessory attaches to the vehicle's dashboard, making it visible through the windshield; commuters can identify their ride by matching an individual Amp's color to that displayed in their mobile app.
  • Google Fiber TV Gets an Updated App

    Google Fiber TV Gets an Updated App

    Google Fiber’s deployment into new markets has been paused for now, but that hasn’t stopped Google from working on the service in areas it already exists.For example, today, Google Fiber TV gets a shiny new app!
  • Panasonic Invests $60M in Laundry-Folding Robot

    Panasonic Invests $60M in Laundry-Folding Robot

    Children and robots are our future—which is probably why Panasonic recently invested $60 million in the world's first laundry-folding bot.From Japan-based Seven Dreamers, Laundroid uses image-recognition algorithms and tech to identify types of clothing (T-shirts, towels, pants, etc.
  • Future Smartphones Will Detect Cancer, Sense Food Quality

    Future Smartphones Will Detect Cancer, Sense Food Quality

    For the uninitiated, pricey hyperspectral cameras provide access to the optical spectrum at each point of an image, enabling a wide range of measurements.They're currently used for medical, industrial, space, and environmental sensing.
  • VLC Adds Support for 360-Degree Video

    VLC Adds Support for 360-Degree Video

    The free, open-source VLC media player just got a sweet new feature: support for 360-degree videos.The nonprofit VideoLAN organization worked with 360-degree camera maker Giroptic on the new feature, which will let you play all your 360-degree videos and images directly within VLC.
  • Question of the Day: Buy Any New Tech Toys During Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

    Question of the Day: Buy Any New Tech Toys During Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

    There has been no shortage of deals this holiday shopping season, so we wanted to circle back and see if you picked up any new toys while all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness has been taking place.Did you buy your partner a tech goodie?
  • Experience 22 Years of Earth's Changing Surface

    Experience 22 Years of Earth's Changing Surface

    Whether you're studying effects of global warming, or are curious about your hometown's topographical history, the new Timelapse promises sharper views, truer colors, and fewer distractions.Powered by Earth Engine's cloud-computing model, Timelapse allows scientists, researchers, journalists, and other interested users to detect changes, map trends, and qualify differences on the planet's surface.
  • Why I Traded My Galaxy Note 5 for a Midrange ZTE

    Why I Traded My Galaxy Note 5 for a Midrange ZTE

    That's when I realized it had turned itself off, something it had been doing for the past three days.I was beginning to realize how digitally dependent I was: no Google Maps, Gmail, Internet, or phone.
  • Leap Motion Mobile Platform Embraces Virtual and Augmented Reality

    Leap Motion Mobile Platform Embraces Virtual and Augmented Reality

    The Leap Motion Mobile Platform, created specifically for untethered devices, promises to meet the next-generation needs of VR and AR users when it comes to tracking hand and finger movements."We needed to build a whole new Leap Motion sensor with higher performance and much lower power," he said.
  • Report: Apple Eyes Early Access to New Movies

    Report: Apple Eyes Early Access to New Movies

    That's the million-dollar question Apple is trying to answer., and Universal Pictures—three of the five top-grossing distributors—are eyeing "high-priced home-video rentals" of new movies soon after they open in theaters.
  • BOTS Act Cracks Down on Cyber Scalpers

    BOTS Act Cracks Down on Cyber Scalpers

    The US government is cracking down on cyber scalpers.Congress this week passed federal legislation prohibiting the use of online bots to stockpile event tickets for resale at marked-up prices.
  • This Startup Uses AI to Turn Animal-Based Foods Vegan

    This Startup Uses AI to Turn Animal-Based Foods Vegan

    If a Chilean startup has its way, more vegan products could soon wind up on US store shelves with the help of artificial intelligence.Reuters reports that the company has found some success back at home, inking deals to sell its "Not Mayo" product in supermarkets across Chile, and now it's looking towards the US market.