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May

Razer’s Forge TV does not yet support Netflix


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Looking at the Razer Forge TV as the next addition to your living room? You may want to wait before making that purchase. The latest Android TV device does not support Netflix at this time.

The FAQ section of the Forge TV’s support page reads:

Is Netflix currently supported on Forge TV?
Netflix is currently unavailable at this time.

Razer acknowledged that Netflix support is lacking and they are working with the video streaming service to resolve the issue. They did not, however, offer any reason as to why Netflix does not work with the Forge TV set-top box.

So your options to insert Android TV into your life boil down to the Nexus Player once again. Or you can wait until the SHIELD TV is released and cross your fingers that NVIDIA does not see the same issue with Netflix.

Source: Razer Support

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16
May

FBI: Security researcher claimed to hack, control plane in flight


United Airlines Boeing 737-824 takes off from Los Angeles Airport on January 28, 2013

Remember the security researcher who was pulled from a United flight and had his equipment taken (before its frequent flier miles-paying bug hunt) for tweeting about hacking into the plane via its entertainment system? In an application for a search warrant, FBI agents said he previously told them he’s gone further than that. APTN National News obtained the document, which contains claims that Chris Roberts told them he connected his laptop to a plane via an Ethernet cable, hacked into a thrust management computer and briefly controlled one of the engines, causing the plane to change course. As reported previously by Wired, he has warned of vulnerabilities in planes for years — manufacturers deny they exist — and the conversations were apparently intended to get these problems fixed.

According to the application, Roberts traveled from Denver to Chicago via United flight 1474 on April 15th, and when agents checked it, they found damage and evidence of tampering to the electronic system under his seat. On Twitter, Roberts has since claimed that no systems were harmed during the trip, and more recently, that discussion is “out of context.” He told Wired in an interview that he had only ever tapped in to watch data traffic on airplanes, and while he believed such hacks were possible, he has only done them in a simulated environment.

Last month’s arrest spurred warnings from the TSA and FBI to watch out for passengers trying to access internal networks. Now, while law enforcement sorts out the difference between theoretical and actual hacking, it may be a good idea to tuck in any loose network cables while going through security.

[Image credit: Nicholas Burningham / Alamy]

Filed under: Transportation

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Source: APTN

16
May

Google takes aim at Amazon, eBay with upcoming ‘Buy’ buttons


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Amazon, eBay, and everyone else in the e-commerce industry should prepare for impact as Google plans to launch ‘Buy’ buttons.

The new buttons, reportedly arriving in coming weeks, will appear in search results when users search for products on their mobile devices. A “Shop on Google” banner will house the buttons and appropriate products. The buttons will indeed be paired with sponsored search results.

Here is how The Wall Street Journal describes the way in which Google’s ‘Buy’ buttons will work:

If shoppers click on the buy buttons, they will be taken to another Google product page to complete the purchase, the people explained. On that page, they will be able to pick sizes and colors and shipping options, as well as complete the purchase, one of the people said.

The products will still be provided and sold by retailers, rather than by Google. Retailers including Macy’s Inc. are in talks with Google about taking part in the launch, the people added. A Macy’s spokesman didn’t respond to a request for comment on Friday.

Google handles the product pages as well as the checkout process. Shoppers input their billing information just once and Google retains it for future purchases. Retailers will still be able to obtain address information and email addresses in the event that shoppers enroll in marketing programs offered by Google.

Google has no plans to bring the buttons to desktop users at this time. In fact, only a small percentage of search results will actually offer the buttons.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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16
May

Edge-ucate yourself with Samsung’s new videos for the Galaxy S6 Edge


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Samsung released four videos featuring Snapchat superstar Shonduras in order to showcase the power of the Galaxy S6 Edge. Why? Because the device with curved displays will let people “draw razor-sharp lines.” That’s perfect for Snapchat users that want to make their snaps into masterpieces like Shonduras. So the four videos are part of an Edge-ucational series that lasts nearly eight minutes.

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Edge Night Clock:

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16
May

Samsung’s own Clear View case could be scratching Galaxy S6 Edge displays


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There are multiple reports from owners of the Galaxy S6 Edge that the Clear View case offered by Samsung scratches the handset’s display. Those with scratches present are experiencing the issue in varying ways. While some have minor blemishes on their Galaxy S6 Edge display, others have nicks and scratches scattered throughout.

Assistance from Samsung’s customer support department has been hit-or-miss.

Source: XDA Forums

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16
May

Samsung may release another Edge smartphone before the Galaxy Note 5






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All bets are on Samsung releasing a new Galaxy Note device at IFA 2015 in September, and based on the success that the Galaxy S6 Edge is having, we’re pretty sure that we’ll be seeing another Note Edge device as well – we’re assuming its going to be called the Galaxy Note 5 Edge. While we weren’t expecting Samsung to delve into Edge devices again until September, a rumour has dropped today which suggests that Samsung could be releasing another Edge smartphone before then.

If I had to guess, an Edge addition to the Galaxy A line would make the most sense seeing as they are still quite premium devices and the process to make the curved glass is quite time consuming and expensive – Samsung had to open one of its new factories early just to keep up with demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge. On the other hand, September is only 4 months away which is a challenging timeline at best, but only time will tell whether Samsung jumps on this opportunity to pump out more Edge smartphones.


Would you like to see another Edge smartphone in the next few months? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: TalkAndroid

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16
May

Hardware manufacturers take notice of MediaTek’s deca-core processor


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The upcoming Helio X20 processor, developed by MediaTek, has reportedly received attention from plenty of the largest Android device manufacturers. Companies that have expressed interest in the deca-core processor include Sony, LG, HTC, ZTE, Lenovo, Meizu, Huawei, and Xiaomi. The only major companies missing from that list are Samsung and Motorola, but they have their reasons. Samsung utilizes in-house Exynos processors while Motorola has a close relationship with Qualcomm to take from their Snapdragon line.

The heightened interest in the Helio X20 processor could allow MediaTek to become the go-to for such components. MediaTek has released processors of all levels at competitive prices for hardware manufacturers. The Helio X20 is being aimed at high-end devices and carries a price of about $241.

Source: DigiTimes

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16
May

This app reminds you to drunkenly buy stuff at 2 am


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The best kind of Amazon deliveries are often the ones you were too drunk to remember ordering. And with the help of the Drunk Shopping app, you’ll never miss another opportunity to do so…just as long as that opportunity occurs at 2am on a Saturday night. Developed by the same guy that brought us Troll The NSA and Unbaby.me, Drunk Shopping isn’t an app in the traditional sense; it’s really more of a service.

Users simply text “heyyyyyy” to 551-333-7865 to sign up for the service. Please note that’s six Y’s, the requisite number to indicate you’re about to make multiple bad decisions in rapid succession. Once you do sign up, Drunk Shopping will text you every Saturday night at 2 am (technically, that’s Sunday morning) with another ludicrous item to purchase. it will even help motivate you to pull out your credit card with some gentle text-based encouragement. However, you’re on your own when it comes time to return the products.

[Image Credit: David Jones/PA WIRE]

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Source: Drunk Shopping

16
May

Innospark updates Hero Sky: Epic Guild War with new Hero charaters, modes, defenses and more




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Indie developer, Innospark, launched their real-time strategy role-playing game, Hero Sky, to the Android world back in March. It brought along a mystical element with the addition of fabled Gods like Thor, Zeus and 100+ others. Each has their own attributes and abilities to help you win your war in the sky. Today the company announced, and sub-sequentially pushed, out an update to the game which carries with it a number of new things to look forward to seeing.

·     Weekly Guild-based battles

·     New playable Hero characters

·     New base defenses


·     New play modes

According to the Play Store the update also includes a global chatting system and some minor bug fixes.

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Anyone who is sucked into this title may want to bounce over to the Play Store and grab the update when you have a chance. The title is free-to-play with your typical in-app purchase options to really ramp things up.

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16
May

Virgin Mobile Data Done Right plans drop in price and up the data exclusively at Wal-Mart May 16th




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Users of the pre-paid services from Virgin Mobile are in for a nice little treat. Starting May 16th you will see a shift in data plans for both single line accounts and multi-line accounts. On the single line plans users will find that their usual offering is going down by $5 a month. Not a bad deal, but it gets a little backwards. Not only will you save $5 a month, but they are also going to give you 500mb’s of more data too. We are used to seeing price drops with features dropping too.

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“In addition to adding even more data to our value-packed plans, we’ve made it easier to add a third or fourth line,” said Angela Rittgers, vice president marketing-Virgin Mobile USA. “For just an additional $25 a month, customers can add a line to their Multi-line plan and get unlimited talk, text and an additional 4GB to share, helping ensure there is enough data to go around for everyone.”

Looking over the multi-line plans nothing will be changing on the price front. However, each plan is gaining 2GB’s of additional data for the same monthly charge. I don’t see that as being a bad thing for shared accounts.

Source: Sprint

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