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Good deal: Buy a Chromecast, get $20 Google Play credit

Just in time for Christmas, Google Play, Amazon, and Best Buy are offering $20 Google Play credit when you buy a Chromecast. The promotion will last until December 21. Buyers have until January 25 to redeem the credit.
Mobile

New York City libraries will let patrons rent mobile hotspots

New York City libraries and Sprint will provide 10,000 mobile hotspot devices to patrons after receiving a $1 million donation from Google. The hotspots will go to those who don't have Internet access at home.
Home Theater

Vimeo opens the door for 4K UHD video, but no streaming yet

Vimeo will begin allowing Vimeo Pro users to offer 4K downloads for videos and sell 4K downloads on the video-on-demand service.
Mobile

Go to jail: Former Apple executive jailed and fined $4.5 million over kickback scheme

Former Apple executive Paul Devine was sentenced to 1 year in jail and a $4.5 million fine for selling company secrets to supply chain sources. The kickback scheme was uncovered in 2010.
Mobile

Stop the thieving! FCC says 1 million smartphones stolen each year

Significantly more then 1 million smartphones are stolen each year in the U.S., according to a new report from the FCC. The group stated that kill switches and other security features help deter theft, but more could still be done to reduce…
Mobile

Thanks to affordable, powerful smartphones, mobile payments are taking off in China,

Online retailer Alibaba's mobile payment service Alipay is being used for more than half of its transactions now, showing the rapid growth of mobile shopping. Mobile purchases skyrocketed throughout all of China, reaching even remote areas.
Mobile

Massive 24-inch Toshiba tablet runs Android, but also works as a wireless computer monitor

Toshiba's TT301 Shared Board tablet has a massive Full HD, 24-inch display. It's not very practical for reading in bed, but it could make a cool wireless PC monitor, thanks to a few clever features.
Wearables

Wrists are so yesterday: You wear this activity tracker round your neck

The Fineck is an activity tracking neckband that's all about micro-fitness. This means in concentrates on improving a specific area of your body - in this case, the neck - using special movements, exercises, and mini games.
Wearables

Your body is the next gadget battlefield, and every company wants the wrist

The battlefield in the war for ecosystem dominance will play out on the battlegrounds that are our bodies. For the moment, the stakes are pretty low.
Mobile

8 problems with Google’s Nexus 6 and how to deal with them

Is your Nexus 6 misbehaving? If you’re struggling with Nexus 6 problems, issues, glitches, or bugs, step right up and check out our suggested workarounds and potential fixes. Let’s see if we can sort it out.
Mobile

Paying with Coin is all fun and games until someone thinks you’re a criminal

Coin, a credit card that acts like eight different credit cards, almost seems too good to be true. Problem is, most cashiers are just as skeptical, and it’s far from a sure shot.
Mobile

Pre-orders open for Polaroid’s quirky Socialmatic camera

It's been a long time coming, but the Polaroid Socialmatic has finally made the journey from drawing board to reality. You can pre-order the Android-powered digital camera from Amazon for $300.