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Songza sings its swan song, as Google streamlines it into Play Music 0:45

Songza's website and mobile apps will cease to function after January 31, 2016. Google recommends current users switch to Play Music, which has most of Songza's features. Users' playlists and music preferences will migrate over.
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Still have a landline? So do about 40 percent of US households

The CDC's recent National Health Interview Survey found that nearly 47 percent of U.S. households are without a landline and rely exclusively on cellphones, but about 41 percent use both.
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Verizon Wireless is giving away Star Wars Google Cardboard VR viewers for free today 0:27

As part of a #WhyNotWednesday promotion, Verizon Wireless is giving away Star Wars Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers today. The only stipulation is that you need to be a current customer.
Mobile

You can now grab the stock Google Contacts and Phone apps from the Play Store

The stock Android Contacts and Phone apps are now available on the Play Store, but only if you're running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The move lets Google update the respective apps at any time, instead of via Android OS updates.
Mobile

5 OnePlus 2 tips to ensure you’re getting the best from your new phone 5:07

The OnePlus 2 is one of the most competitively priced smartphones out this year, and it's an excellent purchase. If you've got one in your hand now, then use these tips to ensure you're getting the most out of it.
Computing

Lose yourself in the wonders of the Web with the Gear VR browser

Samsung has added a beta version of a web browser with 360-degree video support to the already well-stocked stable of Gear VR apps, but there are still a few quirks to work out.
Movies & TV

Cell phone shutdown: Dave Chappelle partners with Yondr to make shows phone free

Comedic legend Dave Chappelle has partnered with a Silicon Valley startup called Yondr to make his upcoming performances in Chicago smartphone free, using a set of digitally-locking pouches.
Mobile

Uber looks to integrate into other apps with Ride Request Button

Uber has just made it really easy for developers to add a Ride Request Button into their apps. As a bonus, developers could earn $5 for every first-time U.S.-based rider who signs up.
Photography

iPhone, Canon, Nikon top Flickr’s most popular cameras of 2015

Flickr's annual Year in Review report reveals several trends among Flickr users and the photos and videos that were uploaded in 2015. The iPhone remains the most popular camera, while lime green is popular during summer.
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Airbnb reveals that half of its hosts in New York City are breaking the law

Airbnb has released an internal report showing data from New York City hosts, and it would appear 55 percent of hosts are breaking the city's laws by renting out a full apartment for less than 30 days.
Mobile

Don’t have wireless charging? This magnetic charger juices up any phone without wires 1:25

The Gecko's magnetic connector attaches to the charging port of your smartphone and connects to the adapter placed on your charger's connector tips, or to the dongle, which you can plug into a power bank.