Joshua Pramis

Joshua Pramis

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Spending a childhood engrossed in such technologically inspiring television shows like Voltron, Small Wonder, and Power Rangers, it's really no surprise that all things digital continue to inspire and amaze Joshua. After working as an editor for Travel + Leisure for 7 years, he left to take on the freelance world. And while doesn't look forward to a complete Cylon takeover, he does eagerly await the day he can become half cyborg.

Doctor uses Google Glass to livestream operation

A surgeon in Maine, and early Google Glass adopter, was the first person to use the device to broadcast a live-streaming video of surgery on a patient. The doctor was sure to secure the patient's privacy before proceeding.

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Apple testing motion detection in iOS 7, but who will use it?

Apple is testing out basic motion detection, potentially introducing head gesture control when it releases iOS 7 later this fall. The option has limited functionality and is currently accessible to developers trying out the beta version.

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Sprint launches new Windows Phones: HTC 8XT and Samsung Ativ S Neo

Today, Sprint announced the summer launch of two new Windows Phone 8 devices, the HTC 8XT and Samsung Ativ S Neo. The phones, with yet-to-be-announced released dates, will be on the affordable end of the spectrum, with two-year agreement and rebate.

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Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 Zoom bridges the (narrowing) divide between phone and camera

At today's Samsung Premiere 2013, the South Korean company finally debuted the much-anticipated Galaxy S4 Zoom, showing off all of the specs and capabilities of the smartphone, the first and only with a 10x optical zoom lens.

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Androidly is the first Android-powered smartwatch

Androidly is a new smartwatch that is the first ever to be powered by Android. The device operates on its own, without needing to be paired with a smartphone; an upcoming Kickstarter campaign will help fund its initial production costs.

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Intel CTO hints at smartwatch-like concept in the works

Intel's chief technology officer confirmed that the company is working on a smartwatch-like concept, with a function that emphasizes texting. Could this be the device it's long been rumored to be collaborating on with Apple?

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Dead battery? NYC introduces solar-powered phone charging stations around the city

Street Charge, free solar powered mobile charging stations, are being introduced throughout pedestrian-heavy parts of New York City. The project is a collaboration between Goal Zero, Pensa, and AT&T.

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Sony Xperia Z is coming exclusively to T-Mobile

T-Mobile issued a press release announcing that it will be the exclusive carrier to offer Sony's Xperia Z smartphone in the U.S. The phone is expected to start selling on its Web site and in stores early July.

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You can already make your Android phone look like iOS 7

A new custom theme allows Android 4.0+ users to get a taste of iOS 7 without an iPhone, mimicking the new Jony Ive design that was recently unveiled. Besides the look, its creator also added custom apps to help deliver a more authentic experience.

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Forget texts, send videos instead! Skype enables free unlimited video messaging

Skype announced today that it now lets all of its users (except Windows Phone) send unlimited video messages to other users, free of charge. Previously, non-premium members were limited to just 20 messages total.

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Apple gets transparent, explains how much customer information it revealed to NSA

In the midst of the current NSA privacy controversy, Apple shared how much customer information it released at the request of the government. Information given was spread across local, state, and federal branches.

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New Jay-Z album coming to Samsung Galaxy phones before official release

Jay-Z's new album, Magna Carter Holy Grail, will be available exclusively to 1 million Samsung Galaxy users for free, three days before its official release, technically giving it platinum status before it's even released.

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Microsoft offering $100,000 to bring apps to Windows Phone 8

In an attempt to bring more apps to its store, Microsoft is offering $100,000 or more to incentivize developers. The company realizes it needs a better store in order to really boost its customer base.

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iPhone Mini and iPad Mini 2 may ship in August

Suppliers confirmed that Pegatron has officially landed orders for components that match iPhone and iPad Mini specifications. The new Apple products should begin to ship in August.

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T-Mobile gears up for phase two of its Uncarrier plans

T-Mobile is getting ready to start Phase 2 of its UNcarrier initiative, which started when it made the decision to stop offering contracts. The next phase will give customers the option to avoid credit checks by prepaying for their devices.

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