Williams Pelegrin

Williams Pelegrin

Williams is an avid New York Yankees fan, speaks Spanish, resides in Colorado, and has an affinity for Frosted Flakes. Send all queries to wpelegrin@digitaltrends.com

17-year-old gets eleven years in jail for tweeting pro-ISIS content

17-year-old Virginia resident Ali Shukri Amin was sentenced to 11 years in jail today for running a Twitter page that solicited support for the terrorist group ISIS. The sentencing raises the issue of what types of online activity should be considered…

Social Media

Apple, Motorola, and others help the Pentagon develop wearables for soldiers

The Pentagon announced FlexTech Alliance, a partnership that includes groups such as Apple, Harvard University, and many more in an attempt to make flexible wearable technology for soldiers, as well as develop high-tech printing technologies.

Wearables

Make your wallet hate you by getting your Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge Plus dipped in gold

Vietnamese gold-plating shop Karalux is back at it with its 24K gold treatment, this time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. You can either buy handset in gold or you can send in either handset and have it turned to gold.

Mobile

Coin gets NFC compatibility, slims down, and improves on the original

Coin updated its all-in-one card, Coin 2.0, by adding NFC tap-to-pay functionality, as well as a better display and thinner profile. Most importantly, Coin 2.0 comes with an improved electronic stripe.

Mobile

Archos gets antsy, announces a trio of smartphones ahead of IFA 2015

Eager to get the show started, Archos announced a trio of new smartphones ahead of their reveal at IFA 2015 in Berlin. Two of these smartphones are powered by Android, while a third is powered by Windows 10 Mobile.

Mobile

New York man in trouble after he interfered with Sprint’s network with illegal equipment

The FCC stepped in to lend a helping hand after Sprint issued a complaint to the federal agency, saying someone was interfering with its network in New York City. After looking into the matter, Jian Chang finds himself between a rock and a hard place.

Mobile

Samsung seems to be all smiles as the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus sell well in South Korea

With the company needing a home run with its recently launched Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, Samsung is probably happy to learn that 25,000 units a day, combined, are being sold in the company's home country of South Korea.

Mobile

Verizon customer paid $1,500 over 5 years for a landline she thought she cancelled

New Jersey resident Lauraine Hollyer was shocked to discover she had been charged an extra $1,500 over a span of five years for a landline she thought she cancelled at the turn of the millennium. Thankfully, this story has a happy ending.

Home Theater

It’s not just HTC: Samsung also pushes ‘notification ads’ to its customers

HTC isn't the only phone manufacturer pushing so-called "notification ads" to its customers, as Samsung was also caught red-handed doing the same thing. It's unknown whether this rather troubling and annoying practice will continue.

Mobile

Apple gets hit hard in the stock market as shares see sharp declines

Once riding a very high wave, it was only a matter of time until Apple crashed back down to Earth. Unfortunately, that time appears to be now, as its share price has plummeted 8.5 percent for the week.

Mobile

Google delays modular Project Ara phone launch, but it didn’t fail the drop test

Google announced that it will delay the launch of its modular smartphone, Project Ara, with the phone now launching sometime in 2016. According to Google, the reason for the delay had to do with the company making more iterations than planned.

Mobile

Your next Android phone is about to have quite a bit less bloatware from Google

Google announced it will no longer require Android phone manufacturers to preinstall Google Play Books, Google Play Newsstand, Google Play Games, and Google+ on their phones if they want to install one of Google's other apps.

Mobile

Major League Baseball is totally OK with having an Apple Watch in the dugout

It was believed that Major League Baseball forbade Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost from having his Apple Watch in the dugout. However, a spokesperson clarified that MLB is fine with it, as long as it's not used for cheating.

Wearables

Legally Blonde: Cake-ordering Scotland woman fooled by auto-correct

Scotland resident Marrie Seggie thought it would be a great idea to get her daughter a cake for her birthday. Unfortunately, auto-correct led to the baker placing a blind girl, not a blonde girl, on top of the cake.

Mobile

The $180 ZTE Warp Elite with Android 5.1 goes toe-to-toe with the Moto G

This morning, ZTE announced the Warp Elite, a smartphone destined for Boost Mobile. Interestingly enough, as far as specifications go, the Warp Elite is almost a dead-ringer for this year's Moto G, even down to the $180 price tag.

Mobile