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Microsoft has announced, rather quietly, that the free Xbox Music streaming service will bite the dust on December 1st. This service allowed subscribers to stream unlimited music for the first six months after which they were limited to 10 hours of streaming per month, along with advertisements being played at regular intervals.

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Carriers are battling it out these days over family plans and Sprint today announced a new offering that may entice low-end data users. For $20 the carrier is now offering 1GB of share data allowance with the Sprint Family Share Pack. The third largest wireless carrier unders its rivals Verizon and AT&T with this latest offering, since the former only offers 500MB data at this price and the latter only 300MB.

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leeo smart alert 1 640x359Not only are our phones getting smarter, but our homes are starting to become just as smart as well. Now we have seen efforts from the likes of Nest, Philips, and Belkin just to name a few who have introduced appliances in our homes that will learn our habits and will be more intuitive instead of just sitting here consuming electricity.

Well if you’re in the market for more smart home objects, the Leeo Smart Alert might be a product worth taking a look at. As you can see in the image above, one of the features of the Leeo Smart Alert is to function as a nightlight, and a very beautiful one at that. However it also has the ability to listen for alarms that might come from your smoke/monoxide detectors. Read full post →Leeo Smart Alert Is More Than Just A Beautiful Nightlight


world of warcraft 640x400World of Warcraft players come from all over the world, which also means that in some parts of the world, the amount of lag players experience will differ from those living in the US or in Europe where some of Blizzard’s servers are located at. Now the good news is that after what seemed like forever, Blizzard has finally announced that they will be deploying new servers to cater to the Australian and New Zealand market.

This should ultimately mean that gamers living in those regions or who are playing close to those regions will experience smoother gameplay. “Players currently on an Oceanic realm—Barthilas, Frostmourne, Thaurissan, Saurfang, Caelestrasz, Jubei’Thos, Khaz’goroth, Aman’Thul, Nagrand, Dath’Remar, Dreadmaul, and Gundrak—should automatically experience improved latency once the new game servers go live.” Read full post →Blizzard Launches Australian World Of Warcraft Servers


Boiling water is a pretty straightfoward process. You can choose to heat up the water by sticking it into the microwave, you could boil it over a stove, or you could use an electric kettle. However it seems that Danish design studio Chudy and Grase have decided to reinvent the kettle, giving it a more minimalist and simple design.

Dubbed “Miito”, it’s basically where users can place their cup or container over an induction base, and through the use of a magnetic rod which they stick into the cup, the water or your drink inside will come to a boil with the heat being conducted via the rod itself. It’s an interesting design and it’s great if you’re trying to heat up a specific amount of liquid. Read full post →Miito Introduces A New Way Of Boiling Water


beoplay a2 640x400Bluetooth speakers have typically gotten a bad rep simply because there are some who do not believe that speakers are meant to be wireless as it could distort some of the audio qualities. That might be true, but at the same time they are incredibly portable which makes them great if you’re going on a trip.

That being said, the folks at Bang & Olufsen have recently taken the wraps off the BeoPlay A2. These are the company’s first Bluetooth speakers which is interesting given that the company has been known for their high-end home theater systems, and surprisingly they cost around $399/€350/£299 which is less than what we had initially thought. Read full post →Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth Speakers Unveiled


fastest internet 640x640There’s a quote which says, “Nothing is certain except for death and taxes.” For the most part this is true as people around the world are being taxed by their governments for all sorts of things. Sales tax, service tax, import/export taxes, income tax, and interestingly enough in Hungary, internet tax.

The Hungarian government has recently proposed a bill which could see the implementation of internet tax come 2015. The idea is to tax data transfers which would see internet service providers pay as much as 150 forints (around $0.60) per gigabyte of data transferred, although the “good news” is that it will allow for companies to offset corporate income tax at the same time. Read full post →Hungarian Government Plans On Taxing Internet Data Transfers


yahoo mail updateWouldn’t it be awesome if your email was more than just a service that would let you read your mail and send messages? Wouldn’t it be awesome if it was more intuitive and could display timely reminders of upcoming events or flights? Well if you agree, you might be interested in checking out Yahoo’s latest update to their mail app.

The company has recently issued an update to their mail app in which Yahoo Mail for iOS and Android is made a lot more intuitive and interactive than before. Like we said earlier, this includes the ability for the app to display your flight information as well as to see whether it might have been delayed or cancelled. Read full post →Yahoo Mail App Updated With Flight And Event Notifications


fuelbandNike and Apple have a pretty good working relationship. After all the company’s FuelBands were pretty much an iOS exclusive, and let’s not forget the Nike+ technology that allowed users to embed a chip into the sole of shoes and collect information and transmit them to an iOS device for review after.

Well it looks like both companies could be working on something new again. This is according to Nike’s CEO Mark Parker who was interviewed by Bloomberg. In his interview, Parker does not specifically mention what kind of device they are making, although he did make a lot of comments on the wearable front, thus suggesting that perhaps a new Nike and Apple wearable could be in the works. Read full post →Nike Hints At Possible Wearable Collaboration With Apple


image2 300x300So you have an Android Wear device and you want to use it to perform searches just by using your voice. An obvious answer to that solution would be to launch Google Now, especially since Google was the one behind Android Wear to begin with, right? Well if you’re looking for an alternative, Microsoft has the answer for you.

Yes, you read that right, Microsoft has recently released an app for Android Wear. Interestingly enough this follows Microsoft’s release yesterday when they announced the Next lockscreen for Android phones. Moving on, the app by Microsoft is called Bing Torque. It has been designed for Android Wear and to activate it, all you’d have to do is twist your hand back and forth. Read full post →Microsoft Launches Bing Torque For Android Wear