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Apple MacBook GIVEAWAY 2014 – (Closes 20th April 2014)

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Google Lets Anyone In The U.S. Become A Glass Explorer For $1,500 Starting April 15

homepage_lightbox_prescription_03 Google isn’t doing its consumer launch of Glass just yet, but it is doing the next best thing: Opening up the Glass Explorer program to anyone in the U.S. starting April 15. That’s right, as of next Tuesday, any American resident can grab a Google Glass unit for $ 1,500 plus applicable taxes, and these will ship with your favorite shade or Glass-specific frame included, too. The program… Read More

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Google Lets Anyone In The U.S. Become A Glass Explorer For $1500 Starting April 15

homepage_lightbox_prescription_03 Google isn’t doing its consumer launch of Glass just yet, but it is doing the next best thing: Opening up the Glass Explorer program to anyone in the U.S. starting April 15. That’s right, as of next Tuesday, any American resident can grab a Google Glass unit for $ 1,500 plus applicable taxes, and these will ship with your favorite shade or Glass-specific frame included, too. The program… Read More

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Toshiba’s Imaginary Wearable Computing Gloves Win April Fools’ Day

If there was some over-arching, governing body that handed out awards to April Fools’ Day prankers, I should hope that Toshiba would get one. The company today announced the Digit, sloughing off what is usually a pretty boring, business-y style to introduce something truly hilarious to the gadget world. Read More

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Samsung Gear 2 Will Cost $295, Gear Fit Will Be $197 When They Go On Sale In April

Samsung has released some pricing information on its Gear 2 and Gear Fit smartwatch devices, and the news should be welcome considering they’re both priced cheaper than the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch: The Gear 2 will be $ 295, and the Gear Fit will be $ 197 when they go on sale in April, Samsung revealed at an official announcement in Taiwan. The announcement, reported by Sammobile and… Read More

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Google Wallet’s tap-to-pay feature will require Android 4.4 KitKat starting April 14th

It’s time to upgrade that old phone you’ve been using for Google Wallet payments at the local store. Google is now telling Android users that they’ll have to run KitKat to use Wallet’s tap-to-pay feature from April 14th onward. The company prefers…

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Samsung Galaxy S5 launching on April 11th in 150 countries

Samsung has just announced that the Galaxy S5 will be available starting April 11th in 150 countries. Over here in the US, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile have officially agreed to offer the smartphone, and the Ma Bell network even stepped it up a notch to…

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Samsung Gear 2 smartwatches coming in April with Tizen OS and better battery life

Even in an industry known for evolving at an impossibly quick pace, it’s rare for a product to be replaced in just five months. If you’ve read our review of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch, however, it probably makes sense why the manufacturer would…

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‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ is coming to HBO on April 27th

Last fall, HBO announced that it would be giving comedian John Oliver his own show, and now we know when it’ll arrive. The weekly satirical news program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will make its debut on Sunday, April 27th at 11PM ET, marking Oliver’s first real role as the lead of his own program. Last Week Tonight sounds like it’ll stick closely to what Oliver did while writing and appearing on on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart — HBO’s announcement says Oliver’s show will be “satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.” Given Oliver’s successful stint last year hosting The Daily Show while Stewart took a leave of absence, it’s not surprising to see him getting his shot at his own show — but we’ll have…

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BlackBerry’s First Foxconn Partnership Phone Will Be 3G BB10 Device, Coming March Or April 2014

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BlackBerry announced today that it would be partnering with Foxconn to produce devices going forward, and CEO John Chen revealed a few details about the first fruits of that partnership on the company’s earnings call today.

The first smartphone from Foxconn with BlackBerry branding should arrive in March or April 2014, he says, and be a 3G device based on BlackBerry 10. It’s going to launch in Indonesia first, and Chen says they have another six or seven markets the company has identified for it to spread to later on.

This should help BlackBerry lower its exposure to financial risk, while giving it room to work on its device pipeline in a way that will help it produce better BB10-based devices, Chen offered on the call. That’s likely true, but the key ingredient here will be price. With companies like Motorola aggressively going after emerging markets with devices like the low-cost Moto G, BlackBerry won’t just have to contend with players like Nokia for the growing international market of low- to mid-range smartphone devices.

The new Foxconn devices will be manufactured at facilities in Mexico and Indonesia, and BlackBerry will retain all intellectual property associated with the devices and also do product quality assurance on devices coming off the line to make sure handsets live up to expectations. BlackBerry will recoup revenue from the sale of the devices, Chen said on the call, but it’ll also free up their in-house designers to work on “very high-end” devices aimed at developed markets.

“For the forseeable future, in North America, our designers will focus on enterprise handsets only,” Chen said about BlackBerry device strategy going forward. “Most of all I’m going to depend on Foxconn for consumer devices,” he added, noting that they’ll be working on consumer hardware not only for developing markets, but also for mature markets, too down the road. With this partnership, Chen said he hopes Foxconn will be working on hardware almost exclusively, leaving BlackBerry to concentrate on software.

Chen also noted on the call that he has “already held one in [his] hand,” referring to the first BB10 device from Foxconn, and went into surprising detail about the financial relationship between the two partners. BlackBerry will shoulder the cost of manufacturing by paying Foxconn direct once production spools up and costs are concrete, but offloads the financial charges associated with carrying inventory. It will reap the revenue from the sale of devices, and there’s a provision in the agreement whereby Foxconn starts to also take a portion of that revenue if it exceeds a certain amount.

It’s an interesting project, and it’s even more interesting that Chen is so forthright and transparent about exactly how it’s structured and how things are going to go down in terms of launch markets and timelines. He also noted that this is a deal that he inherited from outgoing BlackBerry leadership, but one that he believes is a good, strong plan. It definitely makes for a very different take on what BlackBerry becomes as a smartphone company, and it’ll be interesting to see how this all pans out once devices start making their way out to consumers.

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