Get double the 4G LTE data with Walmart Family Mobile starting April 18

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Walmart Family Mobile, which is powered by T-Mobile, just announced that customers will get double the data starting tomorrow. Even better news is that existing customers will enjoy the extra data too!!

The double data refers to the lower priced offering, which is $29.88 per month. That includes unlimited talk, text and data with up to 1 GB of 4G LTE data. That used to be 500 MB, so the data is now doubled.


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Google improves presentation of URLs in mobile search results

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The next time you search for something on your smartphone or tablet, you might notice a small change in the search results. Instead of displaying long URL names, Google will now display the real-world name of the site and the actual URL will be in a breadcrumbs-like format.

This is obviously more simplified, but it also helps users understand websites better. You can see the before (left) and after (right) in the image above.


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Take part in Samsung’s global ‘What If I Can’ walkathon campaign to build solar powered schools in Africa

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Samsung might be expecting to sell over 70 million of its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones in its attempt to return to maximum profitability, but the Korean company is pretty active in its charity work as well. This is evidenced by it’s What If I Can charity campaign that started earlier this year, aiming to build Solar Powered Internet Schools (SPIS) in Africa. You can take part simply by downloading the What If I Can app from the Google Play Store and taking part in the global walkathon. 
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Google commits to updating Chrome for Windows XP users for another 8 months

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Windows. You either love it or you hate it, and if you love it, there’s a roughly 1-in-10 chance that you love it so much you couldn’t bear to move away from Windows XP. An operating system so old that even Microsoft has quit supporting it. Luckily, Google feels different about the 11% of worldwide computers believed to still use Windows XP.  The search giant has announced that it plans to continue supporting the ageing operating system with new builds of its Chrome browser.


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Amazon kills off its Test Drive service, announces it the day after the fact

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Amazon’s Appstore has been around a while now, providing a viable alternative to Google’s Play Store, as well as a couple of quirky features. One of which was the ability to try out apps in your browser before making the decision to install it on your device.  That feature was called Test Drive, and according to Amazon’s announcement, it has been swiftly pulled from service as of April 15th.


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IKEA to launch wireless charging furniture by end of spring

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The wireless charging-capable furniture announced by IKEA last month will be available by the end of spring. The company issued a document detailing its wireless charging furniture with the tag “ARRIVING IN USA LATE SPRING 2015.” Pricing for the specialized furniture starts at $27.99. IKEA also has cord management boxes and cases to allow for your devices to be compatible with the Qi wireless charging standard that its furniture utilizes.

Hit the break for the pieces and their prices.


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Dead Zebra debuts scientific series with Curie, Tesla, and Newton as inaugural figurines

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Andrew Bell and Dead Zebra have returned with a new series of Android Mini Collectibles. This one is “…for Science!” as it will launch with figurines of Marie Curie, Nikola Tesla, and Isaac Newton. The new series focuses on the geniuses of science from hundreds of years ago.

The “…for Science!” collectibles will be available on April 20 at 11:00AM EST. The individual price of a figurine is $10 and orders are limited to two of each figure (or two sets). Bell hinted in the Dead Zebra blog post that the series would be ongoing if it finds success. Based on past performance, we think it is highly likely to stick around.

Hit the break to see the scientific heroes and their packaging.


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