Google IO 2016 Coverage

Amazon officially prohibits non-compliant USB Type-C cables, but consumers still need to be vigilant

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Remember when Google’s Benson Leung took it upon himself to test the various USB Type-C cables in order to find out which ones met the standard, and which ones didn’t? Well, it seems that Amazon has decided to help in a different fashion by prohibiting USB Type-C cables that aren’t compliant with the standards set by the USB Implementers Forum Inc. Read more

[Deal] Sony Xperia Z5 Compact 20 percent off through Amazon

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The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact has not been available for very long in the U.S., hitting retailers in February, but the deals are already starting up. Amazon is currently running a special knocking 20% off the regular price of $500.  The Xperia Z5 Compact is a bit of a rarity in the smartphone market as it comes packed with pretty good hardware, but with a screen that is sub 5-inches in size. If you put any stock in what Apple may be working on, then Sony’s smaller version of a smartphone should definitely meet a need in the market. Read more

How to get the Samsung Pay app on Verizon’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

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So, you’ve just received your brand new, top-of-the-line, Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge smartphone, and a feature you’ve been looking forward to using, Samsung Pay, is nowhere to be seen. If this is your experience, you probably bought the handset from Verizon. The good news is that you can easily remedy the situation yourself, and it will only take a couple of minutes to do so. Read more

Barnes and Noble’s Nook Store to cease operations in the UK from March 15th

 

nook-colorIt’s bad news for Nook fans in the UK because Barnes and Noble has announced that it will stop selling its digital content in the country from March 15 . This means that the Nook Store, the Nook Reading App for Android (or iOS), and the company’s UK website will cease to operate from the date mentioned. To soften the blow, Barnes and Noble says it has partnered up with the UK supermarket brand, Sainsbury’s, to bring the ‘vast majority‘ of purchased books to the retailer’s ‘Entertainment on Demand’ service. Read more