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Google has seemingly lifted the Play Music deauthorization limit

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Over the summer, many Play Music customers ran into an issue where they could no longer deauthorize an unlimited number of devices. Record labels are to blame for the matter. It has seemingly been fixed because there are reports of the deauthorization limit no longer being present for users that maxed out at four already.

Nothing has been confirmed from Google just yet, so deauthorize as soon as possible if you must.

Via: Android Central

Technology that backs Apple’s Siri could soon wind up in Samsung’s hands

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Apple owns Siri, but it does not own the company with the technology behind it. The company merely owns the voice assistant’s spun out company from 2010. Nuance Communications actually developed the voice recognition engine for Siri. The voice recognition engine remains in Nuance Communications’ ownership even though it may not be for much longer.

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Redbox Instant by Verizon will close on October 7

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On October 7, we will be losing a video streaming service due to fierce competition. Redbox Instant, a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon, will shutdown after launching less than two years ago. The service struggled to gain subscribers when a credit card fraud issue arose. It also did not help that the content found on Redbox Instant was laughable compared to what Netflix and Amazon offer. The kiosks that helped Redbox gain popularity, though, will be sticking around. It is just this joint venture that is being closed.

Here is the notice left on Redbox Instant’s site:

Thank you for being a part of Redbox Instant by Verizon. Please be aware that the service will be shut down on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

Information on applicable refunds will be emailed to current customers and posted here on October 10.

In the meantime, you may continue to stream movies and use your Redbox kiosk credits until Tuesday, October 7 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for the opportunity to entertain you.

Sincerely, 
The Redbox Instant by Verizon Team

Source: Redbox Instant by Verizon
Via: Gigaom

Sprint & Virgin Mobile to carry LG Tribute

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Earlier this month, LG announced its next budget-friendly smartphone, the Tribute — essentially a rebranded variant of the F60 with some minor carrier adjustments designed to make the phone function correctly in the United States.

It looks like two carriers in the U.S. are gearing up to launch the handset. According to industry insiders, both Sprint and Virgin Mobile have been in contact with LG and are currently awaiting stock.

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