Google’s underwater data cables are now shark bite victims


With a massive fiber-optic cable spanning across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the United States, Google should expect some issues. While that project will not be completed until sometime in 2016, Google is already working on fixing other data cables in the same area after sharks have taken to biting them. These cables are carrying data between continents are largely responsible for the Internet being able to function.

The belief is that the magnetic field from the cables’ high voltage is resembling the same as a fish. So these sharks are approaching what they think are fishes; however, they are sadly mistaken and instead chomp onto data cables. This issue has only come recently as copper cables have begun getting phased out.

Hit the break to watch the video of a shark biting into a cable.

Verizon introduces new $60 single-line plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB data



For all you loners out there, Verizon has a new plan just for you.

For $60, you’ll now get unlimited talk/text and 2GB of data. If you are paying for your device with Verizon’s Edge plan, your monthly bill will decline by $10 to $50 a month. (Of course you’ll be paying the Edge payments on top of that.)

You’ll also have to be $15 for every GB you go over your cap.

Moto 360 page appears on Best Buy’s site priced at $249, features detailed


The Moto 360 and some other goodies are bound to be detailed on September 4. On that date, we will find out much more about the Motorola smartwatch including its release date, price, and custom options. At least one of those three, the price, may have been given away by Best Buy. On the retailer’s site, the Moto 360 has appeared with a price tag reading $249.99 and it says “Coming Soon.”

A list of features for the Moto 360 is also detailed. Some highlights include Motorola’s processor choice and the design. The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live both use a Snapdragon 400, but Best Buy’s listing shows the Moto 360 using a processor from Texas Instruments. The display, with a resolution of 320×290, is covered with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. The smartwatch has a stainless steel design. The strap in this listing is Horween leather.

TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for August 11 – August 17, 2014


We finally have the official launch date for what could be the most anticipated Android device this year. No it’s not a phone, it’s a smartwatch. It’s the Moto 360, and let’s just say September is going to be a great month. Samsung is finally offering a phone sporting metal, but just how much metal is in Samsung’s future? HTC is trying something completely different. Will it yield dividends? Will the DROID make a comeback with the DROID Turbo? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another big week in the world of Android.


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Specs for an alleged Verizon DROID Turbo leaked


Motorola certainly has been busy these past few weeks, and its schedule isn’t getting any easier with the upcoming releases of the Moto X+1, the Moto G2, and Moto 360. However, there seems to be a device we’ve been missing. An anonymous source sent in screenshots of a new Moto device for Verizon  to update the Droid line called the DROID Turbo. The specs are almost too good to believe. A Snapdragon 805 processor running at 2.65GHz, 3GB RAM, 32GB of storage, a 2K 4.6″ display, and a 20 MP camera certainly raise a few eyebrows, but to add to credibility of the source, the model number is XT1254, which would fit as the next iteration of the Droid line. It also sounds awfully familiar to yesterday’s Moto S leak. The XT1254 also has a Bluetooth SIG page, which basically confirms its existence.

Virgin America crew members now equipped with Nexus 7s


If you’re planning on flying Virgin America anytime soon you may notice some shiny new tablets in the hands of the crew. For a while now passengers have been able to order meals using a dedicated “food” button and an in-flight entertainment system. Once the order is placed it is relayed to the staff’s tablets. Apparently those tablets were starting to feel dated because after a successful 30-day test drive, Virgin has swapped all of them out for shiny new Nexus 7s (which the company have dubbed CrewPads). Unfortunately those tablets are for staff only, but since each seat is furnished with an entertainment center, passengers shouldn’t be too jealous.

Source: Virgin America

Making Sense of Shamu: Motorola’s next flagship is the Moto S, and could be the first Android Silver device


It’s no secret now that Motorola will be responsible for the upcoming Nexus 6 phone, which is starting to look like a beast (specs-wise) of a device — something rarely seen in Nexus devices.

This new Motorola device, which is currently going by the codename “Shamu,” will apparently be called the “Moto S” once is comes to market.

Because this device (according to the photo at the top) seems like it’ll be branded as the Moto S, we believe that this could be the first Android Silver device, and not necessarily a Nexus phone, but there’s more to come on that for sure, so stay tuned.

The phone, which is looking to be a Verizon exclusive (for now), has some conflicting reports on specs, but some remain constant. Hit the break for all the details.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook teaser video


Samsung and Nook have released a teaser for their upcoming  partnership in the tablet realm, and it seems like everyone has nothing but good things to say after final edits. The new device is that child of a relationship announced back in June, and it will be revealed at an event on the 20th of this month. According to all of our info, the Tab 4 Nook should feature Nook software, and Samsung hardware. Expect to see a 7″ TFT display with WXGA resolution, along with 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB storage, and a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. All this will be supported by a Li-Po 4,000 mAh battery.

Hit the break for the video.

Snapdragon 810 results surface in AnTuTu Benchmark


The Snapdragon 810 SoC isn’t due until 2015, but results for the chipset has already surfaced  on AnTuTu. The machine running on the 810 sported 4 GB of RAM, a 6.2″ 2K screen, and KitKat. The SoC contains an Adreno 430 GPU and an octa-core 64-bit CPU made up of 4 Cortex-A57 cores along with 4 Cortex-A53 cores.

While we haven’t even seen an official device for the Snapdragon 805 released yet, we are seriously looking forward to Q2 2015 to get to see this 810 behemoth in action.

Source: AnTuTu
Via: G For Games

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for August 15, 2014


With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!


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