Unlocking Your Phone May Be Legal Once Again

Senate Bill 517, aka Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, has passed Congress and is now on its way to the POTUS desk to be signed or vetoed.  It will once again allow consumers the right to “unlock/jailbreak” their smartphones/phones without violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This means you can legally take your phone from ATT to T-Mobile and vice versa or use your phone internationally with an overseas SIM card rather that international roaming through your provider. if Bill 517 passes it will also will force the librarian of Congress to decide on wireless portable devices are eligible for unlocking.

All-in-all it has taken 19 months for Bill 517 to get where it is today and it got there because of readers like you who got online and signed the petition at the We The People website, which now has 114,000 signatures to date.

 

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Google Fiber Is Coming to Overland Park

Gigabit Speeds for Overland Park Are Now A Reality

In case you hadn’t heard, Monday of last week, talks between Google and the City of Overland Park went from sour grapes to sweet nectar for OP residents as an agreement was made to bring the high speed Google Fiber to the area. It is only in the planning phase but this could be huge.

So what does this mean for the residents of Overland Park? How about blazing fast speeds for around the same price as the underpowered packages being offered by Comcast, TWC, and AT&T. For $70 a month subscribers can opt for gigabit high speed internet or can get up to 5mb free for up to 7 years with a deposit of $30-$300 (depending on area).

With speeds that fast you can now purchase and download an entire album in less than 10 seconds and a full length HD film in less than 3 minutes. Now to be upfront and honest Google can only provide gigabit speed over it’s own network so expect a drop in speeds but speeds will still be well over what you may be used to already. Watch out for Sign Up Dates!

Now would be a great time to have your computer cleaned and repaired in preparation for blazing fast speeds.

 

 

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Googles latest offering is a piece of cardboard?

Google’s Latest Offering is a Piece of Cardboard?

Well, yes and no. You may have already seen images of the Google Cardboard™ floating around on the internet if not click here. Using the free demo app available for Android 4.1 and later,  Google Cardboard™ creates a VR headset that is sensitive to your head movement and moves the images on screen accordingly. The headset app uses full mot uses full motion tracking for movement,  2 magnets to trick the compass of your phone to act as a mouse click, and the images are 3D. My favorite feature in the Cardboard™ App is Google Earth, it was there, through the app, I flew through Bryce Canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Unlike Facebook’s Oculus Rift, which was purchased for $2 Billion dollars and will cost consumers $350, Google’s Cardboard™ is roughly $20 in parts including s&h and its viewer template is available in both a printout and laser cutter format free of charge so all of us DIY’ers out there can build it at home. Is this a stab at Facebook or is it Google trying to get developers excited about VR and augmented reality technologies? I’d say a little at both.

If you’d like to make your own Cardboard™ headset Click HERE. Google has included parts links on their page.

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Windows 9 – The Way of the Windows Future

Windows 9: User Experience Evolved?

So if your like me you didn’t necessarily dig Windows 8 or its upgrade Windows 8.1 but Microsoft is trying a gutsy move: An operating system that adjusts its visual appearance and user interface to accommodate the hardware its on. So what exactly does that mean for the average joe? Well if your using a laptop or desktop where a keyboard and mouse are present Windows 9 will bypass the metro style interface and take you straight to the tried and true Windows Desktop screen, if you have a Windows Tablet it will use a touch screen styled interface like Metro and if you have a Tabtop (Tablet/Laptop Hybrid) then it will allow you to switch be the Metro interface and traditional desktop style when a keyboard is detected.  Windows 9 is reported to be coming out in the Spring next year and the public preview will be available in the fall so we may see, sooner rather than later, if this will be the shot in the arm Microsoft and Windows or yet another poison.

 

Source : Engadget

 

 

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Amazon Game and App Give Away

Free Games & Apps from the Amazon App Store

Hey it’s Friday and the work week is almost over, well for most of us, so why not treat yourself to some fun. If you own a Kindle device and want a few freebies from the awesome folks at Amazon then head over HERE. Available apps/games include Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Adventure Time Card Wars, Notepad+, and Accuweather Platinum just to name a few. Some of the games will not work on traditional or non-HD Kindle devices but they tell you upfront when adding them to your cart. The games and apps usually cost up to $10 but it’s not to often that apps and games are given away so go ahead and get while the getting’s good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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iPad mini to iConsole

Game like a Boss with Gamevice

If your like me you love to game on the go but sometimes the screen controls just don’t work like they should which, lets be honest, can make gaming a less enjoyable experience. Inspired by the demand for better playability,  GameVice was born.

Featuring dual analog sticks, twin trigger button, a classic D-pad and a 4 button (A,B,X,Y) pad the Gamevice hugs your iPad Mini and you are ready to game. So as long as your games support controller usage the Gamevice will work with any game on the apple mark it. Sure it looks a bit bulky but then again so did the original Gameboy.

The Gamevice will be released this holiday season, will be MFi-certified (according to Gizmodo.com), but an MSRP hasn’t been announced.

For more info check out the Gizmodo Article HERE
And to sign up for information from Gamevice click HERE

Comcast is turning your home router into a public Wi-Fi hotspot

Comcast Wi-Fi Everywhere

If you have Comcast internet service your home router is being turned into a public wireless hotspot. As reported by CNN Money, Comcast has been replacing old outdated modem with new wireless router/modem combos in an effort to extend their public Wi-Fi. This doesn’t mean any Tom, Dick, or Harry can get on your network but rather there are 2 networks broadcasting from your Comcast equipment. In order to use this Wi-Fi network you must be a Comcast customer and log in once you have connected. Next time your out for a ride have someone check their smartphone and see if you are in a Comcast Wi-Fi network area, you may be surprised.

If you’d like more details about the Comcast public Wi-Fi Check out the CNN story HERE

 

Google Mastery L33t Skillz

So you think your a Google master?

Think again, with these few tips you can utilize Google’s search potential to the max.  Here are just a couple of tips from America’s Digital Goddess, Kim Komando, that will get the most out of your Google searches.

1. Special searches allow you to get the weather, check flight status or  track a package, you can do currency exchanges on the fly.

2.  Wanna do a reverse image search to avoid being catfished. Go to your Google home page and then click Images. You can click the little camera icon and either drag and drop a photo or upload one from your computer. -Directly from link posted below.

3. Gags and Games abound from the fine folks at Google. Search Google for French Military Victories and hit the I’m Feeling Lucky Button to get a parody search result that says ” oops did you mean French Military Defeats” as if you mis-keyed your entry.

Poke around and feel free to explore more fun thing at Kim’s original post HERE

 

Amazons next big adventure

The Next Big Thing From Amazon is Right Around The Corner

If you follow Amazon on Twitter, then you saw Amazon posted a YouTube video and a link to join their June 18th launch event. So what is this new device you might ask? Some are speculating that the announcement will unveil their new Amazon smartphone with 3D support, but of course this is speculation. Amazon made huge leaps into the tablet world with the Kindle Fire so we are excited to see what is to come in the smartphone realm.

Be sure to check out their teaser trailer here.

If your going to be in the Seattle area on June 18th and want a chance to see the unveil go to sign up page for a chance to attend the announcement party here.

 

Cryptolocker Hackers Caught

Bye, Bye Cryptolocker

If you were one of the poor souls to get the Cryptolocker virus in last few years you may have asked yourself “when will they catch these guys?” Well today is your lucky day, your prayers have been answered, and hopefully we will see the end of the Cryptolocker virus. As reported by USA Today, Federal agents have shutdown the Zeus Botnet, they have identified the hacker/hacker group, and they will be charged with a multitude of charges ranging from hacking to wire fraud. The only downside is that Bogachev, the leader of the hacking group, is currently on the LAM.

With their botnet down could this be the end of the Cryptolocker virus? I’d like to say yes but only time will tell.

For more information regarding this story click Here.