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Verizon makes an Oath (after closing $4.5 billion Yahoo purchase)

Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo closed today, which means that the company best known as a wireless carrier and TV and internet service provider is also now the proud owner of two of the internet’s biggest names (from the year 2000): AOL and Yahoo. Now that AOL and Yahoo are under the same roof, Verizon plans […]

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Unlimited data makes a comeback: All 4 major carriers onboard (again)

There was a time when it wasn’t hard to sign up for an unlimited wireless data plan in the US… and then most major carriers got rid of them. But over the past few years they started making a comeback on select carriers. Sprint and T-Mobile have been offering “unlimited” data for a while, with […]

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What’s left of Yahoo after Verizon acquisition will be rebranded as Altaba

Last summer Verizon announced plans to acquire Yahoo’s web business for nearly $5 billion. But while that means Verizon will take over some of the things Yahoo is best known for (including its web portal, email service, and apps), there are some parts of the company that Verizon is not buying. Now Yahoo has released […]

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dePixel8 can unlock bootloaders for Verizon Pixel phones

Just a few days after revealing that it’s possible to unlock the bootloader on Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones purchased from Verizon, hacker beaups has released a utility called dePixel8 that anyone can use to unlock a Verizon Pixel phone. Beaups notes that it should also work with phones sold by European wireless carrier […]

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Hackers unlock bootloader on a Google Pixel from Verizon

Buy a Google Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone from the Google Store and all you need to do to unlock the bootloader is allow OEM unlocking in the Developer Options settings, connect to a computer with a USB cable, and run a command… or use a toolkit that automates some of the steps. But if you […]

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Verizon and Asus launch ZenPad Z10 LTE tablet

Verizon is now taking orders for the Asus ZenPad Z10 tablet. The Android tablet has a 9.7 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel display, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, a 7,800 mAh battery, and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The ZenPad Z10 LTE is available for $230 with a 2-year contract, or $330 […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint launch new “unlimited” plans (with some limitations)

Good news everyone! T-Mobile is launching wireless plan in September that offers unlimited data for $70 per month. And Sprint is launching one this week that runs just $60 per month. But there’s a catch: unlimited doesn’t necessarily apply to every type of data. T-Mobile ONE Here’s the deal with the T-Mobile ONE plan. It launches on […]

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Moto Z smartphones now available for $624 and up (and Moto Mod dev kit for $125)

Motorola’s first modular smartphones are now available in the United States. As promised, the Moto Z Droid is available for $624 and up, while the Moto Z Force Droid starts at $720. But those prices can climb pretty high if you decide to deck out your phone with extra storage and some of the Moto […]

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Verizon to acquire Yahoo’s web business for $4.8 billion

There were rumors floating around last year that AOL and Yahoo were considering a merger. Then Verizon went and bought AOL for $4.4 billion instead. Now it looks like AOL and Yahoo will be under one roof after all, because Verizon is spending $4.8 billion to acquire most of Yahoo’s business. Basically Verizon will handle […]

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Asus launches $250 Zenpad Z8 for Verizon

Asus is adding a new model to its Zenpad line of Android tablets… and fit the most part the new Asus Zenpad Z8 looks a lot like last year’s Zenpad S 8.0. but the new model has a different processor than its predecessor, features a USB Type-C port, and it supports Verizon’s 4G LTE network. […]

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Moto Z smartphone’s first MotoMods priced between $70 and $299

One of the most intriguing features of Motorola’s new Moto Z line of smartphones is their support for snap-on modules that extend the functionality of the phones. Called MotoMods, these modules can add extra battery power, high-quality speakers, and even digital projectors to your phone. But if the prices for the first few MotoMods are […]