It's official: T-Mobile-Sprint merger talks are over

Source: It’s official: T-Mobile-Sprint merger talks are over The T-Mobile/Sprint merger talks have ended.  It appears these two cellular giants just cannot come to terms and reach an agreement on who would have majority control of the combined company.  It appears to have been a mutual agreement to walk away and remain separate entities, but […]

Best Buy now lets you shop with Amazon Alexa | SlashGear

It seems that Amazon has become such a dominant force in the online shopping market that even big box retail stores are bending over backwards to cooperate with the company. Best Buy is the latest … Source: Best Buy now lets you shop with Amazon Alexa – SlashGear Best Buy now has a new skill […]

'Lord of the Rings' series might be in the works | CNET

J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels could turn into your next favorite fantasy hit, but don’t book a ticket to Middle-earth just yet. Source: ‘Lord of the Rings’ series might be in the works – CNET It appears that Warner Brothers and the Tolkien Estate may be in talks to bring The Lord of the Rings story to […]

Voice Assistants and Smart Homes: Who's watching and listening?

I have been reading articles across the Web over the last few months pertaining to connected home assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home.  People are stirring up a range of emotions related to espionage and wiretapping.  It appears that everyone is concerned about willingly placing a wiretap in their home.  For a search giant, […]

Netflix film 'Tau' will feature an evil smart house | Engadget

Source: Netflix film ‘Tau’ will feature an evil smart house This is an interesting topic for a new movie.  Netflix is really make some advancements in its programming and I like the SCI-FI genre, so I am interested in seeing what they continue with over the coming years.  It’s always good to see an appearance […]

Concrn | The compassionate response network

Source: Concrn | The compassionate response network Concrn, is a non-emergency crisis response service.  Right now, the service is only available in one district of San Francisco, California, but I hope to see this service grow to include the majority of the US.  We have so many people in this country today who are experienceing […]

String a few Galaxy S5s together and you can mine bitcoin | Engadget

Source: String a few Galaxy S5s together and you can mine bitcoin Now this is the kind of heart-warming story that gets my attention early in the afternoon.  Repurposing old Samsung phones to create a Bitcoin mining machine.  Yes.  All geeks have that mountain of old mobile devices and computers just sitting in a closet […]

Skype’s big redesign publicly launches to desktop users | TechCrunch

Earlier this year, Skype introduced a revamped version of its application offering a heavier focus on media sharing and social expression tools, in an effort to better compete with more modern… Source: Skype’s big redesign publicly launches to desktop users | TechCrunch Today, Skype is launching its redesign to desktop users.  They are trying to […]