The smartphone that Amazon is expected to announce on Wednesday will be available exclusively through AT&T, according to a report.
Amazon plans to start shipping the phone by the end of September, just in time for the holiday season, The Wall Street Journal reports. The article, which cites "people familiar with" Amazon's plans, did not provide details about pricing. Reps from Amazon and AT&T could not be reached for comment.
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The device is expected to have a feature that emulates 3D. The phone uses retina-tracking technology embedded in four front-facing cameras or sensors to achieve that feat, according to an earlier Wall Street Journal report Read more...More about Amazon, Att, and Business
When Oyster launched its Netflix-style e-book subscription service last fall, the goal was to change how readers browse, discover and consume books on mobile. But a key piece of the puzzle was missing: Android.
The startup's team had been thinking about an Android app ever since its iPhone app launched, but the team didn't begin working on it in earnest until the beginning of this year. "The biggest thing for us is to maintain that really high level of user experience in the reader when you’re designing for a platform that has several thousand different screen sizes," said Willem Van Lancker, cofounder of Oyster and a former member of the Google Maps design team "It's important to think about sizing and margins and typography." Read more...More about Business, Startups, Apps Software, and Oyster
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A 5-year-old is dead, and at least 19 are injured after twin tornadoes tore through the small town of Pilger, Nebraska on Monday.
Soon after a tornado watch was issued for northeastern Nebraska on Monday, a massive thunderstorm spawned at least two tornadoes at the same time near Pilger, a town of about 350 people, around 4:20 p.m. local time
A tornado forms over a house near Pilger, Neb., Monday, June 16, 2014
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The two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other, according to the National Weather Service. Emergency crews and residents spent the evening sifting through rubble for survivors. The storm ripped apart more than half of the structures in the town, which is roughly 100 miles northwest of Omaha Read more...More about Weather, Tornado, Us World, Us, and Climate
Emoji are more than just silly little smiley faces. These lovable icons have become a universal language ingrained in our messages, and an integral part of communication.
If you spend a lot of time conversing through text, you may want to punctuate your messages with colorful animals or planes.
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Until iOS 5, you could only access an emoji keyboard by downloading third-party apps. Luckily, iOS devices now have a built-in keyboard for these illustrated characters. But the downside is that Apple doesn't show this special keyboard by default.
Follow these easy steps to unlock the emoji keyboard on your iOS devices Read more...More about Features, Keyboard, Apple Iphone, Ios, and How To
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It's the last day of the school year. The clock is ticking to the final, painfully slow seconds of last period. You've finished exams, turned in final papers and blocked out friends as they list off their summer plans because you're not going anywhere but a different classroom in the building.
If you've never endured the struggles of summer classes, wow, you must be really smart. As for the rest of us, who could blame us for putting off that mandatory math credit with hope that maybe it'd just slip by administrators?
Unfortunately, reading Shakespeare is borderline unbearable when you're using all your energy to stop sweating and avoid thinking about your lack of a social life (and tan). Read more...More about Lists, School, Summer, Humor, and Gifs