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T-Mobile Cheap Phone

T-Mobile Cheap Phone and On Demand Program

It is amazing how accessible the smartphone is now. Because just five years ago, or over, the smartphone was only for the rich or middle class. But now, you can get a smartphone for as little as $20. T-Mobile knows this. It's the T-Mobile cheap phone and on demand program. Today, T-Mobile releases the T-Mobile Android Revvy. So you have a choice. You could buy it up front for $125. Or you could lease it for as little as $5 [...]

Social Media Population

Social Media Population Reaches Three Million

They social media population reaches three million people. So you may ask, "What's the big deal"? Well, the global population stands at 7.52 billion. So when you break it down, around 40% of the world's population regularly connects to social media. But that's not all. Over half the world's population use the Internet daily. Then, take into account over 2/3 of the global population has smartphones. However, if you take the US alone, 83% of us has smartphones. In fact, [...]

Can AI Predict Crimes?

Can AI Predict Crimes? China Thinks So

Do you remember the 2002 movie Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise? If you don't, then here it is. Taking place in the 2050s, they arrested you before you even did anything. Because artificial intelligence predicted their crimes. But can this happen in real life? Can AI predict crimes? China thinks so. So China wants to use artificial intelligence to help them solve crimes. That sounds good, right? But China wants to help the police solve crimes before they happen. They [...]

Samsung's Comeback

Samsung’s Comeback In Full Swing

The year 2016 was probably the worst in Samsung's history. Because their new smartphones burned up, their washing machines exploded, and they lost billions in dollars and respect. They even arrested one Samsung leader. But their 2017 looks very bright. Samsung's comeback is in full swing. So Samsung just came out of the best quarter ever. For example, their net profits were almost ten billion dollars in Q2 2017 alone. That's almost double from Q2 2016. That is also a [...]

China's Spyware Demands

China’s Spyware Demands: But Not On Everyone

In China, there is the Xinjiang Provence. This province is the home to majority of China's Muslim population. So why do I bring this up? Because here is where China throws their surveillance weight around. China's spyware demands: But not on everyone. Chinese authorities order Xinjiang citizens to install a certain app on their phone. This app spies all talk on their phone 24/7, and follows them around too. They also have sporadic tests to make sure the people have this [...]

Texting and Driving

Texting and Driving: Can Your iPhone Stop It?

Let's talk about texting while driving. It is almost as destructive as drinking and driving. I say this because the statistics are alarming. Apple might have a solution. Texting and driving: Can your iPhone stop it? So they call it 'Do Not Disturb While Driving'. Let's say before you start driving, your iPhone connects to your car through cable or Bluetooth. Now you're on the road. This 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' setting puts the breaks on texts, emails, and [...]

Uber Cleans House

Uber Cleans House: Starts With Twenty Firings

This decade, Uber causes a revolution in ride share and the way people go to and from. But there are setbacks. There are complaints of discrimination, harassment, even crime. Therefore, Uber cleans house: starts with twenty firings. All 20 lost their jobs because of harassment complaints. Also, they hired two executives to redo strategies. But it's not just angry customers writing letters. It's much bigger. Even former Attorney General Eric Holder is helping out. This started with former employee Susan [...]

Refugee Aid App

Introducing The Refugee Aid App And Services

Years 2014, 2015 and 2016 saw more refugees and displaced people than any year since World War Two. Some lost everything due to war and conflict, like the war in Syria. But others lost everything to natural disasters. One Silicon Valley leader vows to help. Introducing the Refugee Aid App, and services. Her name is Shelly Taylor. She's been working in Silicon Valley since 1995. She advised companies like Yahoo and America Online during the dawn of the Internet. Yahoo [...]

Samsung Has It...Apple Doesn't

Samsung Has It…Apple Doesn’t. Does It Matter?

Another round of Sumsung vs Apple is coming up. So we all know who won the last round. But what is different this time? One article I read displays many things the new Apple iPhone 7 and 7Plus don't have. Samsung has it...Apple doesn't. Does it matter? So the first two things that come to mind are the wraparound screen and video enhancer. This screen takes up so much space it literally wraps around the edges. Now, that could be [...]

Pinetrest and AI

Pinetrest and AI: They’re What’s For Dinner

Today, we use AI (artificial intelligence) for many things. We use them for video games. Also, we use them to build robots. But do you use AI for food? Pinetrest and AI: They're what's for dinner. So let me explain. Social media site Pinetrest are using pictures of your food to suggest other dishes  and recipes. The AI feature Pinetrest Lens allows this to happen. Here's how it works. You take a picture of a soul food dinner: fried chicken, [...]

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