Project Ara boots up! DevCon2 set for 14 January 2015

When Phonebloks revealed its vision last year, people swooned at the dream but they stopped at just that: a dream. A pipe dream even. But now, more than 12 months later, with Google also at the helm, that dream is almost a reality. Phonebloks went to Boston to visit NK Labs, the guys designing Google's Project Ara, to see how things are coming along with the prototype . And guess what? It works!

Microsoft Health app goes live ahead of Microsoft Band [UPDATE]

Everyone's getting into fitness these days, which is a good thing of course, from actual fitness companies to tech giants like Google and Apple. Microsoft, who is increasing its efforts at remaining relevant, naturally doesn't want to be left behind. It has been known, or rather leaked, that Microsoft is working on its own fitness-centric wearable, and part of that plan has already gone out today in the form of the Microsoft Health app.

Nexus 6 available for pre-order, immediately out of stock

The awaited Nexus day has arrived! Or has it? The Nexus 6, Google's first phablet and an acknowledgment of the ridiculed device size, has finally gone on pre-order from Google Play Store after a still unexplained delay relative to the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. But alas, even then things are not so peachy. In less than 24 hours, the smartphone, both the 32 GB and the slightly more expensive 64 GB kind, have been marked as out of inventory already.

YouTube offers live broadcast capabilities for Android mobile

App developers can now add another functionality for the apps they're creating as YouTube announced their WatchMe for Android project, where live broadcast capabilities can now be added within the app itself. Although still in the experimental stage, developers can access the project through GitHub and customize the WatchMe features for whatever you'll be using it for (let's hope not for nefarious reasons). Some brands have already applied this to their existing apps and it just might enhance even more your mobile experience.

Hype Music app curates popular music, scrolls blogs for you

With so many music streaming services available on mobile devices, like Spotify, Google Music Play, Beats, etc, do you really need to be introduce to another one? Well, if you like listening to all the latest hits and find out what everyone else is listening to, then maybe you need the Hype Music app. It has practically the same purpose as the popular website, but this time in an app and mobile format.

FTC files complaint in federal court against AT&T for throttling

The FTC has filed a complaint against AT&T in federal court that alleges AT&T Mobility has misled millions of smartphone customers by charging them for so-called unlimited data plans while reducing data speeds. The FTC says that in some cases AT&T reduced data speeds by nearly 90%. AT&T failed to adequately disclose to customers on unlimited data plans that if they hit a certain amount of data use, speeds would be throttled according to the FTC complaint.

Tylt brings wireless charging to your car and your bag

Wireless charging is not yet that popular in the market but it is slowly gaining traction so we can expect a surge in products soon. And that is not surprising as the more gadgets we hold, the less wires we want to be lugging around. Tylt, one of the pioneers in both wireless and portable charging is introducing two new products in the market. VU Wireless Charging Car Mount is exactly what its name says while the VU Solo is a more portable wireless charging pad you can easily carry around when traveling.
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