HTC DROID DNA updating to Android 4.4 today

Verizon and HTC have begun updating the DROID DNA to Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5. Though some DROID DNA owners initially feared that they might be left out of the code from the KitKat update, the phone is receiving the latest version of Android as well as new enhancements in Sense UI.

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Google Glass open to everyone once again

It may be an error with the website or it may be sign of Google finally opening up to more users; whatever the cause, the Google Glass website is no longer requiring an invitation to place an order.

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Hulu Plus turns Android and iOS apps into remote controls for PS3, PS4, and Xbox One

Hulu Plus today revealed that gamers, or at least people who own a gaming console, can put the controller down and use their smartphones to control what they watch on Hulu. The new app is like Chromecast without requiring Chromecast.

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IFTTT Android app launching today

IFTTT is finally bringing its reactionary toolset of web and mobile recipes to Android today. The app automates tasks based on various triggers that take place on the phone or online, and it will soon be available for Android users like it has been for iPhone users.

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Opera Coast browser for iPhone focuses the web on gestures and favorites

As far as alternative browsers on iOS go, Opera’s Coast stands out as a browser based on stripping down everything in order to deliver the web and nothing more. The iPad app is now available on the iPhone.

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Opera Coast browser for iPhone focuses the web on gestures and favorites

As far as alternative browsers on iOS go, Opera’s Coast stands out as a browser based on stripping down everything in order to deliver the web and nothing more. The iPad app is now available on the iPhone.

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Verizon Wireless raises smartphone base to 72 percent and adds 550,000 customers in Q1 2014

Verizon Wireless today released its earnings report for the first quarter of 2014. In the three-month period ending in March, the wireless operator added 549,000 net subscribers, raising its total customer base to 103.3 million. About 97.3 million of those customers are on postpaid contracts. Verizon also continued its trend of converting customers to smartphones thanks to releasing more devices like the Nokia Lumia Icon and the HTC One M8. Of the 103 million customers, 72 percent of accounts are using a smartphone.

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HBO and Amazon partner to deliver some HBO shows in Prime Instant Video, HBO Go launching on Fire TV later this year

HBO and Amazon have entered into a rather unique partnership. For the first time, people will be able to access some HBO shows through an online-only subscription. The keyword there is “some.”

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Xiaomi plans to expand into 10 more countries this year

Xiaomi isn’t the easiest name to spell or pronounce for people outside of China That’s why Xiaomi yesterday revealed Mi.com as a new domain that’s easier for the rest of the world to spell and visit. It’s also the first step of the company’s planned global expansion later this year

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OnePlus One “flagship killer” phone has almost all of the desired specs of a premium phone but only costs $299

Formed by a former Oppo employee, the newly announced One Plus One has a confusing name, but nothing is more confusing than the device having specifications on par with any device yet costing half as much.

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