Archive for June 17, 2015

Android 5.1 for both 1st and 2nd gen Moto X to roll out next week

The Android 5.1 update for both the first and second-gen Moto X is currently undergoing soak testing in over a dozen markets, and if everything goes fine, full deployments will begin next week, according to Motorola's David Schuster.

These markets include Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, and Sweden for the Moto X (2nd Gen), and Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and United Arab Emirates for the Moto X (1st Gen).

The news comes exactly a week after Schuster said that the Android Lollipop update for the Moto X (2013) will be available in a week.

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Utah University Adds Texting and Walking Lane to Its Stairs by MATT RICHTEL


Yes, distracted walking is a problem, too. The National Safety Council also issued a report Wednesday that pedestrians buried in their phones suffered an estimated 11,000 injuries over 11 years.

Published: June 16, 2015 at 07:00PM

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MetroPCS Lumia 640 said to cost just $39 after instant rebate

The Microsoft Lumia 640 is set to arrive at MetroPCS stores on June 18, and will be officially launched by the prepaid carrier on June 22, according to a leaked internal memo (see image below) which was first accessed by WindowsCentral.

As for the price, although the device carries a tag of $129, the T-Mobile subsidiary is offering a $90 instant rebate, which means that the handset will set you back only $39.

It's worth mentioning that T-Mobile has already launched the Lumia 640 – the carrier is selling it for $129.84 without any agreement, and $5.41 per month on a regular 2-year contract.

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M 5.0 – 77km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska


2015-06-18 03:28:07 UTC
2015-06-18 15:28:07 +12:00 at epicenter
51.289°N 178.844°E
25.26 km (15.70 mi)

from USGS Magnitude 4.5+ Earthquakes, Past Hour

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10 ideas para mejorar la competencia de taxis y apps

Se realiza la primera mesa de trabajo para la regulación del servicio organizada por el GDF; se contempla aligerar los requerimientos para dar concesiones a taxis.


Patent Values Return to Earth as Mania Dies Down

Patent Values Return to Earth as Mania Dies Down
As the result of a key Supreme Court ruling and other shifts, the issue is starting to recede and the once sky-high valuations of patents have inched lower.

June 17, 2015 at 09:12PM
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Uber, Cabify y Taxistas van por nuevas reglas de movilidad

Uber y Cabify dicen estar de acuerdo en que se les regule para seguir operando en el país; taxistas reiteran que las apps son ilegales y exigen que paguen una concesión para operar.