Verizon’s Unlimited Data Plan Is Back. Here’s How It Compares to Other Carriers

Like John Oliver and baseball, unlimited data plans are back! To be fair, they never left for some people. But one of the weekend’s biggest bits of news is that Verizon just reinstated its unlimited monthly data plan. For Verizon customers, an all-you-can-eat data plan hadn’t been available for new subscribers since 2011. Those legacy users who’d held onto their […]

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Review: Samsung Chromebook Pro

Over the last couple of years, Chromebooks have quietly infiltrated the computer market. Google’s affordable “just a browser” devices are the best-selling computers in schools, and they’re percolating around boardrooms and cubicles. Last fall, more people bought Chromebooks than Macs—and that’s not going to switch back anytime soon. Now Google’s out to convince you, regular human, person of sound mind […]

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Sony’s TVs Will Be the First With Google Assistant Inside

Sony’s latest 4K panels boast powerful processors that improve the look of just about any video you throw onto the screen. But the chips inside these TVs don’t stop at making movies look better: Like giant Pixel phones, the TVs will have Google’s voice-controlled Assistant built into them. Well, they will eventually. According to Sony, Google Assistant will be added […]

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How to Keep Amazon Echo and Google Home From Responding to Your TV

Voice assistants such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home are pretty smart, but they’re not yet sharp enough to understand the difference between TV and reality. A Google commercial during yesterday’s Super Bowl prompted Home to play whale noises, flip the hallway lights on, and recite a substitute for cardamom. As a series of actors barked “OK Google” commands […]

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Lady Gaga’s Halftime Show Drones Have a Bright Future

The best Super Bowl halftime shows leave indelible memories, be it a notorious wardrobe malfunction, that goofy Left Shark, or every last second of Beyoncé’s two appearances. It’s too soon to say whether anything Lady Gaga did tonight will resonate, but at least she offered something new: An army of dancing drones, ducking and dodging over the Houston skyline, transforming from stars […]

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