Google is replacing defective Nexus 6P units with Pixel XLs, but only in North America


Nexus 6P will probably soon reach its EOL (end of life) status, as the phone is most likely not being manufactured any longer. Even those customers who turn in their Nexus 6P units for repair are offered other models in case their phones are beyond repair and must be replaced.

Not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but if your Nexus 6P has issues that aren’t related to software, then you might be in luck. It appears that Google is now replacing all Nexus 6P phones with Pixel XLs if the former is under warranty.

Unfortunately, this seems to apply in the United States and Canada …


The iPhone 8 could be delayed by more than three weeks, Bank of America analysts say

If you’ve been paying attention for the past few months, you may have noticed that 2017 isn’t the best year if you’re a phone maker trying to switch things up. Take Samsung, for example: it’s been wildly publicized that the company intended to put an in-glass fingerprint scanner inside its upcoming Galaxy Note 8, but issues with speed and security ultimately killed those plans.

But Sammy’s not the only kid on the block looking to get rid of the separate fingerprint scanner: Apple has been rumored for a while to be implementing an in-screen Touch ID for …

Qualcomm wants to basically obliterate Apple's iPhone business in America

Apple and Qualcomm are at it again, with the latter now demanding US imports of iPhone models containing “key” Qualcomm technology be banned, unless Apple complies. Moreover, big Q wants to stop further sales of all infringing Apple products on US territory, and halt all of the company’s operations related to warehousing, marketing, advertising, and showcasing the iPhone. Essentially, Qualcomm wants to obliterate Apple’s entire smartphone business in North America.

Qualcomm accuses Apple of infringing on six Qualcomm technological patents, essential to “important features and functions in …

Anyone with a brain should be pissed off at Delta and Bank of America right now

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In 2017, the year of United dragging customers off of airplanes and Pepsi putting out comically tone-deaf ads, you’d think that corporate America would know better by now than to screw-up where a screw-up is so completely and totally avoidable.  

Of course, you’d be wrong.

On Sunday, Delta and Bank of America pulled their sponsorships from New York City’s Shakespeare in the Park, which is hosted by The Public Theater—the same theater that brought blockbuster musical Hamilton to the world—which has been putting on Shakespeare plays in Central Park since the early ’60s. The reason? 

Julius Caesar, the current Shakespeare in the Park show, which portrays the titular character in a blonde wig and with a fondness for very long, large ties. Spoiler alert, for anyone not familiar with history everyone’s familiar with: Caesar’s murdered in the end. And the artistic choice to make him resemble Donald Trump drew immediate ire from online conservatives (including Donald Trump Jr.) and subsequently, Delta and Bank of America pulled their funding for The Public Theater. Read more…

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Delta, Bank of America pull sponsorship after Shakespeare play is seen as attack on Trump

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Just a couple weeks after the uproar around Kathy Griffin’s photo of a decapitated President Trump, fresh outrage over a violent depiction of what some believe is Trump has led to a major move by Delta airlines. 

A new production of Julius Caesar at New York City’s annual Shakespeare in the Park event features the classic scene showing Caesar being stabbed to death by his friend Brutus and others. 

Only in this version, the man playing Caesar is wearing a suit, a red tie, and a large blonde wig, which has led some to believe (including some theater critics) that the intent was to show a theatrical version of Trump being assassinated on stage.   Read more…

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BlackBerry KEYone launches in North America tomorrow

Tomorrow is the last day of May 2017, but it happens to also be the first day that the BlackBerry KEYone will be available in the U.S. and Canada. In North America, the phone’s distinctive physical Keyboard and outstanding battery life have excited consumers, many of whom would have never considered buying a BlackBerry before. The KEYone will be sold starting tomorrow at select Best Buy stores and through Amazon, priced at $549.99 USD.

In the U.S., these unlocked models will be available in two different variants. One will support GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, while the other …

Sprint's Claure, T-Mobile's Legere among the most hated CEOs in America says survey

A company called Owler runs a crowdsourced platform that businesses can use to gather intelligence. Owler has come up with a ranking of the most hated CEOs in America, and surprisingly two of the most visible mobile executives were numbers three and four on the list. Before we get into their names, let’s just tell you about the top two names on the survey.

Number one with a score of 21.5 (lower score is worse) was United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz. This is no doubt the result of the incident last month when a Doctor was dragged off a UAL plane and injured in the process. The victim refused …

Facebook rolling out food ordering feature in America

Constantly thinking of ways to make even more apps on your phone obsolete, Facebook is reportedly working on a food ordering option. It would work straight through the web and mobile versions of Facebook, making it possible to grab pizza without leaving the social network.

The new option can be found in the Facebook website sidebar, or under the app’s main menu. It’s probably limited to America, though, as deliveries are carried out via Delivery.com and Slice. Tapping the option will display a list of local restaurants that you can order from. The whole process can be complete through Facebook, …

Xiaomi phones not coming to America anytime soon, put your cheap flagship hopes elsewhere

If you are still hoping to buy Xiaomi phones in the USA by official means, you will have to wait indefinitely. In an interview with Global VP Wang Xiang, the exec admitted that US market expansion is still no priority for the smartphone maker.

That’s not particularly pleasant news, for the brand’s handsets become increasingly desirable each year, but users in America and Europe are being left out. Sourcing them from unofficial suppliers remains the only route, which isn’t optimal due to markups, occasional lack of warranty or customer support, and network incompatibility …

Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump tries to save America from aliens in ‘SNL’ cold open

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Alec Baldwin pretty much told us to expect a President Trump impression on Saturday Night Live tonight. But that didn’t make his appearance any less…out of this world.

Baldwin starred tonight as a post-apocalyptic commander-in-chief, leading troops of the future against an alien invasion that’s all but destroyed America. A devastating scenario, indeed.

 

“What a beautiful day!” Baldwin, as Trump, said to open his remarks.

“Who here loves Trump? I know this guy here, he loves Trump,” he continued, pointing out a charred carcass. Read more…

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