How to get unlimited Verizon hotspot data for $50 a month. Shh, it's a secret!

How would you like to score unlimited Verizon data from a Big Red hotspot for $50 a month? All you have to is join the Family Motor Coach Association, better known as the FMCA. This is a group of RV owners that gang up together to save money on RV insurance, campground costs, roadside assistance, tires and more. Among the “and more” part is a deal that the organization made with Verizon.

Sign up for the FMCA for a one-time charge of $50. Verizon then gives you a Novatel MiFi 7730L wireless hotspot for free, and allows you to access unlimited data via the hotspot for $50 each month. And …

It's happening: iOS is getting a real file manager this fall

This isn’t an April Fools’ prank, guys. We wanted it, dreamed of it, joked about it, eventually stopped caring about it… but now it’s actually happening: Apple iOS is getting an official file manager!

MORE: The new Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models are now official

Now, this doesn’t mean we’ll be getting access to the “file system”, and that’s a good thing. What we are going to get, once iOS 11 ships this fall, is a new native app, called Files, which is going to unite all the stuff we have on iCloud Drive, third-party services like Box or Dropbox, …

It's not you, it's Facebook: Messenger is down in many parts of the world

Facebook Messenger, the instant messaging platform used by over 1 billion people monthly, is currently down in many areas around the world. 

Some users can’t access, send, or receive messages regardless if they try this in the Messenger mobile app, or on a computer (via Facebook’s website). 

At this very moment, it looks like Messenger is down for most users on the East Coast of the US and in Europe, as well as for folks in Canada.

Facebook has yet to comment on the matter, but it certainly seems that the company is dealing with some serious issues right …

Samsung takes us on an inside tour of Galaxy S8 and S8+: see what it's made of

Samsung has released an official teardown of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, its flagship phones and the first ones with the new ‘infinity’ bezel-less display.
In this post, Samsung shows what are the key components of the Galaxy S8 and where they are located.
Samsung shows key components like the heat pipe that helps cool the powerful Snapdragon 835 system chip. You can also see the positioning of the processor itself, the memory location and other curious details like the NFC / MST / Wireless charging connectors at …

Apple reminds us that it's Global Accessibility Awareness Day this Thursday through a series of inspiring videos

Apple is a company with a long history of always working towards making its products accessible by everyone. It is always trying to improve support for disabled people that can’t use the most commonly developed interfaces for one reason or another.

Mark A. Riccobono, president of the National Federation of the Blind, said that “Apple has done more for accessibility than any other company to date.” Even Stevie Wonder praised Apple for its huge advancement in making its hardware and software designs with accessibility in mind. “There’s nothing on the iPhone or iPad that you can do that I can’t …

Check out SNL's hilarious ad for the Amazon Echo "Silver"; it's the smart speaker for the elderly

If you’re planning on buying your parents or grandparents a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo, you need to view this gut busting funny satire of the product that appeared on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Called the Amazon Echo “Silver,” this fake product is said to have been co-developed with AARP and is made for the elderly. Because of memory issues that arise with this generation, it is specially designed to respond to any name that sort of sounds like Alexa, including “Excedrin.”

The ad features a running gag about users’ loss of hearing, but there are also other funny …

Refugees name their newborn baby 'Justin Trudeau' and it's so cute


A Syrian family who arrived in Canada last February had an incredibly cute idea to thank Justin Trudeau for welcoming them to the country. 

Muhammad and Afraa Bilan arrived as refugees in Montreal with their daughter Naya, 4, and son Nael, 3, after fleeing from Damascus. 

Though Trudeau wasn’t there to greet them at the airport, the couple felt they had to pay homage to the man who helped them escape Syria through his refugee initiative. 

“We love this man, we appreciate him,” said Afraa Bilan. “He helped a lot of refugees. He’s the reason we are in Canada.” Read more…

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Conan O'Brien's theory on VR: Even if it's not about sex, it needs to be about sex, sex, sex


“I assume I’ll be having sex today.”

Those are the first words out of Conan O’Brien‘s mouth upon being presented with an opportunity to try the new virtual reality game Wilson’s Heart on Oculus Rift

Of course, the game has nothing to do with sex, but O’Brien’s theory is that VR is headed in one direction: sex. Therefore, the entire video demonstration features O’Brien taking every opportunity to figure out how his VR experience can somehow turn into sex, from fiddling with the privates of a dead guy to casting a lewd eye on a virtual tentacle monster (“That I could have sex with”).  

We know how excited some of us get by seeing sex in VR, but it probably won’t really become a thing, even for O’Brien, until we get full-body haptic suits so you actually can feel all the totally wrong things you want to do in the virtual world. When that happens, all the VR jokes will cease, because people will be too busy finding out just how freaky they really are in the Matrix.  Read more…

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It's official: Samsung will scrap the Music app, use Google Play Music as default

Today is the day when the Galaxy S8 and S8+ become in major markets across the world and Samsung has taken the time to announce that it has entered a special partnership with Google. Sammy will no longer include its own Music app on phones and will instead use Google Play Music as a default player.

Google Play Music, as you probably know, is not just a music player, but a portal to the Play Music service, which is a mix between a Spotify-like Internet radio and a cloud where you can store up to 50,000 of your favorite songs. It’s fighting a pretty tough battle in …

People are kissing a car on Facebook Live for a chance to win it, and yes, it's dark


I’ve waited hours for things before, so I can assure you: Standing around with little sign of a foreseeable end is pure and utter misery.

But because humans seem to delight in public schadenfreude, we now have ways to broadcast that misery. And it’s bleak. 

Take the thousands of viewers livestreaming a current “Kiss a Kia” contest on Facebook. Participants are trying to win a Kia Optima by smooching it until they’re the last man standing. Because, late capitalism.

The shameless contest was organised by Austin radio station 96.7 KISS FM. It started with 20 contestants on Monday morning. By the evening, there was only 15 left. Read more…

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