What is Agile and why do project managers and engineers need to know it? This online class will teach you.


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When you were a student, you probably had a few memorization tricks up your sleeve when it came to studying for exams. Whether it was using flashcards, singing songs, drawing diagrams, or leaving yourself a gummy bear trail, there was probably always one study hack that almost guaranteed you an A.

For project managers, however, the highly revered method that’s deemed as the key to getting things done is called Agile. And no, it’s not just some term tech people use to make everyone around them feel alienated. Agile project management is a completely legit methodology, and you can learn all its secrets with the Agile Project Management Training course, which will only set you back $39 — way less than a year’s supply of gummy bears. Read more…

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Project Fi now works in 37 more countries; buy a compatible phone and get a free month of service

Google’s hybrid MVNO Project Fi has added 37 new countries to its international coverage list. With the new additions, Project Fi now supplies talk, text and data to 170 countries around the world. Pricing remains the same for text and data. Unlimited texting is offered in all countries on the list and data remains priced at $10/GB until Bill Protection kicks in, limiting your monthly payment at $80 ($60 for data + $20 for talk/text). Phone calls outside of the U.S. are billed at 20 cents per minute and are not included in Bill Protection.

Project Fi will even send out a notification to …

Lawsuit claims that Google MVNO Project Fi charges for Wi-Fi usage

According to a lawsuit filed in San Jose district court in Northern California by Gordon Beecher, Google’s Project Fi hybrid MVNO has been charging subscribers for using Wi-Fi. The MVNO allows its subscribers to make calls and consume data using Wi-Fi hotspots. When out of range of these hotspots, subscribers can connect in the U.S. with the Sprint, T-Mobile or U.S. Cellular 4G LTE networks. The suit charges Google with unfair business practices, false advertising in violation of California law, and breach of contract.

According to Beecher’s complaint, which is seeking certification from …

Great Deal: Motorola Moto X4 now costs just $249 on Google's Project Fi

Released in the US back in September, the mid-range Motorola
Moto X4 was initially priced at $399.99, being sold both directly by Motorola,
and by Google via its Project Fi MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator). As of
this week, the Moto X4 can be purchased for only $249 if you’re getting it via
Project Fi before February 14.  


According to Google, to get a Moto X4 for just $249, you’ll
need to activate it on Project Fi “within 30 days of device shipment.”
The great thing about this deal – which saves you $150 – is that it doesn’t
require a minimum activation time. Once you’ve …

Android Messages app to receive smart reply feature; Select Project Fi smartphones get it first

The smart reply feature, which allows users of the Gmail app to respond to incoming email with a single tap on pre-written responses, is now coming to Android Messages. The first phones that will have smart reply on the messaging app will be handsets used by Project Fi subscribers, including Pixel and Nexus handsets powered by Android 8.x. At this point, it is unclear whether other handsets working on other carriers will have smart reply available on Android Messages as well.   

A tweet disseminated today by Project Fi states that the smart reply feature is rolling out to compatible …

Project Fi subscribers with a bad Nexus 5X are receiving the Moto X4 Android One as a replacement

Google’s hybrid MVNO Project Fi used to offer the Nexus 5X to its subscribers. However, a nasty bug led several units to bootloop, frustrating owners of those models that suffer with this affliction. Project Fi subscribers with a faulty Nexus 5X and the Device Protection Plan (which cost just $5 a month) were first given a replacement unit. Then, when Google ran out of inventory of replacement units, it offered subscribers turning in their bad phone just $100 in Google Store Credit, or a $53 check . Considering that Project Fi subscribers paid $350 for the Nexus 5X, those two options did not seem …

Rumor: Razer Phone 2 could be launched in September alongside the interesting Project Linda concept

Announced and released two months ago, in November 2017, the Razer Phone might get a successor sooner than we’d expect. According to French website FrAndroid (usually a reliable source), a well-informed insider has it that a second generation Razer handset, possibly called Razer Phone 2, should be released in September 2018 – less than one year after the original model. Interestingly, FrAndroid notes that the Razer Phone 2 might be launched at the same time with a commercial version of Project Linda (pictured above), though the folks at Razer haven’t made a final decision on this yet. …

Project Fi's Bill Protection plan offers unlimited talk, text and data for $80 a month and less

Google’s Project Fi hybrid MVNO uses a combination of Wi-Fi hotspots and cellular networks to connect its customers to the internet. And now Project Fi has announced a whole new unlimited data plan that it calls “Bill Protection.” Previously, for $20 a month, customers got unlimited talk and text and paid $10/GB for data. Money spent on data not used during a given month was refunded.

To better compete with carriers like T-Mobile and Sprint and their low priced unlimited offers, the new Bill Protection plan again supplies unlimited talk and text for $20 a month. And yes, you still pay $10 …

Razer Project Linda hands-on

Razer had a new contraption to showcase at CES, and it plugs right into its newly-minted phone concept. Or, should we say, the Razer Phone plugs into the so-called Project Linda. It’s a laptop shell that utilizes the phone as a touchpad of sorts, docking it neatly below the full-blown keyboard. No, it won’t run Crysis, but you can play any Android game on the big, beautiful 13.3 QHD touch display, for that matter.

We played around with the combo at Razer’s CES booth, and have to say that it works as advertised, and looks almost identical to the renders, especially the glossy …

Project emojis into your toilet bowl with this device because who says you don't know how to have fun


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There aren’t many ways to make the bathroom exceptionally exciting or glamorous. Sure, you can read a book or catch up on your Instagram stories, but when it comes down to it, you’re just sitting on a toilet. That’s why the team at llumiBowl created this impressive/ridiculous Emoji Projector, which does exactly what the name promises: it projects one of four classic emojis into the inner bowl of your toilet. Read more…

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