BlackBerry has officially announced that a white version of its popular Classic smartphone is now available. It'll begin rolling out this week in Hong Kong and UK, while Italy, Vietnam, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia will get it in the coming weeks.
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Verizon's new cable channel bundles have resulted in a lawsuit from ESPN. The bundles would let customers pick new channels to bundle each month but ESPN and others complained about the plan shortly after it was introduced. ESPN will now sue Verizon for breach of contract.
Google is going to fight patent trolls by buying up patents from companies that no longer want them. The new "Patent Purchase Promotion" will let small and large companies easily tell Google about their patent and submit an asking price. Google will then decide on the purchase.
The LG G4's specs have been revealed one day ahead of the phone's official launch event. Evan Blass, a well-known phone leaker, says the device will have a removable 3000 mAh battery. The G4 will also include quick-charging and wireless charging. The G4 will be curved.
Demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge is so great that Samsung is reportedly opening a third factory to increase production capacity. Reports claim the company will more than double production capacity for Galaxy S6 edge screens with another factory. Too few displays has limited supply.
Regulators may have prevented the Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable but it is likely AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV will go through. The Wall Street Journal reports the $48.5 billion deal is going to be approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Most of Twitch.tv's traffic comes from just four games. A study from gameloco.com shows League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-strike: GO, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft accounted for around 60% of viewing last month. LoL accounted for 31% by itself.
Elephone, a Chinese company, may soon release a dual-boot phone running Android 5.0 Lollipop and Windows 10. A leak has revealed the phone and shown that it has a 2K display, 4 GB of RAM, a fingerprint reader, and a 21-megapixel Sony camera. Photos also reveal a metal design.
BlackBerry 10 is now getting WhatsApp Calling. The new service was just launched on iOS last week and it is a feature that is introduced with an update for WhatsApp. Version 220.127.116.11 includes WhatsApp Calling, a free service allowing users to make free voice calls to each other.
Among the thousands of people who have died in connection with the Nepalese earthquake is Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive. Fredinburg was the privacy head for Google X and also led its product management team. The earthquake caused an avalanche on Mount Everest.
Unclassified emails between President Obama and workers in other parts of the government were accessed and viewed by Russian hackers last year. The New York Times reports those emails were obtained during a cyberattack, but the president's personal email account was secure.
All major US credit cards will be supported by Apple Pay this fall when Discover joins the system. Apple Pay is a contactless payment system that requires support from banks, credit card companies, and retailers to work. Most large banks already support Apple Pay.
Drones can refuel without landing with a new drone docking system. Daniel Wilson, a researcher with the University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics, created a docking system that was used with a UAV in November 2014. It took years to make the system.
Nepal was hit by a major earthquake this weekend and some tech companies are trying to help the country. Viber, Google Voice, T-Mobile, and others have announced they will discount calls to and from Nepal to help with communication. T-Mobile will offer free calls.