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Verizon to throttle 4G LTE users with unlimited plans starting October 1

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  According to droid-life, Verizon will begin throttling 4G LTE customers on unlimited data plans starting on October 1, 2014. Before this change, Verizon only throttled 3G connections of those with unlimited data plans. Verizon likes to dress up this as “Network Optimization” which according to them means that a customer will only be throttled if: Top 5% of data users (you use 4.7GB of data per month or more) Enrolled on an unlimited data plan or feature Have fulfilled their minimum contract term Are attempting to use data on a cell site that is experiencing high demand As droid-life…

Google really is buying Twitch, announcement imminent?

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by 5 hours ago
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Yet another source confirms that Google and Twitch are in advanced acquisition talks.

Venture Beat reports that the two companies have signed an agreement for a figure around the $1 billion mark, though the precise sum, or the moment when the acquisition will be made public, are not clear.

How did Material Design come to be?

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by 11 hours ago
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Material Design was one of the main stars at Google IO’s stage. Just like Ice Cream Sandwich promised a pristine tablet experience, Android L offered a far greater pledge. The new interface would allow Google to merge all screens into one familiar interface, making the transition between gadgets and form-factors a breeze. The new design is flatter, giving it a touch of elegance, but it is also very playful in its colors and animations. How did these new design elements come to be? Google based its unique style in more than Matias Duarte’s colorful t-shirts! Google Search designer Jon Wiley…