Project Fi accidentally notifies users of throttling, says it’s experimenting w/ opt-in throttling to control usage

This afternoon multiple Project Fi users took to Twitter to complain that they had received a notification from Project Fi that the carrier would begin throttling their data due to “excessive data usage.” Project Fi was quick to reply to each user and apologize for the mistake. Now the carrier has taken to Reddit to give an official explanation…

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Project Fi adds high speed data for international markets, $150 discount on Nexus 6P

After making some major improvements to its coverage in the US, Project Fi is turning its focus to international markets with some huge updates today. Starting today Fi customers will have access to faster data speeds worldwide, thanks in part to help from Google’s partnership with European carrier Three.

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On the road again: Alphabet’s self-driving car project comes to Kirkland, Washington

Last week we told you that four more mysterious cities are set to get Alphabet’s self-driving cars in the relatively near future, and now the California company has said (via Reuters) that the next city on the list—following Mountain View, CA and Austin, TX— is Kirkland, Washington…

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This week’s top stories: Google’s ‘taimen’ phone, Galaxy S8 release date, hands-on w/ the Project Jacquard Levi’s jacket, Assistant & more

In this week’s top stories: Google’s ‘taimen’ Pixel follow-up, Galaxy S8 specs & release date, hands-on with the Project Jacquard Levi’s jacket, Google Assistant & Home, and much more.  more…

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nexus 5X $199 w/ Project Fi, Samsung Gear S2 $249, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

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Project Fi no longer requires an invite, offers 9 Nexus 5X for a limited time

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Pebble Time Round Smartwatch 0 (Reg. 0+), Gear S2 9 (Reg. 0), more

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The new DODOcase Virtual Reality kit for iPhone and Android hits Indiegogo

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This TP-Link 802.11n Wireless Travel Router is a no-brainer at shipped (Orig. )

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How-to: Save up to /month on your cable bill by buying this  DOCSIS 3.0 Modem

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

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Gift cards up to 20% off w/ email delivery: Best Buy, Panda Express, Michael’s, Applebee’s, many more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

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Snag one of these discounted HDTV antennas and finally cut the cord, deals from Prime shipped

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Anker SoundCore Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker w/ 24-hour battery life:  Prime shipped (Reg. )

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

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Amazon launches more affordable Echo Dot and Amazon Tap Bluetooth speaker

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New Normal blends style and PowerBeats-like design for a new take on wireless earbuds

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LEGO releases four new Minecraft sets

Google’s Project Ara modular phone has more competition – and it looks pretty

Google’s modular phone concept, Project Ara, has taken a little longer to develop than some had hoped — it’s apparently having issues with the attachment/detachment system and the number of possible permutations.

Finnish company PuzzlePhone is hoping that leaves room for competition, with its own take on the modular smartphone expected to hit Indiegogo next month. PuzzlePhone is, however, less ambitious than Ara, with just three replaceable components …  more…

Lenovo Phab2 Pro goes official as the first Project Tango smartphone, coming soon for $499

Earlier this year at CES 2016, Lenovo announced a special partnership with Google to build and release the world’s first phone with Project Tango. Today at Lenovo Tech World, the company released all the details surrounding the phone, named the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro. Here’s what you need to know.

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