The following are two more technical gadgets from a Wall Street Journal article titled: "The Tech That Will Change your life in 2015":
- Stream More, Pay Less.
Itís finally time to break up with your overpriced cable TV service, or at least seriously rethink the relationship. Itís easier, and often cheaper, to stream movies and TV shows from Internet services with vast libraries such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu. Some things you still canít stream, like live sports and cable news, but even those walls are tumbling. This year, a lot more of the stuff you really want, including HBO, will be available online without a cable TV subscription.
How to get ready: Find a home broadband service that offers downloads of at least 5 megabits per second. (Yes, you might have to make a new deal with your cable provider.) Then buy a streaming box or stick for your TV. The best is the $100 Roku 3, which supports the widest array of movie and music sources and has universal search. If you live in an all-Apple home, check out the $100 Apple TV first, since itís the only box that plays iTunes videos.
- Cheap Smartphones Worth Buying
The arrival of a lot of cheap, powerful smartphones from China could mean itís the year we finally stand up to our cellular carriers. Instead of paying $200 upfront and agreeing to pay down the rest of a phone for two years with high monthly service and data fees, you could buy an unlocked Android phone from OnePlus, Xiaomi, Huawei and perhaps even the Lenovo-owned Motorola for that much sans contract. That could spell trouble for Samsung and HTC, which will be forced to lower prices (as Moto already has).
How to get ready: When your contract is next up, break the habit of running to your carrierís website or store for a subsidized handset. Shop around for one of these new, ultra-affordable unlocked phones, and see how much your carrier will charge for talk and data off contract. It could be very liberating!
Click here: Computers and Computing/Miscellaneous and scroll down to Item #17 to view all of the "The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015" article from the Wall Street Journal.
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