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Ladies and gentlemen, +Derek Kessler.

Come to think of it, the Blu Vivo Air is a lot like Lindsay Lohan of 2005. It's thin and attractive, but also a little plain and immature. It has a lot going for it and is getting a lot of attention, but is missing the mark on a few important issues. And it's a bit unstable and could go either way and might be trying too much at once, but with a bit of attention, care, and focus could become something great. We all know how Ms. Lohan turned out.
The Blu Vivo Air is something of a paradox. This phone approaches the technical limit of how thin we can make a modern smartphone. It's not the absolute thinnest phone, no, that race is ongoing with successive manufacturers cutting their phones down fractions of a millimeter at a time to claim the latest title. But it is still very thin — thinner than any mainstream flagship device you'...
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How would you like to write on +Android Central, +Connectedly, +CrackBerry.com+iMore, and +wpcentral? Yeah, that's an exciting thought, isn't it?

Good thing the Mobile Nations Newsroom is hiring!

https://mobilenations.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0lxs
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Ah, I'll apply when some MN positions are available!
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Net neutrality is worth fighting for. Tell your friends. Tell the FCC. http://www.wpcentral.com/net-neutrality-worth-fighting
Tell the FCC to enforce net neutrality We tend not to branch out into the political discussion here at Mobile Nations all that often. Politics has little bearing on the day-to-day use of mobile devices. But on occasion, things from the political world cross into our little world of smartphones and tablets. Take SOPA back in 2012, for example. Meant to address the real problem of content...
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Thank you it was well written
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Today, for the first time in over 12 years, every unit of the Ohio National Guard is home.
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“Is that a smartphone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”

“Well, there is wood in my pants..."
Vertical stripes are slimming, I'm told When Motorola announced the customizable Moto X on August 1st of last year, they unveiled a series of four wood backs that would be options. Eventually. The phone launched later in August with a full range of color customizations on AT&T, which eventually spread to the other carriers. But what of those elusive backs hewn from natural...
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Today my home internet through Time Warner Cable dropped to approximately 1/15th the speeds I've been paying for and was previously getting.

After calling and getting routed up to their "level three technicians" (as happens every time I call, which seems like every few months), I was informed that they are seeing node issues in my area, and that Time Warner in southwest Ohio is "swamped" with said node issues and my ticket may not be gotten to overnight. No definite estimate of when it might be fixed.

"Okay," I say. "Can I get a rough timeline, at least?"

"A week, maybe more."

That instant would be only the second time in my life where I have lost my with a complete stranger (the first being the unauthorized roof repairs while I was out of town a year ago). Told the tech point-blank that if I had any other viable option, I would have switched away from Time Warner long ago, because the quality of service I'm getting for what I'm paying is not sufficient. I was offered a credit for the month's service, which is a nice token, but doesn't quite make up for the inconvenience.

I work online, from home. My livelihood depends on my being able to upload and download large files on a frequent basis. If that week estimate holds true, I might find myself working from the local Starbucks... which I've just remembered has Time Warner service as well.

What pains me most about this is that at my apartment three years ago and three miles away I had amazing fiber optics service that cost less than what I'm paying now, provided by Cincinnati Bell. They presently offer their Fioptics service to ~200,000 homes throughout the Cincinnati metro area, but not in my neighborhood.

My choice is Time Warner Cable or DSL. Oh, I would kill for even a modicum of competition to disrupt the stranglehold of the cable oligopoly.
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Thats what they say and if u have any internet issues you go to Manilla not that it us bad. But they follow a protocol and if you ask a question not on their memorized list no solution. Thankful lulu i don't have them now . I just have 1 device on ATT and it is miserable with no 4G. i lost DFH Satellite service when I had time warner and Brandon unknown dude was on my Iphone 5 & had put his answering machine on that was last year February . The tech that came here for Satellite said it shows as if your are in an airport hence i have interference mostly vector SE 105 gayle 131-126-141 Alyssa then it will switch come from 115 & 125 Gayle starting from NE 590 sue. Crt 128 Gayle -146 Alyssa i know this is a lot to digest but. 37 months of this. When I am not here everything works perfectly even on highways sorry for the long explanation
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Repeat after me: your smartphone is not giving you cancer, and neither is your smartwatch. We in the Mobile Nations family tend to be tech-obsessed. We get the newest smartphones with the biggest batteries and most powerful radios, we strap on the latest in fitness bands and smartwatches,… #android
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Gotta be honest, this isn't super inspiring. Still, it's unoffensive and brief enough. :)
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You know those fancy reviews we do on +Android Central? And you know how sometimes they're a little too fancy for their own good, at the expense of performance?

Well, we've been doing something about that. (More specifically, +Derek Kessler has been doing something about that.) And we'd like you to take a look and give us some feedback.

How's the speed? How's the usability? I'm not promising that we'll make everyone happy — you'd be surprised what sort of crazy-ass things folks' computers will do — but we are interested in your feedback.

So, we're testing on an old review. Click. Scroll. Read. Try it in a browser. Try it in our app. (http://phon.es/acapp) Try it in those newfangled read-later apps, if you must.

And thanks.
In case you hadn't been paying attention, smartphones are getting bigger. In 2014, a 5-inch display is seen as the minimum for serious contenders in the high-end Android world. We've even reached the point where Apple is rumored — finally — to be joining the big-screen club later this year. It's clear that the market wants (or at least expects) smartphones with gigantic screens. And the...
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This is dumb. But hammer test videos are dumber.

Don't hit a fully-charged Li-ion battery with a hammer, kids.
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You're right. It's both stupid and potentially quite dangerous.
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I remember when we used to call this “the jet stream dipping south” and “a low pressure system.” I think it was last year.

But I get it, "polar vortex" is just so much more intense-sounding and marketable. Which is a bizarre way to be thinking about a meteorological phenomenon. It really says a lot about how well the media is able to tailor their headlines these days to capture the maximum number of eyeballs with minimum effort. Repackage the same old ho-hum content — it is cold and snowing, it is winter, in case you hadn't noticed — into something provocative and flashy with a catchy name and more than a hint of danger and push it 'round the clock into our faces.

It's the weather. It gets cold every winter. It snows too. This year is exceptionally cold and snowy so far, yes. But that's happened before too. Can we talk about problems more real than "it's cold outside in a country where we have insulated homes with central heating systems", please?
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While I agree, I did actually Google "polar vortex," and it turns out a polar vortex is an actual scientific thing. It usually sits over one of the poles is what I read.
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Technology Journalist, Administrator, Musician, Soldier
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  • Mobile Nations
    Managing Editor, 2013 - present
  • Ohio Army National Guard
    SPC 42R, 2003 - present
  • webOS Nation
    Editor-in-Chief, 2009 - present
  • TrekUnited.com
    Editor-in-Chief and Chief Forum Manager, 2004 - 2009
  • Colonial Music
    Sales, 2001 - 2006
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Mount Vernon, Ohio - Columbus, Ohio
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Managing Editor of Mobile Nations, 122nd Army Band SGT, Star Trek fan fiction writer, graphic design nerd, armchair political pundit, and professional ranter.
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So, about me... I'm Derek, and I'm here to help.

To say I'm a jack of all trades would be true, though some have gone so far as to say that I'm a modern-day renaissance man, which is of course a slight exaggeration. I have lots of interests, that's all, and it just so happens that my mind is a steel trap. A very selective and rusty one, but a steel trap nonetheless.

So what does Derek do? Apart from working with the Ohio Army National Guard, he's also Managing Editor of Mobile Nations.

Apart from those things that I do professionally, I'm also a musician of the classical variety, Star Trek fan fiction author, tech guru, and a general all-around slightly pompous know-it-all. It's kinda crazy.
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  • University of Cincinnati
  • Ohio State University
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October 10
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