Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

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Future Cortana declares Patriots as Super Bowl victors
Time Traveling Cortana

Future Cortana declares Patriots as Super Bowl victors

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It is true, the Patriots did win the Super Bowl. In 2005. Today's match-up in Phoenix, that's yet to be decided, but if Cortana has anything to say about it, it'll be the New England Patriots for the Super Bowl XLIX winners. What you see above, that's either Cortana prematurely revealing the time travel functionality built into Windows 10, or (more likely, based on the awkward wording)...

Sprint *really* wants to poach T-Mobile customers
$200 for your phone + $350 in credit

Sprint *really* wants to poach T-Mobile customers

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Sprint's taking the fight straight to T-Mobile and is offering customers of the Un-carrier a guaranteed minimum trade-in credit of $200 for their current working T-Mobile smartphone. That's in addition to the current contract buy-out offer (though T-Mobile ditched traditional contracts nearly two years ago) or up to $350 in credit to pay for their new Sprint phone. The offer's good...

Instagram hits 300 million users, adds verified accounts
That's a lot of food pics

Instagram hits 300 million users, adds verified accounts

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Instagram has crossed the 300 million active monthly users line and is today adding support for verified users to the square photo social network. That 300 million threshold actually puts Instagram as having a larger monthly audience than Twitter, certainly explaining why Facebook was willing to pay $1 billion for the service. But those verified accounts? It's all about being sure...