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Bitcoin Just Hit $7300. Here's Why It Could Hit $100,000 And Why You Need To Buy Some Now.

1. Goldman Sachs Is Reportedly Hiring 'Blockchain Experts' and rumors are they are planning a crypto exchange.
2. Futures Trading has been approved by both CME, the world's largest options exchange as well as the (CBOE) Chicago Board Options Exchanges.
3. Amazon is rumored to be considering accepting Bitcoin as payment for its products, following competitor Overstock.com which already accepts Bitcoin.
4. Bitcoin adoption has reached 'critical mass' with the general public and many mainstream institutions accepting it as 'legit'.  Mainstream publications such as Fortune and Time are featuring cover stories on it.
5. The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry is experiencing tremendous job growth and features higher pay and better benefits than comparable positions.
6. There will only ever be 21 million Bitcoins.  The Bitcoin protocol doesn't allow for any more.  Overwhelming demand meeting this very limited supply is causing and will continue to cause the price of Bitcoin to explode.  Some are forecasting it could hit $100,000 and even $1,000,000 within a few years. 
7. Coinbase added 100,000 new accounts in the past 30 days due to the exploding value of Bitcoin and the upcoming forks which in essence give you free money by owning Bitcoin.  This is something you don't want to miss out on.

The time to buy Bitcoin is NOW.  You don't have to buy an entire Bitcoin.  Even a hundred dollars worth could be worth a nice chunk of cash if Bitcoin keeps increasing in value dramatically.   

Coinbase is the world's most popular Bitcoin account and easiest way to buy Bitcoin, especially in the beginning.  Do it now and get $10 in Free Bitcoin when opening an account when using this link:  https://www.coinbase.com/join/592fdc667dd174037610ab73

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(Hint, it's much more than just digital money)

Up until a few months ago, like a lot of people I'd heard of 'Bitcoin' and 'cryptocurrency' but frankly while it seemed mildly interesting, I didn't feel any overwhelming urge to figure out how to get some or use it.  It sounded like a less secure, new fangled, roundabout way of paying for things 'electronically' and since so few places accept them for payment vs. the dollar...I didn't see the point. Why bother, right?

Wrong. Boy was I wrong. Because what I didn't understand...and most of you reading this probably don't either...is that many of these new 'cryptocurrencies' that we see in the news are not 'currencies' at all...they are actually a new technology utilizing a structure called the blockchain that are creating the next version of the internet, an internet 3.0 right now...and the vast majority of people have no idea this is going on.  How is that you ask?  Because many of these digital 'coins' are actually more like programming languages that let you build decentralized applications.  What the heck is that you ask?  Let me explain.

Let's say you want to buy a product off of Ebay, or Amazon like a pair of shoes.  Or perhaps you want to rent a room for a weekend through Airbnb, or get a car ride to the airport through Uber.  All of these businesses utilize a middleman that you have to pay a fee to for their service.  Think about it. You buy something from Ebay or Amazon and they take their little cut out of the seller's gross.  You book a room through airbnb or a car from uber and again...they take a little cut out of the seller's piece or charge a fee to the buyer...either way there's a middleman.

But what if you could get rid of the middle man?  What if there was some kind of company that did each of these things...sold goods..rented homes...drove you around....and there was no middle man?   What if transactions were peer to peer...you to the seller direct...without the middle man's fee?  Well that is exactly what the blockchain allows programmers to do.  Create decentralized applications, businesses, markets, etc.  It does this by utilizing the blockchain as a way of keeping everyone honest.  How?  Well, this video does a nice job of explaining it. 


But the important thing to realize is that what we are looking at here is basically the dawn of a brand new internet.  Just like in 1992-94 nobody could have predicted that Amazon or Uber or Facebook or Google could become the behemoths we see today.  Twenty years from now people are going to look back and say the same thing about decentralized, blockchain based companies that will be just as big...or bigger.

It's very likely we'll have decentralized search engines without advertising, we'll have decentralized selling with brand new 'amazons' or 'ebays'. We'll have decentralized banking without the bank taking fees and we'll have virtually every kind of business you can imagine from insurance to education to manufacturing to distribution and it will be done through decentralized applications and companies that basically 'live' on the internet and don't require a middle man taking a fee.

Once you understand this concept the next thing to understand is that the cryptocurrencies that we see today...and the new ones being introduced...are all representative of different kinds of decentralized  businesses and these digital 'coins' are being used to fund the development of these businesses. Now there are some like Bitcoin and Litecoin that are still just digital money.   But others like Ethereum, Golem, Stratis, EOS, Factom and others each represent a new type of decentralized company or platform that are part of this new internet 3.0.  And in order to use any of these companies or platforms you'll have to know how to use these new 'digital currencies'.

Some of these new kinds of decentralized companies are already in operation.  For instance http://steemit.com is a hybrid of reddit and facebook where you use Steem coins as a way of rewarding content.  Instead of Zuckerberg and staff at FB choosing what to show you...it's more democratic and the use of Steem coin rewards content makers.

So how do I begin getting into this world?  What's the first baby step I can take? Open a Coinbase account.   

Coinbase is the oldest and most reliable and safe of the online wallets to start buying your first digital 'coins' with.  You can buy a bit of Bitcoin or Ethereum or Litecoin...the three coins they currently support...and begin to learn how to use them.   For example, you can purchase some 'Steem' at Steemit.com by opening an account there and sending some Bitcoin to yourself from Coinbase to Steemit.  Then you'll convert that Bitcoin to Steem to use.

As you become more comfortable with these currencies you might want to open a trading account on a site like Poloniex...which just like a stockmarket trading site allows you to buy, sell or just watch all kinds of digital coins and see their values fluctuate just like a stock.

But frankly the very first step you should take, just so you can get started and start to explore is to open a Coinbase account.

Right now Coinbase has a promotion where they're offering $10 in free Bitcoin to you if you open an account with just $100, which is exactly what I did to start.  Then you can start playing with it. 

Want to learn even more and become a cryptocurrency expert?  Start reading sites like Cointelegraph.com and Coindesk.com and TheMerkle.com to learn more about all these new currencies and what they do. 

Look, I know it seems intimidating at first.  But trust me, this is not just the future of money, it's the future of the internet being built right in front of our eyes.  This is an amazing opportunity.  Don't miss out like you did the last time.  Just think how many times you've told yourself 'if i had just invested in Facebook or Netflix or Amazon back in 199x...well this is your next chance...because the next version of the internet...the decentralized internet is happening right now, today.  Open your Coinbase account and take your first step into that world today.  You'll thank me later.



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RIP Nexus.  Yes, that's right.  According to several online sources that spoke with Google representatives the Nexus brand, best known for super affordable pure Android phones that served as benchmarks for the Android platform is being put to rest.   At an epic unveiling yesterday in northern california, Google introduced its much rumored new phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL.  These two devices are 'made by Google'.  What that means is designed by the company as technically the hardware is manufactured by others just as Apple's phones are manufactured by others.  With the Pixel branding, Google has ended its Nexus journey which began with the Nexus 1 and most recently saw the launch of the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6p. 

The new phones are nice for sure and pick up where the last Nexus devices left off.  The specs...and pricing of these new Pixel phones is impressive.  Both run on the 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and will come in either 32GB or 128GB versions. Both also include what the company is calling the best smartphone camera ever...a 12.3 megapixel model sporting a large sensor and 4K video capture.  The smaller 5 inch 'Pixel' with have a 1920 x 1080 display at 441PPI and have a 2,770mAh battery while the larger 'Pixel XL' features a larger 5.5 inch 2560 x 1440 534 PPI display and a 3,450mAh battery.    Both will run Android 7.1 Nougat at launch and come without the bloatware usually seen in top line smartphones by other competing manufacturers. Pricing begins at a hefty $649 for the Pixel model and $769 for the larger model.

We want to thank everyone that has been a member of this forum and we will be leaving it up for at least the next year so there's no need to worry...all the valuable info will stay right here.  But if you do plan on upgrading to the Pixel or Pixel XL phones we have started a brand new forum at http://googlepixelforum.com and we encourage you to join us over there as we start this new journey with the first phones that were actually designed 'in-house' by google, rather than outsourced to another company. 

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A widely circulated report over the past two weeks has Google shelving the 'Nexus' brand for its company marketed phones and instead it will adopt the 'Pixel' brand that it used for its last tablet and Chrome notebook.   If reports are correct, we should expect two new devices, code-named Sailfish and Marlin that will be known publicly as the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.  The new 'Pixel' phones will replace the company's current Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P and come in two sizes, 5 inch and 5.5 inch.  They will be built by HTC. 


These new phones could be introduced as soon as September 20th, when HTC is holding a product event or it might not happen until October 4th, still only a few weeks away when Google has its own event up in San Francisco.  Expected specifications include a superfast Snapdragon 821...the only phones to be using this new chip at this point, a 12 megapixel camera, and fingerprint scanner on the back.  We should also expect 'Google' branding on the back of the phone instead of the usual 'Nexus'.  The renderings up top incorporate the latest leaked specs and smuggled out pics of what the final phones will look like.  Of course both the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL will be the first phones running the latest version of Google's operating system, Android 'Nougat'. Stay tuned for more info as we get it. 

Google Pixel With Clear Case

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Nexus 6 General Discussions / Re: New Nexus 6
« on: September 11, 2016, 04:09:51 PM »
Looks like the Nexus line is coming to an end.  Google's next flagships will supposedly take the 'Pixel' name.

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Nexus 6 Site News / Introducing our newest forum: 'iPhoneCommunity.net'
« on: January 21, 2016, 05:54:16 PM »

Due to overwhelming requests over the past year we're happy to announce our newest mobile device community, http://iPhoneCommunity.net ; a forum and news site dedicated to the iPhone.  While our initial communities were dedicated to Android users, more and more of our members have informed us they have multiple platforms and OS's in their homes and many told us they would love to have an iPhone community here as well.   While we've dabbled with some Apple device forums for specific devices and the iPad before, we've never had a general iPhone forum that will cover all iPhones until now. So if you do have iPhones in your home, are knowledgeable about the iOS platform or are just curious and would like to learn more, please register over at http://iPhoneCommunity.net and help us build the newest and greatest iPhone resource on the web!  Don't worry, we'll still be posting to and maintaining all of our Android sites as well.  This is just our latest edition so come on by if you're an Apple aficionado!


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Popular tech blogger Marques Brownlee spent a full month with the Nexus 6P before doing the above video review.  He found that it mostly lived up to the hype and that it had become one of his 'go to' smartphones for several reasons.  Some of these include the fantastic all metal build quality, the effective fingerprint scanner, smooth operation of the Snapdragon 810 processor and Android Marshmallow and overall solid picture quality of the new camera with larger sized pixels.  All told, he's a big fan of the Nexus 6P and gives it a definite thumbs up calling it the best Nexus phone yet.  Let us know what you think of his review in the comment section below and if you're looking to pick up a Nexus 6 for yourself get a great deal by buying through our Amazon link below.



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Lisa from MobileTechReview.com takes us on a tour de force of Google's latest flagship, the Nexus 6P.  Made by Huawei it features an aluminum body, top specs all around, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 cpu, 5.7 QHD 2560 x 1440 AMOLED display and a 12.3MP rear camera with large pixel size for improved imaging, especially in low light.  So did Lisa like it?  You betcha.  For all the juicy details watch the video above and let us know what you think in the comments!



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There's not one, but two Chromecast promotions going on right now that when combined end up being quite a deal.  First off, Google is offering any new Chromecast or Chromecast Audio buyer $20 in free Google Play Credit to use for your choice of music, movies or apps.   This offer is good for all new Chromecast purchases as long as they are activated by January 2nd, 2016.  But that's not all.  BestBuy is also offering their own promotion.  You can save $5 on a single Chromecast (now $30 instead of $35) or $15 on two Chromecast or Chromecast Audios when bought together for just $55 for both.  If you consider in addition to this discount you factor in the $20 in Google Play credit you're in effect getting two Chromecasts for $35...the normal price of one.  The Google Play Credit is good no matter where you purchase your new Chromecast as long as it's activated by 1/2/2016.  We've included the link below to Best Buy's Chromecast page where you can get this deal.  Then, once your Chromecasts arrive simply set them up and navigate over to Google's Chromecast page to redeem for your free $20 in Google Play Credit!

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Google's most recently Nexus tablet, the Nexus 9 has dropped in price dramatically for the holiday and you can now grab one or two as a gift for yourself or others for up to $170 off the list price.  Right now you can grab a brand new 32GB Nexus 9 in white or black for only $309.99.  That's up to $170 off the list price of $479 for either black or white in Wifi.  ...These are for the wifi Nexus 9s and they are BRAND NEW at Amazon at the link below.  You even get Free Shipping to boot!

The Nexus 9 specs include the state of the art NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.3 GHz Processor,  Android 5.0 Lollipop; 8.9-Inch IPS LCD TFT Display; QXGA (2048x1536), 16 GB Flash Memory, 2 GB RAM Memory, 1.6MP Front Camera; 8MP Rear Camera, 0.96 pounds; 802.11ac WiFi; 2x2 (MIMO) and of course it's a Nexus so you'll always get the latest Android updates first.  Don't miss this opportunity to get Google and HTCs hot new NEXUS 9 TABLET for a nice fat discount.  Grab one (or more) at the link below before the price goes back up!


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As we approach the holidays, many major retailers are holding their annual 'Cyber Week' deals and specials for online shoppers especially for anything related to technology but also for non-tech categories as well such as household items, clothes and more.  For those too busy to take advantage of the Black Friday sales of last week this is your 'next best' chance to order discounted gifts for the holiday season and take advantage of the sales to stock up or buy that item you've been waiting for.  We've included links below to some of the most well-known large 'Cyber Week' participants so use these links to check out the great deals and enjoy saving some cash!. 








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We want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of our forum members and their families.  As we all know starting tonight and through tomorrow (Black Friday) and the entire weekend is the busiest shopping days of the year.  All kinds of great deals, especially electronics such as Android phones and tablets, tvs, computers, home audio etc is on sale with most major stores online having blowout prices, the lowest of the year for many items.   We'd like to encourage members to utilize our affiliate links below to reach your favorite online store as a way to help support our site and keep it free.   We've provided links to three of the most popular sites including Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and Ebay.com.  Please click through to the following sites and make your purchases and that way a tiny commission will go to help pay our server costs and administration time that we put in all year round.  Thank you and have a very Happy Thanksgiving everyone!




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New Member Introductions / Re: Just joined the club!
« on: November 26, 2015, 04:56:01 PM »
Welcome guys!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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Well now that the Nexus 6P is out we're seeing some outstanding deals on the original Nexus 6 which is certainly no slouch even though introduced last year.  Built by Motorola and with its gorgeous 5.96 inch 1440 x 2560 display, that topnotch 13MP camera, screaming Snapdragon 805 processor with Adreno 420 graphics as well as wireless charging, 4G LTE and more the Nexus 6 is still an awesome phone and at these prices an absolute steal and nobrainer as either a backup device for the one you have or as a gift for the upcoming season.  I've linked to a few different vendors at Ebay that are selling the unlocked Nexus 6 outright for $329 for the 32GB model and $379 for the 64GB model this compares to the $649/$699 prices that the phone was selling at through the Google store just a month ago.  Click the link below to grab one.





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'Cyber Monday' is typically known as the day Amazon and other tech retailers pull out all the stops to drop prices and get customers to empty their pockets.  This year, Amazon is starting their tech deals earlier than usual with some deals already appearing on the site over a week early.  We've provided a link below so you can browse all the Amazon tech deals and we'll be updating it daily all the all the way through Cyber Monday and throughout Cyber Week.  We'll be highlighting particularly cool deals for Nexus 6 and 6P and Android lovers as we find them and if you discover one first please post a direct link and a comment in the comments section below.  Happy shopping everyone as holiday season approaches and we all start buying presents for both our loved ones...and ourselves. :)


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