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Rome2Rio launches North American train and inter-city bus coverage

Rome2Rio launches North American train and inter-city bus coverage

We here at Techin5 tend to use rome2rio quite regularly when we want to find out different routes, or alternative routes to our destination, or even to compare different flight prices Why? Because it’s frankly one of (if not the most) the most useful websites we’ve ever come across. And while we don’t see ourselves using their latest feature so much considering we’re in Aus... »

The New My Windows Phone page connects all your live pages

The New My Windows Phone page connects all your live pages

It seems with Mango right around the corner, we’re clearly seeing some big changes from Microsoft on all fronts, and it continues with the New My Windows Phone page. This page has been given a nice facelift, and it actually unifies all your current accounts under the Windows Live account you currently use as you can see in the image above. It’s a nice change that we think was needed to... »

Microsoft Launches Bing Deals

Microsoft Launches Bing Deals

So Microsoft has finally launched it’s much expected deals on their search engine – Bing. Dubbed ‘Bing Deals Portal, it will give users a chance to look at deals from several providers and retailers as well. The interesting thing is that Bing Deals won’t be a single standalone deals site, but rather it will also pull in deals from other providers such as Groupon, LivingSoci... »

The Worlds Top 3 Brands – Google, Apple, Microsoft

The Worlds Top 3 Brands – Google, Apple, Microsoft

For those of you who have studied the Marketing sector and Business sector (check and check to both of those for this Editor), you would know the value and importance of Brand Value, Brand Knowledge, and Brand Awareness. Obviously everyone who has lived, is aware of Google, Apple, and Microsoft so Brand Knowledge is checked on that front, even if people have obvious negative perceptions about indi... »

Back to the Future Shoes – They’re Real and for Sale!

Back to the Future Shoes – They’re Real and for Sale!

If you’ve ever watched the Back to the Future trilogy, then you’d know that one of the coolest things from those movies were the awesome self lacing Nike shoes (Nike MAG) that we’ve craved for over 20 years (well that an the hoverboard). The Shoes were worn by actor Michael J Fox who famously played Marty McFly and travelled to the year 2015 where we were first introduced to thes... »

Hulu launches subscription service in Japan, costs $19 per month

Hulu launches subscription service in Japan, costs $19 per month

Earlier in August we reported that Hulu was going international, starting with Japan and it seems that the Hulu pricing plans have finally been announced. Unlike the USA, it seems Hulu international will be a subscription based service. Hulu.jp brings “hundreds of premium feature films and thousands of episodes of popular TV shows” to the Japanese Market, for a low price (not really) o... »

Windows 8 will have an App Store

Windows 8 will have an App Store

Note: This Article was Jubbin Grewal’s 300th post for Techin5! With Windows 8 being the ‘next big thing’ from Microsoft, talk has turned to the fact that Microsoft will indeed have an App Store – something that has been missing for quite some time from the Windows Lineup. Up until recently, we had all seen snippets of a ‘possibility’ of a Win8 App Store, but Mic... »

Watch YouTube videos together on Google+

Watch YouTube videos together on Google+

 Google and YouTube have just released a new feature that ties in directly to Google+ that let’s you start a Hangout with your friends and watch the video together at the same time! Basically it speeds up the feature that already exists today, and should make watching videos with your friends (and probably loved ones we guess) much easier. To get to this feature, simply click on the ‘S... »

Google buys Motorola for $12.5 billion

Google buys Motorola for $12.5 billion

In what might be one of the biggest stories this year, we have just learn that Google has acquired Motorola for a reasonable (sarcasm alert) $12.5 billion, or $40 per share, in cash. Or to put in laymen terms, Google have just bought Motorola Mobility, a company famous for kick starting the Android Juggernaut and setting it on it’s way with the launch of the Motorola Droid, a phone we still ... »

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