Following up on the news that its UnCarrier rival will soon raise the cost of its unlimited data plan, AT&T is making some pricing changes of its own — in the completely opposite direction. The base rate for the company’s 2GB Mobile Share Value plan is currently $55 (that’s the base price, excluding per-smartphone costs), but it just announced that beginning tomorrow customers will be able to grab the same plan for $40 per month instead.
The mysterious Google barge seen floating in the San Francisco Bay has docked in a city sometimes hailed as the “asparagus capital of the world,” making its new home in Stockton, Calif.
“It’s been a busy six months for our barge and it’s grown tired of all the attention,” a Google spokeswoman said “So we are moving it to Stockton where it can have a break, enjoy the city’s delicious asparagus and warmer climate, and get a bit of rest before its next chapter.”
There will be very little mystery to the All-New HTC One when it launches next month. In addition to the multiple leaked pictures we’ve already seen, @evleaks has now posted a leaked press shot of the device that clearly shows AT&T’s branding on the rear casing. Other than that, the leaked image pretty much shows us everything else we’ve already seen about the All New HTC One including its dual rear-facing cameras, on-screen buttons and light sensors that have been shifted over to the right-hand side of the phone next to the front-facing camera. HTC will formally unveil the All New HTC One on March 25th. Continue reading
Microsoft is reportedly building a variation of Windows dubbed “Windows 8.1 with Bing.” It’s apparently part of an experiment to offer the operating system with tighter integration to featured Microsoft apps and services—primarily, at least at first, Microsoft’s Bing search engine.
Windows Bing may also be part of a plan to boost adoption by giving away the OS for free or at a reduced cost to both individual users interested in upgrading their Windows 7 machines and PC makers. The Verge reported Friday that Microsoft might give away a consumer version of Windows Bing for free.
Twitch gameplay streaming is coming to Xbox One on March 11, Twitch and Microsoft announced today. The feature will be patched in to Microsoft’s console for the North American release of Titanfall. Twitch adds the ability to live stream games, join games with broadcasters, use voice commands to create your own game broadcasts, archive game clips, and later watch those clips on any device.
The Nokia X is finally official, announced at Mobile World Congress 2014 earlier today, and it’s bringing some friends with it. The oft-leaked Nokia X has been announced by Nokia today, and it will be accompanied to the Android market by two other phones named the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL in their bid to reach emerging markets with these affordable handsets.
“The X family boasts Nokia’s exciting, high quality hardware design and a range of bright colors. The brand new, tile-based Home screen offers you a simple, elegant way to manage your apps and phone functions and also reintroduces a redesigned version of the enormously popular Fastlane notifications centre – a second Home screen if you like – from the latest Asha devices,” said Nokia.
The PlayStation 4 is now available in Sony’s home country of Japan, over three months after it first became available in the US. The release comes after Sony has racked up impressive figures elsewhere; the company announced earlier this week that it has sold over 5.3 million consoles worldwide as of February 8th, and managed to nearly double Microsoft’s Xbox One sales in the US for the month of January. It remains difficult to find on store shelves.
In Japan, the console is being offered in two packages: a regular edition for ¥41,900, and a bundle with the PlayStation Camera peripheral for ¥46,100.
Users of iOS devices will find themselves with a new software update to install, thanks to a certificate validation flaw in the mobile popular OS. While Apple provides very little information when disclosing security issues, the company said that an attacker with a ‘privileged network position could capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS.
MIT’s Technology Review blog has ranked the 50 smartest companies in the world. Interestingly, however, the world’s top tech earner is notably absent from the list in 2014.
This year’s list it topped by Illumina, the genome-sequencing specialist that Technology Review says has outflanked and outlasted its competitors. Electric car superstar Tesla occupies the No. 2 spot on the list, and both Google and Samsung have well-earned spots among the top-5.
Project Tango is an exploration into giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.
What if you never found yourself lost in a new building again? What if directions to a new location didn’t stop at the street address? Imagine playing hide-and-seek in your house with your favorite game character. Imagine competing against a friend for control over physical space with your own miniature army.