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AT&T Next is a poorly devised scam

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by on July 16, 2013 7:12 pm
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AT&T Next is a scam

This is another instance in a long line of carriers’ acting as though mobile devices are theirs to dole out at their whim, on their terms. Rather than offering something fair, they’re preying on our impatience as consumers.

Google media streaming service

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has approached several major media companies about licensing their content for a TV service. Like Netflix or Hulu, the service would be internet based. Unlike Netflix or Hulu, Google has avenues in place which would immediately garner them a large audience.

xiaomi

Xiaomi is very popular in China. So much so, that many treat a device release from them as an event, worthy of skipping work for. They have 14 million users in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan combined, which comprises the bulk of their 20 million worldwide users.

Sony-SmartWatch-2

At right around $200, it’s not a significant investment for many, but also not an impulse buy. The success or failure of this will depend on apps and interface. Sony says their interface for this watch is more like Android, which will make it familiar for a wider audience.

Google Glass FAQ

The Play Store on Glass would be a strange experience, as it stands. It would be great to have the option to purchase apps and media via Glass, but navigating the Play Store on Glass would be impossible.

Revolv Glass home automation

In the video below, they show off their new Glass app, which allows users to control their home and/or office via Google’s headset. While it does show our host meandering around his office, turning things off and on with ease, the video doesn’t divulge how.

sprint changes tos

Good news for fans of mobile hotspots today, as Sprint has announced their first triple band LTE devices will start shipping soon. These devices will take advantage of the 800MHz spectrum Sprint is no longer using, which was originally dedicated for their Nextel push-to-talk devices.