Way back when Apple released the iPhone, the company was apparently looking into how it could get into the cell network business. Finding it too cost prohibitive at the time, Apple ditched the plans, going with AT&T instead. Now it looks like Google is in talks with Dish Network to try and do the same thing— a Google mobile network.
Right now, these are just talks, so it could amount to nothing, but Google could pull it off.
In the middle of the internet being taken over by Instagram photos of Hurricane Sandy, Microsoft held a big unveiling event, showing off Windows Phone 8 and a new line of Windows 8 phones from Nokia and Samsung. In the US, these new phones will be coming to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Sorry, Sprint.
Simon Cowell has made a fortune by shattering the dreams of countless talentless musicians, and his next big project is going to be a sort of an X Factor of the tech world. Cowell will be teaming up with will.i.am to look for the next Mark Zuckerberg.
Please tell me Simon is knowledgeable about tech, otherwise what in the actual fuck does he think he’s doing?!
Also teaming up with Zuckerberg?! What a fucking idiot! Should have teamed up from someone at google, or Canonical or something.
Also why do they need to turn everything into reality TV, reality TV is garbage.
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In a step towards a future without blindness, scientists in Australia have implanted the world’s first fully working bionic eyeball. The eye isn’t perfect, but it’s given the recipient the ability to see and distinguish basic shapes.
Cosplay of the day: I don’t know, but this wins everything
Goddamnit, I want a Halloween costume like this.
Thanks to an anonymous tech at NASA, Wheatley is actually going to actual space. This Friday at 10:06 EST, the Japanese HTV-3 resupply craft to the ISS will launch the above panel into space. Though mankind will surely regret giving Wheatley a celestial perch to plot his next move, we here at Valve are mostly just impressed with NASA’s bold, unprecedented resupply craft numbering scheme. And please note that when we mentioned an “anonymous tech at NASA” we weren’t kidding: NASA in no way officially endorses secretly laser-engraving characters from Portal onto their spacecraft. Believe it or not, they don’t even officially endorse Portal 2, despite the fact that it’s a really excellent game.
Mashed potato machine at 7-11. GIVE ME ALL THE MASHED POTATOES.
Makes perfect sense.