In case you don’t know, Comcast is starting to get more aggressive in rolling out its data caps across the country. Many of its customers have complained loudly about the unfairness of these data caps despite the fact that Comcast insists they’re all about “fairness.” In a new Bloomberg article about Comcast’s data caps, the company tries to explain why these caps are really about fairness to its customers, although in reality this justification is a giant pile of nonsense. More →
The beef between Neil deGrasse Tyson and B.o.B. is both the greatest and stupidest celebrity fight of 2016 so far. On the one side you have a famous astrophysicist who’s notorious for pointing out when people are wrong on the Internet. On the other side, you have a dumbass rapper who thinks the world is flat. The debate between the two over the shape of the Earth this week was the intellectual version of what would happen if Superman got into a fist fight with Spider-Man’s Aunt May, except it’s vastly more entertaining since it doesn’t involve elder abuse. More →
Deadpool looks like it’s going to be the funniest Marvel movie yet thanks in no small part to the performance of Ryan Reynolds, who has relished donning the Deadpool costume for a variety of amusing promotional videos. On Thursday, Reynolds released a new video that is probably the only funny public service announcement about testicular cancer in the history of the world and it’s called “Touch Yourself Tonight.” More →
After giving us a teaser about the HTC One M10 earlier this week, Evan Blass is back with a full report at VentureBeat that gives us a lot more details on HTC’s upcoming flagship handset. Among other things, Blass says that this will be the first flagship HTC phone that will come with an embedded fingerprint scanner and it will also have a home button that’s reminiscent of Samsung’s Galaxy S6. More →
Last fall, we learned that a former Google employee named Sanmay Ved had managed to purchase the “Google.com” domain name for exactly one minute before Google realized what had happened and snatched it back. Google on Thursday revealed exactly how much money it paid to Ved as compensation for his time owning its very valuable domain name. This being Google, you won’t be surprised to know that it involves a ridiculously geeky joke. More →
All of a sudden, it looks like Apple’s March product launch event won’t be the most exciting one in the tech world. Seth Weintraub is reporting that Tesla is planning to announce two new cars at an event this coming March and it sounds like both of them are going to be variations of the highly anticipated Model 3. More →
For years I have had a dream of having actual competition for my home broadband services. This is because Comcast has had a monopoly on broadband services in my Boston neighborhood for as long as I’ve lived here. Even on days when Comcast isn’t actively annoying me — and I’ll admit that my experience with the company has gotten better over the past couple of years — I still want to have a competitive choice.
But now it looks like I may finally have a savior, although it has a lot of questions it needs to answer before it’s ready for prime time. More →
When was the last time you really cared about tablets? If you’re like me, it was probably around the time that Apple unveiled its third-generation iPad that had a Retina display. That was all the way back in 2012. Ever since then, despite the release of the iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro models, tablets have gotten less and less interesting.
What can Apple do to make us care about the iPad again? One new rumor indicates that its upcoming iPad Air 3 is going to wow us all with a beautiful 4K display. More →
Games of Monopoly can get pretty intense under even the best of circumstances. But how angry would your fellow players get at you if you pursued a completely obnoxious strategy for victory? If you want to find out, then you should check out the delightfully evil tactics posted by Imgur user elpher that are both completely legal under the rules and that will be completely infuriating for any opponents. More →
Facial recognition technology has come a long way over the past few years and now it looks like Google is working on making it a core part of its smartphones. The Wall Street Journal brings us word that Google is working to build smartphones that have facial recognition technology built right into their hardware that don’t have to rely on communicating with remote data centers over the web. More →
The Like button has been Facebook’s most iconic feature since its inception. Over the years, many users have asked the company to institute a “dislike” button to show their disapproval of certain posts but the company has refused to budge… until now. Bloomberg has published the inside scoop on Facebook’s decision to drastically change the classic Like button and it gives us a nice preview of what’s to come on the world’s most popular social network.
Are you in the market for a flagship smartphone — or, more specifically, for two flagship smartphones? If so, then T-Mobile has an offer you may be interested in. Starting today, you can buy select flagship phones from the “Un-carrier” and then get 50% off a second version of the same phone. The Android phones that are eligible for the deal include the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 edge, the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 edge+, the LG G4 and the LG V10. The iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are also all available as part of the deal. More →
Apple is going to have a big event in March to roll out some new products, but it looks like those products won’t include the next-generation Apple Watch. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has written a new report that confirms everything we’ll see at Apple’s March event, including the next-generation iPad Air and the new four-inch iPhone 5se. More →