News Posts by Seth Fitzgerald
AT&T has revealed a new way for subscribers to remain connected when traveling internationally. Beginning this Friday, there will be a $10 International Day Pass plan that includes unlimited talk and text. Your data service will be the same as it is in the US.
It appears Overwatch's Chinese New Year event will include a new game mode called Capture the Flag. A leaked video has appeared on Weibo that shows the mode along with some new skins. You can view the video here. Blizzard announced the event last week.
Uber's food delivery option, UberEATS, is headed to India. The company has confirmed it'll launch the service in the country. Uber is currently speaking with restaurants and delivery partners in India. The service's launch allegedly can "change the food industry."
Snapchat is working to turn itself into a better place for news and part of that effort involves reducing clickbait and fake news in the app. The network's parent company, Snap, has implemented new guidelines that'll result in a crackdown on misleading images and headlines.
Quite a few Galaxy S7 Edge owners have taken to social media, forums, and Reddit to report a display issue. They say a pink line has appeared across their unit's display without any accident. Although the problem has been reported by multiple users, it doesn't appear widespread.
Launching its CSX crowdsourced "Hawkeye" smartphone as a mid-range model was a mistake, says ZTE executive Jeff Yee. In a post about the situation, Yee responded to the phone only raising $35,000 of its $500,000 goal so far on Kickstarter. Now the company is in a tricky spot.
An entry-level Android smartphone from Nokia has appeared on GFXBench. The phone, which appears to be the "Nokia Heart," could be announced during Mobile World Congress next month. It's clear the phone will be pretty inexpensive based on its low specs.
All new Chromebooks, including those due to be released this year, will come with support for Android apps. The announcement from Google about support for those apps applies to the units revealed during CES 2017 and others. Just a few models currently have that support.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be available to EA Access and Origin Access subscribers for up to 10 hours prior to its release. The trial begins on March 16, five days ahead of the game's availability. PlayStation 4 users won't have access to the trial as usual.
A large stake of the Tidal music streaming service will now be owned by Sprint. The wireless carrier is grabbing a 33% stake in the company. Tidal and some of the artists featured on the service will make content that's exclusive to Sprint subscribers as part of this deal.
Tekken 7's release date has been pushed back from "early 2017." Bandai Namco's fighting game is now scheduled to be released on June 2 for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. A new trailer has been released for the game featuring Kazuya Mishima and his father Heihachi.
Google Voice has received its first real update in five years. The update includes new apps for the web, Android, and iOS. Those apps come with new features like group messaging, photo messaging, Spanish voicemail transcription, and an updated layout.
While 64,000 people have made "reservations" for Faraday Future's FF 91 electric vehicle, Business Insider reports just 60 people have spent $5,000 on a deposit. The rest have given the company a grand total of $0, which won't help it fund production.
VPNs that are not specifically authorized by the Chinese government are now considered illegal. In a move to expand the country's "Great Firewall," China has launched a 14-month campaign to "clean up" the country's internet connections. Part of the campaign is focused on VPNs.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is not going to be available on the Nintendo Switch. Capcom is known to be considering titles for the console, but games from the Resident Evil series aren't going to be released on the platform. Masachika Kawata confirmed the game's absence.
Tesla has already released significantly different versions of the Model S and Model S, and it plans on doing so nearly every year. CEO Elon Musk was responding to questions on Twitter when he confirmed the company's intention to have a rapid hardware revision pace.
SpaceX's next mission is scheduled for as early as January 30, at which point the company will likely use a non-reusable Falcon 9 for the last time. All of its launches after that point should involve rockets that'll land back on Earth, thereby saving SpaceX a lot of money.
Foxconn is considering a $7 billion investment that would see the company build a display factory in the US. Nikkei and The Wall Street Journal say Foxconn chairman Terry Gou discussed the company's plans during an event this weekend. Up to 50,000 jobs could be created.
Canada's Competition Bureau has reached an agreement with Apple and three eBook publishers that'll end allegedly anticompetitive practices. Companies like Amazon will now be able to offer discounts on eBooks from Hachette, Macmillian, and Simon & Schuster.
CloudGate Studio is developing a way to use the new Vive Trackers and existing controllers to enable full-body tracking. A video posted by the company shows how the controllers could be used to bring someone's entire body (not just their hands and head) into the VR world.