If you find yourself wanting to snag a Surface RT for the upcoming school year you should check out the following deal. It’s bonkers. The most basic Surface RT goes for $499, but if you read on you can get it for three hundred dollars less at an insane price of $199.
Of the nine major tech companies at the heart of Eric Snowden’s revelations about an NSA spying program called PRISM, over the past week, Facebook, Microsoft, and most recently Apple have all opted to publish the total number of data requests they’ve received from the government. Today, they’re being joined by Yahoo, which announced that over the past six months it’s received between 12,000 and 13,000 such requests. Because of the Obama administration’s requirement to obfuscate the data, that number includes ordinary law enforcement requests and secret FISA orders, without a further breakdown.
If there’s one thing you can say about Windows Phone developers—they know the community and what they want. After our post last night, Rudy Huyn, the man behind the upcoming 6Sec app for Vine on Windows Phone, seems to have set him into full gear. A big update was posted today for his private beta users and it should set Windows Phone apart from the competition.
First up, we have the big one: full Lens integration. That’s right, when this app goes live in the Store (expected in a few weeks), the app will come with direct Windows Phone 8 camera support, meaning users can quickly launch their camera and hop into 6Sec to directly record their Vine.
Dish scored a major coup in its efforts to scoop up Sprint acquisition target Clearwire last week when it won the support of Clearwire’s board. Today, Sprint is firing back in court with allegations that the proposed Dish deal would be illegal.
Oculus VR says plans won’t change, as it raises $16 million in venture capital for its virtual reality dreams
“I have a boss now, I guess,” says Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe. “The board.” On Monday, the virtual reality headset company announced that it had finished raising $16 million in Series A venture capital led by Spark Capital and Matrix Partners, adding a new level of management in the process. Both Spark and Matrix will have seats on the Oculus board of directors, guiding the company from here on out. Will new money and new directors change any of the startup company’s plans, though? Oculus says no.
A face. A word. A message. A consequence. A fleeting glance before the storm. Then, an album. http://dlvr.it/3XF8mY
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For me, calls to action have always been easier offline than online. It’s easy to ask someone to do something face to face, but online it can feel a little strange. I remember back in 2009 when the general attitude was that asking for retweets was completely cheesy. A lot has changed […]
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Looks like our contest isn’t the only way you can potentially win a Lumia 928. If you’re in the United States and use Bing as your primary search engine you should be using and taking advantage of Bing Rewards. You can potentially win a Nokia Lumia 928 and more through the Bing Rewards program. Details below.
Microsoft is pushing to get the Surface RT tablet into schools, and it’s using a massive price cut and a giveaway to do it. On Monday, the company cut prices by more than 50% for its 32GB Surface RT, as long as schools buy the tablet before September. A Surface RT normally sells for $499 at retail, but Microsoft will drop the price to $199 for schools. That’s the same price at a Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire, and much less than the $399 price Apple charges schools for the 16GB iPad 2. With a Touch Cover, the Surface RT will be discounted to $249 — normally this combo sells for $599. And a Surface RT with a Type Keyboard cover, which is priced at $629 for everybody else, will be sold to schools for $289 in the promotion. At retail, the Surface…
While TiVo’s Premiere DVR hardware line is moving past its prime, signs indicate new, higher-performance models are headed to store shelves this fall. TiVo first alluded to “several” new devices earlier this year when petitioning the FCC to waive an archaic analog tuner requirement. Beyond supporting digital cable via CableCARD, TiVo intends some of these new products to also tune digital over-the-air (OTA) broadcasts via antenna. Whereas only the existing two-tuner Premiere currently offers this feature, sources tell _The Verge_ that OTA tuning will be supported by an upcoming four-tuner “Series 5” DVR. Further, via multiple sources, we’ve learned TiVo is prepping a beefy six-tuner DVR that can expand beyond the 2-terabyte storage limit,…
Texas Governor Rick Perry has signed a bill into law that mandates law enforcement get a warrant to access emails. The bill (HB 2268), addresses the outdated 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which allows law enforcement to obtain emails without a warrant if they are marked as “read” or if they are over 180 days old. In those situations, authorities only require a subpoena to gain access because they are considered abandoned. The bill signed into law today only covers Texans at the state and local levels from this dated understanding of digital communications, but it is said to be the first such law on the books in the US. Work is underway at the federal level, however, to modernize the ECPA: back in April a bipartisan…
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It seems everything is going high tech these days, but who would ever think that would even include a humidifier. I haven’t seen a humidifier since I was a little girl, but I know plenty of people who use them. It’s one of the ways you can keep your skin looking good […]
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Okay folks, it’s been awhile since we gave away a brand new Windows Phone. So today we’re announcing a US-only contest (sorry!) with a chance to win a brand new, Nokia Luima 928 for the Verizon network.
We briefly mentioned the Windows Phone partnership with We Are JUXT, a community of mobile photography enthusiasts (www.wearejuxt.com). Recently, ten of the most influential members of the We Are JUXT community were challenged to shoot exclusively with a Nokia Lumia 920.
The group were asked to shoot exclusively with the Windows Phone for an eight day period and share a few tips on how to take the best pictures. The end result: a respectable collection of tips on not only how to take better photos but how to approach mobile photography as a whole.
Edward Snowden, the federal contractor who exposed the NSA’s controversial PRISM surveillance program, has delivered a bit of vindication for three former top NSA officials who were once whistleblowers themselves. In a round-table interview with _USA Today_, Thomas Drake, William Binney, and J. Kirk Wiebe said that Snowden’s leaks have been a public service — but the trio also criticized Snowden for telling the press that the US launches cyber attacks against China. “I don’t think he had access to those programs, but somebody talked to him about it,” Binney, an ex-NSA technical director, said in the interview. “He’s transitioning from whistle blower to a traitor.”