Posts Tagged ‘offers’
Furloughed workers of America, Good Old Games feels your pain. You’re home, not necessarily getting paid, and you may be running out of land to explore in Grand Theft Auto V’s vast expanses. Luckily, they’ve got a massive library of games waiting for you, and they’re making a bundle of ‘em free …
We’ve never seen a product quite like this, and for Avegant, that’s very good news. The startup’s prototype virtual retinal display (VRD) delivers insanely sharp definition and a realistic image even with low-resolution sources by projecting directly into each eye using an array of two million …
Verizon has a new 4G LTE home internet router that includes voice, and it’s meant to replace your home phone line and cable internet subscriptions in one fell swoop. The “Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice” (rolls right off the tongue!) packs in WiFi connectivity as well as three Ethernet ports and a phone line jack for your landline. Up to 10 devices can connect to it wirelessly, though we wouldn’t suggest as much given the LTE connectivity.
Should you choose to pick one up ($ 50 w/ two-year plan or $ 200 outright), there are a few options for subscription: data only, voice and data, or just voice. Initially, if you snag that voice-and-data plan, the router itself is actually free — and it’s available starting today. Of course, as CNET points out, Verizon’s “Share Everything” data plans come with limitations (notably, data caps) and that means you’d better be a pretty light internet user (or employing the service for a brief period, like a vacation). Interestingly, Novatel Wireless — the company behind Verizon’s new LTE router hardware — is also offering its own, non-carrier-branded version of the same device, dubbed, “MiFi Home.” The price and release date for MiFi Home isn’t clear, but we’ve reached out for more info.
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If you recently put off snapping up some external storage, consider it good timing: Western Digital has refreshed its whole My Book line. While a 1TB option is now out of the picture, the external hard drives are still available in 2TB, 3TB and 4TB versions, although the Mac varieties are capped at 3TB. They retail for $ 130, $ 150 and $ 180, respectively — in comparison, the original 4TB drive cost $ 250 when it debuted. Other than these changes, the HDDs mirror many of their predecessors’ features, including their USB 3.0 connection, auto-backup software with hardware encryption, password protection, Dropbox integration and Time Machine compatibility for Mac. Those who prefer the Studio line’s aluminum finish might shrug this news off, but those who’d like a regular My Book can snag one from Western Digital’s online store or from select retailers.
Filed under: Storage
Source: Western Digital store
It’s been less than three months since Fujifilm introduced the X-M1, the least expensive entry into its excellent X-series of mirrorless cameras, but the company is now making an even more aggressive play for the lower end of the market. Fujifilm just announced the X-A1, an even more affordable X-series camera that includes nearly all of the features found in the X-M1. The highlight feature of the X-A1 is its price: $ 599.95 will nab you the camera body plus a 16-50mm F/3.5-5.6 lens. That’s a full $ 200 less than the X-M1, but you’re giving up a bit in the image sensor department. While the X-A1 comes with a 16.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, just like its more expensive counterparts, it lacks the X-Trans sensor that reduces the moiré banding…
It’s pumpkin spice latte season, and that can only mean one thing: fall TV premieres are right around the corner. Thankfully, Hulu is once again letting you get the jump on your water cooler gossip by offering an early look at a few new and returning shows from ABC, NBC and Fox in advance of their television air dates. So, if you’ve been suffering from severe withdrawal from The Mindy Project (now with 100% more James Franco) or been intrigued by the overripe nostalgia of The Goldbergs, you’re in luck. Also available on Hulu right now are new episodes of Back in the Game, Trophy Wife, Ironside and Welcome to the Family. To get into the spirit of premiere season, follow the source link below.
Microsoft has provided some glimpses of the Xbox One dashboard, but the company still hasn’t shown it fully to the public. One particular YouTube user, Jackson Carter, has posted a two minute video of the Xbox One console, controller, and dashboard. The shaky cam overview provides one of the first videos of the new Xbox One dashboard, and a preview of how games and videos continue to play throughout the dashboard interface.
The console appears to be part of the beta program that Microsoft is currently testing with internal Xbox employees. The YouTube user notes that “it has a lot of bugs,” but Microsoft still has over two months to figure those out before its release on November 22nd. Like the Xbox 360, the interface makes use of…
Best Buy has become the latest company to sweeten the deal for Xbox 360 gamers who don’t want to wait for the Xbox One to buy new games like Battlefield 4 or Call of Duty: Ghosts. Today, the company announced a deal that would let customers buy one of five upcoming games for the Xbox 360, then trade it in for an Xbox One copy at a $ 50 discount, for a final upgrade price of $ 9.99. Amazon and GameStop have already announced similar deals, as retailers try to prevent people from holding off until the new console launches on November 22nd.
Best Buy is offering discounts with a few more games than GameStop, though not as many as Amazon. Unfortunately, the process for trading in a game is more convoluted. Amazon and GameStop are simply…
Feedly’s popularity increased massively with the news of Google Reader being put out to pasture, so much so that it figured it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to introduce a paid version of its RSS service. Therein Feedly Pro was born. Now, after being available to a limited amount of people, Feedly Pro is opening its doors to everyone, provided folks are willing to fork over the $ 5 per month or $ 45 per year for the extra functionality. Here’s what those fees will get you in return: more search options within feeds, one-click integration with Evernote and Pocket, premium customer support and, lastly, HTTPS support to keep things vastly more secure. According to Feedly, more features will be added regularly to Feedly Pro in order to bring more productivity tools to users and, perhaps more importantly, make itself sustainable going forward.
Filed under: Internet
An experimental malaria vaccine called PfSPZ has shown when it was found to have blocked the disease in early clinical trials, according to a new study published by Science magazine on Thursday. Researchers are calling the vaccine a breakthrough while also cautioning that PfSPZ isn’t ready for prime time just yet. The vaccine, which is made using a weakened form of the disease, was administered in varying doses to a group of more than three dozen volunteers. Six people, each of whom were given a full five doses of the vaccine, were unable to contract malaria when exposed to the disease, the study says. This is the first time any vaccine has achieved 100% effectiveness in any trial, researchers report.