Posts Tagged ‘Officially’
One of San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón’s many complaints about ride-sharing services is that none of them had the permits necessary to take customers to SFO. Sidecar, however, has ticked that box by obtaining official permission to…
Apple is bringing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to China on October 17th. The company today confirmed that its newest smartphones will be available through Apple’s website, its own stores, and an “expansive network” of Chinese retailers, and that Chinese customers ordering through Apple’s website will be able to pre-order the new iPhone models from October 10th.
The new iPhones will operate on 4G and LTE networks operated by China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom, and support both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE technology. Speaking about bringing the new models to the huge Chinese market, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company was “thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China on all three carriers at launch.” A 16GB…
Apple has a new splash page welcoming Beats to its family, with a declaration expressing excitement that both Beats Music and Beats Electronics have joined the Cupertino-based company. The page includes a brief one-paragraph explainer about why the company was a good fit, and expressing optimism for what the companies can do together in the future. A link on the page, which features a… Read More
It’s official: Facebook now actually owns Oculus VR, the company behind virtual reality goggles Oculus Rift. Though the $ 2 billion acquisition was announced way back in March, these kinds of negotiations typically take months to resolve thanks to…
Tesla’s West Coast Supercharger Corridor opened today, making it possible for owners of the Model S to travel free between San Diego and Vancouver, using Highway 101 and Interstate 5. This makes a Supercharger reachable within 200 miles to over 99 percent of Californians and 87 percent of those in Oregon and Washington.
A lot of attention has been paid to Tesla’s efforts to make a coast-to-coast trip in one of its vehicles a reality, via Superchargers and other charging stations, but blanketing the West Coast means that Tesla S owners can now travel from essentially the Mexican border to within the Canadian one without paying any money to fill their cars, and with a minimal amount of charging time required. Superchargers can charge a Tesla S to a capacity worth around 200 miles of driving distance in just 30 minutes, and the stations are positioned near restaurants and shopping centers to give you something to do while your car powers up.
To promote the new corridor, Tesla is having two Model S vehicles make the trip from San Diego to Vancouver, and they’ll be pushing updates to their various social media properties along the way. Spoiler alert: those cars are definitely going to make it without incident.
Supercharger rollout continues globally, with Tesla announcing plans in September to cover 100 percent of the population of Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Denmark and Luxembourg, and 90 percent of the population in England, Wales, and Sweden with a station within 320 kms by the end of 2014. Getting past that basic excuse of “I can’t buy one, there’s nowhere to charge” is clearly a huge part of the company’s global rollout strategy, which is why each of these Supercharger network expansions is a big win for Tesla and for founder Elon Musk.
This is an officially certified Eleventh Physician Mr. Potato Head toy from Underground Toys. You can get one from the BBC America store for $ 25 or Amazon for $ 34. Honestly, you can most likely get them other places too, but it’s not my job to surf the web attempting to find you the very best offers on toys. Can you save the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver in his ass? YOU SURE CAN, much like I do with Sharpies and my own ass. Just kidding, and if you’re anyone who understands me in reality I don’t really do that and am entirely safe to borrow a pen from, guarantee. \* fingers crossed behind back \* Tehehehehe!
Thanks to bb gonzales, who constantly jams the wrong body parts in the wrong holes to make Mr. Potato Head look like he got all f \*\*\* ed up in a Star Trip transporter.
If you’ve been eyeing a Motorola device on Verizon without the Droid branding, the Moto X is ultimately your best (and only) choice — but when exactly will it be available to the masses? According to Verizon’s official Twitter account, this Thursday, August 29th will be the day you can grab it online for $ 200 on-contract. As for stores, the company isn’t willing to give a specific date just yet, so all we’ve been told is that we can expect it in the coming weeks. Still, this will come as good news for Big Red fans who have been patiently awaiting their turn, even if it means early adopters have to settle for a black or white option.
A game that takes place in a universe on the brink of extinction is now itself going extinct. 0x10c, a space-exploration game from Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson, won’t resume development after all. In April, Persson said he had put the game “on ice” as a result of a “creative block,” but indicated that he continued to support the project. Fans remained hopeful until this week, when during a Team Fortress 2 livestream, Persson said he had no future aspirations for the game.
Well, here we go. After a considerable amount of teasing (not to mention cheerleading from Google execs during earnings calls), Motorola Mobility is finally ready to unveil its long-awaited Moto X smartphone to the world, and it’s going to do it at a special event in New York City on August 1.
Actually, you know what? “Unveil” may not exactly be the right word — the veil has basically been off for months if you go the sheer number of leaks we’ve seen make the rounds. At this point we’ve got a pretty good understanding of what the device will look like, what sort of components it’s going to pack inside that peculiarly-curved frame, and what it’s capable of in terms of software. That’s not to say that Motorola hasn’t kept some surprises for the main event — I don’t think anyone has managed to piece together the entire picture yet — but those leaks have taken some of the shine out of the device’s debut.
Even the fast-approaching reveal was hinted at, and by a Google executive no less — CFO Patrick Pichette mentioned during the company’s most recent earnings conference call that the “new Motorola” would reveal itself in the coming weeks.
So, what’s there to get excited about now that the most of the device’s particulars have been picked apart by so many journalists, pundits, and fans like vultures feasting on carrion? Here’s something: the price tag. Motorola Mobility pulled in $ 998 million in revenue this past quarter, and that number has been sliding for the past few months. And that’s to say nothing of the operating losses the company has been posting — Motorola lost $ 342 million in Q2 2013, up from the comparatively mild $ 299 million loss from this time last year. In short, Motorola could use a hardware hit, and a competitive price tag could definitely help the company out there.
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has said that he’s very interested in the concept of powerful low-cost devices and many have taken that as proof that the Moto X won’t cost much at all. Still others believe that, for one reason or another that those low-cost rumors are just that: rumors. There’s been little agreement on where the X will land in terms of price, but it won’t be long before that (along with everything else) becomes clear.
LG isn’t beating around the bush this evening; it’s Snapdragon 800-based followup to the original Optimus G will officially be known as the Optimus G2. Naturally, with so many of the smartphone’s secrets already on display for the world to see, the revelation is a minor one at best, but it fills in a small piece of the puzzle for what we might expect on August 7th.