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FreedomPop’s pay-as-you-go information service launches in beta, providing 500MB of free of cost WiMAX per month
It was virtually a year ago that we first heard about FreedomPop, a start-up developed on the manifesto that every American (yes, you) should have access to free wi-fi broadband. Ten months later, the pay-as-you-go service is releasing in beta, with “free of cost” meaning 500MB of information per month. For the time being, the touted 4G service will come thanks to Clearwire’s WiMAX network, but FreedomPop states it will switch over to Sprint’s LTE spectrum at some point in early 2013. In the meantime, though, you can easily anticipate rates anywhere between 4 and 10 Mbps down, and 1 to 2 Mbps up.
To use the service, you’ll need to either purchase or rent some compatible hardware. Your options include the “Flexibility Spot” hotspot capable of serving 8 devices simultaneously, or the “Flexibility Stick,” a USB dongle. Both of these are complimentary, however require that you take down a refundable deposit ($ 89 for the hotspot and $ 49 for the stick). As we formerly stated, too, the company will be offering $ 99 iPhone and iPod cases that double as hotspots, though these won’t in fact be offered for an additional 4 to 6 weeks. The iPhone variation, in specific, does triple-duty as a charging case.
If you do venture past that 500MB data cap you’ll pay $ 10 for each subsequent gigabyte. Packaged deals will certainly additionally be offered. As we had heard, though, FreedomPop is wishing to make back the costs of that cost-free data by selling premium services, with three to begin and more coming later on. At launch, these add-ons will include gadget protection (24/7 customer service and replacement service within 48 hours) and notification notifies if you will hit the information cap. You can easily also pay for speedier 4G, though the company’s claim of “up to 50 percent faster” performance is an unclear one, offered that the assortment of feasible rates is so broad to begin with.
There’s one last piece about how FreedomPop works, and it could assist if we drew a contrast to Dropbox, or Zynga, also. As you would in Farmville, you could make extra
Farmville cash free of charge data by following with on certain activities. Watch a 20-second advertisement, for example, and you win 3 megs of data. Sign up for a Netflix trial and you get 1.2 GB contributed to your coffer. And, like Dropbox, if you recommend a buddy, you get 10MB for each month that pal stays on with the service. Finally, you can easily share data with a pal, however it really does need to be a friend: that individual’s e-mail address has to be in your contact listing.
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Question by : Has LG made any type of modifications in the passive glasses which they will be offering with their OLED TELEVISION?
I love the glasses from LG so I was just curious to know whether they had made any sort of changes in it or it’s just the exact same as they develop their 3D Televisions?
Solution by LeonNo there are
not any sort of changes in the passive glasses, the only distinction between LG’s Cinema 3D TV and OLED TELEVISION is the display (screen) innovation.
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Google has actually long supplied specific geographical ad targeting, but this election period it’s getting even more nearby by enabling users to target advertisements to particular congressional communities. Instead of generically hitting a whole zip code, the new attribute will certainly permit prospects and their advocates to serve ads to voters in neighborhoods that snake across several zip codes, as is commonly the case (for much better or much worse). Politico states that the feature is already in usage in some Residence races. In fact, Google has a whole entire “4 screens to triumph” advertisement toolkit for marketers, showing that it’s well-aware of the record-breaking money that’s going into politics this year.
Who needs a state-sponsored online mapping service? Why China, of course. We know that particular government doesn’t exactly trust the Googles and who knows how far astray its Google Maps service might lead those impressionable citizens. So now there’s Map World, created by the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping and deemed to be “authoritative, credible and unified.” The service has been out since last year but has only recently lost its beta tag. We’ve spent a few minutes clicking around and it certainly seems reasonably comprehensive, offering map and satellite views plus 120,000 POIs and even 3D views of some cities, which could make finding your way to den of KIRF all that much easier.
Clouds are beautiful things that fill our skies with wonderment, and as it turns out they make awfully good places to store our precious data, too. In that way European Union wants to make them even better, providing a €15.7 million (that’s $ 21.4 million US) research project called Vision Cloud. It’s set to tackle a number of related storage issues, including the ability to run applications within cloud storage, proper auditing and access restriction, and mobility of said data, so that it can be accessed from anywhere. IBM’s Haifa, Israel think tank is going to be leading the effort, while Siemens and SAP will be playing nice too. Really, when you’re getting paid to think about clouds, how would it be possible to not play nice?
You know, it’s the little things that makes companies great. Attention to detail, if you will. I just opened my new Droid X and attempted to active the phone. It failed. That’s fine. Things happen.
Then this message plays,
“I’m sorry. We are unable to program your phone at this time. Please call customer service from a land line phone and a representative will be happy to assist you.”
Oh boy; here we go.
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Never, ever doubt the skill and determination of the guys over at xda-developers, capable of cracking any device and bringing you fresh ROMs to brighten up your stuffy gadgets. This latest bit of wunder-code isn’t a full new image, rather a tiny WinMo app that does something magical: enables multitouch on single-touch resistive screens. How? Sadly developer OndraSter isn’t saying just yet, but it relies on leaving one finger in place and moving the other, so perhaps it detects a jump in touch position and treats it as a pinch gesture. In the videos below it’s shown working in Opera, but should work anywhere, and while the developer filmed these on an HTC Touch Pro 2 he says this will work on just about any WinMo 6 or 6.1 device. The app has sadly not been released to the wild just yet, but we hope OndraSter drops some binaries soon before he starts a riot among Windows Mobile users with more than one finger.
Continue reading Hacker cons HTC Touch Pro 2 into providing multitouch, other WinMo devices too (video)
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