Short and simply put, Comcast bought out Microsoft’s stake of MSNBC, turning the well-recognized media company back into NBC. Another change associated with the deal is that NBC will be moving headquarters from Redmond to New York, and writers there are seeing great new posters in the New York office that represents the new change. In the meantime, Microsoft plans to start their own news service later this year, but really who would sway from the classic NBC, yet now with a new face?
While it may the best Windows Phone out there (comparing it to the other “best” smartphones is very hard, as the Lumia 900 can sometimes just fall short), it’s not exactly super popular. If readers remember correctly, the Lumia 900 was supposed to be the pinnacle of Window Phone innovation and would take other smartphones by storm. And then it was announced that Windows Phone 8 would not be supported on the Lumia 900, and that Windows Phone 7.8 would be the only major update the Lumia 900 sees, thus practically dooming anyone who bought it or would have, had Microsoft not imposed such restrictions.
And so, after all that, AT&T has downgraded the Lumia 900′s price point: to fifty bucks. Yup, now it’s a $50 low-hanging fruit that will soon rot. Via: AT&T
Lookie here! It’s a Halo 4-themed 320 GB Xbox 360 with custom sound effects; two Halo 4-skinned controllers; a wired Xbox 360 headset; and a copy of the standard edition of Halo 4, all for $399. The console’s ring of light and the Xbox Guide button on each controller will now glow blue instead of green and the bodies of both console and controller are translucent. Plus, there’s some tokens for exclusive Xbox Live avatar content and in-game DLC.
The release date of this limited edition bundle? November 6th.
Via: Major Nelson
There are new photos supposedly displaying the newer and even slimmer PlayStation 3 model. The fact is that these are definitely not completely bogus shots, as they have the (supposedly authentic) model numbers CECH-4011A, CECH-4011B and CECH-4011C, all of which the source of the images — Tecnoblog – says corresponds to systems with 16GB 250GB, and 500GB storage. This all heavily contrasts to the latest PS3 Slim, which has a model number of CECH-30xx. Some diagrams showing up at the American FCC also seem to back up this rumor, so it’s time to see what else happens; i.e. start waiting.
Via: Technoblog, Joystiq
Aerographite. That’s the name given to the lightest material ever made, with a density of less than 0.2 mg/cm³, it is mostly just hollow space but can support weight 35 times more than say, aerogel. And it can conduct electricity. Researchers at the Hamburg University of Technology and the University of Kiel, both in Germany, made it from a network of hollow carbon tubes grown at nano and micro scales, and soon enough, it could be all the rage in ultra lightweight construction building. Via: Wiley Online Library, New Scientist
Same great smartphone as before, but in Garment Red, as according to AT&T. Yup, the Galaxy S III from Samsung still has 4G LTE internet speeds, one very slim profile, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a massive 4.8-inch 1280 x 720 HD screen, and an 8 megapixel camera capable of full 1080p HD video recording, but now in red exclusively on AT&T starting July 15th, for the usual $199.99 for 16GB pricing on a new two-year contract.
Clearly, there has been a lack of white, large smartphones with dual-core processors and HD screens, paired with the latest of 4G LTE data speed technology in the United States, so it’s the perfect spot for the HTC One X on AT&T to cover (even though it’s also available in gray). Being a manufacturer like HTC, known for some of the greatest smartphone designs, it takes a great deal to understand what is necessarily to knock back a very powerful and positively reviewed smartphone like the Galaxy S III — but the One X may have the exciting fighting chance, in this review.
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