T-Mobile activated its nascent 3G network in another city Wednesday.
Las Vegas now joins New York City as the only two locales to get 3G service. T-Mobile is promising that it will switch on its wireless broadband network in up to 20 more markets by the end of this year, but the carrier has not announced further details. We're hoping San Francisco gets service soon and that T-Mobile rolls out more 3G-capable phones.
Also in T-Mobile news, the carrier announced Wednesday that its Family Allowances program is now available.
In the middle of a flood of news surrounding a serious vulnerability within the fundamental structure of the Domain Name System (DNS) is the story of how researcher Dan Kaminsky chose to handle his discovery and, hopefully, it's mitigation. What Kaminsky did was coordinate several vendors in a multiparty, simultaneous release of a patch--a patch that he feels doesn't lend itself to easy reverse engineering.
For the moment, Kaminsky is not talking details. He's hoping that people will apply the various patches, update their DNS servers and clients, and do so before the bad guys can craft … Read more
In the tech community, Las Vegas has somewhat of a bad rap. Sin City, after all, is home to so many large-scale industry trade shows (case in point: CES) that just mentioning the name is bound to induce a headache, and not in the I-got-plastered-and-lost-all-my-money sense.
The guys at Thrillist, the e-mail newsletter for 20- and 30-something dudes, may have changed that a bit. To celebrate their recent launch of a Vegas-centric newsletter (joining New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and soon Miami), as well as the fact that trendy airline JetBlue is one of their biggest sponsors, founders … Read more
Firefox 3 comes out June 17, and that's all we have to say, except we hope it fixes Molly's Flash problems so she doesn't have to get a Mac--or Opera. In other news of the day, you can now find out once and for all whether your car mechanic is giving you a good deal. Hint: No.Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 744
Buzz Out Loud San Francisco Meetup! TONIGHT! http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/780695
Firefox 3 to release 17 June http://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2008/06/11/coming-tuesday-june-17th-firefox-3/ http://www.thetechherald.com/article.php/200824/1225/Mozilla-Corp-confirms-Firefox-3-launch-for-July-17 … Read more
It's a debate that spawned well before the next-generation of gaming even began. Fast-forward to present day, and you'll find that jury still seems to be out on which console provides the better graphical experience.
While console fanboys would have you believing otherwise, the truth is that there really is no dramatic difference in the majority of multiplatform games on either the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3.
That said, CNET sister site Gamespot has re-examined the controversy in their third look at comparing the graphics on both consoles. Quite possibly the most in-depth comparison to date, Gamespot … Read more
CTIA has come and gone and as we rest our tired feet we look back at the cell phone brouhaha that was. Though the show wasn't quite as exciting as the GSMA World Congress, it still produced plenty of snazzy cell phones to behold. And to help you take it all in, we've compiled the top show news into one convenient blog. Also, check out our CTIA show floor slide show.
On today's show we're joined by Rex Sorgatz from Fimoculous. We'll talk all about his infamous blog along with his history of being an original blogger. Plus we ask Jeff about some of the games he's playing, listen to some calls from the public, and maybe even a little dinner for two--all today on The 404.
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MetroPCS may not have a booth at CTIA but the carrier has arrived in Las Vegas. On Friday, MetroPCS announced it would begin providing wireless service to the Las Vegas area. The carrier also said it would open four company-owned stores by July. MetroPCS already serves markets in Georgia, Florida, Texas, Michigan, and California, and Las Vegas will be its first market in Nevada. MetroPCS does not require contracts, and it offers unlimited minutes as a feature of all its calling plans. It offers mostly Motorola phones but it also carries select models from Nokia, Samsung, UTStarcom and Kyocera.