Ashley and Rich discuss using virtual reality as an illusion of time travel, check out Royal Carribbean's new "smartship," and ask why Fuji Xerox's new megaphone needs a sniper scope.
We're not kidding; Fuji Xerox actually made a 3D-printed megaphone with a scope and a laser rangefinder, so you can whisper (or yell) at people a good distance away. It's a bit odd, we admit, but it's also pretty fun to think about the potential for pranks.
It's an important deal for the Russian carrier, which hasn't been able to sell the iPhone since 2009.
The partnership with Russian carrier MegaFon for a prototype network timed for the soccer competition should help pave the way to faster mobile networking than today's fourth-generation tech.
AT&T has added more countries to its 4G LTE international roaming footprint. The carrier now allows its customers to connect to LTE networks in 15 different countries.
Sure, the high-end smartphone market is stuffed with iOS and Android, but demand for low-cost phones gives Mozilla and its browser-based OS a chance to chow down.
The microblogging site says it will have an app available for the browser-based mobile operating system when handsets launch in the next couple of months.
Partners backing the browser-based mobile operating system include phone maker LG Electronics and 18 mobile network operators across the world. The first phones are due in the second quarter.
Intel aims at emerging markets with smartphone Atom processors, and Bay Trail Atoms will arrive after that, the company announces at CES 2013.
The marketplace, called Yandex.Store, has nearly 40,000 apps available and will launch at the end of October.