6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Loaded: We built this city

About Video Transcript

Loaded: We built this city

2:13 /

AT&T has a MiFi to call its own, a Japanese vending machine uses facial recognition to sell you a soda, and the makers of FarmVille are set to launch CityVille, a social game that lets you build a metropolis of your own.

It's Thursday, November 18th, I'm Natalie Morris, and it's time to get loaded. The makers of FarmVille are set to launch CityVille. Farmville is the game that gained popularity on Facebook. CityVille will be a like-minded social game where you build a city from the ground up. It will be available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and German when it launches in the coming weeks. On Tuesday, Apple announced that iTunes is the first online music store to sell The Beatles music. Apparently, the negotiation was heated according to the New York Post, but Google and Amazon were bidding for these rights. These are heavy heaters that we don't know how much money it took for Apple to win the war; I'm guessing a lot. AT&T now has a MiFi. It was the only major cellular carrier that didn't have one. This is a mobile 3G device that brings you Wi-Fi data over AT&T's 3G network. The MiFi 2372 launches on November 21st and it cost $50 with a $100 mail and rebate. Plan starts at $35 per month. Google Docs now supports editing on mobile devices. If you're a Google Docs power user like most us here at CNET, you know that editing a Google spreadsheet on a mobile device is murder, but no more. Google Docs now has been optimized for mobile on all mobile browsers, including the iPad. Google has also make peace in France. The company reached in agreement with the France book publisher called Hachette Livre, I'm not sure if I'm saying that right. The agreement allows Google to scan thousands of out-of-print books for Google books. They can sell those books as eBooks, but they have to be pre-approved by the publisher. Google will share revenue with Hachette, but the revenue share was not disclosed. And finally, do you ever stare at a vending machine wondering what you're in the mood for. Now, the vending machine will help you out. A Japanese can drink machine uses facial reorganization to recommend a drink based on who's standing in front of it; an old man, perhaps, a nice ginger ale; a young kid, maybe they want a Dr Pepper. It sounds ridiculous, but apparently sales on those machines have tripled as a result. Those were your headlines for today. I will see you tomorrow. I'm Natalie Morris for cnet.com, and you've just been loaded.

New releases

Top 5: Car tech game-changers
3:05 March 2, 2015
Brian Cooley lists the top five ways electronics have made your car better.
Play video
Blackphone+ is an encrypted tablet
1:25 March 2, 2015
We get to grips with Silent Circle's Blackphone+, a tablet built to foil hackers and spies.
Play video
Blackphone security-conscious smartphone gets a sequel
1:17 March 2, 2015
Silent Circle is showing off its 5.5-inch Blackphone 2, which offers encrypted texts and video calls.
Play video
Huawei's MediaPad X2 is a vast phablet
0:54 March 2, 2015
A 7-inch display and octa-core processor lurk in this huge, beautiful tablet. Or is it a phone? It's both!
Play video
Ford has built two electric bikes
1:29 March 2, 2015
Two wheels good? Car-maker Ford is experimenting with electric bicycles you control with your smartphone. Hit play now.
Play video
Honor's cheap, 5.5-inch Android phone
1:44 March 2, 2015
We take a look at the Honor 4X, a 5.5-inch Android phone with an octa-core processor that's set to come with a very affordable price...
Play video
Sol Republic Shadow Wireless: New neckband-style Bluetooth headphone sounds better than the competition
2:11 March 2, 2015
This $99 wireless in-ear headphone conforms to your neck with a bendable collar and offers strong sound for the price.
Play video
Nokia 5G tech can follow your smartphone
1:54 March 2, 2015
We check out Nokia's futuristic system for getting a focused beam of 5G to your smartphone. Hit play now.
Play video