Posts Categorized: Technology

Can this be? Google Fiber in Austin!

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So, local news station KVUE has confirmed that Austin will be picked for next Google Fiber deployment. Can this be? My wish back from 2010 is finally coming true? I certainly hope so. Every additional city where Google expands to will show that it’s possible to provide reasonably priced internet access without lying about per-byte-billing […]

T-Mobile: Un-carrier with somewhat better prices

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Looks like T-Mobile’s new “uncarrier” plans are now live. And it’s a good thing. Kinda. First, the good part: – no more contract. If you want a “discounted” phone, you have to just finance it, and add to monthly payments. This was always the worst possible aspect of US cell phone service — you used […]

Google is now officially Apple as Nexus 4 sells out in 20 minutes

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Soo… Yes, I stayed up late to try to order Nexus 4 for a friend (I’ll probably buy one for me too, but perhaps later). Supposed debut in store should have happened with a stroke of midnight Eastern Time. But… midnight comes and goes and store is still an empty pumpkin. Except Nexus 4/10 went […]

Google Wallet Card: Circular logic is circular

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There are new rumors that soon Google Wallet will have a new credit card for those cases where you can’t “tap and pay”. Well, not really a “credit” card, it’s more like a debit “interface” card — similar to debit Paypal card. Which means you’re supposed to keep a balance there too. I’m not sure […]

Did Verizon sneak up and bit EE? Extremely Expensive!

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When I was visiting London last Summer, I was quite surprised with prices for prepaid and even some post-paid cell phone plans (or, as they’re called “Pay and Go” and “Pay Monthly”). 15 pounds buys you either a gig and a half of data on O2 (as prepaid, with some minutes and texts) or unlimited […]