The details regarding Verizon's upcoming launch of their 4G, LTE network are starting to break through. Verizon has officially released the press release for the announcement, and it not only includes the names for the 4G USB modems that consumers will be able to purchase, but also outlines how much everything will cost when it's all said and done. Verizon is set to kick off their press release any minute, and their 4G network is launching in 38 markets (and 60 airpots) this Sunday, December 5th.
While Verizon may be waiting to officially announce everything courtesy of a press conference, it looks like the company just couldn't wait to pull the curtain off their brand new website, which features plenty of details in of itself. It has the same flare as the commercial we've seen earlier in the month, and there's even a nice introduction the site, with a lot of electricity. But, while the flashiness may be enough for some people to get excited about Verizon's LTE network, it's the details that matter to most everyone else.
You don't have to wear a dress regularly to be mightily impressed by Minneapolis artist Charlie Bucket's incredible fluid-filled knitted wearable art. The handiwork of several years experimentation, the dress is made from huge lengths of rubber tubing knitted into a dress; various computer-controlled pumps adjust the flow of dyed liquid through out, creating patterns and shapes across its length.
Video demo after the cut
So you've got a Ford Focus and there's JUST something missing, yes? Perhaps you're waiting for the electric version? You're in LUCK! You've only got another year to wait! Ford today announced the cities that will be getting the car first. Those cities include: Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Tucson, Portland, Raleigh Durham, Richmond, Seattle, and Washington.
Hooray for mail! Today what's arrived is the very shiny clamshell BlackBerry Style 9670, available in steel grey or royal purple. Of course, since I'm in Minneapolis, home of The Purple One himself, Prince, you know that the royal purple is the one that arrived on my doorstep. Below see the unboxing of the fabulously re-usable box with lovely shine-tastic phone and extras inside.
If you're a resident of the United Kingdom, you might very well be aware of the pizza chain "Pizza Express." What you might not know is that they'll soon have iPod docks behind the seats, starting first with their Richmond location. This installation is part of a ground-up redesign of their chain, an experiment they're calling "The Living Lab." Reminds me of something we had (and they still have) at my alma mater the Minneapolis College of Art and Design: Classrooms of the Future. Plugs and switches and controllers all over the place. Plug in and power up.
The Privacy Regulator in Italy has informed Google Inc that it'll have to make sure it's "Street View" photography cars are clearly marked and that their itinerary is publicized before driving. Three days in advance, Google cars traveling anywhere in Italy must submit it's driving paths to local newspapers and announce the paths on radio. Included in their plans they must say which locality and in which area of a large city the cars will be driving. This reported by Italian newspaper La Stampa.
Sprint has obviously decided that when you have a 4G network it makes sense to leverage it, and so the company has outed its latest range of netbooks and notebooks that bundle both 3G and 4G radios. The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1012) and Dell Inspiron 11z each support high-speed WiMAX when coverage is available, falling back to regular old EVDO Rev.A when it's not.
Verizon's 4G plans were set to get unveiled today, and sure enough, Big Red's newly appointed President and COO, Lowell McAdam, has taken the stage at CTIA and dropped a pretty big bomb on those listening. Unlike the 30 cities we had heard in the month previous, it looks like Verizon has expanded to almost ten more cities. What's more, their push for LTE will hit hard in the smartphone market during the first half of 2011, as McAdam has announced that there will be plenty of handsets to choose from when the time comes.