Following its plan adjustments earlier this month, Aio Wireless has announced the expansion of its product offerings with three additional smartphones: the Moto G, Nokia Lumia 520, and the ZTE Sonata 4G. The ZTE is available now, but the other two aren't set to arrive until February 14.
A team of former Google employees are taking on Sonos with a new music streamer, aiming to do for whole-home media playback what Google's own Chromecast did for easy video access. Beep is up for preorder now, a stylized volume knob that's actually a touch-sensitive control, and which funnels music over your WiFi network to whichever speakers you plug in. Then, using Beep's control apps for iOS and Android, users can pipe audio from Pandora and their phone or tablet.
This week the already burgeoning library of games available in NVIDIA GRID (Beta) to the NVIDIA SHIELD handheld gaming system is growing by two. This cloud-based gaming system will now have a total of 12 full-sized games made available to all users of the machine, with more on the way. These aren't some half-sized iterations, mind you, they're the full-sized Dead Island and Saint's Row: The Third!
Verizon Wireless has announced how much data that fans at the stadium during the Super Bowl last weekend used. The grand total for data usage by Verizon customers during the Super Bowl in MetLife Stadium was 1.9TB. The data was consumed by fans tweeting, texting, and talking during the game.
US road safety legislators have outlined a plan to demand all new cars and trucks be able to intercommunicate wirelessly, with the aim of reducing car accidents through a dynamically-evolving mesh network detailing location, direction, and speed. The Vehicle-2-Vehicle (V2V) scheme revealed by the NHTSA would not, at least initially, allow cars to react independently to potential dangers out of view of their human drivers, though future iterations of the system could well tap into brake-assistance, lane-guidance, and other technologies showing up in modern vehicles.
The first time we heard that Sprint was considering a purchase of T-Mobile was in December 2013. At the time, the acquisition was tipped to possibly happen in the first half of 2014. As with any major acquisition, the deal would be subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval.
In recent times, some relatively big changes to Apple's website have taken place, moving Apple TV into a full product line with its own section, hinting at big things to come. According to word from sources that have cropped up, the next version could be a combined Apple TV and AirPort Express.
Rumors have circulated since late last year that wireless carrier Sprint might be considering a revival of the defunct Nextel brand name. That rumor first started circulation with a claim that Nextel might be on the comeback trail to help lure enterprise customers back to the fold.
Communal WiFi hotspot service Fon could be showing up in many more wireless routers in the near future, closing a $14m funding round that will also see the company's technology baked into new Qualcomm chipsets. The new round - led by Qualcomm Ventures but also featuring cash from Google, Deutsche Telekom, and others - will be used to fund Fon's US expansion, having begun quietly offering its routers in America late last year, while the partnership with the chip manufacturer could exponentially increase compatibility with the sharing service.
In late November 2013, Apple's iBeacon technology made its first big public debut with Macy's in Union Square and Herald Square in conjunction with Shopkick, which has penned a deal with American Eagle Outfitters. Under this deal, iBeacon will be installed in 100 American Eagle stores across the nation, as well as its Aerie brand stores. As such, this marks the biggest apparel deployment to date.