Netflix rates are going up. Cue the firestorm.
In the second day of its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft reveals new “Mango” handsets from Samsung and others. And new details about Windows 8 could raise excitement about Microsoft’s presence in the tablet market.
If angry messages on Twitter are any guide – and, honestly, when aren't they? – Netflix customers are acutely cheesed off at the company's decision to split its DVD and instant-streaming services. Up until now, you could have unlimited streaming plus one DVD out at a time for $10 a month. Under the new plan, the same package will cost you $16 a month. All said, it's still a pretty good deal. Remember what you used to pay for rentals at the video store? And if you're the type who only streams videos on Netflix, you can now get it for two bucks less. But let's suppose that Netflix has pushed you too far this time, driving you into the arms of a competitor. Which one should you choose? Here are five options.
Google has taken the wraps off the iriver Story HD, the first e-reader to be completely integrated with Google eBooks.
An iPad HD is on the way, one tech site says. In related news, people are really, really happy with their new iPad, HD or not.
Space, the final frontier. These are smart phones of the space shuttle Atlantis. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new apps and to boldly go where no iPhone has gone before.
An iPod Touch 3G could be on the way, according to a Dutch site.
An attack on the Washington Post Jobs website exposes 1.2 million email addresses, but not much more, the Post says.
Droid Bionic, an "all-powerful, unstoppable machine," looks to be nearing launch.
Facebook unveiled video calling and group chat. Now pundits are weighing in on the service – and on how Facebook’s offering stacks up to Google’s.
Verizon Wireless will no longer allow new users to sign up for unlimited data plans. With other carriers abandoning the plan as well, is this the end of unlimited data plans in the US?
Facebook video chat now comes baked into the social network. The announcement means that chatting "face-to-face" is now only a few clicks away.
PowerPoint ban? The software is boring employees and costing companies billions in lost work, say the brains behind the Anti-Power Point Party. Could a PowerPoint ban take off?
Hackers' Apple attack reportedly breaks into a company server to steal usernames and passwords. A group called Anonymous says the hackers' Apple attack kicks off the next round of its "AntiSec" campaign.
Zynga has filed for a $1 billion IPO. But is Zynga too dependent on Facebook for its growth?
Anonymous has again embarked on a reign of cyber-destruction – this time targeting several public safety sites in the state of Arizona.