The Nexus 6 is no longer the only phone that's compatible with Project Fi. Droid Life has discovered
that the new Moto X Pure Edition can successfully be activated on Google's MVNO network using a fresh SIM card from Google, and functions normally without any major issues. LTE data works fine, and voice calls also go through problem-free. But there's confusion around whether the Moto X can actually utilize Wi-Fi calling on Fi, and some early tests seem to suggest it's only communicating with T-Mobile's network; the Nexus 6 intelligently hands off between T-Mobile and Sprint depending on which carrier has a stronger signal.
So those quirks could definitely remove some of Project Fi's appeal. But it technically works
, and it's very...
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Last year Steven Soderbergh and actor Clive Owen teamed up for The Knick
, a riveting period drama about New York's Knickerbocker Hospital
in the early 1900s. The show aired on Cinemax, so at the time I ended up seeing just the smattering of episodes that HBO ran in order to promote its sister network, but I was taken by the show: its horrifically clinical treatment of the subject matter; Owen's committed performance as a brilliant surgeon-slash-junkie; and its visual style, which could only be described as Soderberghian.
The entirety of that first season is now available on HBO Go, but I'm thinking about springing for a Cinemax subscription this time around because this new trailer seems to show off everything that made the first season...
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The FCC has recently been publicizing its crusade against robo-calls, and it looks like the latest company under fire from the Commission is ride-hailing startup Lyft. In a stern order
sent today, the FCC accuses Lyft of unlawfully requiring users to opt-in to automated calls and text messages, only to make opting out near-impossible.
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I have mixed emotions about Apple moving online iPhone pre-orders from a weeknight to a weekend; on the one hand, this means that many of us won't be getting turnt on a Friday. On the other hand, there won't be any bleary, dead-eyed workers collapsed at their desks the next morning. You win some, you lose some.
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Today, NASA released the first crisp image of Pluto's jellybean-shaped moon Nix. The photo was taken by the New Horizons probe on July 14th as the spacecraft flew by Pluto.
Until now, the only close-up photo we had of Nix was a blurry, enhanced-color image
. From that photo, NASA estimated that Nix is 26 miles long and 22 miles wide, shaped a bit like a football. This new picture, taken by New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), reveals the moon isn't smooth but rough around the edges. There also appears to be a large crater on its surface.
We've only known about Nix's existence for a short time. The tiny moon was first discovered in 2005 in images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It is one of four moons that orbit...
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It's never been easier to feel like you're drowning in a sea of new music. There are surprise releases, delayed releases, singles and EPs and mini-albums and mixtapes, streaming platform exclusives, and artists who don't stream their music at all; finding everything you want to hear can feel like a full-time job in its own right, never mind actually <em>listening</em> to it. Spotify and Apple Music can feed you new releases and playlists like there's no tomorrow, but there are times when you just want someone you trust to answer one simple question: "What do I need to hear this week?"
That's the spirit in which The Verge's
music fans have written our Fall 2015 music guide. There are almost 50 albums in here, spread out over three months — we're...
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NASA has announced
that it will launch a new 4K television channel dedicated to showing UHD footage on November 1st.
The space agency is working with a company called Harmonic, a video delivery infrastructure company, to launch the channel. NASA is calling it "the first ever non-commercial consumer ultra-high definition channel in North America." Harmonic is providing NASA Television with the ability to deliver the 4K (2160p at 60 frames per second) video.
The plan for the new channel sounds similar to the way NASA Television currently works. You will be able to access it on the internet on most devices, provided you have access to a connection of 13 Mbps or higher, and it will also be available from certain television providers. That...
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