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The economics of selling expensive phones to rich people in poor countries

The standard narrative about mobile in the poor world is one of ever-cheaper phones for more and more people. This is broadly true. But there are rich people in the poor world too, and for them, the economics of phones are reversed.<p>The iPhone 5s, the high-end version of Apple’s latest phone, …

Looks like Comcast is quietly pushing a 300 GB cap and overage charges

Advertisement<p>48 Comments<p>Credit: AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac<p>We may be living in an era of growing gigabit connections, but Comcast(S CMCSA) will not go …

Netflix Already Testing 4K Video Streaming

Not many of us have 4K devices yet. A 4K Ultra HD TV would pack about 33 million pixels, more than six times the resolution of even the MacBook Pro with Retina Display.<p>Yet 4K is coming, and when it drops, Netflix CEO Reed Hasting doesn’t want his service to be caught with its pants down, saying …

After the iPhone 5s launch, it’s time to let the iPhone 6 concepts roll …

The iPhone 6 concepts of course started appearing even before the iPhone 5s was launched, but now that the new handsets are old news, the concept bandwagon is gathering speed.<p>Apple is known to be testing a variety of handset sizes, but has always said a phone should be usable with one hand, which …

Speed and Power Packed Into a Thin iPad Air

One reason for the phenomenal success of the iPad has been Apple’s ability to pack speed and versatility into a thin, light body with long battery …

BlackBerry Racks Up 20 Million New BBM Users in a Week

After a bungled launch, BlackBerry last week again began offering a cross-platform version of its BlackBerry Messenger service to iPhone and Android …

Farthest-Ever Confirmed Galaxy Offers Glimpse Of Early Universe

Astronomers have found and confirmed the distance of a galaxy that's so far away, it shows us light from just 700 million years after the Big Bang.<p>The farther away something is in space, the longer its light takes to reach Earth and Earth-orbiting space telescopes… which means super-far galaxies …

Universe

Google Invests $103 Million In 265.7 MW Mount Signal Solar Project - Solar Industry

Google Inc. is partnering with Silver Ridge Power LLC – formerly known as AES Solar – and investing approximately $103 million in the latter's 265.7 …

Super-large-scale solar installations are surging in the US

Don’t write Big Solar off yet. With the plunge in photovoltaic panel prices, US utilities that once enthusiastically signed deals for massive solar power plants to be built in the desert began to favor small installations deployed near cities that don’t require the construction of …

6 Controversial Moments in the World of Breakfast Cereal

1. “Fortified” Cereal Scandal Rocks Scandinavia<p>Scandinavia has long been home to some of Europe’s lowest obesity rates, but they certainly don’t have …

General Mills

High-Tech Manhole Covers Will Charge Parked Electric Vehicles

HEVO Power's pilot program will be tested in New York City next year.<p>New York City startup HEVO Power aims to make charging an electric car as easy as finding a parking place. The company, collaborating with New York University, plans to roll out a pilot project by early next year that uses …

Iowa Scientists Say Climate Change Threatens State Agriculture

The country's largest corn and soybean producer has been beset by extreme drought as well as extreme flooding in the past two years.<p>At the Iowa Climate Science Educators' Forum last week, a group of more than 150 scientists representing 36 colleges and universities around Iowa released a statement …

Climate Change

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …