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Ultra Mobile now offering free international calling alongside global SMS

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>When I profiled Ultra Mobile, a virtual operator serving foreign nationals living in the U.S., in June I was …

Disney Infinity imagineers the ultimate fan mash-up video game

Ever hear about the filibuster episode of <i>Parks and Recreation</i> where guest star comedian Patton Oswalt rants on about a crazy crossover movie between Star Wars and Marvel Comics superheroes?<p>The odds of such a film ever happening are extremely low for obvious reasons of sanity, despite both …

OK Google, Your Killer App For Glass Beckons: Can You Do It?

Put Google Glass — this season’s favorite wearable-computing device — on the bridge of your nose, and the list of things that you could do is practically endless. Every day, there’s fresh chatter about the appeal of playing battleship, checking Facebook, or something similar. But as aficionados …

San Jose State’s Bold Experiment In Online Ed Disappoints, Suspends Pilot With Udacity

The largest university system in the world has suspended a bold experiment in massively open online course (MOOC) education, after disappointing student outcomes. Last January, San Jose State University announced a partnership with online course startup, Udacity, to offer super-low cost remedial …

Every designer in existence has redesigned iOS 7. Why don't you give it a go?

Apple’s iOS 7 is a mockery of design. Or, a masterpiece. Or, a solid attempt built for Apple’s next billion customers. There really isn’t a consensus.<p>In any event, now that iOS 7 has been redesigned by seemingly thousands of designers — some before it was even released — why don’t you give it a …

WigWag Wants To Build A Lingua Franca For The Internet Of Things

This morning, I had to press a switch to turn on the lights. I had to open my own blinds and turn on my own coffee maker. And I, for one, am sick of it. It’s 2013. Where’s my smart house?<p>There are a lot of roadblocks between our low-tech homes and the Internet of Things. Most significantly, there’s …

Adobe Launches PhoneGap 3.0 With New Plug-In Architecture, APIs And Better Tools

Adobe today launched version 3.0 of its PhoneGap open source mobile app development platform. PhoneGap has long been one of the most popular tools for developers who want to write cross-platform mobile apps in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.<p>With this update, PhoneGap introduces a new plug-in …

Google Now’s “Topics” Page Returns And Shows You How Much Google Knows About You, But It Only Works On Android

A few weeks ago, Google briefly made a “Google Now” topics page available on the web and then took it down again. The page showed a list of topics Google believed you were interested in, based on your search history. Now this feature is back, but it’s a bit different from the leaked page. A few …