The UK wants to bring fiber broadband to every home by 2033

The UK wants to bring fiber broadband to every home by 2033

UK officials have pledged to meet a new goal to raise broadband speeds. By the year 2033, they promise to bring fiber broadband to every home in the UK. At the halfway point in 2025, fiber, which is faster than copper, will be available in 15 million households, the government claims. Fiber connections are more…
Netflix buys up New Mexico studio facility for massive new production hub

Netflix buys up New Mexico studio facility for massive new production hub

When Netflix moved into its new Los Angeles headquarters last year, the company made sure it had several sound stages at the ready for any production needs. Now the streaming service is taking things a step further, acquiring ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as part of a plan to bring as much as $1…
AT&T’s WarnerMedia is launching an ‘HBO plus’ streaming service in 2019

AT&T’s WarnerMedia is launching an ‘HBO plus’ streaming service in 2019

WarnerMedia — the combined forces of HBO, Turner, and Warner Bros. that AT&T recently acquired in its massive Time Warner deal — is planning on launching its own streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019, as announced by WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey. “Our service will start with HBO and the genre defining programming that…
Verizon suggests Pixel 3 pricing will start at $799.99

Verizon suggests Pixel 3 pricing will start at $799.99

Google just can’t catch a break with the Pixel 3. A Verizon promotional page suggests that the handset will start at a price of $799.99 for its 64GB model. If true, this would would make it $150 more expensive than the Pixel 2 was at launch. The deal advertises that consumers can get a second…
Sony CEO says next-gen PlayStation hardware is ‘necessary’

Sony CEO says next-gen PlayStation hardware is ‘necessary’

As if there were any doubt given the barnstorming success of the PS4, Sony president and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida has confirmed plans for a successor. “At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a [sic] next-generation hardware,” Yoshida tells the Financial Times, while declining to confirm the name “PlayStation 5.” The…
How a Fortnite squad of scientists is hoping to defeat climate change

How a Fortnite squad of scientists is hoping to defeat climate change

The storm is closing in quickly as a ponytailed woman with the handle ClimateScientist glides into view on a multicolored umbrella. She lands and runs into a house. Wielding a comically large wrench, she begins to smash the house’s kitchen to pieces. As she does this, an older man — username SuperDad64 — provides narration…
Motorola’s Moto E5 comes to the US for $100

Motorola’s Moto E5 comes to the US for $100

Motorola has brought the Moto E5 to the US, after launching two variants of the phone — the E5 Plus and E5 Play — earlier this year. The E5 is the cheapest of the three models, but it actually looks the most modern from the outside. It has an 18:9 display with somewhat trimmed down…
Facebook’s launch of Portal has been stymied by trust issues

Facebook’s launch of Portal has been stymied by trust issues

Facebook is a powerful phone book, but it long ago opted against building a phone. There were good reasons not to build a phone. One, the risk of failure was high — at the time, Windows Phone was sputtering, and the iOS/Android duopoly looked increasingly impenetrable. Two, it would have put Facebook in direct competition…