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Question by Ayla Gohar: How much does iPhone 4S charge you for international calls or texts? How much will iPhone 4S cost if I make an international call to someone in Dubai? How much do they charge for such a call? And can you receive international texts from, lets say Dubai, on your iPhone 4S and still be charged? How much will the iPhone charge you if you reply back to the international text? If you have an iPhone or a blackberry what’s the best cell phone carrier plan for international calls and texts?
Answer by evilattorneyThe iPhone doesn’t charge you anything. Your cell phone carrier charges you for international calls and texts. How much depends on your carrier.
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Canadian Windows fans rejoice! The rumors have panned out, as Microsoft opened its first permanent non-US retail location on Friday at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto. To celebrate this milestone, the company had a grand opening event with special guest Wayne Gretzky and a performance by the band Train. For the sake of die-hard Windows fans everywhere, here’s hoping Microsoft is just scratching the Surface of its international expansion plans.
APPLE IPAD 2 16GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7in - BLACK (MC769E) $270.00 (52 Bids)End Date: Wednesday May-22-2013 9:27:18 PDTBid now | Add to watch list Apple iPad 3rd Generation 16GB, Wi-Fi + 4G UNLOCKED (Verizon), 9.7in - Black $349.99End Date: Friday May-31-2013 0:13:18 PDTBuy It Now for only: $349.99Buy It Now | Add to watch list Apple iPad 1st Generation 16GB, Wi-Fi + 3G, 9.7in - Black (MC349LL/A) (1A) $219.95End Date: Friday May-24-2013 14:01:00 PDTBuy It Now for only: $219.95Buy It Now | Add to watch listRelated Posts:
I know you guys might have forgotten to get your favorite robotic horse a gift today, but this is International Creepy Robotic Boston Dynamics Robotic Horse Day, and it’s important to get out there and celebrate the magic of the creepy robotic horse.
This new Boston Dymanics robot, the Legged Squad Support System, is a new robot based on Big Dog designed to support squads in the field as they roll through enemy territory. This horsey can carry 400 pounds of payload and travel 20 miles on one charge. It also follows its human master around without the need for external controls.
The important thing here? This monster looks entirely untethered, and if I were coming up against a squad assisted by a creepy robotic horse, I’d probably run the opposite direction. As it stands, however, these creepy robotic horses deserve our praise and admiration if only because they’re so freaking cool.Related Posts:
Kobo’s Android app recently enjoyed a brief stint of global superiority, but that playing field has been leveled with the company’s latest update for iOS. Like the Android version, Kobo for iOS now includes support for Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Additionally, users will also find support for e-books encumbered with Adobe DRM. Lastly, Kobo for iOS now lets users choose which books to store locally on their device, and it also fixes a bug that’d prevented e-books from being opened — nice to get that one squared away.
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The folks over at Gizmodo are hailing this video from the International Space Station as, “the most spectacular night view of earth ever captured by NASA”, and apparently they get off on these things the way normal people like you and I would a “chicks in latex” fetish film. So they should know. But enough talking intimate pleasures during business hours, this is a night view of earth shot from the ISS. It really is some serious eye candy. Like, even more so than the buddy of mine who can stick a candy corn up his nose and squeeze it out his tear duct. He’s so gross. It’s a great video to watch if you’ve been going through a rough spell and need something to put it all in perspective. In this case that perspective being, “Man, we’re all so insignificant — none of the things I’ve been stressing about even f***ing matter. GET DRUNK, PARTY HARD!”
Hit the jump for the worthwhile video (plus bonus decent soundtrack!).
You may have never heard of PCH International. But this Irish company makes packaging and accessories for some of the most iconic hardware products in the world. Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink! They make cases, chargers, docks and earphones, among other accessories. They also create those whizz-bang unboxing experiences for many of the world’s best-known hardware makers, but they can’t disclose who their clients are.
Now the company just picked up Silicon Valley design consultancy Lime Lab to bolster its product development know-how. Lime Lab was co-founded by former Ideo director Andre Yousefi and former Design Within Reach director and Apple manager Kurt Dammermann. The price wasn’t disclosed.
“We were looking for high caliber people,” says PCH’s chief executive Liam Casey. “Andre and Kurt have great backgrounds, having worked at Apple and Astro Gaming. This will give us a great base to start with here in the Valley.”
PCH will turn it into a full R&D lab that has rapid photo printers, a soft goods lab and incubator rooms for startups. The company will open 15 new jobs in San Francisco by year-end and plans to double that by next year.
“They’ll be working on prototyping products and early-stage design and engineering,” Casey says.
PCH has raised at least $ 77 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest and more. Oh yeah, and PCH has 1,300 employees and disclosed that it had $ 410 million in revenue in 2010.Related Posts:
Jack Tramiel, one of the PC industry’s major pioneers, has died. He was born in 1928 and, after surviving imprisonment in Auschwitz and another concentration camp during World War II, first established the Commodore name in business in 1953. His most successful endeavor, and one of the most successful in the history of computing, was the legendary Commodore 64, one of the very first computers built, as Tramiel would later put it, “for the masses, not the classes.” He was 83.
The legacy of Commodore lives on to this day, mainly in how this breakthrough device popularized the idea of a home computer. The C64, introduced in 1982, will certainly be remembered fondly by many readers of this website, as well as the Vic-20 and other less iconic devices. After he left Commodore, Tramiel purchased Atari in 1984, though its most influential devices were already behind it. Commodore, too, would go on to smaller successes like the Amiga series.
There will soon surely be more comprehensive and relevant examinations of Tramiel’s life and work, but for now let it suffice that the man was critically important in the history of personal computing, and in a great part shaped its present and future. He is survived by his wife and three sons, and of course the indelible mark he left on the industry.
This is a series of videos of the Areola Borealis or whatever as seen from the International Space Station. JUST LIKE THE TITLE SAID. Because, if there’s one thing I’m not, it’s a liar. If there’s two, it’s handsome and a liar. Fun fact: they never included me in any of the school yearbooks even though I was always there on picture day.
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