Why App Store Apps Now Say "Get" Instead of "Free"

Peruse the digital wares of the OSX or iOS stores, and you might notice a peculiar change: All of the apps previously labeled as "free" now say "get." It's a pretty small change that has no real impact on us users. "Get" apps are still free, and the apps themselves haven't changed either. "Get" is just a more accurate… » 11/19/14 5:15pm 11/19/14 5:15pm

This Movie About Hackers Is Free for 24 Hours Before It Disappears

The new film Algorithm tracks the travails of Will, a freelance computer hacker who "breaks into a top-secret government contractor and downloads all their recently developed programs." Like the subjects it tackles, the film has a tech-forward business model that make it more like a startup than a cinematic feature:… » 7/14/14 5:26pm 7/14/14 5:26pm

T-Mobile Will Let You Stream Music For Free

In a surprise announcement, T-Mobile just announced that you will be able to stream music for free (as in it won't count against your data limit) from most of the major music services. This includes Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, and iTunes Radio, plus Samsung's Milk and Beatport when it launches. » 6/18/14 9:44pm 6/18/14 9:44pm

Listen to John Frusciante's Latest Album Right Now via Satellite

With the traditional music industry floundering, some acts have embraced the rapidly changing musical landscape more than others. While the Wu-Tang Clan is hawking just a single copy of its upcoming double album, John Frusciante is letting anyone on Earth listen to his for free—at least for as long as the satellite… » 3/31/14 12:40pm 3/31/14 12:40pm

How to Get Practically Free Wi-Fi Practically Anywhere

Your Nexus 7 is Wi-Fi-only, but if Verizon thinks that you're ponying up $10 a month just for the privilege of tethering it to your phone, they've got another thing coming. Fact is, wireless Internet access is increasingly like potable water or pornography; with so much available for free, there's no reason to pay.… » 6/08/13 12:00pm 6/08/13 12:00pm

Holy Crap, This Crazy New Wireless Plan Is Totally Free

We've been seeing a whole bunch of hungry little alternative service providers trying to cut into the big boys with low, low prices, but how about free? FreedomPop, the folks behind hotspots and routers that come with free data, just announced the first free wireless service plan. No, really. Free minutes, free… » 6/05/13 6:00am 6/05/13 6:00am

Stream TV Glasses-Free 3D 4K Hands-On: OMG This Works! But...

CES 2013: The year Ultra HD turned into the pipe dream of the future to the present reality you can't afford. Now that UHD TVs are about to hit the market, manufacturers are, of course, showing off 4K concepts like this glasses-free 3D 4K panel from Stream TV Networks, which you will be able to drool and dream about… » 1/11/13 3:38pm 1/11/13 3:38pm

Get a Liberal Arts Education for Free on the Internet

Just getting a job in this economy is difficult enough. Getting one with a liberal arts degree is simply masochistic. Don't spend half a decade and thousands of dollars only to join the rest of the English majors busking in a subway. Instead, educate yourself with these valuable, respectable, and totally free online… » 10/20/12 11:00am 10/20/12 11:00am