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

T-Mobile Has To Stop Its "Deceptive" No-Contract Ad Push

T-Mobile's big no-contract, Uncarrier campaign just hit a bit of a snag; Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has ordered the company to correct the deceptive campaign, which promised no contracts and no commitment without saying anything about hardware subsidies. T-Mobile has agreed to update the ads… » 4/25/13 3:38pm 4/25/13 3:38pm

A Year With the Cheapest Unlimited Phone Plan You've Never Heard Of

Remember Republic Wireless? Those guys who promised to change the world of mobile with a $19 per month unlimited talk, text, and data plan? Remember how it sounded too good to be true? I dove in head first when it came out as a beta last year, and I can tell you from experience that it both is and isn't. Republic is… » 2/20/13 11:00am 2/20/13 11:00am

We Could Soon Be Ordering Food on Rubber-Coated Tablet Menus

A new mass-market service called E la Carte is now testing their tablet menu at twenty different restaurants around Boston and San Francisco. The tablets are specially rubber-coated, and won't die out on you when you're ordering because they've got day-long battery life. Sure, iPad menus have been done before! But… » 4/21/11 2:00am 4/21/11 2:00am

Zediva Lets You Stream New DVD Releases Cheap and Instantly

Zediva is a streaming service that lets you watch new movie releases online. For $2, the company sets aside the new DVD you'd like to see, along with a DVD player, reserved just for you. Your remote control? Your computer, tablet or Google TV. It's a cunning workaround to let you stream these new releases since… » 3/16/11 11:54pm 3/16/11 11:54pm

Visa To Offer Person-to-Person Payments in the U.S.

If you're a current U.S. customer, Visa's new payment service will soon let you send funds digitally from your account to any other Visa account in the world. You'll be able to send money to other eligible accounts by entering your recipient's 16-digit Visa account, e-mail address or mobile phone number. Props for… » 3/16/11 10:47pm 3/16/11 10:47pm

Back Up Your PlayStation 3 Save Games Online

PlayStation Plus subscribers will get 150MB of online storage space to back up their PS3 saves, meaning if you upgrade to another console (or go to a friend's house), you can still have access to your Killzone 3 progress. What's even better is that it supports "copy-prohibited" save data, the ones where you can't just… » 3/09/11 12:36pm 3/09/11 12:36pm

Comcast Will Now Troubleshoot Your Gear, Too

Instead of focusing only on your connection, Comcast's got a new service on deck that offers support for your laptop, gaming console, routers, and other equipment that contributes to your online experience. Xfinity Signature Support can be built into your monthly plan, or you can pay as you go. It's only available in… » 3/09/11 11:11am 3/09/11 11:11am