On February 19th, HTC will be hosting an event in New York City ahead of the highly anticipated MWC 2013. At this point, many in the tech industry believe HTC will use the event as a vehicle to announce the hyped HTC M7. As of late, it has been reported that the M7 will likely launch as simply the HTC One, although this is presently unconfirmed.
Fortunately, today we have an interesting leak which shows off the press image for the HTC M7/HTC One. Courtesy of evleaks, the press image reveals a stylish HTC smartphone, with a large and vibrant HD display. It does contain a few cues from HTC Sense 5, which the M7 is likely to launch with.
At this point, we will have to wait until February 19th for HTC to officially introduce the M7 smartphone, but the image does help whet our appetite.
Experiments suggest that monitoring viewer behavior via set-top boxes could help make TV commercials much more effective.
Few cable subscribers realize it, but each time they switch channels, their TV provider makes a note of it. Today, that data is primarily used for internal research and to inform ratings. But newly published work from researchers at AT&T shows how it could also be used to make TV advertising more compelling.
Google searches involving black-sounding names are more likely to serves up ads suggestive of a criminal record than white-sounding names, says computer scientist
I’m sure there are many individuals who don’t mind purchasing the Nexus 4 on contract through T-Mobile. If you are one of those people, then you will be particularly happy to learn that T-Mobile has the elusive Nexus 4 back in stock through its online store. Some of the large T-Mobile brick-and-mortar retail stores will likely already have the Nexus 4 in stock. However, now general T-Mobile users across the United States have the opportunity to purchase the Nexus 4.
In terms of pricing, the Google Nexus 4 on a two year contract is $199 after a $50 MIR. Pricing on a two year contract is definitely fair for the Nexus 4, but a non-subsidized Nexus 4 through T-Mobile is $499. Clearly, if you are fine with purchasing the Nexus 4 on a two year contract, the price works. However, if you want to buy it off-contract, then you will be paying $150 over the Google Play listing price.
Hopefully, the fact that T-Mobile now has the Nexus 4 in its online store implies that Google will soon have enough inventory to begin selling again.
OK, so technically it's more of an outing than a project — in London, at least. It's also not strictly Android, but it's all Google, so it's all good. In the basement level of the London Science Museum, the folks from Mountain View have moved themselves in and built an exhibit they call the Google Web Lab.
A series of interactive exhibits designed to show off the power of the web, and of Google Chrome. Because, at the heart of it all, Google Chrome is controlling the whole show. The best part, is that each and every one of you, the Android Central readers, can play about with all of them without leaving your home. But, if you're in London anytime between now and June, pop by. The Science Museum is free to enter, and has a whole host of other cool, nerdy, non-Google things to look at too. It's the Google bits we're interested in here though, so lets take a look.
We have some exciting news regarding the Google Nexus 4 for T-Mobile, as the national retailer released some important details regarding the device’s availability. To begin, T-Mobile anticipates selling the Nexus 4 through its online store once again starting on January 23. Hopefully, T-Mobile will have enough online inventory to satisfy the demands of its customers.
In addition, several of the larger T-Mobile retail stores have some Nexus 4 devices in stock, but T-Mobile promises that all other retailers nationwide will receive stock in the coming weeks.
Unfortunately, I’m not sure if there is a correlation between T-Mobile receiving a fresh batch of Nexus 4 smartphones and if it will reappear in the Play Store. I imagine that LG has sufficiently increased unit production of the T-Mobile specific model as well as the GSM unlocked model. Hopefully, Google will announce something similar before the hype and allure of the Nexus 4 inevitably dissipates.
This year, the Web was dominated by online education, shifting social networks, and the continued march toward mobile.
For all the attention lavished on the Web
According to ZDNet, a hacker has gained access to over 3 million records from Verizon Wireless customer database. The information includes names, addresses, serial numbers, and passwords. The hacker gained access to the server on July 12, and claims to have contacted Verizon, but since the have reportedly ignored his report, he has pasted 300,000 of the records online. Supposedly these database is broken up into regions, and the leaked region is in and around Pennsylvania. The records are stored in plain text, and the hacker "might leak the rest later".
If you're a Verizon customer, now would be a good time to change your account password. We're not going to go into the details or link to the pastebin of account data. We hate delivering this sort of news, but we know you need to be informed. We hope Verizon is quick to address the issue, and look forward to hearing their side of things.
Source: ZD Net
A sex tape leads to the downfall of a Chinese official, thanks to a citizen journalist. CNN’s Anna Coren reports.
Banks around the world are getting ready to face a massive cyber assault. But now that it