AT&T will end two-year phone contracts starting January 8

Starting from January 8, AT&T will discontinue its two-year phone contract. Therefore, new and existing customers will be able to have new phones through two options- by either paying the full price upfront or in installments over time through its Next installment plan. You just have few days to lock yourself down for a few more years.

The decision will be applicable on all AT&T’s phone. After the above mentioned date, every phone then whether it be flip phones and non-smartphones with keyboards has to be bought with any of the two options.

Change of Guard: Jeffrey Siminoff is Twitter’s new Diversity Chief

Jeffrey Siminoff has succeeded Jeffrey Siminoff as Twitter’s Vice President of diversity and inclusion. Earlier, Siminoff, 50, was heading diversity section at Apple. Hiring of Siminoff is considered to be Twitter’s latest move is to counter the perception that though the company boasts of having an egalitarian culture, in reality it is not better than other industries and in fact, may be worse.

Welcoming the New Year! Yahoo Soon to Notify Users of Attacks by State-Sponsored Actors

With the welcoming of the New Year, Yahoo is offering its customers a completely new feature that will act as turning point for the company, but not the glory which it was in 1990s. In the sake of providing the safety and security of its customers, Yahoo will now notify is users of any unauthorized access of suspect to their user’s account that have been targeted by a state-sponsored actor. As per statement by the company, users will be notified to take necessary actions in order to protect their account on risk of being hacked.

How will you feel if you find News Feed in Sorted Manner on Facebook Mobile App?

There is nothing new in asking you a question that you use Facebook or not. As majority of people in this world use most popular social website, Facebook. Over the course of your Facebook usage, you must have liked many pages, posts and must have followed many people. When you have a look at your News feed, you will be flooded with all the kinds of information and a mix of different types of posts and topics. But, won’t that make your wall messy? Or, how will you feel if you will get the chance to sort your News Feed in a better way you can?

Pre-Orders for Oculus Rift to Commence Soon

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus, has reported that the company will start taking pre-orders for Oculus Rift headset, early in 2016. Several consumers are anxiously waiting to somehow own one such virtual reality head mounted display headset. The Oculus Rift is likely to be launched in the first quarter of 2016. The anxiety has been created by a number of showcases, trailers, presentations and teasers of these new devices.


Net Neutrality Advocates Oppose Zuckerberg’s Free Basics Plan

An appeal was made by Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman of Facebook, in Times of India newspaper to provide free internet service for accessing some basic sites in India. The proposal has initiated a controversy from net neutrality activists and several queries from regulators. The Free Basics plan recommended by Zuckerberg will allow free accessibility from handsets to Facebook and other basic portals for education, health care and employment listings.


Samsung planning Five Million Galaxy S7 Smartphones before Launch

Samsung Galaxy S7 is currently the most-awaited smartphone on any technology expert or market analyst’s list of things to look forward to. Samsung has remained tight-lipped on the latest Galaxy smartphone, rumors have been making rounds on technology websites about S7, its features. A new report published in South Korea’s Electronic Times suggests that Samsung has already planned production of five million Galaxy S7 smartphones before its launch in February (tentative).


Arcaboard, the $20,000 Hoverboard by Arca Space Corporation offers Six Minutes of Levitation

Arca Space Corporation has showcased a hoverboard that actually hovers for a few minutes and required six hours of charge afterwards. The company with Romanian roots has developed the hoverboard with 36 electric fans that offer it an amazing thrust to lift a person up to 110 kg.

Arca Space Corporation is already accepting preorders and deliveries will start in April 2016. The hoverboard can keep hovering for six minutes with load up to 80kg and can hover for 3 minutes with load up to 110kg. After every run, the hoverboard requires six hours of charging.


ARCA Space accepting orders for Hoverboard costing $20,000

Romanian company ARCA Space Corporation has officially announced a hoverboard that can run for six-minutes and can support up to 80 kg weight. Don't confuse it with two-wheeled self-balancing scooters. The hoverboard has been priced at $19,900 by the company and will be available by April 2016. The company is already accepting orders on its website.


HTC and Samsung Officially Launch Phones Exclusive to China

After several weeks of rumors and leaks, HTC and Samsung have finally launched new cell phones into the Chinese market. Phones launched by both the tech giants are unique in their own way.

HTC has launched its HTC One X9, which is a handset with 5.5-inch full HD screen and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek processor and 3GB of RAM. This new phone costs about $370, and will be sold with 32GB of storage.


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