NASA isn’t done investigating Mars for its past (and present) capability of hosting life. Its upcoming 2020 rover will have added abilities like radar that can probe the planet’s surface hundreds of feet down. Read more »
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Some of Hulu’s free web content is now also available to Android users who don’t pay for Hulu Plus. Read more »
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T-Mobile added 1.5 million new mobile connections in 2nd quarter, beating out its three larger rivals in growth, but it didn’t come close to matching the blowout performance of Q1. Read more »
There’s a new BBM app for Windows Phone, bringing the messaging service to all three major mobile platforms (sorry BlackBerry.) Read more »
Iliad owns Free Mobile, an upstart carrier overturning France’s mobile industry. Now it wants to do the same in the U.S. with T-Mobile’s help, though it will have to get through Sprint and SoftBank first. Read more »
The new mobile apps from the New York Times have so far failed to make much of an impact, and the paper’s existing paywall is peaking in terms of its reach. So what does the company do now in order to find new readers and revenue? Read more »
Wunderlist 3 is a faster, slicker, more collaboration-friendly iteration of the popular productivity app. But it’s also the first step in a strategic shift for Berlin’s 6Wunderkinder. Read more »
In advance of Tesla’s earnings this afternoon, the electric car maker announced this morning that its deal with Japanese battery giant Panasonic is officially a go. Panasonic will invest in the battery-making equipment and occupy about half of the space, while Tesla will fund and manage the land, building and utilities and, along with other vendors, will occupy the other half of the building. Nikkei reported the news earlier this week, as well as more details on the financing. Tune in for Tesla’s earnings later this afternoon, and check out what I’m looking for from them.
Revolv, whose home hub lets you control a variety of connected devices in one app, has finally released an Android version as well as added official support for the Nest thermostat. When I tested Revolv, I liked the hardware, but found the software only okay. I also couldn’t access the geo-fencing capabilities as an Android phone user (I used the app on my iPad). So this news has me wondering if should give the Revolv another test. Revolv also added support for multiple “authorized phones” so it no longer turns off that Nest if an authorized user is still home.