Weekend tech reading: Verizon getting iPhone 4 this month?

By on January 9, 2011, 1:42 PM
Verizon finally lands the iPhone The iPhone is finally coming to Verizon Wireless.
The largest U.S. wireless carrier will make the long-awaited announcement at an event Tuesday in New York City. The phone will make its way to Verizon Wireless stores around the end of January, a person familiar with the matter said. WSJ

U.S. Subpoenas Twitter over WikiLeaks supporters Prosecutors investigating the disclosure of thousands of classified government documents by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks have gone to court to demand the Twitter account activity of several people linked to the organization, including its founder, Julian Assange, according to the group and a copy of a subpoena made public late Friday. NYT

AMD releases Radeon HD 6000 series open-source support On the same day that we learn VIA's Linux support is basically dead and after a troubling week for Intel with regards to open-source graphics support for their new Sandy Bridge CPUs, Advanced Micro Devices has come forward and released open-source graphics driver support for their AMD Radeon HD 6000 series. Phoronix

Asus shows off Rampage III Black Edition for CES Shaking Nevada with a new product is tough - doing it with a mainboard is right near impossible. ASUS's latest is the brainchild of their immensely extreme Republic of Gamers (ROG) team - squeezing out the last drop of performance and integrating never-before features onto an Intel® X58 Express Chipset mainboard. VR-Zone

Turbine: Lord of the Rings Online revenues tripled as free-to-play game Turbine's massively-multiplayer Lord of the Rings Online is bringing in three times as much revenue as a free-to-play title than it did as a subscription-based title, the company has revealed. Gamasutra

Star Wars coming to Blu-ray in September You'll have yet another chance to buy Star Wars this September, when the sci-fi classic -- with its two sequels and three prequels -- arrive on Blu-ray high-definition discs. A bundle of all six movies will sell for $139.99... The Washington Post




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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I think the wave of the future in gaming - particularly as far as MMO's go - is what Turbine is doing. Free to play, but if you want the really good stuff, you'll have to cut a check. Pretty much what Zynga is doing with all of it's cheezy Facebook games like Farmville and Yoville. I think I read somewhere recently that Zynga is worth 500 million now from using that "you have to buy the good stuff" gaming model. Sheesh...

I love blu-ray, but will pass on the Star Wars collection. That series has been around for so long and shown so much that it's like a bad commercial that won't go away.

Timonius Timonius said:

Good news for iPhone users I guess. Looks like a good move for AMD to support open source graphics drivers, that's gonna force Nvidia to get with the program. How is Lord of the Rings Online gameplay-wise now that their revenue model is different? Do 'non-paying' players run around with 'crippled' features? or can they actually do significant stuff in the game. Star Wars on Blu-ray!!!!!!! I'm so there, Yipee!!!!

treeski treeski said:

Timonius said:

How is Lord of the Rings Online gameplay-wise now that their revenue model is different? Do 'non-paying' players run around with 'crippled' features? or can they actually do significant stuff in the game.

Check out this site (specific article) for a pretty good idea about how things work...

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It's a fun game and it is possible (though challenging) to play completely free. Personally, a few small transactions make the game really great a lot cheaper than other standard MMOs.

Guest said:

Looks like att is done with if Verizon gets the iphone.

princeton princeton said:

Guest said:

Looks like att is done with if Verizon gets the iphone.

Until verizon rolls out LTE AT&T is still over 2x as fast. Some people who get great coverage aren't going to downgrade to CDMA

posermobile89 said:

Id be quite happy if now that the iPhone is on Verizon, it could be jailbroken and unlocked to be on sprint. But I have a feeling that it will be more difficult that it was to unlock and go onto T-Mobile...

princeton princeton said:

Id be quite happy if now that the iPhone is on Verizon, it could be jailbroken and unlocked to be on sprint. But I have a feeling that it will be more difficult that it was to unlock and go onto T-Mobile...

Because when activating a CDMA phone they need to get your ESN, unlike sim swapping. This means carriers with certain policies could refuse to allow your iphone into the system.

matrix86 matrix86 said:

So now I can view the trash that is the acting and writing of Episodes 1-3 in high definition blu-ray? SWEET! [/sarcasm]

Cota Cota said:

TomSEA said:

I think the wave of the future in gaming.

Small gaming, gamers wont change their pads, mouse and keyboard, big screens and heavy gaming consoles/PC's for an iPhone 4. I agree that the people that plays java/flash games will have extra fun doing small gaming.

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