Microsoft working on new service to provide Wi-Fi for users everywhere

Clearly making users more productive means providing internet access no matter where they go. According toVentureBeat, the software company is currently developing a cross-platform service that will offer “hassle-free” Wi-Fi around the world.

The new service, called Microsoft WiFi, was first seen online by Twitter user WalkingCat — who also first noticed the OneClip app — and the site has since been replaced with a “Coming Soon” graphic. However, in a statement sent to VentureBeat, a Microsoft representative confirms that the new venture is forthcoming. “We can confirm that we are working on a new service, called Microsoft WiFi, that will bring hassle-free Wi-Fi to millions,” a representative said. “We look forward to sharing additional…

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Author: Kwame Opam

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Google has the Nexus 6 on sale for $499 right now

If you want to try Project Fi — or simply want to get our hands on Google’s pure vision of what a smartphone should be — now’s a good time to pick up the Nexus 6. As part of a “dads and grads” promotion, the Nexus 6 is currently on sale for only $499, down $150 from its usual price. That comes with 32GB of storage; the 64GB version comes in at $549. Either way, Google is also offering free shipping. That’s a good $50 cheaper than the deal T-Mobile put into place a few weeks ago, making Google the best source to pick up this gargantuan smartphone.

The company has a few other sales in its device store right now: the Nexus 9 comes with $50 of Google Play credit, the Nexus player is is $79 out the door (a discount of $20), the Moto 360 is…

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Author: Nathan Ingraham

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Here is the ridiculous 2,590-horsepower SRT Tomahawk hypercar, coming in 2035

Fiat Chrysler and Sony first teased the SRT Tomahawk last week, but now, the over-the-top hypercar is official — all 2,590 horsepower of it.

The automaker envisions the Tomahawk as a 2035 model year vehicle, which means you’ve got another 20 years to wait. The one loophole, of course, is that it’s available this summer as a downloadable car for GT6 on the PlayStation 3, a new addition to Polyphony Digital’s long-running Vision Gran Turismo partnership with real car companies to make digital concepts come to life. And what a concept: the SRT Tomahawk comes in three versions — street, racing, and “experimental technology” — ranging from 1,007 up to a mind-boggling 2,590 horsepower.

That muscle comes from a V-10 (the Viper’s signature…

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Author: Chris Ziegler

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The first teaser for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur is here

Delays to Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory meant that 2014 was the first year since 2005 without a Pixar feature film. However, 2015 is shaping up better for Pixar fans — Inside Out is set to hit theaters in a few weeks, and The Good Dinosaur appears to have worked through its production troubles and is set for release this November. As such, we’re getting our first look at the film today via a minute-long teaser trailer.

Judging from this clip, the original premise from several years ago remains intact: what would happen if the asteroid that destroyed all of the planet’s dinosaurs millions of years ago… didn’t actually hit the earth? That premise is amusingly visualized in the trailer as a herd of dinos watch a huge…

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Author: Nathan Ingraham

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The fight for photo storage is a fight over trust

If you glanced at The Verge last week, you probably heard the news: Google has a new Photos service. It’s a big product push, a good solution to a hard problem. But now that Google has met the formidable product challenge, there’s a more complicated challenge on the horizon. Photos are intensely personal, and signing onto a service like Photos means handing over tens of thousands of them.

As Google looks to promote its big new product, that raises a serious question: do you trust Google with your photos? Do you trust anyone with them? Google isn’t alone in trying to solve the photo-sharing puzzle, and it’s likely to have plenty of competition in the years to come. Photos’ interface is impressive, but it’s nothing that couldn’t be copied…

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Author: Russell Brandom

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