Foxconn’s CEO and president Trump announce plans for a $10 billion LCD factory in Wisconsin by 2020

President Trump’s election campaign largely revolved around making “America great again” and bringing businesses into the country. Trump has been quite engaged with the tech sector in particular, where bringing the production of iPhones to American soil seems like one of his top priorities in the business field. While it is not clear whether Tim Cook actually promised Trump last week to build three ‘big, big, big’ Apple plants in the US, the president has apparently been involved in a previously rumoured venture with Foxconn that was officially …


The best of prepaid? Verizon vs AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint plans compared

 SprintVerizon AT&TT-Mobile ONE1 GB-
-$30-3 GB-
$40–4 GB$40
–$456 GB-
-$40$557 GB/10 GB-
$50/$60–/$50 (limited time offer)Unlimited$50$80$60$75
*prepaid plan prices are after the auto-pay discount, where available
All major US carriers have had those scrappy prepaid phones since ages, for folks who didn’t really have the wherewithal to endure two-year contracts, or the credit history to get a subsidized expensive phone with set monthly outlays. The death of two-year contracts …

Andy Rubin plans to bring the Essential Phone to the UK, Europe and Japan

You didn’t think Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone will be exclusively available in the United States, did you? Even though the company behind the quirky smartphone hasn’t yet come forward with an official statement to confirm its expanded availability, Financial Times reports the Essential Phone will be released in many other countries.

Apparently, Andy Rubin’s company negotiated the release of the Essential Phone in the UK with local carriers. Last week, Essential execs held talks with EE and other UK network operators to find a suitable time frame for the launch the …

AT&T now offers new prepaid monthly plans, GoPhone may soon be rebranded

AT&T GoPhone may soon be rebranded to AT&T Prepaid, as the carrier offers new plan rates for its prepaid services. Even though the company’s website still refers to GoPhone, a recent post on Reddit shows a picture of an AT&T poster ad that reads AT&T Prepaid and shows the new rates, suggesting the change might indeed be on the cards. 

The cheapest plan the company now offers is certainly an attractive one and gives you 1GB of data, unlimited talk and texts in the US, and unlimited texts to over 100 countries. The plan costs $35 a month and is quite an upgrade for AT&T …

Pokemon GO celebrates its first anniversary, details Solstice in-game event, future plans

Niantic has just revealed new information about what’s coming for Pokemon GO in the next couple of weeks. Before going into details, it’s worth mentioning the game celebrates two milestones: 750 million global downloads and one year since Pokemon GO was released in the App Store.

As such, the developers have decided to host the Solstice Event starting June 13. During this event, players will meet Fire-type and Ice-type Pokemon at a higher frequency. Moreover, big XP bonuses will be offered for throwing Poke Balls accurately, while Lucky Eggs will be massively discounted …

Verizon adjusts its pre-paid plans by adding more data; video streaming limited to 480p

Verizon has announced some changes to its pre-paid offerings starting on June 6th. On that date, Verizon’s pre-paid service will consist of  five different tiers: 3 GB of high-speed for $40 a month, 7 GB of high-speed data for $50 a month and 10 GB of high-speed data for $60 a month. The carrier already has a tier with unlimited high-speed data for pre-paid subscribers priced at $80 per month. With these new plans, some old features remain available such as Carryover Data. Those with a record of paying on time can bank unused data for a month, and use it the following month. Always on Data …

Smartphone and TV maker LeEco lays off 325 US employees, postpones U.S. expansion plans indefinitely

Confirming the recent rumors, smartphone and TV maker LeEco has officially laid off 325 of its San Diego employees and postponed its plans for further US expansion until it’s able to secure its financial situation. In addition to many good people losing their jobs, this means no new LeEco products are to be expected within the near future.

The Chinese company made a bold entry into America, offering a big portfolio of smart products and consumer electronics. It did so quite quickly and without spending the time to know the market or build up brand awareness through well-positioned advertising. …

Rumors say Meizu plans to launch a bezel-less smartphone in 2018

There are tons of rumors about а possible radical redesign of Apple’s mobile phones for the eagerly expected anniversary model, speculated to be released later this year as the iPhone 8. And these expectations lead to the emergence of many full-screen, bezel-less concepts like the one we designed for you in March. But other companies could also be readying to launch similarly designed mobile devices. Recently published concept renders suggest that Meizu could be one of these companies with plans for bezel-less smartphone, but according to some of the latest rumors, the device will not arrive …

Verizon: no, Mr Legere, the new unlimited data plans aren't straining our network

Back in February, Verizon joined the unlimited data plans trend, and introduced a… gasp… reasonably priced plan for mobile Internet to infinity, or until you hit a throttling cap in congested downtown areas like with other carriers’ unlimited offers. T-Mobile’s ever-feisty CEO John Legere, however, commented a few weeks ago during an earnings call that Verizon’s network has slowed down 14% since the introduction of its unlimited plans, and, according to him, they are simply unprepared for the influx of bits and bytes through Big Red’s ether. “In the same time,” he said, “the …

Verizon now offers unlimited data plans for pre-paid subscribers

Verizon announced today that effective immediately, it will offer an unlimited data plan for its pre-paid customers. The price of the service is $80 a month and includes unlimited talk to Mexico and Canada, and unlimited text to over 200 international locations. The pre-paid unlimited plan streams video at up to 480p (DVD quality). Mobile hotspot and tethering usage is not included as part of the plan, and during times of heavy traffic your data could be prioritized behind other customers.

Verizon has now simplified its pre-paid offerings, and all of them include unlimited talk, text and …