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  • AT&T cuts smartphone prices in half, jumps on the discount bandwagon

    AT&T cuts smartphone prices in half, jumps on the discount bandwagon

    If you’re looking for a new smartphone, this is apparently the weekend to go shopping. Following Radio Shack’s promise to chip in a $100 Google Play credit with purchase an HTC One and Walmart’s deep iPhone discounts, AT&T has quietly tacked on a 50% discount to all smartphone purchases under $199. This puts devices like the HTC One, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 (and the S4 Active), the Note II, both of BlackBerry’s latest handsets and iPhone 5 at an enticing $100. Naturally, Ma Bell has attached the usual hooks: the deal necessitates a new 2-year agreement or contract renewal, and in-store purchases require a trade-in device to activate the discount. Not a bad deal if you’re hankering for new hardware — just make sure you don’t walk away with buyer’s remorse.

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  • The After Math: Samsung's big Premiere and Instagram's video debut

    Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week’s tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages.

    The After Math Samsung's big Premiere event and Instagram dabbles with video

    This week’s been arguably less hectic than the last, but both Samsung and Facebook decided to up the tempo on Thursday. The Korean hardware maker announced a stack of new hardware, from tablets to cameras to desktop PCs, while Facebook’s Instagram went toe to toe with Twitter’s Vine, announcing a new video-sharing feature. On the very same day, Tesla had something to show, deftly switching batteries on its Model S faster than you’d be able to fill a gas tank. There were, however, six other days to the week, and we’ve pored over all of them for this week’s numeros.

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  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying bicycle, tattooed fruits and a wireless EV-charging system

    Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.

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    This week, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar — the world’s largest solar-powered boat — docked in downtown Manhattan, and Inhabitat was on the scene to tour the 115-foot Swiss catamaran and learn about its latest trans-Atlantic voyage. The PlanetSolar team isn’t the only one pioneering new technologies, though. Google announced plans to deploy fleets of solar-powered balloons to bring the internet to remote locations around the world. A pair of British men debuted the world’s first flying bicycle, which combines a bike with a fan-powered paraglider. A 16-year-old developed a cleaner, more efficient way to create biofuel from algae, and Coca-Cola produced a classic Coke bottle that’s made entirely from ice that melts away when you’re finished with it.

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  • Vertu TI now available in red or blue limited editions, only 1,000 of each made

    Vertu TI now available in red or blue limited editions, only 1,000 of each made

    It’s been almost half a year since Vertu launched its first-ever Android phone, the TI, and now the company’s decided to throw in a couple of limited editions to lure the big spenders. As pictured above, the new Vertu TI Colours collection is wrapped in either “Sunset Red” or “Midnight Blue” calf leather, and only 1,000 units are made for each color. As per typical Vertu style, there’s a unique number etched on the back to indicate which of the 1,000 units yours is.

    The rest of this hand-crafted, matt grey titanium phone remains unchanged otherwise, namely its 3.7-inch tough sapphire screen, Android 4.0, 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, 64GB storage plus an 8-megapixel camera. And of course, the phone still comes with the famed Vertu Concierge, a “100 percent independent” service that CEO Perry Oosting is very proud of. To join this exclusive club, you’ll have to somehow fork out a whopping HK$90,000 or €8,900 (about US$11,700) — just a tad more expensive than the TI Titanium Pure Black edition, but also more flamboyant. This author already spotted these new phones at Vertu’s Hong Kong Airport store, and he’s currently accepting donations.

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