Rest of the Day: AT&T’s New Streaming TV Service to Offer 100 Channels for $ 35
AT&T will launch a new service called DirecTV Now, which will include over 100 channels for $ 35 a month. The online service is due to launch later this year, and they ultimately want it to be their main video platform. About this and much more in today’s news.
- There is no word yet on whether all major networks will be included in DirecTV Now. Assuming they can hook up all the major channels at that price, this is a pretty attractive deal for those who cut the cord, who, like me, overlook the ease of pushing a tube to see what’s going on. AT&T previously announced the upcoming service in March this year. [Bloomberg]
- Apple accidentally missed a picture of the new MacBook. It has long been rumored that a dynamic OLED touchscreen display on the keyboard does exist, and it also has Touch ID (fingerprint sensor). Otherwise, it basically looks like a MacBook. Note the lack of an exit key! The image was included in the latest macOS Sierra update. The official presentation of the updated MacBook will take place on Thursday, October 27th. [MacRumors]
- Google just unveiled a giant touchscreen whiteboard that costs $ 6,000. It’s called Jamboard and is designed for professional office environments with a focus on cloud collaboration. But still – this is a $ 6,000 board. [Google]
- This new Xiaomi phone has an edge-to-edge screen and has been very impressed with some. [The Verge]
- I’m fascinated by the new Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus, especially when it doesn’t quite work. Sometimes algorithms cannot determine the real depth of the scene and make a few blurry mistakes. However, this usually works well when photographing people. Gizmodo tried it out to see what theme he was fighting with. [Gizmodo]