And now for the most impressive thing I’ve seen all day: a Minecraft cell phone that not only works, it can make video calls from inside the game. It’s amazing.
Later this month Verizon will be launching 26 channels of live streaming cable content through the Xbox Live dashboard for users of its FiOS TV service, a brand new way to watch cable made possible in part by the support of North America's ancient television audience measurement system.
As mentioned in the previous post about the Microsoft/Verizon partnership, you'll be able to watch 26 channels on the game console. A screenshot of the Verizon app that you'll need to download is above and a full list of the channels available at launch follows:
Starting next month with 26 channels, FioS customers will be able to start watching live cable TV through their Xbox 360s, the internet and cable provider said today.
Your cable box is headed for obsolescence.
Yesterday we noted that there was a rumor making the rounds that deals between Microsoft and Comcast and Verizon to turn the Xbox 360 into a cable box were imminent. Now Verizon seems to be hinting that someone along those lines could indeed be in the works.
Microsoft has been saying for months, for years, that they're in talks with folks at cable companies about using the Xbox 360 as a cable box, but Digiday reports today that the company is close to signing deals with Comcast and Verizon.
The new iPhone, expected to be dubbed iPhone 5, will apparently go on sale in mid-October through Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T. [WSJ]
For those of us who like to game on the iPhone, we just got a second choice for who to use as our cell phone provider.
Though today's much-discussed proposal was long on talk of transparency, there are two loopholes in Google and Verizon's plan for "Net Neutrality" rules, and, yep, one of them covers "gaming options."