Lilbits 371: AT&T’s first 5G phone is coming… but not for you

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10 and S10+ earlier this year, the company also introduced its first 5G-ready smartphone: the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s basically the same phone with the addition of a 5G modem. But this model also has a bigger screen and a larger battery than its […]

AT&T and Best Buy cancel Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders

The Samsung Galaxy Fold was originally scheduled to hit stores on April 26th, but Samsung postponed the launch after multiple reviewers reported that the screens were easy to damage on their demo units. At the time the company said it would announce a new release date “in the coming weeks,” at this point it’s not […]

Lilbits 319: Chrome gets more secure, uses more RAM

Google’s Chrome web browser has always been something of a memory hog, which is to be expected from an application that runs a new process for each browser tab. Now Google has introduced something called “site isolation,” which means that not only does each tab have its own process, but each process can also now […]

Red Hydrogen One smartphone launching this summer in US and Latin America

High-end camera maker Red’s first smartphone is launching this summer. The company has announced the Red Hydrogen One will be available through AT&T and Verizon in the US and from wireless carriers Claro and Telcel in Latin America. The phone went up for pre-order last year, with prices starting at $1195, and in some ways […]

AT&T begins Airgig trials: Gigabit wireless internet wherever power lines are available

There are a growing number of companies offering gigabit internet speeds, but typically that requires running new cables to a customer’s home. Last year AT&T unveiled a different idea: piggyback on existing power lines that already crisscross the country. AT&T’s Airgig is actually a wireless technology. But instead of building new cell towers, it puts […]

AT&T’s 2G network shut down on Jan 1st, ending support for first-gen iPhones (among other devices)

If you’ve been hanging onto an original iPhone for the past 10 years, you may have noticed that cellular data service stopped working a few weeks ago. That’s because AT&T shut down its 2G network at the start of the year… but didn’t bother issuing a public statement to that effect until two weeks later. […]

Internet TV service DirecTV Now launches Nov 30th for $35 and up

As promised, AT&T is launching before the end of the month. And as promised, it offers pricing that’s very competitive with other internet TV services such as Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. DirecTV Now launches in the United States on November 30th, with prices starting at $35 for a bundle of more than 60 channels. […]

AT&T to launch DirecTV Now internet-only TV service in November for $35 per month

AT&T and Time Warner announced merger plans recently, and speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ.D Live event today, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson announced that one of the reasons for that merger is to allow AT&T to launch a new internet-only TV service with more than 100 channels of “premium” content, including Time Warner-owned channels. […]