Mint Mobile unlimited plans aren’t unlimited, ad board decides

Mint Mobile unlimited plans aren’t unlimited, ad board decides

The National Advertising Review Board has denied Mint Mobile’s appeal defending its use of the word “unlimited” in its advertising since its unlimited prepaid plan includes a high-speed data cap of 35GB per month. That’s not unusual — most unlimited plans include a cap on high-speed or “premium” data — but Mint actually slows customers … Read more

Microsoft’s $19.7 billion Nuance acquisition wins EU approval

Igor Bonifacic

The European Commission has approved Microsoft’s to buy Nuance Communications. The regulator on Tuesday the proposed acquisition “would raise no competition concerns” within the European Union. In analyzing the bid, it found that “Microsoft and Nuance offer very different products.” Moreover, it believes the company will continue to face “strong” competition from other firms in … Read more

After Build Back Better, here’s how the US can still clean up its power grid

After Build Back Better, here’s how the US can still clean up its power grid

The future of America’s electricity grid hangs in the balance as Democrats try to salvage their giant environmental and social spending bill. After West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin imperiled Democrats’ Build Back Better bill — which would have transformed the grid and helped stave off catastrophic climate change — environmental advocates are figuring out a … Read more

Malaysian tabletop game developers raise funds for flood relief

Malaysian tabletop game developers raise funds for flood relief

Malaysian indie tabletop game developers are raising funds for aid following devastating flooding in the country. More than 40,000 people have been displaced and at least eight have died in Malaysia’s “worst flooding in years,” The Guardian reports. Eleven tabletop game designers donated their games to the Malaysia Flood Relief 2021 Bundle, hosted on itch.io. … Read more

Tascam is making brand new cassettes for its ancient four-track recorders

Jon Fingas

Tascam knows some musicians pine for the ‘warm’ quality of cassette recordings, and it’s willing to effectively resurrect dead technology to meet their needs. The company has introduced a 424 Studio Master High Bias Type II Cassette designed for the brand’s decades-old Portastudio four-track cassette recorders. Artists can record analog samples and tunes without hunting … Read more

The Hamden Journal’s Best of 2021 – The Hamden Journal

Polygon’s Best of 2021 - Polygon

Are you an avid The Hamden Journal reader? Do you stop by when you’ve played a game or seen a movie you’re particularly excited about? Or do you pop in every December to read our end-of-the-year lists, and see all of the weird and wonderful entertainment you might have missed? If you answered “yes” to … Read more

Adidas’ final commemorative Xbox sneakers are now on sale

Igor Bonifacic

Since , Microsoft and Adidas have been releasing commemorative Xbox-themed sneakers to mark the brand’s 20th anniversary. It all started with a pair of Forum Tech shoes the two companies gave away to a group of lucky fans. Then, in November, they released a pair of sneakers you could buy in the US and Canada. … Read more