Earlier this month, the FCC concluded their 600MHz spectrum auction and T-Mobile walked away with 45% of the spectrum, spending nearly $8 billion. While this was no surprise, it was a surprise to see that both Sprint and Verizon didn’t even bother to bid. Sure, it’s understandable that Sprint may not want to finance a potentially costly bid for additional spectrum, but Verizon on the other hand is very wealthy and could easily afford to throw money at spectrum, begging the question, why?
In a recent blog post written by Verizon Wireless Chief Network Officer, Nicola Palmer, she explains that Verizon didn’t bid because “We simply don’t need [...]
On Tuesday, a massive Amazon AWS outage caused a four hour outage for many popular sites such as Spotify, Netflix, Reddit, Pinterest, and others. As it may seem that the only thing that could cause an outage like this is like a massive DDOS or other major issue, the truth behind the matter is slightly a bit more embarrasing.
According to a statement recently issued by Amazon, the AWS outage was actually nothing more than an OSI Reference Model Layer 8 issue, or human error. It appears that in the process of removing a small set of servers from Amazon’s billing system, the Amazon AWS employee in charge of the operation fat fingered the command, instead [...]
With the impending launch of Battlefield 1, EA is bringing gamers back to the Battlefield with a free DLC promotion.
From now until July 26, gamers can pick up Battlefield 4 Naval Strike for free, which includes several new maps set in the South China Sea including Lost Islands, Nansha Strike, Wave Breaker, and Operation Mortar. Additionally, the Naval Strike DLC also includes five new weapons (AR-160, SR-2, AWS, SR338, SW40), several new gadgets (M320 3GL, AA Mine), a new vehicle (ACV), and a new game mode called Carrier Assault Mode.
This is one of several new DLCs which was made free in the past few months in preparation for Battlefield 1. Earlier this [...]