In today's show, Google search gets smarter, Verizon ends its unlimited data era, and E.T. tweet home?
Google adds factoids to search results
Google search results will now look a bit different. Google has launched the Knowledge Graph, a database of 500 million people, places, and things, and it will show up in your search to give you more info on a topic and help you find related items. Google is rolling it out in the next few days to desktop, mobile and tablet users.
You can't always count on iPhone rumors being true, but here's one that's looking pretty solid: The next iPhone will have a larger screen. The Wall Street Journal has spoken with sources that say Apple ordered larger screens from manufacturers. We've seen a few other reports about Apple ordering screens that are 4-inches and larger.
Verizon doesn't offer unlimited data plans anymore, but long-time Verizon customers have been able to hang on by grandfathering it into their contracts. But that won't be the case for long. Verizon plans to move all customers to a data-share plan (which will be unveiled this Summer). Anyone on 3G that upgrades to 4G LTE will not be able to keep unlimited data.
Bloomberg reports that Facebook is seeking to diversify its current board of directors -- all of whom are white males. Some users have spoken out on this, petitioning Facebook to add a woman to its board.
E.T. tweet home? An experimental art project on RocketHub is asking for $8,500 to send your tweets into space.
When Windows 8 is released later this year, it will be easier for parents to monitor their child's computer use. Parents can get weekly reports on what websites their child visits, what programs are being used and what games are being played -- that, and how long the child spends on each. It's the next best thing to hovering over their shoulder.
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