In response to North Korea’s claim that it successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb, South Korea resumed cross-border propaganda broadcasts today. North Korea considers the loudspeaker broadcasts an act of war because they are meant to raise questions in North Korean minds about the infallibility of the country’s leader Kim Jong Un.
AT&T today will stop offering two-year contracts to subsidize new smartphone purchases. AT&T customers will now only be able to get new phones — even flip phones or ‘dumb’ phones — by paying the full price or paying in installments over time. Once the norm, two-year contracts have been phased out in the mobile industry in favor of selling devices at full price to consumers.
Austinites begin to weigh in on permanent water restrictions– Restrictions, meant to save water in dry times, are likely becoming permanent for the city of Austin. But not everyone is loving the idea, and the city is giving people a chance to talk about it through several public forums. The first was held last night at Hampton Branch Library. Next two meetings: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 – Southeast Branch Library (5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, 78744) Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Carver Branch Library (1161 Angelina St, 78702)
Would this make you feel better about your kids’ safety? Austin ISD has cameras on 30 it’s busses. They’re not to watch the kids, but to keep an eye on drivers and catch people passing the bus when they’re not supposed to. Eventually they want the cameras on all the busses.