KnowRoaming review: This SIM ‘sticker’ makes it easy for travelers to save on data
Thanks in no small part to T-Mobile’s free global data initiative, US carriers have begun to lighten the fee load when it comes time to roam. But you’ll still pay an arm and a leg in many countries, and discounted plans from AT&T and Verizon, while… …read more
Jordi Alba Injury: Updates on Barcelona Star’s Hamstring and Return
Things continue to get worse for Barcelona, especially from an injury perspective. Left-back Jordi Alba is the most recent player forced to miss time due to a hamstring issue.
According to AS, the defender will be out for almost a month:
Alba suffered the injury in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid and was substituted out for Adriano at halftime. Now it seems the issue is likely to keep him out until the end of the season.
The 25-year-old player has been in and out of the lineup this season, making only 14 starts in league play. However, he has contributed two assists and continues to be one of the more consistent defenders along the left side.
This injury along with Bartra leaves the club incredibly shorthanded going forward. According to ESPN FC, the club also announced that Neymar would be sidelined four weeks with a foot injury.
Additionally, Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique were out against Real Madrid, which helped contribute to a 2-1 loss to Barcelona’s biggest rival. Obviously, the defense is lacking without its best players and it has led to some historic failures:
After being eliminated from Champions League, the club’s only chance of securing a trophy will come in La Liga. Unfortunately, Barca sit four points out of first place behind both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.
Without Alba and a few other key players, it seems unlikely they will be able to get back to the top of the table with just five matches remaining.
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Facebook Launches ‘Nearby Friends’ Location Feature for Meet-Ups IRL
Facebook has always encouraged you to share with your friends — your favorite movies, pictures, and life updates. Now Facebook wants you sharing your location, too.
The social network on Thursday announced Nearby Friends, a new feature built into Facebook’s mobile app that allows you to see which of your friends are close by, and even share your exact location with others.
The new feature uses the geolocation technology in your smart phone to determine when you are close to one of your Facebook friends. When activated, the feature will send periodic notifications alerting you to friends who are nearby. Users have been able to check in on Facebook for some time, meaning you can already share your location as part of a post, but Nearby Friends allows you to broadcast your general location to Facebook friends without posting at all …