No spam in Tuesday’s top tech stories:
Microsoft saying good-bye to Hotmail
It’s not often we get a shakeup in the email world, but say hello to Microsoft’s new free email account, Outlook.com. It’ll eventually be replacing Hotmail, but you might want to grab your name now. There’s a new, clean look and it ties in your social media contacts. It’s not too far off from what you may be used to already in Gmail, as you’ll be able to tell from CNET’s full overview of the features.
The Mars Science Laboratory rover, called Curiosity, will land on the red planet overnight Sunday to search for the building blocks of life and test if anything could live on Mars. Some say this $2.5 billion mission could be the most important event in the history of planetary exploration.
The Apple TV streaming box just added an app for Hulu Plus. Users can pay for the $8 monthly subscription through iTunes.
There’s a new way to tag on Twitter. Using the dollar sign before a ticker (such as $FB) will… [Read more]