Sorry Guys, We Have Some Bad News About the iPhone 6s
Apple's next-generation iPhone will have a terrible design change that would be forgivable if it was done for the right reason... but it wasn't
If one were to list out all of the things that make air travel so damn frustrating, it’d be hard to know where to even begin. From delayed flights and cramped seating to what is often an exceedingly long check-in process, air travel is rarely a seamless experience.
All that aside, the notion of accessing the Internet while mid-flight is certainly a surefire way to relieve some in-flight boredom and discomfort.
Or so you would think.
Unfortunately, in-flight Wi-Fi is not only pretty expensive, but it also has a tendency to be painfully slow if you’re trying to do anything more intensive than checking a few emails. The end result is that many fliers often find themselves paying a pretty penny for shoddy service, a losing proposition on both ends.
Solar power is primed to make a big impact on the home energy market in the coming years, although that doesn’t mean everyone should rush out right now and get panels installed on their roofs. The Federal Trade Commission has put together a handy guide for prospective solar power system buyers that lists some key questions they’ll need to answer before they take the plunge. Below we’ll go over some of the essential issues you need to think through before making a big investment in home solar power. More →
As we discussed in a recent post, iPhone and iPad owners who are willing to jailbreak their devices are treated to countless features, tweaks and upgrades that everyone else will never see, but for many users, it’s just not worth the hassle. After all, your iPhone probably already does everything you need it to anyway, including play Nintendo DS games without a jailbreak. More →
The entertainment world is moving more toward a subscription-based business model in which we pay monthly fees in exchange for the rights to stream an unlimited amount of content through our phones, computers and TVs. That said, all these subscriptions can add up to a lot of money if you subscribe to a lot of them, which is why we were pleased to see that The Wall Street Journal has created a simple, easy-to-use tool for figuring out what your total monthly subscription budget really is. More →
After winning us all over with memorable roles in Friday, Rush Hour and The Fifth Element, Chris Tucker basically vanished from the public eye altogether. He made a brief resurgence for the universally panned Rush Hour 3, but it wasn’t until he found a part in Silver Linings Playbook that anyone really believed he might make a genuine comeback.
One of the most annoying things that can happen to your smarphones is screen damage. Whether it’s smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, or other devices, replacing broken screens is always an expensive hassle. But researchers have created a magical “glue” that would turn various materials into self-healing surfaces that could automatically fix scratches and cracks. The technology could very well be used in future iPhone and Android devices, but also in other products like nail varnish or car paint. More →
Though many airlines have recently taken steps to improve the overall flying experience, free Wi-Fi still remains elusive on most popular U.S.-based airliners. More often than not, Wi-Fi service is offered through a company called Gogo which provides Internet connectivity at varying rates depending on how long you want to use it. An all-day pass, for instance will set you back $16 while an hour pass will cost you $5.
Go to school… get an education… work hard and start a lucrative career as a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer… or a guy who makes goofy jokes about video games on YouTube. Swedish YouTube sensation Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (a.k.a., PewDiePie) is living this particular dream as we speak. Gamespot flags some new financial documents that show PewDiePie hauled in an estimated $7.5 million last year, a remarkable number that’s surprising even when you consider he has an estimated 37 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. More →
You don’t get to see sharks feasting on a dead whale very often, but that’s exactly what an Australian diver experienced. Better yet, he recorded the whole terrifying thing on video, so the world can see five sharks devouring a dead adult sperm whale off the coast of Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. More →
When I first heard John Oliver was getting his own show on HBO, I wasn’t excited at all. Oliver was amusing at times on The Daily Show, but his deliveries were often labored and I generally found him to be pretty annoying. Honestly, I really didn’t think he would be able to carry a show himself. It’s a good thing HBO is better at doing HBO’s job than I am at doing HBO’s job, because Last Week Tonight is a fantastic addition to the network’s Sunday night lineup.
The show took the night off this past Sunday because of the July 4th holiday, but Oliver still released a quick bit on the Last Week Tonight’s YouTube channel, and while fans certainly would have preferred a full episode, it was absolutely hilarious. More →