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From the moment that Marvel revealed its universe would extend to television, fans started wondering when we’d see the first inevitable crossover. Sadly, other than a few of the movie characters making their way on to Agents of SHIELD, we haven’t seen much cross-pollination between the movie and TV worlds.
During the Television Critics Association press tour this week, Marvel attempted to explain why we hadn’t (and likely wouldn’t) be seeing Daredevil, Jessica Jones or any of the other Netflix heroes in upcoming Marvel movies.
Vinyl albums have come back in a big way as people look to take a break from the crazy tech lurking around every corner and get back to the basics. Vinyl records offer a sound that simply can’t be imitated by digital audio, but you’ll obviously need to pick up an old school turntable if you want to get in on the action. You could spend a small fortune on a turntable, a receiver and speakers, or you could snag a delightfully retro 1byone Belt-Drive 3-Speed Portable Stereo Turntable with Built in Speakers on Amazon for just $69 shipped. More →
Despite his plans to nuke Mars, Elon Musk is definitely not a supervillain. Nope. And the factory he’s building in the desert, which bears an uncanny resemblance to Blofeld’s lair, is not a supervillain lair.
Don’t believe me? Well, you can watch Elon’s launch event live tonight, but really, there’s nothing to see.
Samsung is widely expected to launch a single Galaxy Note 7 version on August 2nd, a next-gen phablet with a curved “edge” display. A recent report suggested the curved edges would be toned down compared to the Galaxy S7 edge, but a new set of official renders suggests there’s not going to be a flat-screen version of the phone. However, that doesn’t mean such a phone doesn’t exist. An extensive 11-minute hands-on video previous of the flat Galaxy Note 7 was posted on YouTube proving the phone is indeed out there. More →
It’s no secret that car companies routinely buy (and tear apart) each other’s vehicles on a regular basis, either to gain intel or just for the sick pleasure of wanton destruction. So if Apple has two brand-new Model Xs sitting outside a building that’s been linked to its self-driving car division, that means Apple’s building a Model X competitor, right? Not so fast.
While you were sleeping last night, Blizzard was on stage in China revealing new Hearthstone content. After hinting at the reveal for the past week or so, Blizzard announced One Night in Karazhan at the ChinaJoy Expo on Thursday morning — an upcoming adventure featuring 45 new cards.
Your car can heat your back and cool the cabin with the touch of a button. It can tell you how long it will take to arrive at your destination, and some cars will even warn you if you veer our of your lane. And these days, there are even cars that will drive themselves on the highway, brake on their own to avoid a collision, and even park themselves. But no car from the factory includes the awesome features that you can add by installing an Automatic Connected Car Adapter. More →
It’s no secret that Apple keeps billions of dollars in cash offshore, using legal loopholes to avoid bringing that money into the US, or paying any significant taxes on it. Whether you see the scheme as morally bankrupt or just sound financial planning tends to vary, but a Nobel-winning economist who is advising Hillary Clinton has a strong opinion on the matter.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz described Apple’s use of the transfer pricing system as “a fraud,” while also hitting out against the “obviously deficient” US law that enables Apple to do so, while still remaining technically legal.
The design of the iPhone 7 will represent the largest design shift for Apple’s iconic smartphone in history. For starters, it’s largely believed that the mechanical home button will be replaced by a capacitive touch sensor that will subtly vibrate when pressed, similar to the Force Touch trackpad Apple already employs on its MacBook. Second, and much more controversial, the iPhone 7 will see the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Needless to say, Apple’s rumored decision to remove an input port that has graced every single iPhone ever made has resulted in a firestorm of debate. On the one hand, some argue that Apple’s willingness to abandon something as universal as the 3.5mm headphone jack reeks of corporate arrogance and is “user hostile.” On the other hand, some contend that the only way to move the technological bar higher is to say goodbye to legacy technologies, no matter how universal, reliable, durable or even beloved they may be.
Amazon makes it easy to save money on just about any accessories you might need for your iPhone or Android phone… or even your Windows Phone or BlackBerry if you happen to be holding onto the past. As good as Amazon’s prices always are though, there’s always room for improvement. Below, you’ll find six different smartphone accessories that Amazon is selling right now for $6 each, and these prices are good until the end of the day on August 11. More →
If you’ve spent a significant amount of time playing Pokemon Go over the past few weeks, there’s a good chance that you’ve managed to collect a few formidable Pokemon along the way. But now that you’ve got some powerful virtual friends, what are you supposed to do with them?
It’s about time you started taking over some gyms.
We have a great collection of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today to round out this week’s series. You’ll find games, utilities, photo apps, music players and more, and every single one of them is a premium application that’s on sale for free for a limited time. There are even a few more freebies floating around in Thursday’s post, so be sure to check that one out as well. More →
We’re nearly there, Suicide Squad fans! The film premieres on August 5th, at which point we’ll learn everything there is to know about the villains in the DC Comics cinematic universe. However, until then, we’ve got one more spoiler for you — one that you should avoid just like the previous ones if you want to be surprised at the movies next week. More →