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Netflix is a hugely popular streaming service that has more than 81 million worldwide subscribers. What makes Netflix so popular is that it offers instant access to hundreds of titles, including original content, that are available to stream on a whim. There are no commercials, and you don’t have to wait a week to see the next episode of your favorite series. However, just because you just ended a six-hour Netflix binge doesn’t mean you were in full control. The company may have figured what you were going to click next before you did. And it did it so by simply looking at nothing other than the type of artwork people like. More →
Realism versus fun is a very difficult balance for a game developer to strike. As technology improves, gamers want to see lifelike environments, impressive physics engines and animations on par with the best that Pixar has to offer.
But they also want to be able to get shot 700 times over the course of a 6 hour campaign and somehow only die two or three times. It’s a dilemma, to say the least, which is why we often don’t feel the stakes of the story.
So what’s one surefire way to get players to make the most of their decisions in a game? Give them a death sentence.
Apple last quarter sold 51.1 million iPhones, an impressive figure to be sure, but markedly lower than the 61.1 million iPhones it sold during the same quarter a year-ago. And while there are cogent explanations that put the iPhone’s year over year sales decline into context, analysts and pundits – as is seemingly their nature – are opting to willfully ignore them and have instead taken to calling for Tim Cook’s ouster.
While the notion of getting rid of a CEO who helped generate more revenue in a single quarter than Google, Microsoft and Facebook combined is nonsensical, the reality is Apple, at some point in the near future, will need to demonstrate to investors that there’s still a lot of life left in the iPhone.
Some things just go well together. Peanut butter and chocolate, the internet and hateful comments from anonymous strangers, Nintendo and hip shoes… wait, what was that one about Nintendo?
According to shoe blog Sole Collector, German shoe retailer 43einhalb has let slip that Vans and Nintendo will be collaborating this summer for a line of Nintendo-themed sneakers featuring some of the company’s famous characters.
With seemingly endless resources and thousands of employees at its disposal, it’s hard to believe that Google is still struggling to get a majority of Android users on to a single platform version. And yet, seven months after the launch of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, not even 10% of Android devices have been updated.
The term “cloud” is still a buzzword that can easily get on your nerves since it’s so overused, but that doesn’t make the new era of web-based computing and storage any less useful. Cloud services make our lives infinitely easier and cloud backup solutions can save us from major headaches. But cloud-based solutions aren’t just for your computer anymore — pick up a Nixplay Edge 8-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame with Hi-Res Display or a Nixplay Edge 13-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Full HD 1080p Digital Photo Frame and you’ll start seeing cloud solutions in a whole new light. More →
You thought you knew everything there is to know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, didn’t you? Well, then you’ll be happy to discover a neat Star Wars song released for this year’s “May the 4th” celebration. It turns out that none other than Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda composed a secret song for The Force Awakens that you can grab today and listen to it in its entirety. More →
I’ve always thought that one of the more interesting things about HD video and modern day photography is that it has become impossible to distinguish the era in which content was created. Whereas photographs from the 1960s and 1980s, for example, have their own distinct color attributes, a photograph taken in 2010 will be impossible to distinguish from a photo taken in 2020.
Needless to say, old photographs have a certain charm about them that only decades of time can bestow. That said, sometimes it’s just as charming to add a bit of color to classic historical photographs. Over the past few years, colorizing old photos has become an art unto itself. And while some purists might understandably scoff at such endeavors, I personally think that colorizing old photos is a clever and unique way to make history seem that much more tangible and relatable.
One of the most controversial decisions that Star Wars creator George Lucas has made over the years was to change the sequence of events that happened when Han Solo was accosted by bounty hunter Greedo in the cantina. In the original cut of the film, Han Solo shot first at Greedo and easily killed him before the inept bounty hunter could get a shot off. In the 1997 “special edition” of the movie, Lucas re-edited the scene to make it look as though Greedo had actually shot at Han first.
Why did he change this? It doesn’t really matter since it was one of many questionable decisions Lucas made in the late ’90s and early 2000s. The point is that most fans believe that Han should have been the one to shoot first and now they have no less of an authority than the actor who played Greedo backing them up. More →
Ahead of the release of the hit movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the world was introduced to one of the cutest new characters in Disney’s Star Wars revival. His name is BB-8 and actually, he isn’t a “he” at all. Instead, BB-8 is the name of an adorable little droid that makes R2-D2 look boring and old. And the best part about BB-8 is that he’s not just a 2-dimensional character trapped on screen in the movie — you can actually get a BB-8 droid of your very own and control it with your iPhone or Android smartphone.
Well guess what: From now through the end of the day on Sunday, May 8, you can get the Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid on sale for just $123 shipped instead of $150, which is how much it typically costs. More →
Not all smartphone or gadget users may agree with Time’s assessment of the 50 Most Influential Gadgets Of All Time, but the magazine has picked Apple’s iPhone as the most influential gadget ever. There’s no doubt that the iPhone has revolutionized the smartphone business and has disrupted the market for personal computing as well. Time editors believe this single device was more influential than any other recent technological innovation. More →
Just hours after Hulu confirmed that it would be launching a premium internet TV service in 2017, Bloomberg is reporting that online video giant YouTube will be doing the same. According to the report, YouTube’s paid subscription service will be called Unplugged and will offer a bundle of streaming cable TV channels.