A new revelation from that leaked iPhone 6s box (no, it's not good news)
We've seen plenty of good news surrounding Apple's upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus, but now it's time for some bad news...
As the unofficial Netflix for Pirates, Popcorn Time has made waves ever since it debuted back in October of 2014. With an intuitive interface that puts other BitTorrent clients to shame, Popcorn Time makes it easier than ever for users to stream their favorite TV shows and movies from within a browser or even right from their smartphones.
Not surprisingly, Popcorn Time’s arrival has been resulted in an appreciable increase in overall piracy rates across the globe. Underscoring the threat that Popcorn Time poses to traditional industry revenue streams, Netflix a few months ago even called out the service by name, painting it as a strategic threat to its core business.
Aside from an extensive and ever-changing and expanding catalogue of TV shows and movies, one of the things that makes Netflix such a compelling service is that it offers up a broad selection of original and highly addicting content. From political dramas like House of Cards to delightfully absurd comedies like Wet Hot American Summer, Netflix’s expanding pool of original content has a little bit of something for everyone.
Google over the past few years has been hard at work developing all sorts of cool and futuristic self-driving car technologies. With an extensive array of sensors, Google’s autonomous cars are designed to safely navigate through city streets with ease. From changing lanes to avoiding pedestrians at a moment’s notice, Google’s self-driving cars are intriguing and certainly give us a glimpse into what the future of driving may look like. To date, Google’s collection of futuristic cars, which include modified Lexus SUVs, have accumulated more than 1.7 million miles on the road.
Rapper Lil Wayne this weekend took the wraps off of Lil WeezyAna Fest, a star-studded music festival in New Orleans designed to raise money for kids affected by Hurricane Katrina. It’s a noble cause, to be sure, and it attracted a who’s who of performers from the rap game, including Drake, Master P, and even a Hot Boys reunion.
So far so good, right?
Well as it turns out, Tidal, the music streaming service backed by Jay-Z, was live streaming the event for fans who couldn’t be there in person. Only thing is, by the time Drake took the stage to perform, the live stream went dead with an ominous message indicating that Apple, aka “Big Brother”, was preventing Tidal from showcasing Drake’s performance to fans across the globe. Drake, of course, has a lucrative endorsement deal with Tidal competitor Apple Music, even appearing on stage during the service’s introduction at WWDC this past June.
With a revamped Apple TV just around the corner, Apple is laying the groundwork for what may soon be a wildly successful TV streaming business.
With streaming services like Netflix and HBO Now more popular than ever, the writing on the wall is clear: consumers, on the whole, just aren’t as interested in paying $100 a month for 150 channels. Instead, they’re much happier getting less and paying less.
With that in mind, Apple’s rumored TV subscription service may truly be a market disruptor. Not to mention, it would certainly fit Apple’s time-tested m.o of coming to the party late yet still being able to turn an industry on its head.
Sony this past week took the wraps off a crazy and new TV remote control with a full-sized built-in speaker. Needless to say, this is likely the biggest and most ridiculous TV remote you’re ever going to see. While we can certainly appreciate the idea behind this contraption, it certainly won’t win any awards for industrial design anytime soon.
Harnessing salary data from Glassdoor, BusinessInsider recently put together a fascinating list detailing which positions at Google pay the most money. While Google, at its core, is an engineering company, they’re still a large corporation teeming with lawyers and marketing executives. Which is to say, some of the highest paying jobs at the search giant might surprise you a little bit.
The iPhone 6s is nearly here and 9to5Mac has posted some new leaked photos that give us a look at two of the device’s key new features: Force Touch and a larger FaceTime camera. Force Touch is the technology that Apple introduced with the Apple Watch that lets users execute different commands on a touch display depending on how hard they press on it. The larger FaceTime camera, meanwhile, is designed to help users take higher quality selfies and will even come with its own flash to make it easier to take selfies in the dark. More →
Earlier this summer, my hometown of Boston made national headlines after its citizens waged a successful campaign to kill the city’s bid for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. While some people out there may scratch their heads about why any city would reject a joyous international celebration of sportsmanship like the Olympics, a gallery of photos posted by Business Insider shows us that hosting the Olympics is really not at all what it’s cracked up to be. More →
NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has been a ratings success ever since it debuted back in February 2014. In fact, there are some weeks when Fallon’s ratings are higher than competing late night talk shows on ABC and CBS combined.
Say what you will about Fallon, but the former SNL star has expertly created a more whimsical take on the traditional late night talk show to great success. Whether it’s lip sync battling with Michelle Obama, putting together a near-perfect Saved by the Bell reunion, or partaking in any number of ridiculous games with celebrities, Fallon’s show is seemingly a viral video making machine.
If you make purchases on Amazon even semi-regularly throughout the course of the year, Amazon Prime is probably worth the price of admission. Free shipping is an incredibly tempting offer, but according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, your home address might soon affect which items qualify for Prime’s best perk. More →
I thoroughly enjoyed Hitman GO, the first mobile game from Square Enix Montreal. At least, I thoroughly enjoyed the concept of Hitman GO — boiling down a game to its base elements and slapping those elements on to a board game. It sounded ingenious, but it never clicked with me the way that I expected it to.