Amazon's big Cyber Monday 2015 sale is here: Everything you need to know
All the details you need to know surrounding the biggest Cyber Monday sale on the Internet
Is nothing sacred anymore? It used to be that when you’d buy one of Reese’s special Peanut Butter Christmas Trees, you’d get a piece of candy that would bear a passing resemblance to some kind of tree… or at the very least, something that recognizably looked like an attempt to depict a tree. This year, however, it looks like Reese’s has been phoning it in and the Internet is not happy about it. More →
In a battle of missile versus missile, the PAC-3 continues to blast threats out of the sky.
In two separate tests at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico earlier this month, the PAC-3 performed well.
As part of U.S. Army upgrade testing on the Patriot Air Defense System – essentially a military and civilian missile shield – Lockheed Martin’s missile successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a Patriot missile on Nov. 19. The missile was modified to be consistent with the sorts of tactical ballistic missiles forces face. On Nov. 12, a PAC-3 also intercepted an airborne target as part of the Army’s Integrated Air & Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) fight test at White Sands, according to Lockheed Martin. More →
Frequent flyers, rejoice!
Amazon and JetBlue announced last week that they have entered into a new partnership which will allow Amazon Prime members to stream video free of charge on over 150 JetBlue aircraft with Fly-Fi broadband Internet. If you have a Prime membership, all you have to do is sign in to gain access to tens of thousands of free movies and TV shows. More →
If you had to travel the galaxy using only one famous spaceship from Hollywood’s two iconic sci-fi franchises, which one would it be? Physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has weighed in on this intense nerd fight and has explained why he would choose Star Trek’s USS Enterprise over Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon if he had to pick just one. More →
Although its critics will claim otherwise, Apple is still a very innovative company. Sure, it has its share of stinkers — we’re looking at you, Apple Music — but it’s also been ahead of the pack when it comes to features such as implementing 64-bit chips in phones, creating new ways of interacting with touch-based technology such as 3D Touch, and being the first company to use biometrics as the linchpin of its mobile payments service. And yet, the company spends a smaller percentage of its revenue on research and development compared to Google, Facebook, and just about every major player in tech.
What gives? More →
The ongoing fight for the collective viewing attention of consumers is absolutely fascinating to watch; not only are we in the midst of a highly competitive battle being waged by influential media giants, the outcome of the battle itself remains excitingly unpredictable. Sure, we know that streaming services from the likes of Netflix and HBO continue to grow in popularity, but a number of questions about what the media landscape will look like in even two years remains open to debate.
For instance, what can cable providers do to attract new customers and, just as important, keep existing ones? Will Apple’s rumored TV subscription service prove successful? Can Netflix continue churning out an endless stream of compelling and original content? Can Hulu, or perhaps Amazon, steal away a significant number customers from Netflix?
It’s not surprising that Samsung’s next-generation Exynos 8890 processor is delivering a strong performance in early benchmarks but the record score the chipset has set in AnTuTu is still something that should turn heads. Per PhoneArena, the Exynos 8890 set a new record on benchmark site AnTuTu over the weekend with a score of 103,692, which smashed the previous AnTuTu benchmark score of 79,000 achieved by Huawei’s Kirin 950 chipset. The new chipset also broke records on Geekbench earlier this year as well, so this impressive performance shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. More →
On Black Friday, we told you about a crazy deal Amazon was offering: one full year of unlimited cloud storage for just $5. That deal is still live if you haven’t already jumped on it, and it’s an amazing bargain compared to other cloud storage solutions out there. Of course, products like Amazon Cloud Drive are nothing new, and you might already have all of your files backed up to the cloud with services like Dropbox, OneDrive or iCloud.
If you don’t want to move all of your files over to Amazon but you do have a need to free up some space on your mobile devices that is currently occupied by photos, there’s another killer deal the retail giant is offering for Cyber Monday: $1 — that’s right, just a single dollar — gets you unlimited cloud photo storage for one full year. More →
One of the major mysteries surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens concerns Luke Skywalker. The protagonist of the original Star Wars saga is nowhere to be seen in Episode VII trailers and TV commercials, and he’s not even on the official poster of the movie. Yet everyone else has dedicated screen time in trailers and poster placement. Mark Hamill said in interviews that he can’t share with us what happens to Luke in The Force Awakens. Director J.J. Abrams also stayed silent on the subject.
The iPhone 6s is just a few months old, but Apple is already working hard on its upcoming smartphone. A number of different reports have already offered purported details about the iPhone 7, which is likely scheduled for a September 2016 launch, and a new report seems to indicate that Apple is far from having decided the device’s final hardware design and specifications. More →
Still clinging to your old grandfathered unlimited data plan on AT&T? Then get ready to pay more for it. 9to5Mac is reporting that AT&T is going to start charging users with grandfathered unlimited data plans an extra $5 per month starting in February. While no one wants to pay more for their monthly data, having a plan with unlimited LTE that costs just $35 a month is still a very good deal, especially when you consider that T-Mobile just raised the rates of its own unlimited data plans to $45 a month. Verizon, meanwhile, recently raised the price of its grandfathered unlimited data plans from $30 to $50 a month. More →
A lot of the tips we’ve been hearing about how to improve the performance of our batteries turn out to have been tall tales. CNET’s Sharon Profis has put together a great video that specifically debunks three of the most common myths about batteries: Namely, that you should wait for batteries to completely drain before recharging them, that you should charge a device fully the first time you turn it on, and that you shouldn’t “overcharge” your battery by leaving your phone plugged in after its battery has fully charged. More →