Minecraft is nothing less than a phenomenon, and the game’s upcoming new chapter is shaping up to be one of the most exciting releases of 2015. Minecraft: Story Mode will be an entirely new take on the pixelated masterpiece, injecting the popular characters into a narrative reminiscent of a LEGO game.
Apple Music is here. Some people love it. Some people think it’s doomed. Wherever you stand on matters, one thing is clear: Apple did a good job hitting most of the notes it needed to hit, and it also added a couple of unique features users can’t find elsewhere. One of them, of course, is Beats 1.
Beats 1 is Apple’s global radio station that streams around the clock. But what happens if you hear something you like and don’t catch it in time to see the name? More →
As someone in my mid-thirties, I have come to terms with the fact there is some slang I just shouldn’t be using. Remember when you were a kid and your parents would always misuse words they heard on TV? Yeah, that’s what I’m trying to avoid. At a certain age however, using modern slang goes from cringeworthy to hilarious and cute, and these grandmothers have, without question, reached that age. More →
America hasn’t always been the land of the free. The founders of the United States fought tirelessly for years to free themselves from Great Britain, and the Fourth of July is when we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the document that marked the separation of the 13 American colonies from the British Empire.
What better way to celebrate that historical event than by watching people stuff their faces as quickly as possible with compressed meat trimmings and fat? More →
Bob Lefsetz is one of the most well-known and well-respected music industry critics in the business. He has worked with and consulted for major labels for years, and he pens a regular newsletter covering every aspect of the industry. With the launch of Apple Music earlier this week, Lefsetz has given the new service plenty of attention recently, as you might expect.
Windows 10 launches later this month — sort of — to save us from the disaster that was Windows 8. As has become tradition at Microsoft, the company made some major missteps as it tried to better address the mobile market. Windows 8 was supposed to offer an ideal computing experience on PCs and tablets, but it ended up being a disaster on both. Now, Windows 10 will dial down the mobile features on desktops and laptops, instead shifting back toward a Windows 7-like experience.
Microsoft continues to announce more details leading up to Windows 10’s July 29th release, and now a new series of comparison grids highlights all of the key features that Windows 10 Home edition users will not have access to. More →
With the Fourth of July just one day away, we’re celebrating early with a great list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Friday’s list is packed with nine great iOS apps, and they’re normally all paid downloads. For a limited time, however, each and every one is free.
Cord cutters, your prayers have been answered. Sort of.
Households no longer need pay TV packages to enjoy movies and TV shows at home, and cord cutting has reached new heights thanks to services like Netflix, which offers tens of thousands of movies and TV shows that are each just a few clicks away. Networks are also finally getting in on the action, as HBO, ESPN and others launch services that stream paid content without the need for a pay TV subscription.
Netflix, HBO Now and WatchESPN are all paid options, though. What if you want to stream content for free? Sure, you can steal content by streaming it illegally, but there are plenty of legal options out there as well. The key, however, is getting them all in one place, and now there’s a community-powered service that looks to do just that. More →
Optimistic investors have sent BlackBerry shares on a roller coaster ride over the past few years, but reality seems to be setting in. After briefly rocketing up to the $12 range in mid-January, the company’s stock has seen a gradual decline back to under $8, down about 27.5% so far in 2015. Brief runs of optimism are quickly offset by the recurring realization that BlackBerry doesn’t seem any closer to finding its place in the new mobile landscape today than it was a few years ago.
Here in America, we love our friendly neighbors to the north. We don’t always understand everything they say, but we still love them. Canada is a vast and beautiful country full of gorgeous landscapes and forests as far as the eye can see. It’s also full of fun little colloquialisms that can be very quirky to anyone outside of Canada. More →
Samsung wasn’t the first company to launch a smartphone with a supersized screen, but it would be hard to argue that the South Korean smartphone company didn’t popularize the category. Samsung’s Galaxy Note line brought phablets to the mainstream, and phones that would have once been considered massive are now the norm.
Interestingly though, the sleekest and most exciting phablet Samsung has ever made seemingly isn’t a member of the popular Note family. Instead, it looks like Samsung is about to supersize its best-ever flagship phone — but as hot as the new model is shaping up to be, a new leak also suggests it’s going to be huge. More →
Apple’s iPhone lineup is powered by iOS, which is known for a number of things. While a few buggy initial launches might lead you to believe otherwise, iOS is actually one of the most stable widely available software platforms in the world. But stable though it may be, there are still some common problems that can be incredibly bothersome if they affect your iPhone, so we do our best to show you how to fix your phone and enjoy smooth sailing whenever possible. More →
Google’s self-driving cars look ridiculous by today’s standards. They’re tiny, the design is peculiar and the shape is odd. But those funny-looking cars are the future, and that future is going to arrive sooner than you might think.
While Google has been reasonably open during the development of its new autonomous car technology, the company’s specific plans for these cars remain a mystery. However, new claims from a venture capitalist may have just pulled back the curtain on Google’s plans, and they may be even more ground-breaking than we thought. More →