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Apple reportedly in talks to stream movie rentals shortly after theater debuts

Distributors like Apple and Comcast — in conjunction with studios like Warner Bros. and the Comcast-owned Universal Pictures — are reportedly in talks with movie theaters to negotiate releasing brand-new films just weeks after their theatrical debut, according to Bloomberg. However, months of negotiations seem be at a standstill, as theaters cling to keeping the home release of movies as far from the exclusive theatrical release as possible. Should studios refuse, theaters may choose to boycott

By | 2017-08-18T16:56:32+00:00 August 18th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Xbox One X ‘Project Scorpio Edition’ could be on the way

Microsoft might be readying a special Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, if leaks on two German retail websites are to be believed. Project Scorpio, you may remember, was the codename of the Xbox One X before it was called that, so this new version appears to be a nod to those origins. The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition looks to feature a blacked-out controller with 'Project Scorpio' running down the middle in an electric green font. If Microsoft announces the Project Scorpio Edition during

By | 2017-08-18T16:03:20+00:00 August 18th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Going 30 mph on an electric bike in NYC is terrifyingly awesome

Going 28 miles-per-hour (45 kilometers-per-hour) on an electric bike is both one of the most frightening and exhilarating things I’ve ever done. However, I wasn’t in a car shielded by a foot of metal, plush lining and crumple zones. Nope I was on a 65 pound, $10,000 (about £7,765, AU$16,230) Stromer ST2 S eBike wearing shorts without a helmet and less than a year of biking experience. But before I could even consider the myriad ways I would end up in the hospital, the electric motor on the Strom

By | 2017-08-18T13:54:37+00:00 August 18th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Solar eclipse 2017 live stream: how to watch the rare total eclipse on Monday

What time is the solar eclipse 2017? NASA solar eclipse live streamsWhen it comes to covering the solar eclipse, NASA has brought its monitoring tech and astronomy experts out in force. Credit: NASA / Image courtesy of Romeo DurscherThe Weather Channel’s also pulling out some fun bells and whistles for its solar eclipse segment, “ Chasing Eclipse 2017 ”. Check The Weather Channel's Twitter page , weather.com or the Weather Channel app for the live stream. Most promising, Alex Conu, author of How

By | 2017-08-18T13:48:48+00:00 August 18th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Android Oatmeal should be the name of the next update

But oatmeal, OATMEAL! Oatmeal sets a precedentIn the past, our Android robo friend has been a promoter of sugar-dense snacks and for good reason: they’re delicious. Naming Android O as “Oatmeal” would be a fresh start to the operating system, just like it’s a fresh start to any day and an integral part of a healthy, balanced breakfast. The glorious, guilt-free snack is the key to a refreshed body, mind and operating system. I realize that Google could opt for Oatmeal Cookie as the name for Andro

By | 2017-08-18T13:10:30+00:00 August 18th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Google Home just added support for free Spotify streaming

However, Spotify is removing that barrier for Google's smart speaker as it announced that, starting today, Google Home users can now stream Spotify using either Premium or free accounts. This new perk gives Google Home a leg up on Amazon's competing Echo speakers, which still require a Premium account to play Spotify tunes at the time of writing. 'OK Google, play Discover Weekly'To get Spotify running on your Google Home, you will need to link your Spotify account to your speaker via the Google

By | 2017-08-18T11:33:33+00:00 August 18th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Snapchat Spectacles nearly got me banned from Yankee Stadium

Little known fact: both Snapchat and Instagram video are officially banned by baseball stadiums across America, and so are Snapchat Spectacles and all 360 cameras, according to park officials. This is the point where Spectacles, Snapchat and Instagram are banned. Me: "But I saw other people use Snapchat video on their phones during the game. And Instagram video. Turns out, banning Snapchat and Instagram video is the official stance of all US baseball stadiums, according to Yankee Stadium securit

By | 2017-08-18T10:51:32+00:00 August 18th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intel’s 8th-generation desktop CPUs will up core counts across the board

As per the leaked photo, Intel’s desktop processors – from Core i3-8100 to Core i7-8700K – will enjoy increases in core count by 100% and 50%, respectively. Specifically, 8th generation Intel Core i3 processors will be quad-core by default, meanwhile both Core i5 and Core i7 chips will be hexa-core standard. Otherwise, it seems the Core i3 line is enjoying the most changes, with the i3-8100 and i3-8350K seeing a considerable bump in TDP, or thermal design power, to 65 watts and 95W, respectively

By | 2017-08-18T09:56:05+00:00 August 18th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 reasons iPhone 8 AR will be an augmented reality game changer

iPhones are everywhere, so AR will be everywhereThe iPhone 8 will bring with it iOS 11 , and with iOS 11 will come Apple’s AR. Craig Federighi, Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, believes it will be “ the largest AR platform in the world ,” which will lure AR developers en masse. This is the clearest signal that Apple is going all in on AR with the iPhone 8. Today, Apple Pay lets users navigate the purchasing of items, and soon Apple AR may let them navigate the rest of their

By | 2017-08-18T09:25:04+00:00 August 18th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The LG G6 is cheap (and free) at some US carriers

If you live in the US, it’s now more affordable than ever to pick up LG’s latest flagship, the LG G6. At Sprint, you can snag the LG G6 for just $20 per month (down from $29), which takes the final cost for the nearly bezel-free smartphone down to $480. Check out that deal at Sprint right hereIf you’re with T-Mobile, opting for the G6 costs roughly the same. Buying an LG G6 or the LG V20 through the magenta carrier will net you the opportunity to earn an additional G6 or V20 for free after rebat

By | 2017-08-18T09:09:08+00:00 August 18th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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