Category: Tech News

Ruling Requires Music Streaming Services To Better Compensate Artists

While consumers have made the switch from buying their music in a physical form (cd, tape or record) to digital distribution, the business model around the music industry has also changed dramatically over the past few years. The days are ending where you have to buy the permanent rights to a song or album through iTunes or Amazon. Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music dominate the market offering unlimited ad-free music streaming on your computer or mobile device for under $10/month. Of course, this is great for consumers as you are getting more for your money yet the artists who...

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‘MoviePass’ Blocks Access To Several Popular AMC Theaters

In the past, we have written several articles showcasing an interesting premium service dubbed MoviePass which allows subscribers the ability to attend one 2D movie screening every day for just $9.95/month. The service has been around for a few years now, but their recent pricing revamp has resulted in 1.5M subscribers. Considering the going rate for a single movie ticket throughout 2017 averages $8.97, this seems like a steal and a great way for movie theaters to bring people back into their locations versus streaming movies on digital platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime or Vudu. While many subscribers have...

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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Will Be Announced February 25th

Every year Samsung holds their Unpacked event where they announce their newest flagship Galaxy smartphone. This year, their keynote is slated to take place on February 25th at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The company took to their Samsung Mobile Twitter account today to make the formal announcement as well as share a 16-second teaser video hinting at a camera “reimagined.” The rumor mill is suggesting that the S9's camera will offer a 12-megapixel rear camera with options to switch from f/1.5 or f/2.4 apertures which will affect aspects like low-light performance and the resulting depth of...

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Apple’s ‘HomePod’ Smart Speaker Will Release On February 9th

Apple made their HomePod announcement back in June at their WWDC keynote and the initial plan to release it for the holiday season failed as setbacks delayed production. However, it seems Apple has now worked out all the kinks and is ready to release the speaker to the masses on February 9th according to a detailed press release issued earlier today. Pricing comes in at $349 per unit with an option of either a white or space gray finish. While the price comes at a premium as opposed to Amazon's $149 Echo Plus, it's focus is more on the...

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DJI’s Unannounced ‘Mavic Air’ Leaks Online (Updated)

DJI has been dominating the consumer and professional quadcopter game over the past five years and tomorrow they are set to announce their newest model, the Mavic Air. Despite it not being release date just yet, DroneDJ has gotten ahold of some pre-released information and photos of the new drone.   Here's what we know so far about the new DJI Mavic Air: 32-megapixel panorama mode (not a 32mp camera) 1/2.3 CMOS sensor and new ISP (Image Signal Processor) 4K video spec @ 60fps 3-way gimbal (upgrade from 2-way on Spark) Four foldable legs like the current Mavic Pro...

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The First ‘Amazon Go’ Cashier-Free Store Opens To The Public Tomorrow

Just over a year ago, Amazon unveiled their ‘Amazon Go' technology. This innovative design allows shoppers the ability to walk into a specialized convenience store, scan their Amazon app, place items from a shelf into their cart and leave the store without ever dealing with a cashier or checkout process. Exceptions are made for alcohol purchases in which a staff member will need to verify customers are of age. While Amazon has been running a closed beta of this service in Seattle for their employees since the announcement, the store which is attached to their headquarters will open to...

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