Category: Entertainment

Netflix Could Spend Up To $8 Billion On Content In 2018

Just a short time after Netflix announced a price hike for their two higher-end streaming plans, the company has shared further financial information which might help justify the increased cost. With more than 5M subscribers in the U.S. and more than 115M worldwide, the company is planning to spend a fortune on content acquisition and development for 2018. A recent earnings call shows that Netflix will spend $7-8 billion on content during 2018, significantly more than their Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos predicted back in August. If this ends up being accurate, next year's content budget will be 33% higher...

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Amazon Teases ‘The Grand Tour’ Season 2, Plus More Original Content

Amazon is teasing new original content on their homepage as of recent. Included in this news is the highly anticipated second season of The Grand Tour. For those of you unfamiliar with this show or its concept, it is a revitalized series initially stemmed from the Top Gear UK. One of the stars Jeremy Clarkson had a falling out with BBC and fired. Clarkson then signed on with his costars to bring their talents to the Amazon streaming service for a whopping $250M for three seasons. An official release date has not been confirmed, but the Amazon team has stated that...

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Netflix Raises Their Prices Of Most Popular Streaming Plans

While Netflix is killing the online video streaming game, their primary focus is on original content which isn't cheap to produce. Popular original shows like House of Cards, Stranger Things, Ozark, and 13 Reasons Why have driven massive amounts of subscribers to the platform. Earlier this year, the streaming giant said it would spend $6 billion this year on producing more new content exclusively for the platform. As a way to recoup their losses and keep the wheel turning financially, Netflix has increased their monthly pricing on two out of the three streaming services for both new and existing...

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All The Major Hardware Announcements From Google’s Keynote Event

Earlier today, Google held a press event showcasing their newest hardware products in front of media from around the world. The keynote was held in an Apple-like fashion giving insight on what the company is doing behind the scenes, providing interest statistics about their users and ultimately showing off new hardware devices. Here are the major hardware announcements that Google made during today's event: Google Home Mini Initially leaked yesterday by Walmart, the Home Mini is the little brother to their original Google Home device. With a smaller form-factor and more affordable price, the concept rivals that of Amazon's...

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Bose Added Google Assistant Support To Their ‘QC 35 II’ Headphones

The Quiet Comfort 35s from Bose has been a staple in the luxury headphone market often seen used in airports and college libraries due to the mix of sleek design and excellent noise canceling technology. While it's only been a little over a year since their release, the company has released an updated version dubbed the ‘QC 35 II'. Based on the same design principles as its predecessor, the QC 35 II model offers integrated button with support for Google Assistant by way of incoming notifications, audio updates for news reports and voice commands for music and calls from your...

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Sharp’s 8K AQUOS TVs Will Begin Selling In Q4 2017

While many consumers still haven't jumped into buying a 4K TV just yet, Sharp has just announced their plans to release a consumer-ready 8K television as soon as this December in China and Japan. Now Sharp has been showing off their 8K panel technology as early as 2015, but those models weren't practical for consumer use with initial prices topping $100,000. The 8K AQUOS model will offer a 70-inch screen with the full 8K resolution (7,860 x 4,320) which is a staggering 16 times the 1080P FHD most consumers are accustomed to. Beyond its resolution, this model will be...

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