Category: Miscellaneous

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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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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The ‘Golden Globes’ Will Be Streamed Online For The First Time

While the much of the consumer market is cutting the cord from traditional cable or satellite subscriptions and moving to existing streaming services, major television events like sporting events award shows are beginning to offer live viewing online. This year, the Golden Globe Awards will be offering online streaming of the entire ceremony live on the NBC website, their mobile app and through streaming services like DirecTV Now, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV. For those looking for extra behind the scenes interviews and red-carpet coverage, they will be airing content on Facebook Live. It...

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Netflix’s New Original ‘Bright’ Film Already Approved For Sequel

When Netflix launched a highly funded original movie Bright starring Will Smith, the film was hit with many negative reviews from critics. On the other hand, it got a lot of attention from Netflix customers having been streamed over 11 million times in the US alone in just the first 72 hours and much of the feedback is overly positive: Yo #Netflix #BrightMovie is fantastic. As an avid sci-fi fan, I think it was absolutely excellent. — Steve Tha Human (@Steve_Tha_Human) December 26, 2017 Spoiler! Critics were wrong about #BrightMovie not being any good. Because it was REALLY good. Thoroughly enjoyed...

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‘MoviePass’ Reaches 1 Million Paid Subscribers

Back in August, we covered the launch of MoviePass's new ‘unlimited' plan which offers customers access to watch a movie in a traditional theater once, every day. The reason this is so appealing is that this plan is priced at only $9.99/month and that is around the same price that you'd have to pay for a single movie ticket without any subscription. Additionally, the service launched an annual pass which brought the price down to just $6.95/month as long as you paid for the year in advance. Yesterday, the service announced that they have officially passed the coveted 1...

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