Category: Tech News

Amazon Purchases Rights To ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series

Amazon has been a dominant force in the news over the past 12 months with big plans for the future. One new path the company plans to take down the road is a multi-season series based on J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. According to reports, the Jeff Bezos owned company acquired the global television rights to the famous book and movie franchise for an undisclosed amount. Amazon Prime heads to Middle Earth. — Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) November 13, 2017 Considering the three movies brought in $3B at the box office and took home 17 Academy Awards, it...

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Sony Will Discount ‘Playstation 4’ Consoles To $200 For Black Friday

You'll see many sales throughout the holiday shopping season, but there is no better time to score savings than the days of Black Friday through Cyber Monday (November 24-27th). During this period, major retailers and brands will discount their favorite products in an attempt to win over more customers for the holidays. With the console war between Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony still raging on, it is safe to assume you'll see gaming devices being discounted significantly during this period. Earlier today, news broke that Sony will be selling their 1TB PS4 model (non-Pro) for just $200 which equates to...

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Kickstarter Suspends Autonomous SmartDesk 3 Campaign After Raising $76K

It has only been 72 hours since Autonomous launched their newest Kickstarter campaign, this time for the launch of their SmartDesk 3. Beyond the traditional sit/stand desk concept, the company integrated a touchscreen interface into the top of the SmartDesk 3 which utilizes its artificial intelligence to interact with its user. With a retail price of $600, this desk all that cheap although it is considered affordable in the smart furniture market. For the first 100 backers, you could score $150 off retail or $100 off retail if you decide to back later on. In the initial 72 hour...

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Warby Parker’s New iOS App Utilizes TrueDepth Camera

One of the most innovative features of Apple's new iPhone X is the front-facing TrueDepth camera which not only takes excellent photos, but it can accurately scan your face for authentication purposes. As you'd expect, Apple incorporated this technology natively into iOS for unlocking your phone and verifying your identity for purchases or iCloud keychain access. Beyond this, the excitement comes in when you consider what third-party app developers can do with this technology. Warby Parker is one of the first to incorporate TrueDepth results into their iOS app which is now available for download. Since the company sells...

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The Autonomous SmartDesk 3 ‘Kickstarter’ Campaign Has Gone Live

When ergonomic furniture became all the rage in the office scene, many consumer budgets couldn't support these high-end chairs or sit/stand desks. To combat this problem, a startup called Autonomous entered the market with their affordable line of ergonomic sit/stand desks, chairs, and stools. In the past, we reviewed the company's ErgoChair which has been a top seller since launching around this time last year. Autonomous has officially launched their newest Kickstarter campaign as of this morning despite having their previous campaign shut down after raising $615K. The latest crowdfunding attempt is to raise money for their new SmartDesk 3 which is...

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Samsung’s Latest Advertisement Is Aimed Directly At iPhone Users (Video)

It is no secret that the smartphone industry is cutthroat with manufacturers having to one-up each other every year while maintaining an affordability on consumer wallets. One of the biggest rivalries involves tech giants, Samsung and Apple, whose devices have gone head to head for the past decade. Adding Google and their flagship Pixel devices into the mix and the competition over handsets have never been more fierce. Consumers now have more quality models to choose from than ever before so winning over their business is a skill that these brands need to master. Samsung has released a video...

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