The thing about the American civil court system is you can almost never stop looking over your shoulder, even when you thought you won. Things get appealed and what was a favorable ruling can become your worst nightmare five years later.
Remember when movies and TV shows used to come in physical formats? No? Well, before everything was available to stream, we had these discs called Blu-rays , and before that they were DVDs. Sure, they're a step backwards compared to the convenience of streaming we have now, but as 4K becomes the standard of high-definition, your internet bandwidth may not have the chops to keep up.
RememberBD-Live? Other than being the reason so many Blu-ray discs take forever to load, it's a way for them to pull in continuously updated content from the internet and HBO's using it to reach people who only watch its shows on disc. The new feature is called "HBO Sampler" and it unlocks full episodes of some of the network's other shows for streaming.
You'll have to wait until the DVD/Blu-ray release to see Loki in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Scenes were filmed, we've found out this week, but in the end, they had to be cut. According to director Joss Whedon, "we did shoot something, but it didn't play." Sometimes you just have too many characters in a movie, apparently. Too many plots and too many pieces of action.
That huge lawsuit that Oracle filed against Google a few years ago is still going strong and although Google had initially (mostly) won, the tide is now flowing in Oracle's favor. And the whole computer industry is nervous about it. At issue is whether Google illegally copied part of the Android mobile operating system from a technology called Java, which is now owned by Oracle.
Ready for a blast from the past? Ten years ago, Walmart'splan to undercut Netflixon DVD-by-mail rental pricing failed, and the retail giant turned that part of its businessover to the movie servicein exchange for a cut of the revenue, referral bonuses and Netflix promoting Walmart's DVD salesto rental customers.
In a recent court ruling, Dish Network was found to be liable for millions of telemarketing violations, including failure to honor Do Not Call requests. The ruling was made by the Central District of Illinois' district court, which says that Dish has "tens of millions" of calls under its belt that weren't made in line with the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule.
At last an opportunity to take a peek at a real heavy-duty gaming laptop rolling with the latest in Intel (Haswell) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX (980M) technology. Here we're working with the Falcon Northwest TLX, a 7-pound notebook working with a Full HD 15-inch display and a fully customizable paint job.
YetanotherVR headset? We wouldn't be surprised if that's what you're thinking afterall theVR headsetnewsthese pastfew days. This one is the latest device out of Vuzix's headquarters called the IWear 720, which can do more than just block the world and immerse you into pure virtual reality.
Uber has been hit again with legal woes in Germany, receiving today a ruling that its uberPOP drivers in particular must get the same permits as taxi drivers to continue picking up riders -- something that has haunted Uber across multiple countries and within several states, and that despite its best efforts otherwise have hampered its ability to operate the way it wants.
Tesco has beenstruggling of late, so its decision tosell Blinkbox to TalkTalkwas hardly a shock. The supermarket giant isn't a technology company, at least not traditionally, and the video streaming service neverreallystruck a chord with the British public. However, TalkTalk reportedly spenta smooth £5 millionfor the platform, so clearly it thinks the service still has some potential.
It's tempting to think of gas planets as permanently hostile to life as we know it. A pair of University of Washington researchers beg to differ, however. They've used computer modelling todeterminethat these worlds can become habitable when their stars get particularly grabby.
Just days ago, Apple found itself on the losing end of a lawsuit . The $529 million judgement came to the chagrin of many, but not because Apple had done anything overtly wrong.The ruling was in favor of Smartflash LLC, often described as a patent troll. The lawsuit was in regard to that slippery slope of intellectual property, where Smartflash claims Apple trampled on several patents they hold.
Trae Vassallo testified in court on Tuesday that she was harassed by the same partner that Ellen Pao named in her discrimination lawsuit against her former employer.Both women worked for Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, a famous venture capital firm that's invested in tech giants like Amazon and Google.
Universal remote controls are a dime a plenty and even smartphones have apps that try to perform those tasks. And yet here comes Ray, a "Super Remote" with a new look and a new promise. But why would you want to spend money on yet another remote to add to your growing (and eventually disappearing) collection? Well for one, it's quite pretty.
Any match-at-least-three puzzle you can find on Google Play Store can be easy to finish. The difficulty lies on different challenges presented, making each level more exciting than ever. Don't say Fairy Mix is an easy game because you need to mix and match those fairy potions to fight the evil witch. You are Jinny, the little sorceress who's been tasked to destroy the evil witchcraft.
Uber , Lyft, and other ridesharing services like them depend on the drivers that make their services what they are, and those drivers aren't terribly happy. They get paid as independent contractors, which means they do not enjoy employment benefits and must pay self-employment taxes, as well as vehicular maintenance, something that cuts heavily into their pay.
My overflowing drawer of semi-obsolete computer parts and cables contains a number of hard drives from old computers. I hold on to them partly to keep any personal data under my control, but also because “you never know” when Imight need to recover that data, or maybe even find a way to repurpose anold hard drive.
Editing photos has definitely become easier for the layman with the advent of mobile photography apps. You just slide, swipe, and tap, and your photos look much better than if you had experimented on it with your basic photoshop skills, and you didn't even have to leave your smartphone.