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.
On paper, collecting the sun's energy is a pretty great idea -- but most solar panels suffer from relatively low photovoltaic efficiency. On average, most panels will collect less than20-percentof the light that hits it. Can we do better? Absolutely: but we'll need moreBlu-ray discs.
If you're unwrapping the inevitable flood of Blu-ray gifts (hopefully no DVDs), it may be worth giving that digital copy code a second look. The movie studios'Ultravioletscheme has been unwieldy (at best) since launch, but several upgrades have made it easier to use, and the Vudu store specifically is getting better at bringing your movies to whatever device you own.
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.
LONDON — Uber has called it quits in Spain, at least for now.Uber, the ride-booking company that has been plagued by vocal opposition from taxi associations and policy makers around the world, suspended its operations in Spain late Tuesday.
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.
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free
Moment - Track how much you and your family use your phone [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.
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.
The XBR-75X940C 75-inch 4K smart TV from Sony has been revealed. This unit works with a new Sony 4K processor (the X1), works with High-Resolution Audio, and rolls with what Sony calls One-Flick Entertainment. This unit has an extremely slim-line bezel around its top, bottom, and sides, and sits on a chrome stand through its center.
President of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Julie Bauer stepped on stage at the Panasonic keynote at CES 2015 to speak about the future in HDTVs - as well as their wide variety of products from their various hardware groups. She showed off how they'd been pushing products in locations in which they'd be used. They're sponsoring the New York City Triathlon, for example.
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.
DVDs are so ... 1990s. Wouldn't you love to be able to move all of those movies you purchased over to your Mac or iOS device? Digiarty and TUAW are giving away 500 free copies of MacX DVD Ripper Pro each day from today until December 24, 2014.
The app normally retails for US$59.95, and is currently on a holiday discount for $39.95.
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.