With Blu-ray sales losing steam, Apple's decision to avoid the format altogether seems smarter than ever.
Just last week, Sony warned shareholders that revenue from the company's 2013 fiscal year would be much lower than previously anticipated. This was, of course, in large part due to Sony's decision to exit the PC business .
Well, that didn't last long. A couple of weeks after Amazonstopped taking pre-ordersfor Warner Bros. Blu-ray and DVD movies to extract a better pricing arrangement, theWall Street Journalis reporting that the two sides havereached a truce. Swing by Amazon and you'll once again find pre-orders for disc-based versions ofThe Lego Movie,Transcendenceand other upcoming releases.
Paul Reubens himself has been summoned from the depths of infamy to supervise the restoration of the original Pee-Wee’s Playhouse series frame by frame. The very first Blue-ray release of the series will be the result, this masterpiece of campy excellence set for release across the United States starting on October 21st, 2014.
Could Fox News and CNN have the same owner? No, but close. 21 Century Fox hasconfirmedreports (first published by theNew York Times) that it made an $80 billion bid for fellow media conglomerate Time Warner -- and was turned down, for now. Curiously, this comes just asComcast is trying to swallow Time Warner Cable, but those two similarly-named companies are no longer directly connected.
Orphan Blackmay have been snubbed by the Emmys, but fans can grab season two for themselves this week as it arrives on Blu-ray. Another disc release we're looking forward to is season on of Adult Swim'sBlack Dynamiteanimated series that's arriving ahead of its return to television with season two, due in October.
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The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) is the best resource on the web for all things movie or TV. Reviews, biographies, production details, trailers -- you name it, IMDB has it.
IMDB has launched an updated version of its app for iOS, and added some welcome new features.
Multiple antitrust experts told Business Insider federal regulators will almost certainly have their eye on any deal for Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox to buy Time Warner . "I'm sure regulators will take a close look at this," said Scott Hemphill, a professor at Columbia specializing in antitrust and intellectual property.
In December, WNYC named Taylor Lorenz one of the 16 best New Yorkers to follow on Instagram. The recognition was well deserved. Taylor takes beautiful photos that really capture NYC. Like this one. Lorenz, Head of Social Media at The Daily Mail (and disclosure, close friend of the author of this post), announced she deleted the app off her phone today: People were not happy to hear it.
It's springtime and football is back (sort of). The NFL Draft will stand in for actual games (unless you dig arena league) among a slew of sports this week, but if your tastes turn towards drama or comedy there's still plenty to look forward to.
iLounge and uNu are giving away five (5) uNu Ultrapak Tour Portable Battery Pack ($99.95 value).Introducing the world's fastest self charging battery pack. Featuring Ultra-X Fast-Charging Technology, the Ultrapak has the ability to store power up to 8X faster than conventional battery packs..
Shuttle has introduced a couple new miniature PCs that offer a few more features than your average computer in the category. Users have different options to choose from, and among them is space for a DVD/Blu-ray drive, something not often found on modern small-form-factor offerings.
Each week our friends atInhabitatrecap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.We may take them for granted, butblue LEDswere difficult to develop -- it took 27 years to create the first one, and now they're in virtually everyLED lightbulbon the market.
This week the World Cup moves on from Group play to the Round of 16, and the USMNT can book a trip there with a win or draw against Germany on Thursday (or a loss, if other things happen -- futbol is complicated).
Tesco's Blinkbox video streaming service might befacing a less-than-certain future, but that doesn't mean the supermarket giant is ready concede defeat just yet. Mirroring similar moves byAmazonandSky, the company today announced become the first major UK retailer to let customers grab digital copies of their DVDs and Blu-rays via Ultraviolet, which can be stored inside a Blinkbox account.
Net neutrality is still on the table for discussion this week and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler even wants tohearyouropinionon the situation. Ben and Richard share their two cents on the issue and continue to cover all thecozying upbetween companies includingISPs and content providers.
Taylor Swift is known for her personal and touching interactions with her fans on social media. She responded to one Instagrammer's heartbreak and another's unrequited crush this past summer, all with a genuine flair that seemed far from the hands of a publicist.
There's only about a month to go until the start of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and Logitech is getting fans all over the globe ready by creating a new series of wireless mice called the Logitech Global Fan Collection .
The mouse is the Wireless Mouse M317 (US$29.99), which uses Logitech's proprietary Unifying receiver.