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Amazon Prime Video Now Available by the Month
- April 20, 2016

Amazon began experimenting with a monthly payment option for Amazon Prime members through a partnership with Sprint Corp. last month. Amazon will also offer a monthly option for its Prime shipping service for $10.99. If customers opt in for the $8.99 monthly subscription, they'll actually be paying $8.88 more compared to the annual $99 plan. Amazon's Prime subscription used to be a yearly affair: pay $99 and get all the services for 12 months straight. (more...)
Amazon to Offer Standalone Prime Video Service
- April 19, 2016

For those who are on Netflix, that is definitely cheaper than the new subscriber fee of $9.99 a month. If customers opt in for the $8.99 monthly subscription, they'll actually be paying $8.88 more compared to the annual $99 plan. Amazon customers will now be able to pay $8.99 per month to stream television shows and movies, a similar plan to Netflix's standard subscription, which currently charges subscribers $7.99. (more...)
Amazon Prime goes monthly to do battle with Netflix
- April 19, 2016

Instead , it's for the Netflix and video subscription crowd, and by comparison, Amazon's option is cheaper and has Ultra HD content. You could subscribe for a couple of months to catch up on Transparent , Mozart in the Jungle, and The Man in the High Castle without committing to a full year. (more...)
Jessica Stroup & Tom Pelphrey join Iron Fist Jessica Stroup & Tom Pelphrey join Iron Fist
- April 19, 2016

Marvel's Iron Fist will debut on Netflix next year, finally debunking rumors of it being reworked, remade as a movie, or even being scrapped altogether. Share your reactions below in the comments thread. The pair will play a brother and sister named Ward and Joy Meachum. Tom Pelphrey, meanwhile, has been playing Kurt Bunker on Banshee since the beginning of Season 3, and hes had extended stints on soap operas Guiding Light and As the World Turns . (more...)
Amazon's stand-alone streaming targets Netflix
- April 19, 2016

Customers can also access licensed movies and television shows. Amazon is rolling out two new offerings for would-be customers that could radically reshape the way people interact with the company's Amazon Prime service. That means at the end of the year, assuming you stayed on the monthly plan the whole year, you will end up paying a total of $107.88, which is $7.89 more than the current annual subscription. (more...)
Amazon Prime and Video Services Now Available by Month
- April 19, 2016

Amazon is rolling out two new offerings for would-be customers that could radically reshape the way people interact with the company's Amazon Prime service. This is a variation of paying the typical $99 upfront for an annual Prime membership , which is still available. The biggest difference between the two streaming giants is Amazon's lack of an Apple TV app. (more...)
Apple leak reveals "all glass" new iPhone with AMOLED screen
- April 18, 2016

Kuo's report appears to back up the growing belief that Apple will only offer minor design changes with this year's iPhone 7, due out in the autumn. This would also balance out the slight increase in the device's weight brought about by replacing the metal housing with a glass one. The reason for this is because 2017 will mark the iPhone's tenth anniversary. (more...)
HTC 10 Lifestyle Comes With A Snapdragon 652 Processor HTC 10 Lifestyle Comes With A Snapdragon 652 Processor
- April 18, 2016

The report also says that the HTC has developed the existing BoomSound setup into a new " HTC BoomSound HiFi edition" featuring Dolby audio technology in HTC 10 . The HTC 10 is a fine looking device, better than what I initially expected from the company. Now the pixels are 1.55 microns. While the HTC seems to have an edge over the iPhone 6S, in terms of specs the phone performs on par with the iPhone 6S, as it runs on Android, unlike the iPhone which runs on a seriously ... (more...)
GOP bill bars regulating high-speed Internet service rates GOP bill bars regulating high-speed Internet service rates
- April 16, 2016

Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) and Albio Sires (N.J.). "If the FCC were to regulate rates it could harm every American across the country that has a Wi-Fi connection by imposing artificial restraints on their plans and service options", House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) said during the floor debate. (more...)
Google Drive will let users choose which folders to sync Google Drive will let users choose which folders to sync
- April 15, 2016

Until now, syncing on Google Drive meant duplicating everything in the cloud on your computer, taxing precious local storage. Google today announced that its Google Drive application for Mac and Windows in the next few days will let users start to make more granular choices about which folders should be kept in sync locally. (more...)
Huawei unveils Gear VR-style headset for the P9 Huawei unveils Gear VR-style headset for the P9
- April 15, 2016

At launch, Huawei will offer more than 4,000 movies for free, as well as over 40 games and 350 panoramic images. Just like the Gear VR, Huawei's headset needs a phone to work. If the VR experiences you'll be enjoying have surround sound and you got a pair of decent earphones, you'll get the illusion of sound coming at you from all sides. (more...)
Bill Nye The Fascist Guy is OK With JAILING CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS Bill Nye The Fascist Guy is OK With JAILING CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS
- April 15, 2016

This was in light of scientist Bill Nye's wager with prominent denier Marc Morano , where he bet him $20,000 (£14,000) that this summer would be one of the top ten hottest on record. As Alaska Dispatch News reported Monday , "The executive order specifically identifies greenhouse gas emissions as the cause of climate change; it touts Alaska natural gas as a "low carbon fuel to help the nation reduce its overall greenhouse gas emissions" and it directs the group to investigate ... (more...)
IPhone 7S AMOLED Displays Will Also Be Made By Samsung IPhone 7S AMOLED Displays Will Also Be Made By Samsung
- April 15, 2016

Sharp and LG Display are the primary supplier of iPhone's LCD screens. It supplied Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) for Apple until 2009 but the deal was halted following the two conglomerates' patent dispute that is still on-going. OLED technology can deliver more accurate color and thinner displays compared to conventional panels such as plasma and LCDs. Previously, it was believed that OLED panels wouldn't make their way into Apple's smartphone lineup until 2018 with the release of the iPhone ... (more...)
Fable Legends is officially shut down Fable Legends is officially shut down
- April 15, 2016

Today, the servers have officially gone offline, marking the end of Fable Legends once and for all. Recent rumors claim that a group of Lionhead team members have been attempting to continue development of Fable Legends on their own, under Microsoft's approval, but so far there's been no confirmation on those reports. (more...)
Clinton and Sanders set to debate - again
- April 15, 2016

That statistic is true for all guns that were successfully traced in NY in 2014 (not all may have been used in a crime). The Clinton campaign, he said, is trying to "diminish" Sanders and "suggest that he doesn't have the capacity to be president". (more...)
Microsoft sues US government over secret demands for customer data
- April 15, 2016

Microsoft alleges the Electronic Communications Privacy Act violates users' Fourth Amendment right that a search be reasonable and Microsoft's First Amendment right to talk to its users. Another case has also been filed concerning files stored in overseas data centers and whether the US government can demand to see them. Representatives for the Justice Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the Microsoft lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in Seattle federal ... (more...)
GCal can now help you find time for your goals GCal can now help you find time for your goals
- April 14, 2016

If evidence is that Mountain View relies heavily on it. By scheduling in specific times to work on personal goals , Google Calendar helps overcome the problem of "empty time where you think you'll do something", Ariely told The New York Times. (more...)
Finally HTC 10 Announced with SD 820 Processor
- April 14, 2016

For the 10, HTC improved on the internals of the HTC One M9 in many ways. HTC is set to unveil the HTC 10 on Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. EDT. That model comes with 32GB of built-in storage (you can add more with a microSD card) and a $699 price tag. (more...)
Facebook shows new ways to chat
- April 14, 2016

Another new feature that is set to be introduced is a Save to Facebook button, which will operate in a similar fashion to Instapaper and Pocket and could ultimately render those apps obsolete - at least among Facebook users. Facebook says three times as many messages are sent on its platforms than SMS, with 60 billion messages a day sent and received on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. (more...)
GfK Poll: Republicans not itching for a convention fight
- April 13, 2016

Republican presidential front-runner Trump has been angrily denouncing what he calls a "rigged system" that is allowing his Republican rivals to siphon off some of the delegates he believes should be rightfully his. "In fact, I spent thousands of dollars of my own money campaigning to become a delegate because it's that important to make sure Donald Trump is NOT our nominee". (more...)

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