For the first time since launching its streaming-only plan in 2011, Netflix is offering members a new, cheaper streaming plan. For $6.99 a month some new users can sign up for streaming standard-def video to one device – a dollar cheaper than Netflix’s existing high-def streaming service for two devices. According to Adweek, Netflix is… Continue reading For the First Time, Netflix Knocks Down Prices for Streaming Service
Blockbuster Throws in the Towel: Remaining Retail Stores and DVD by Mail Service to Close
It appears that Blockbuster is giving up on physical DVD rentals. Dish, the owner of Blockbuster, announced today that the video rental store we used to know as the place to get film on demand will close the approximately 300 remaining Blockbuster stores in the U.S. by early January 2014. The company will also end… Continue reading Blockbuster Throws in the Towel: Remaining Retail Stores and DVD by Mail Service to Close
Netflix in Negotiations with Cable Television Providers
Are you using Netflix? Netflix is in the initial stages of negotiating with U.S. cable TV providers to make its online streaming video service available as an app on their set-top boxes according to the Wall Street Journal. No deal appears to be imminent, however, Netflix did recently announce a similar agreement with U.K. cable… Continue reading Netflix in Negotiations with Cable Television Providers
Hoopla Powers Local Libraries to Lend You Video, Music and Audiobooks for Free
You are probably already familiar with digital lending services like Netflix, but are you wondering what all the hoopla is about? Hoopla Digital is an electronic borrowing service that lets you instantly stream or download movies, videos, music and audiobooks for free (with access to a library card) to watch on your smartphone, tablet or… Continue reading Hoopla Powers Local Libraries to Lend You Video, Music and Audiobooks for Free
Google Acquires Flutter: Where Is the Future of Motion Detection and Gadgetless Control Going?
What if you never had to use your mouse again? This dream could become a reality sooner than you think. Google just acquired Flutter, a popular motion detection app that lets you control media on your computer via hand gestures observed by your webcam. The software lets you orchestrate your favorite media players like iTunes,… Continue reading Google Acquires Flutter: Where Is the Future of Motion Detection and Gadgetless Control Going?
Spoilerfoiler: How Netflix Hopes to Stop Your Exposure to Breaking Bad Spoilers on Twitter
Are you tired of your buddies spoiling Breaking Bad episodes for you on Twitter? Unless you’re all caught up on the hit AMC show, you’ve probably been thinking twice about checking your feed Monday morning, right? Don’t fret. Netflix has just debuted a new website, Spoilerfoiler, that allows you to log into Twitter and see… Continue reading Spoilerfoiler: How Netflix Hopes to Stop Your Exposure to Breaking Bad Spoilers on Twitter
What is the NSA Really Up To? [COMIC]
Why is the NSA making us want to quit the Internet? via joyoftech