Amazon has announced that it will be bringing more NBC shows to its Prime Instant Video thanks to an expanded content licensing agreement with NBCUniversal & New Media Distribution.
All previous seasons are exclusive to Amazon and Prime subscribers will have access to the following:
NBC’s dark fantasy drama Grimm, based on the collection of Grimm Fairy Tales, available today
USA Network’s legal drama Suits and serialized spy thriller Covert Affairs, available today
NBC’s new psychological thriller Hannibal, based on the novels by Thomas Harris and produced byGaumont International Television, available later this ... more
Not everyone has a smartphone, but Verizon is helping push people in that direction. Gotta Be Mobile has received confirmation that Verizon will be offering a 50% discount on the 16 GB iPhone 5 to select customers. Who qualifies as a select customer? Well, according to Verizon the company is only targeting people who are looking to upgrade from their dumbphones. People rocking retro phones from the 90s and early 2000s will be offered the iPhone 5 for $99.99.
Most of the money spent on a cell phone is for ... more
Here is a smartphone with an interesting, but old-tech kind of feature: NEC has just announced the Medias X 06E, an Android device that is the world’s first smartphone with a water-cooled CPU. Oh, and its also targeted towards women.
The goal of a water-cooled CPU is to keep heat away from the CPU so it can run at higher speeds without overheating. Running at an optimal temperature is important for any device, though your typical gadget today does not need nearly as much cooling as a PC from the ... more
If you're a big fan of Google, today is basically your Superbowl. Google held its annual Google I/O event today, and with it came a number of big announcements from the tech giant.
Starting off with a hardware announcement, Google unveiled its next Nexus phone, which turns out to actually just be a rebranded Samsung Galaxy S4. The device will feature the same hardware as the recently released Galaxy S4; however, in typical Nexus fashion, the OS will run a stock Android experience. The device will come completely unlocked and will ... more
Microsoft Points, Microsoft's controversial virtual currency system for the Xbox, seems like it's on the way out. The Verge is reporting that Microsoft plans to switch over to a gift card system like Apple's iTunes gift cards that uses real currency as opposed to Microsoft's magical fairy money.
Microsoft Points have been criticized for trying to trick people into spending more money than they think they are. Instead of spending $1 on the Xbox Marketplace, Microsoft has its users spend 80 Microsoft Points. This makes it harder to realize how ... more
If there was ever a case for a walled garden, and tighter control from Google for the Android platform, this may just be it. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung has captured 95% share of global Android smartphone profits during the first fiscal quarter of 2013.
Stop and think about the implications for a moment. If Samsung decided to fork Android like Amazon did, 95% of Google's Android marketshare would evaporate in an instant.
At this point, it has to be an inevitable that Samsung will fork Android. Right?
Google's I/O event will be taking place a little later on today, but a newly designed Google Maps with new features has already leaked ahead of the event. The page has since been taken down, but not before a few screenshots were taken for everyone to see.
The screenshots reveal that a completely redesigned Google Maps is on the way. But what exactly does this mean? The sign-up page mentioned a "tailored map for every search," so from the sounds of it a map will show you what's important based ... more
Google CEO Larry Page took to Google+ today, where he publicly revealed for the first time that he has been suffering from vocal cord paralysis for the past 14 years.
Page has written an extensive post on his Google+ page discussing the history of his condition as well as reassuring people (and shareholders) that it is nothing to be overly concerned about. Page also shows that he takes his condition with some lighthearted humor, saying things like, "Sergey says I’m probably a better CEO because I choose my words more ... more
Netflix has announced a change to its API that will likely make a number of developers less than happy. The company has chosen to stop sharing its content expiry dates within the Netflix API, removing the ability for site and app developers to easily see what date TV shows and movies will be removed from the site.
Websites like instantwatcher.com used to use this information provided by Netflix's API to easily sort movies and shows by what date they were expiring. This way, people could look at what movies ... more
One of BlackBerry's biggest selling points is headed to iOS and Android this summer. BlackBerry announced today that its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service will finally be opening up to non-BlackBerry devices, a move that has been rumored for some time.
BBM is a messaging service with over 60 million active users, with 51 million of these being daily users that use the service for an average of 90 minutes a day. "BBM set the standard for mobile instant messaging with fast and reliable service and an added layer of ... more
Though I’m usually not a huge fan of iPad sleeves, there are a few that really stick out from the crowd. One of these sleeves is the Bowden by the folks at FineGrain, a relatively new startup that focuses on iPad sleeves. The Bowden is a sleeve that is handcrafted
I’ve had a long relationship with Realmac Software, and their applications. The first time I came across one of their products with Little Snapper, which I’m pretty sure showed up in my email because of a MacHeist bundle I had purchased early on in my Mac life. Since then, I’ve