Category Archives: Tech News

Warner Archive Instant: Behold the Future of Streaming! Oh, and Despair.

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I don’t have cable, and I probably never will, at least under the current business model.  As much as I’d love to have access to HBO, AMC, and maybe three other channels, I’m just not willing to pony up that kind of cash for the privilege of accessing several dozen reality TV and sports channels alongside those precious few I’d actually watch.  I wait out the seasons and buy discs instead–so many discs–and like many others in this brave new era of cable-cutting I also rely heavily on streaming services.  It used to be I could get by on just Netflix, but my insatiable hunger for films and quality cable dramas soon saw Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus added to my list.  Even so, it all comes to under $30 a month and I assure you I get my money’s worth.  Each app feels like it serves a special purpose, and I enjoy a wide variety of current and classic entertainment.  Like all good things though, it’s all coming to an end.

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Disney Buys Lucas Films: Why This is Good News

It is an energy field found in all things. It unites us, it binds us, it brings the galaxy together. Those words sparked more hope, inspiration, and deep feelings of what it means to be a good person than the entire sum of the rest of my whole life has to this very moment. I was hooked young, some of my earliest memories are of watching the Star Wars trilogy. Read the rest of this entry

Why the Zune Music Pass Needs to Come to iOS and Android

At times, the tech world can be amazing, innovative and inspiring; other times, though, it can be quite infuriating (e.g. patent wars, discontinuation of support, etc.). However, one of the trends in the tech world I simply cannot stand is when a company refuses to share a service with other tech companies. One case in particular is Microsoft’s lack of interest in making it’s Zune Music Pass service available to non-Microsoft devices.
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Wii U Already Broken, Water is Wet

In what I’m sure will come as a surprise to hardly anyone, French technology site 01net has reported that apparently the Wii U already doesn’t work.

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Nintendo redesigns Wii, removes fun parts

In an effort to bolster flagging Craigslist sales of used GameCube consoles, Nintendo announced today that they would be removing backwards compatibility in their new, even tinier Wii design.

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Nintendo slashes prices on 3DS: Why that’s not good

"My bad."

In February 2011, Nintendo returned to the bitter, poisoned well that is 3D gaming with the release of the Nintendo 3DS handheld.  Many grizzled veteran gamers immediately recalled the great Virtual Boy debacle of 1995 and once again asked “why?”.

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