Sony started teasing a big event that they’ll be hosting on February 20th. Much of the blogosphere is buzzing that it may be the announcement of the PlayStation 4. If so, this could be the move that Sony has needed to make for a while. It isn’t that the old platform is outdated. At just… Continue reading Is the PlayStation 4 coming February 20th?
Pay-TV is skyrocketing in popularity all throughout Europe. Ninety-five operators across 25 countries in the European pay-TV market added 10 million subscriptions in the last 10 years. What will the next five years look like for this market? Pay-TV households will increase by 10.2 percent to 186 million between 2012 and 2017. During this timespan,… Continue reading Surging popularity of pay tv in Europe
Firing employees can be hard. There are emotions at play and emotions can lead to bad decisions. They can also lead to funny consequences when the people in charge aren’t cognizant of how the new world of social media works. Such is the case for embattled British music retailer HMV. The company, already embroiled in… Continue reading If you’re firing 190 employees, make sure they don’t have access to the company Twitter account
Facebook is about to get real and make their push into the physical wallets that they’ve always coveted. It’s not an evil plan of world domination (though it could be argued that it’s a step in that direction) but rather an innovative spin on the gift card industry that might actually have the legs to… Continue reading Facebook hits the real world with innovative gift cards
In 1984, Apple changed the world. They introduced Macintosh computers with a commercial directed by Ridley Scott that is arguably the most famous tech ad ever put on television. This overshadowed another advertisement, a print ad, that Apple distributed called, “Introducing Macintosh. For the rest of us.” For those who weren’t around 30 years ago… Continue reading Introducing Macintosh. For the LEGO lovers among us.
The CES Best of Show award is a big deal, so this isn’t exactly a case of the Streisand Effect, but CBS certainly didn’t want to draw such a spotlight to one of their litigation opponents. The decision to censor CNET and disapprove their choice for the award has turned from a mild spectacle to… Continue reading Adding insult to injury for CBS and CNET: Hopper wins CES award anyway
Everyone who has seen the 1986 scifi classic Aliens likely remembers Ripley calling out to the alien queen, saying, “Get away from her you b!@%#.” Her confidence wasn’t based upon her own strengths – the alien is well suited to take on Vin Diesel, let alone a 120lb actress. She had a power loader, and soon… Continue reading Will Ripley fight the alien queen in this power loader?
Lady Gaga joins Beyonce, Chris Brown, and Michael Jackson as artists whose YouTube channels had artificially inflated views struck from the video site’s coveted counts. It’s as if 156 million voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. As NME notes, it’s likely not her fault. Fans and hackers will often inflate the… Continue reading Lady Gaga loses 156M YouTube views in latest crackdown
The digital devices and printing equipment of today are becoming masterful at presenting the world in full color. Retina displays make the colors pop. HD is being replaced with Super-HD (which will be replaced by Mega-HD, which will be replaced by Ultra-HD, which will…) and the magnificent presentations possible in the world of design have… Continue reading A designer’s guide to color and psychology
Remember the days when drivers did nothing but drive. Sure, they could talk, maybe listen to the radio, have a Big Mac in one hand, but today there are people texting, talking on their phone, surfing the web, or playing an instrument while driving. Now, Honda is going to have your car listening and talking… Continue reading 2013 Honda Accord to add Siri to list of distractions