Author Archive for: ‘Josh Wolford’

‘Myst’ TV Show Coming to Hulu

Remember all those frustrating hours trying to figure out what the hell to do in Myst? Well, get ready to relive those frustrating moments on TV, as Hulu has apparently landed the streaming rights to an upcoming show based on the classic 90s game. According to Deadline, the show is penned by Divergent writer Evan Daugherty. Myst blends elements of …

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Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin Later This Year, VR Device Ships Early 2016

The Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus has announced that its headset, the Oculus Rift, is almost ready to go. You’ll be able to pre-order an Oculus Rift later this year and the device will ship early next year. The finished consumer edition “builds on the presence, immersion, and comfort of the Crescent Bay prototype with an improved tracking system that …

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Instagram a Feet Pic and Toms Will Donate a Pair of Shoes to a Child in Need

Somewhere between the bad food pic and the car selfie lies the bare feet pic, an Instagram post that very few people really care to see. But now, that foot selfie will actually do some good in the world. Toms, the shoe company known for donating a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased, is …

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Netflix Doesn’t Like the AT&T/DirecTV Merger

If AT&T’s proposed merger of DirecTV is approved, it would create the largest pay-TV provider in the country. And according to Netflix, the merger in its current form is bad for everyone. The streaming company has written a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, urging it to reject the merger “as currently proposed.” “The proposed merger would make AT&T the …

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Grooveshark Has Been Resurrected … For Now

Earlier this month, Grooveshark shut down. A week after a judge ruled that the music streaming service made “willfull” copyright violations, the music streaming site gave up and offering a formal apology to the music industry. “Today we are shutting down Grooveshark. We started out nearly ten years ago with the goal of helping fans share and discover music. But …

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Foursquare Might’ve Just Made Swarm Fun

Last May, popular location app Foursquare announced that they would be splitting the core functions of the app in two, creating an entirely new app called Swarm that mostly dealt with check-ins, friends, and the real “social” aspects of Foursquare. But to many longtime Foursquare users who loved the gamification elements of the app, there was a problem with Swarm. …

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‘2 Drunk 2 Care’ Tweeter Gets 24 Years for Fatal Crash

Kayla Mendoza, the Florida woman who sent an infamous string of tweets before causing fatal car crash back in 2013, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison. According to police, Mendoza went out for margaritas after work and at approximately 1:45 am, the then 20-year-old drove onto the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County – driving the wrong way. Soon …

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Ryan Gosling Finally Eats His Cereal

In the spring of 2013, Vine user Ryan McHenry started uploading a series of wonderful videos in which actor Ryan Gosling simply refused to take a bite of cereal. McHenry’s creations soon went viral and became one of the web’s classic memes. Sadly, McHenry passed away this past Sunday after a two-year battle with bone cancer. He was just 27. …

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Middle Finger Emoji, Everyone’s Most-Desired Emoji, Comes to One Platform

If there’s an emoji that the world needs more than “Reversed hand with middle finger extended”, I sure don’t know what it is. Of course, everyone with a smartphone wants to be able to tell their friends to f*ck off with a single tap, but currently you can’t. Why? Because tech companies like Apple and Google have decided it’s too …

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Comcast’s Final Tally on Failed Time Warner Cable Deal: $336 Million

Comcast spent $336 million to not acquire Time Warner Cable. In the company’s Q1 earnings report, it reported $99 in “transaction” costs. If you add that to all the other transaction costs Comcast reported in 2014 it looks something like this: Comcast has reported $336 million in costs tied to TWC/Charter deals: Q1 15: $99M Q4 14: $99M Q3 14: $77M Q2 14: …

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Dave Goldberg Died After Exercising on Vacation: Report

Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO and husband to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died after exercising while on vacation in Mexico. He was 47. From the Times: Mr. Goldberg, 47, who was on vacation with family and friends, collapsed [in a gym] while exercising, said the person, who spoke …

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These Kids Have Some Logical Reactions to the Apple Watch

TheFineBros‘ YouTube series of kids reacting to stuff has a new entry – and this time they’re taking a look at the Apple Watch! Or the iWatch. Or that “small iPod nano.” While the kids can agree that it “looks cool” and is probably “from the future”, the device’s necessity is debatable. Also, you have to have an iPhone with …

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