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Google Internet Balloon Crashes, Surprises South African Farmer Google Internet Balloon Crashes, Surprises South African Farmer

A South African sheep farmer stumbled upon something odd recently – a crashed balloon filled with electronic components. Thinking it was a weather balloon, he did some investigating. What he found was that the balloon was actually made in the …

HBO GO Is Finally Available on Xbox One HBO GO Is Finally Available on Xbox One

Back in November of last year, Microsoft unveiled the list of streaming video apps that would grace the Xbox One. Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant, VUDU, Crackle, and Redbox Instant were on the list, but HBO GO was only given …

Billboard 200 Chart Will Now Factor in Streaming, Downloads Billboard 200 Chart Will Now Factor in Streaming, Downloads

The Billboard 200, the decades-old standard for measuring the top albums in the country, is going to begin acknowledging that people use the internet to listen to music these days. According to a report in the New York Times, in …

People Are Now More Glued to Their Phones Than the TV People Are Now More Glued to Their Phones Than the TV

Mobile devices have, for the first time, overtaken television in the fight for our eyeballs. According to a report from Flurry, using data from comScore and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans now spend 177 minutes per day, on …

Mozart in the Jungle Hits Amazon December 23 Mozart in the Jungle Hits Amazon December 23

Amazon Studios’ new comedy show, Mozart in the Jungle, has just received an official premiere date – December 23. Amazon will release all 10 episodes of the first season at once on Amazon Prime. Mozart in the Jungle was first …

Bill Cosby Dropped by NBC as Netflix Weighs Options Bill Cosby Dropped by NBC as Netflix Weighs Options

While comedian Bill Cosby’s future with Netflix is still up in the air at this point, NBC has decided to cut ties with the embattled actor. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has decided not to move …

Amazon Fire TV Stick Is Now Shipping Amazon Fire TV Stick Is Now Shipping

Amazon’s Chromecast competitor, the Fire TV Stick, has now begun to ship. According to Amazon, the pre-order buzz for the new device was the most impressive the company has ever seen. “Fire TV Stick has been our most successful device …

Amazon Lets Invited Consumers Order Echo Amazon Lets Invited Consumers Order Echo

Amazon has begun sending out invitations for its new Echo smart device. The company unveiled the device on November 6th, and let interested consumers request invites. ZDNet’s James Kendrick writes that he received his invitation today, and shares a screenshot …

Elon Musk Once Again Warns of the Looming Robot Apocalypse Elon Musk Once Again Warns of the Looming Robot Apocalypse

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has once again taken to a public forum to warn everyone that they shouldn’t sleep on recent developments in the artificial intelligence field. In short, Musk says that the chance of “something seriously dangerous …

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple & Other Tech Companies Call For Government Surveillance Reform Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple & Other Tech Companies Call For Government Surveillance Reform

About a year ago, the Reform Government Surveillance coalition was formed. Today, it includes AOL, Apple, Drobpbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo. The companies have since maintained a website on the issue, and have now penned an …

Google Keep Gets New Sharing Feature Google Keep Gets New Sharing Feature

Google Keep, the company’s virtual post-it note app, now has a new helpful sharing feature. You can write ideas or shopping lists, and share them with friends or family. “So next time you create a list, share it on Keep …

The Cast Of ‘The League’ Did A Google Talk The Cast Of ‘The League’ Did A Google Talk

Google hosts a lot of interesting speakers for its “Talks at Google” events. Sometimes, they’re really scientific or technological. Other times, they’re just fun. You can decide for yourself which category this one falls into. Last month, Google hosted some …

Netflix’s Marco Polo Gets New Trailer Netflix’s Marco Polo Gets New Trailer

Next month, Netflix will debut its next original series Marco Polo, which tells the story of the famous explorer and his adventures. Netflix describes it: Intrigue. Deception. Bloodshed. These are just some of the obstacles awaiting legendary explorer Marco Polo …

Spotify and Uber Announce New ‘Spotify Your Ride’ Partnership Spotify and Uber Announce New ‘Spotify Your Ride’ Partnership

Uber has thought of a pretty clever way to make your ride more enjoyable. Starting soon, Uber is going to let you choose what music you listen to while being carted from point A to point B. Uber and Spotify …

Watch: Big Hero 6 Gets A Google Talk Watch: Big Hero 6 Gets A Google Talk

Disney’s new animated feature Big Hero 6 was released last week. This week, Google shared an “At Google” talk with the cast and creative talent behind the film. Included are: Ryan Potter (Hiro), Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon), Jamie Chung (Go …

Chromecast Mirroring Hits Galaxy Note 4 Chromecast Mirroring Hits Galaxy Note 4

In July, Google launched Android screen mirroring via Chromeast with the Chromecast app’s “Cast Screen” feature. It had previewed the feature, which automatically makes the Chromecast device roughly a billion times better, at Google I/O earlier in the summer. The …

Walter Isaacson Talks Innovators At Google Walter Isaacson Talks Innovators At Google

Walter Isaacson, who wrote the acclaimed biography of Steve Jobs, has a new book called The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. It was released just over a month ago. Among those …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (It Involves Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (It Involves Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. I know …

Amazon Won’t Charge Prime Members For Ultra HD Amazon Won’t Charge Prime Members For Ultra HD

Amazon confirmed this week that it will not charge Prime members for Ultra HD content. Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, Amazon announced it would make Ultra HD content available this year. The company sent us this statement …

Skype for Web Lets You Skype From Your Browser Skype for Web Lets You Skype From Your Browser

Microsoft announced the beta launch of Skype for Web, which lets you use the product from a web browser. You can use it from skype.com. Just sign in, and you’ll see all your contacts and latest conversation history. This will …

Kindle Finally Lets You and Your Family Share Ebooks Kindle Finally Lets You and Your Family Share Ebooks

Amazon told us that it was coming soon, and today is the day. You can finally share ebooks with your family on your Kindle devices. Amazon has announced a slew of new features for its Kindle line, and ‘Household and …