Amazon Prime Subscription Price Hiked by $20

About a month and a half after Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak speculated that the company’s Prime subscription price might increase, it’s happened. Today, Amazon has confirmed that its Amazon Prime service—which offers free two-day shipping on a majority of its products, not to mention video streaming options—has … [Read more...]

Rovio Announces Angry Birds Epic, A Turn-Based RPG

There was a time when I was over Angry Birds. Something about the combination of its seemingly unearned popularity and its ubiquity on the ugly clothes of equally ugly children that I would see while out and about really turned me off. But then Rovio put out Angry Birds Star Wars and I started to come back … [Read more...]

It’s Not You, Google Search Results Really Do Look Different

If you have noticed that Google’s search results look a little different right now--its not your eyes playing tricks on you. The modified appearance of the results is thanks to a very large “bucket” test currently underway, which has changed the look-and-feel of Google’s list of blue links. Most notably, the … [Read more...]

Popcorn Time Installer Taken Down from Kim Dotcom’s Mega for Violating Terms of Service

Yesterday we told you about Popcorn Time, a program that took all the "difficulty" out of torrenting a movie, essentially becoming the movie industries worst nightmare.  Good news for the movie industry came today though: the Popcorn Time installer has been pulled from the site that was hosting it. … [Read more...]

Google Acquires Green Throttle Games, Signals Android Console Possibilities

The possibility that Google is working on an Android-powered game console has been speculated since at least last summer. While the company still has yet to announce any such device, a recent acquisition would seem to indicate that it’s getting closer. A post on PandoDaily reports that Google has purchased … [Read more...]

Amazon Considering Playback Limits for Rumored Music Service

Rumors that Amazon is working to bring its Prime customers a new music streaming service continue to swirl. A new report from the Wall Street Journal today says that Amazon may put in playback limits on songs, prompting listeners to buy the tracks once the limit has been reached. If this plan turns out to … [Read more...]

Popcorn Time Makes Movie Piracy as Easy as Netflix

Not too long ago, you had to be a techno-wizard to engage in piracy. The act usually involved paying for access to Usenet's servers, participating in complicated Newsgroups, and figuring out how to download the goods - all with usually painfully slow download feeds. All that began to change as time marched on … [Read more...]

The Flappy Bird Rises: App Creator Says Game May Return

We extensively covered the prolific story of Flappy Bird, including its rise and fall from glory (and app stores). But now, it appears the little app that could might be making a return to digital shelves, according to its creator, Dong Nguyen. According to an exclusive interview Nyugen gave with Rolling … [Read more...]

Neil Young Hopes to Raise $800k from Kickstarter to Turn PonoPlayer Into A Reality

Yesterday we told you about the PonoPlayer, a high-resolution (FLAC) audio music player dreamt up by Neil Young that was announced at SXSW. Today, the PonoPlayer Kickstarter campaign is live and is looking to raise at least $800,000 in the next 34 days in order to fund the production of the music … [Read more...]

Goodreads Coming to First-Generation Kindle Paperwhite

I reviewed the 2013 edition of the Kindle Paperwhite a few months back, and one of the best things about the device was its Goodreads integration. Unfortunately, that feature was brand new to the second-generation Paperwhite; those who purchased the device in 2012 didn't get it. According to GigaOM, though, … [Read more...]

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