2017 Will See Flying Cars For Sale

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The news of the AeroMobil 3.0 going on sale to the public in 2017 made me think back to the 80’s when I would watch George Jetson dash out to his flying car docked at his home perched high in the sky and zoom off to work with out even a thought of a paved road. The AeroMobil is hardly the flying contraptions the Jetson’s were used to, but it is a step in that direction at least. [Read more…]

Apple Rumored to Launch Streaming TV Service This Fall

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According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple is working on the release of a subscription-based streaming TV service to be released this fall. The service would be a direct competitor to cable companies and features ABC, CBS, Fox, ESPN, Fx and other networks for around $30-$40 per month.

This news comes hot on the heels of Apple’s recent announcement of an exclusive grab to HBO’s new standalone streaming service, HBO Now. Notably absent from the rumored channel lineup are NBC networks, which is owned by Comcast. With Comcast holding the keys to the Internet, this could get messy – especially when take into account the ridiculous Comcast bandwidth allotment. New media has a major bottleneck that needs to be freed.

We could hear something official from Apple as early as June at the Worldwide Developers Conference with a launch of the service slated for September.

Titanfall DLC is Now Free

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On the one year anniversary of Titanfall, all of the game’s DLC became free to download for Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC users. Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that it will remain free going forward.

Also, a Titanfall Sequel was confirmed earlier for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, alongside a promising mention from Respawn CEO that the idea of not charging for DLC would be good for future games because paid DLC fragments the community.

Free DLC from day one? Now that’s something I can get on board with.

HBO Streaming Service Coming To Apple Devices – No Cable Or Satellite Service Needed

With more and more content providers looking to the internet to get content to the masses and with the masses getting fed up with bloated, high-priced cable and satellite bills, a la carte streaming services from major networks are coming down the pike fast.

HBO’s standalone streaming service, HBO Now, will launch on Apple devices in April and not coincidentally, just in time for the season premiere of “Game of Thrones,” the network announced on Monday at Apple’s Spring Forward event. New HBO series like “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective,” and “Veep” will stream live along side cable and satellite provider feeds so there will be no extra time spent waiting for these shows to be added to the library.

The new HBO Now service will cost $14.99 a month and will give subscribers access to all of the network’s past, present and future series plus HBO’s lineup of Hollywood movies. Apple has exclusivity for 90 days from launch, so non-Apple users will have to wait until mid-summer, assuming other providers will launch the service.

Force Touch from the New MacBook Coming to the Next iPhone?

 

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A new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple will add its Force Touch technology from the new 12″ MacBook and Apple Watch to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus later this year.

The iPhone 6s models are expected to remain similar in size and design to the current models; however, the Force Touch would open up a third dimension of navigation, which actually looks pretty cool as it was demo’ed on the new MacBook.

Additionally, the iPhone 6s models are rumored to be available in pink as well as the current space gray, silver and gold offerings for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.