NBC to Release Theatrical Movies

Thanks to the ban on large gatherings in many cities, movie theaters are empty. What will happen to all those new releases that were supposed to come out? NBCUniversal has decided it is a better option to release selected new movies online for customers to stream. Four movies are in the line right now: Trolls […]

Streaming Services Using Phone Companies for Marketing Boost

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As smartphone manufacturer subsidies are vanishing, carriers are stepping up. AT&T’s new HBO Max streaming service is being offered free for mobile phones and $15 for everyone else. This offer follows a pattern of streaming services being used as ‘free’ marketing ploys. Last week Disney and Verizon started offering an unlimited plan that includes a […]

Netflix Entering The Podcast Space

With the growing popularity of podcasting in the modern connected world, Netflix has found a clever way to integrate one into a series. It’s called “The Only Podcast Left” and it will serve as a fictional companion to the show “Daybreak,” an apocalyptic zombie series. “The Only Podcast Left” takes place in the environment of […]

HBO Confirms “Game Of Thrones” Prequel, “House Of The Dragon”

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After reports on Tuesday that HBO had scrapped a “Game of Thrones” spinoff, they announced on Wednesday that “House Of The Dragon” has been confirmed. It will be a prequel to GOT with 10 episodes based on George R.R. Martin’s book “Fire & Blood.” The series will take place 300 years prior to the events […]

Apple Music to be Available Through the Web

In the new world of media, content companies must make all their offerings available to their audience wherever and however they want it – broadcast, cable, PC or stream, mobile or wired, scheduled or on-demand.  In that regard, our friends at Apple Music will be launching a browser version of its music streaming service. Paid […]

We Compared the Streaming Services to Find What’s Best for You

Motion picture entertainment is always shifting. It went from theaters to TV to cable and now to digital streaming.  Each change has given consumers’ new advantages. The latest, streaming services, offer users the ultimate flexibility to watch movies when and where they want. Major entertainment distributors are taking note and adjusting accordingly. HBO Now is […]

Crazy Rich Asians Writer Quits Over Pay Inequality

Crazy Rich Asians was an absolute hit, earning over $238 million dollars worldwide. The romantic comedy was so big, Warner Bros. decided to renew the title for two sequels. But there is a problem. One of the two film writers, Adele Lim an Asian American, has left over a pay inequality claim. Lim apparently was […]

RIP to the Social Media Apps That Didn’t Make It

Social media apps, like any other product or service, can drop with a bang or end with an aw dang.   Just ask Vine or Google+.  While the world of social media is ever-expanding and ever more connected, with the likes of Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter at the forefront, we should take a quick look back […]

Justin Bieber Gives Tour of Beautiful Home on Instagram

It wasn’t Cribs on MTV, but Justin Bieber aka Biebz gave his 100+ million followers on Instagram a look into his Beverly Hills home in his IG story. The home is valued at over $8 million dollars with five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a wine cellar, a home theater, swimming pool, cabana, and a dog named […]

TV Show Big Brother Accused of Racism

The TV show Big Brother has been accused of racism. Big Brother is a reality TV show about contestants living in a house together which is under constant surveillance; the house is also isolated from the outside world. A report was released from People.com saying that fans of the show are using social media to […]

Eric’s Book Review of AI Super-Powers

Kai-Fu Lee recently published AI Super-Powers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order, a fascinating inside perspective on the booming AI industry. The book lays out a vision of what problems artificial intelligence (AI) might cause and what we as a global civilization can do to fix it. Lee presents a global future that […]

Scientists are Now Using Phone Movements to Predict Personality

Scientists are now using phone movements to predict personality traits. Many interesting correlations have been found between certain personality traits and phone usage style. Patterns of physical activity and social activities also predict a person’s personality type. Researchers have used tiny sensors on people’s phones to track their behavioral patterns. The speed and length we […]

BBC Launches New Series About a Changing Global Workforce 

BBC has launched a new series titled Workforce about how massive technological and social changes are reshaping how work happens around the world. The series is designed to be a guide to career success in the future. It also explores new cultural trends in the work world as well as the issue of job automation. […]