For as hard as some companies pushed for 3D TV just a couple years ago, the adoption rate has been horrible and the demand just isn’t there. ESPN was first in line to start broadcasting in 3D and now it looks like they’ve decided it’s just not worth it. When you can’t even convince die hard sports fans to pony up for a 3D TV to watch 3D football, is the format dead?
While there’s a growing number of people who are giving up cable TV for watching movies and TV shows online, cable providers are trying really hard to keep the reigns of the home entertainment market. And some companies like Time Warner Cable are going as far as paying producers to make sure their content never makes it to the web in any form.
Just as Apple is trying desperately to improve its own Maps application, Google just keeps pulling further and further away. And with their acquisition of social traffic mapping app Waze, it’s going to add a whole new dimension to using Google Maps.
Oh sure, we’ve seen the hell out of the PS4 controller, but until a little over an hour ago at E3, they hadn’t actually shown the console itself. Here it is, ladies and gents, looking kinda similar to a PS2. And while it will have all kinda of movie and music streaming services built in, Sony is definitely positioning the PS4 as a gaming console, unlike Microsoft, who is selling the Xbox One as a living room entertainment box.
Last week, Edward Snowden, the guy who leaked the NSA wiretap documents to the British publication The Guardian, came out publicly as the leaker. Snowden said he doesn’t want to live in a society where the government feels like it has the right to freely spy on its own citizens, even if it means he’ll never be able to return to his home in the US.
Calling it the biggest change to the iPhone since the launch of the iPhone, Apple today unveiled the highly anticipated iOS7. Not only does the whole thing have a new, sleek, minimalistic look, but all kinds of functions have been added, borrowed, improved or modified to improve the iOS experience.
Right now, Apple is giving its WWDC 2013 keynote, where it’s showing off some new stuff for the year. Before they get to iOS 7, Apple was proud to show off the new version of OS X, which eschews the cat naming convention for… Top Gun? Or something. The new OS X will be called “Mavericks”, though Tim Cook did joke that it was going to be “Sea Lion”. Dammit, I want my operating systems named after sea animals.
Microsoft kicked off E3 earlier today with a keynote about the Xbox. There was stuff that we’ve already heard about the Xbox One, but even better (kinda?), they announced a redesigned, very Xbox One-like version of the Xbox 360 that’s available today. Kinda sorta-ish looks like the One, only it won’t force you to re-purchase all of your downloaded games. Hooray!
If you’re looking to outfit your pad with a 3D printer, you can expect to at least have to shell out $1000 to $1200. But smashing that thousand dollar barrier is the Buccaneer printer, which comes in at only $350.