Pay TV Numbers Drop Year-On-Year

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The American pay-TV industry as a whole has had an overall drop in subscribers for the first time. But even if it’s evidence of “cord-cutting,” the firms involved haven’t really lost out much. There have been a few cases before where individual cable firms have had a quarterly decline in pay-TV subscribers. Now Leichtman Research […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Actors Try Out Oculus Rift at SXSW [Video]

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The recent 2014 SXSW (South by Southwest) Festival in Austin, Texas featured a Game of Thrones exhibit. Within that exhibit, however, was a virtual reality simulator called Oculus Rift. Actress Maisie Williams (‘Arya Stark’) was one of the GoT actors on-site who tried the new gaming system. After stepping into a tiny cage-like room, she […]

NASA Test Looks Like Alien Invasion

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Amazingly this image is neither edited nor taken from sci-fi, but is a screengrab from a NASA video. It’s taken from testing of Project Morpheus: The Morpheus project provides an autonomous, reusable, rocket-powered, terrestrial vertical take-off/vertical landing vehicle for testing integrated spacecraft and planetary lander technologies. The integrated vertical test bed (VTB) offers a platform […]

Print Your Own Nail Art

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Two Kickstarter users are looking for just under $50,000 to develop a smartphone app and equipment for turning photographs into nail polish stickers. 1. DESIGN. The FREE NailSnaps mobile app lets you design exactly how you want your photo or image to appear on your nails. Create an image that spans across your nails, or pick and choose different […]

iOS to be Built Into Cars

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Apple is developing a new system for connecting iPhones to cars that goes beyond simply hooking up iTunes. CarPlay, which will work only on cars that ship with the technology built-in, will let users access music apps, make calls, get spoken directions from the Maps app, and access messages. Apple explains that voice control will […]