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The autonomous car is the next entertainment frontier

December 29th, 2018 at 1:30 am » Comments Off

Self-driving cars are an inevitability and will unlock the potential for cars to transform beyond a simple means of transport. In the not too distant future, drivers will find themselves with a great deal of free time in-car. Rather than having to focus on driving, time can be spent on working, being entertained, or simply […]



Future of Formula 1 is on fumes claims report

December 15th, 2018 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

An interesting opinion on where Formula 1 is heading into the future by George Woods Baker, writing for Paddock Magazine, painting a bleak picture as the world moves towards electric cars rendering the pinnacle of the sport as we know it redundant in years to come. Baker wrote: “When Alejandro Agag launched Formula E in […]



How this 7- year old made $22 million playing with toys

December 13th, 2018 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Seven-year-old Ryan of YouTube fame has made it offline, too. The mini mogul now has a collection of toys and apparel sold at Walmart stores nationwide. Ryan of Ryan Toysreview really isn’t that different from any other first grader. The 7-year-old loves trains and cars; he giggles over Disney characters; he builds entire civilizations with […]



Google and Disney partner to bring storybooks to life

December 10th, 2018 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

A new Google and Disney partnership brings Disney Storybooks to life. When reading out loud select Disney Little Golden Books, Google Home will add sound effects and soundtracks to accompany the story as it is read aloud. The new feature uses voice recognition to be able to tell when a reader has skipped ahead or […]



This $1,500 mirror streams live fitness classes to compete with Peloton and ClassPass

December 8th, 2018 at 2:08 am » Comments Off

Another at-home fitness company is making its debut today. Mirror is coming out of stealth mode with the introduction of its eponymous device. It’s a mirror atop a 40-inch, 1080p vertical display that plays live or prerecorded fitness classes. The idea is that you can stand in front of the mirror, follow a trainer’s instructions […]



Here’s how much it costs to advertise in TV’s biggest shows

November 30th, 2018 at 4:18 am » Comments Off

The cost of a commercial in some of the biggest shows on TV is getting lower. Out of the 66 returning series on the big four broadcast networks and The CW, 41 saw the cost for a 30-second ad decrease in the 2018-19 season, according to Ad Age’s annual pricing survey of media agencies. Only […]



Spotify will now let artists directly upload their music to the platform

September 25th, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Spotify has announced a new beta feature that will allow independent artists to upload their music directly to the platform instead of through a label or digital aggregator. Normally, artists who aren’t signed to a major label (which can directly upload music to Spotify) have to pay a fee to a third-party service like Tunecore […]



Easy-to-make videos can show you dancing like the stars

September 10th, 2018 at 10:26 am » Comments Off

Want to dance like a professional ballerina or strut like a rapper? A new machine-learning technique can transfer one person’s motion to another in a simple process. Mapping one person’s motion onto the movement of another has changed the way filmmakers, animators, and game designers create action. With this technique, one person can appear to […]



India’s bodybuilding boom reflects a nation coming of age

September 9th, 2018 at 8:49 pm » Comments Off

A group of twenty-something guys are crammed into a small room, flexing their muscles and applying thick layers of fake tan on dark brown skin. It’s approaching 40°C outside but, inside this windowless pen, it’s hard to breathe. Sweat is running freely and the air is thick with a tang of muscle spray as guys […]



The numbers of hours Americans watch TV every day is incredibly different depending on your age

August 31st, 2018 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

Television is still the media medium of choice amongst adults in the US, with Americans aged 18 or older watching an average of almost five hours a day, according to a Total Audience Report. But as this chart from Statista, based on Nielsen data, shows, younger adults watch significantly less television than do older adults […]



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