It’s almost been a month since Jay Z gathered is star-studded team of musicians and announced his new music streaming service Tidal. The latest competitor against services like Spotify and Beat’s Music has been through hell and back in its first month. Although the service has the co-sign of celebrities like Madonna, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and more, there has been heavy criticism about the site’s fee of $19.99 (with another tier costing $9.99) from music connoisseurs and artists alike. Since the app has fallen off the top 700 in the Apple app store, most are wondering if Tidal will have a prominent future. According to Tidal senior executive, it looks like they have a new plan to succeed. Find out what Tidal will try to accomplish after the jump!
Technology just keeps getting more advanced. According to the Technology Review a new service called Blink is launching in New York that will make getting an eye exam cheaper and easier. Blink is an old school house call type of business where a technician not optometrist comes to your house and for a flat fee of $75 gives you a full eye exam where prescriptions can be filled in 24 hours. One of the best features is the Blink App which can tell you the prescription strength of your current lenses using a smartphone. Check out how this new technology works and how to get an eye exam after the jump!
The future of wearable technology is very bright. Italian eyewear maker Luxottica has confirmed that they are working with Google on the second generation of the futuristic pair of glasses. Luxottica is better known for being the company behind Oakley and Ray-ban so you can imagine the design of Google Glass 2.0 is going to be on point. The Wall Street Journal reported that Luxottica had a meeting at its Milan headquarters discussing the preparation for their next big project. Check out the the details and timeline for the release of Google Glass 2.0 after the jump!
Uh oh this may be troubling news for you caramel macchiato addicts out there. Yesterday night the Starbucks computers in North America and Canada malfunctioned and stopped working. Customers went into Starbucks yesterday only to be turned away or at some locations given free coffee. Some of the coffee shops were closing early and as the day progressed started accepting cash only. See what Starbucks spokesman had to say and how they fixed the glitch after the jump!
Treyarch has just released its latest teaser trailer for the highly anticipated “Call of Duty Black Ops 3″. The trailer depicts a not so distant future wear high tech wearables advance to a level of enormous proportions. Integrating technology into the human body is definitely going to be apart of the future and COD Black Ops 3 takes takes an extremely realistic storyline for its backdrop. Super soldiers and turning human beings into weapons are the highlights of the trailer along with a detailed history on the advancement of wearable technology into bionic integration and cybernetics. Check out the trailer for the futuristic game after the jump!
McDonald’s sales are falling and real quick.A couple years ago Cnn along with other economist predicted that McDonalds sales would plummet.Now 2015 and yep still falling.What does this mean for McDonalds ? Will they go extinct ?
On Tuesday April 21, 2015, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson illustrated the department’s plan to establish an integral role in cyber security to combat cyberspace terrorism. The agency will open a satellite office in Silicon Valley. Their objectives are to join with tech companies to improve cyber security, reciprocate information while simultaneously recruiting tech workers for government jobs. It is noted that companies like Yahoo, Microsoft and Google, have expressed their discomfort with governments data-collecting practices that seize communications and information, using national security as justification. Homeland Security sent out a confirmation tweet, reading “At #RSAC, Sec. Johnson announces #DHS will open satellite office in Silicon Valley to help save our friends there. #DH SATRSA. Cyber security must be a partnership between government and private sector. We need each other, and we must work together. Sec Johnson #D SATRSA ” (BizJournal, 2015).
Thats a hell of a deal to back out on. According to a Bloomberg Report ComCast the largest cable provider in North America is abandoning its $45 Billion bid to merge with Time Warner Cable. Sources are reporting that on Friday Comcast will make an announcement in a shocking change of events. The deal had been waiting federal approval for a year because of the sheer size of this merger. If successful the new company would have control over 57% of all United States homes that have standard broadband connection. Check out why the deal fell through after the jump