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Netflix's entire catalog available on some Virgin America flights

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Sep 30, 2015 11:33 am

Netflix is about to make flying a much better experience, where Virgin America flights that are on the new Airbus A320 airplans will be using ViaSat-powered Wi-Fi to blast down Netflix onto passengers.



The content streaming giant has refused an offline option for Netflix so far, with Global Head of Business Development Bill Holmes saying that it's all about delivering service that "takes advantage of the expansion of Wi-Fi". The new system will reach one Airbus A320 per month through to June 2016, and it'll be free until March 2.

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Google's new family plan for Google Play Music for $14.99 per month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Sep 30, 2015 9:36 am

In its continued fight against Apple and Spotify, Google has just announced its new family plan for Play Music. Google's family plan for Play Music costs $14.99 per month and allows for six different profiles so that each member of the family can have music recommendations based on their individual tastes.




Apple's Music family plan is also priced at $14.99, and also allows for six people in the family to join in on the fun. But Spotify on the other hand, provides just two accounts for $14.99 per month while $35 gives you access to six accounts. Google Play Music has opened up for business in 58 countries on both Android and iOS.


You can stream music from Google Play Music from your smartphone, tablet or PC to your Chromecast - even the new Chromecast Audio - and to your Android TV, and more.

Tim Cook reiterates Apple will not be merging iOS and OS X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Sep 30, 2015 7:40 am

We've seen Microsoft merge the worlds of Windows RT and the desktop side of Windows 8 at the time into a singular OS; Windows 10, but Apple has no such plans of merging iOS and OS X.




Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated the news in a chat with Aaron Levie from Box, where he said that it "subtracts from both", with Cook arguing that you "don't get the best experience with either". Cook said he feels no pressure to catch up to Microsoft in this regard, adding that he doesn't believe in "holding grudges" and that Microsoft and Apple can "partner on more things" than they compete in.


We've seen iOS-friendly versions of Office updates that were unveiled with the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and iOS 9, showing that Microsoft and Apple are very friendly indeed. The enterprise on the other hand, wants to see Apple and Microsoft working together, and not fighting. Considering Apple secured itself a very hefty $25 billion in enterprise revenue in the last 12 months, it should come as no surprise that Apple has pushed into the enterprise-class market with the iPad Pro and its collaboration with Microsoft on iOS-friendly Office apps.

Volkswagen says it will fix the test-cheating vehicles it has sold

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Sep 30, 2015 5:35 am

Volkswagen continues to dig a bigger grave for itself, but the company is getting its hands dirty trying to crawl out of it. The company's fresh CEO, Matthias Mueller, has told his employees that the company will be contacting customers in the coming days to fixing their diesel-powered cars.




We don't know how the company will do that, whether it's going to be something mechanical or whether it will be a software-based patch. Regulators are going to be busy with Volkswagen when it happens, to make sure that the solution is absolutely 100%. Volkswagen is ready to spend $7.3 billion cleaning up the massive problem, but things are just continuing to get worse, with the likes of BMW and Mercedes now caught up in it.

Android is home to 1.4 billion, with 400 million new users since June

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Sep 30, 2015 2:34 am

Google has just unveiled their new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X smartphones, a couple of new Chromecast dongles, and unleashed Android 6.0 Marshmallow all this afternoon. But how many people are using Android?




According to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, over 1.4 billion active monthly users are now on Android. This is quite the increase from a few months ago, where back in June the company announced it had 1 billion users - indicating a huge 400 million additional users on Android. The company is expecting continued growth with Android, as smartphones becomes more affordable, especially under their Android One initiative.

AMD considering other strategic options after failed investment deal

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Sep 30, 2015 1:31 am

Earlier this month we reported that AMD had split its GPU division off into Radeon Technolgoies Group, while the larger chunk of the company was hoping to sell a 20% stake in itself to investment firm Silver Lake.




Well, that deal has fallen through according to Bloomberg, which reports: "Advanced Micro Devices Inc., a struggling competitor to Intel Corp., was in talks to sell about a 25 percent stake to private-equity firm Silver Lake Management before the negotiations stalled, people with knowledge of the matter said".


Bloomberg added: "The two sides, which met over the summer, have put the discussions on hold after failing to agree on a price and strategy, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. AMD is also considering other strategic options, another person said".

Extended 'X-Files' revival trailer shows truth is still out there

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Sep 30, 2015 12:36 am

Following the two short teases for the eagerly anticipated 'X-Files' miniseries revival during TV broadcasts of 'Gotham' and 'Minority Report', the Fox Network have officially released an extended trailer for the small-screen return of FBI agents Mulder and Scully.. and also a cameo from the ruthless Cigarette Smoking Man.



The six part limited series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, will premiere on the Fox network on January 24th 2016 with a "special two-night event" spilling over to the next night. Like the original series, the revival will feature a mix of alien mythology and 'monster of the week' episodes from some of the show's best writers including Glen Morgan and James Wong, and overseen by series creator Chris Carter who also serves as director for three of the episodes.

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Kanye West is scared that 3D printers will ruin the shoe industry

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Sep 30, 2015 12:23 am

Kayne West has a lot to say, and while the rapper and husband of Kim Kardashian will be running for US president in 2020, Kanye has come out slamming 3D printers.




In the latest episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kanye said: "This is what I'm afraid of right here, 3D printing. Because the Internet destroyed the music industry and now this is what we're afraid of right now with the textile industry. There will come a time where people are making the shoes at home".


Kayne visited the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies in Armenia in the latest episode, which is where the quote came from, as well as Kanye adding that he "likes robots", but he doesn't like all robots. If Kayne is elected president, you can be sure 3D printers will most likely be banned under a new Executive Order.

MSI updates laptops with Core i7 Skylake, SSDs in RAID, 64GB DDR4 RAM

By: Chris Smith | More News: Laptops | Posted: Sep 29, 2015 11:31 pm

In order to keep up with the rest, MSI has announced the launch of its upgraded GT72 Dominator Pro, GE62/GE72 Apache Pro, GS60 Ghost Pro and GS70 Stealth Pro and prestige laptops, all complete with Intel 6th Generation Skylake processors and more.




For those looking for ultimate power, the GT72 Dominator will house an Intel Core i7-6820K processor, a 17.3" IPS screen, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM and a Killer network plus more. All other models listed above will include Intel Core i7-6700HQ and other options ranging up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and USB 3.1 Type-C.


Priced from $1499.99 for the GE62 models up to $2599.99 for the GT72 Dominator, it's obvious that MSI means business. If the internals aren't enough to entice you, MSI is further working with SteelSeries on selected models, providing backlit keyboards for those who like something a little flashy.

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