As you may already know, Bang With Friends was forced to change its name this past summer, following a trademark infringement suit won by gaming giant and "With Friends" franchise developers Zynga, best known for titles such as Words With Friends (iOS, Android) and Scramble With Friends (iOS, Android).Up for the Down stroke But trust, in the end, it was to Bang With Friends' benefit. In early November, the popular Facebook game relaunched as the Down ( iOS, Android) app. After testing the iOS beta version, I am already convinced that it's … Read more
Intel may have given up on developing its own Web TV service, but that doesn't mean it is going to give it away.
The chip giant is asking about $500 million for the delayed service, according to a Bloomberg report that cites unidentified sources with knowledge of the process. Intel is reportedly looking to wrap up the sale before the end of the year.
Earlier this year, Intel announced its plans to launch hardware and software that allow for live TV, on-demand TV, and content streaming. The subscription service, dubbed OnCue, was to deliver programming over a broadband Internet … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Kanye West said Zappos sells "sh*t product," and this is their awesome response.
- Kano Computer kit lets anyone build a PC from scratch.
- It's official. Fewer people are watching TV and the numbers prove it.
- Why you're more likely to buy something when shopping on your iPad.… Read more
If you hear a grinding noise when you insert a disc into your new Xbox One, you're not alone.
Following the launch of the new console on Friday, more Xbox One owners are reporting that their disc drives are malfunctioning. The problem? Inserting a disc into the drive triggers a grinding or clicking noise, with the unit unable to read the disc.
Some early buyers had already posted comments and YouTube videos late last week detailing the glitch. But with 1 million Xbox One consoles sold during the first 24 hours, the problem has spread, triggering a response from … Read more
Batkid has recently shown us that it's possible to transform into a superhero, if only for a day, and the smart superfan plans ahead for the day she/he might also be given an opportunity to fight crime before lunch and dispense justice for dessert.
Fortunately, aspiring Batpeople can lock down their own Batmobile to be ready the next time Gotham's chief of police puts out the Batsignal.
On Monday, November 25, two days after the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special debuts through simulcasts around the world, I will pick up two young Whovians and drive to the local theater for a special 3D encore presentation of the show.
I will go wearing a brown floppy hat, a 10-foot-long striped scarf from Etsy, and a red velvet frock coat with a sonic screwdriver in the pocket. And I will carry a bag of jelly babies. All my years as a "Doctor Who" fan have been leading up to this moment, and I couldn't be happier to share it with the new generation of fans.… Read more
"Betas," Amazon's second original series, may stretch the truth when it comes to Silicon Valley, but it was dead serious about the wardrobe.
"The hoodie work on this show is spot on," said Joe Dinicol, who plays the leader of a band of tech-star wannabes in "Betas."
The show, which debuted Friday on Amazon Instant Video, turns to another industry town after Amazon's first series, "Alpha House," dove into Washington, D.C. With "Betas," Amazon put the spotlight on a city closer to home. Seattle-based Amazon was always mindful of getting Silicon Valley and the tech world right, said Evan Endicott, one of the creators and writers of the show. … Read more
Matching Sony's blockbuster launch of its PlayStation 4 last week, Microsoft has announced that it too has sold 1 million units of its next-gen console in the first 24 hours.
The PS4 managed to sell one million units in the US and Canada alone when it launched on November 15, while the Xbox One launched in 13 markets at the higher price point of $499.99.
Microsoft ushered in its Xbox One yesterday evening with an extravagant New York event that involved Brooklyn Bridge-trekking zombies, sports cars, and Roman soldiers converging upon Best Buy Theatre in Times Square. It … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Microsoft pens playful doctor's note for Xbox One gamers.
- Xbox One just as sleek (on the inside) as PlayStation 4.
- This stealth company nestled against (inside?) Google is building flying cars.
- FCC considers lifting cell phone ban on planes.
It's a simple premise. All the Doctors, including new Doctor Peter Capaldi and the War Doctor, are brought together in an outdoor arena. Only one Doctor will be allowed to leave in the Tardis. Welcome to the "The Doctor Games."
In this bizarre alternate world where both Mockingjays and the Master co-exist, the Daleks round up all the incarnations of the Doctor, deposit them in a forest clearing and, let them duke it out "Battle Royale"-style.… Read more