An Amazon Web TV product has purportedly been in the works for a while. That device could finally hit the market next month, Recode reported Friday.
Citing information from industry sources and Amazon partners, Recode's Peter Kafka said Amazon's set-top box would compete with Apple TV and Roku to pipe online content to your television. Amazon already offers TV shows and movies through its Prime service and is more aggressively producing its own shows. So a Web TV product would be a natural fit.
The box reportedly would be outfitted with Android, an obvious choice since Amazon's … Read more
Cloud-storage service Box may be ready to go public.
The company has secretly filed paperwork for an initial public offering, reported Quartz on Thursday. Box has tapped banks Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and JP Morgan Chase as its top underwriters and could be looking to raise about $500 million in an IPO, said Quartz.
If true, it's not an unexpected move. CEO Aaron Levie said early last year that the company was eyeing an IPO in 2014. Box is aiming to hold its IPO in the second quarter, reported The New York Times.
Responding to a request for comment, … Read more
Stu's Quiz Boxes creates a question-and-answer-style game for two to six players that's perfect for classrooms or parties. It comes preloaded with a few quizzes in academic areas and a few in pop culture, but you can easily add your own questions to this Jeopardy-style game, and it's quick to set up and run.
The interface for Stu's Quiz Boxes is straightforward, with options for selecting quizzes, skins, setting the number of players, and beginning the game across the top of the screen. There are three skins that come with the program including one featuring Harry … Read more
Box for iPhone and iPad allows you to sync your files between any number of devices using up to 10GB of free storage. With a mobile-friendly interface, tools to upload and sync photos easily, and a number of other useful tools unique to the iPhone and iPad, Box is a great addition to any iOS device that does not already have a cloud storage solution in place.
After installation of Box for iPhone and iPad, you'll need to register an account or log in. There are no direct upload buttons in the app other than to move or take … Read more
Box introduced new apps for the iPad and iPhone on Wednesday, with promises of a faster, more responsive iOS experience that is still secure.
To entice users to give the new apps a try, the cloud-storage service is also offering 50GB of free storage with each download. Box has redesigned the apps to focus on the content, according to Box's head of mobile David Still.
"We want to continue to find ways to improve how people engage with their content and collaborate with each other on post-PC devices," Still wrote in a blog post. "Box for … Read more
In Los Angeles, a city full of taquerias and Mexican restaurants, you'd think a vending machine selling burritos at a gas station would be met with eye rolls from foodies and the burrito bourgeois. However, Burrito Box appears to be one of those novelties that even the most jaded hipster can't help but try. After all, Burrito Box is on Instagram.
The self-proclaimed "world's first burrito kiosk" (located at Mobile Gas, 8380 Santa Monica Blvd.) sells five kinds of burritos: chorizo sausage with cage-free eggs and cheese; uncured bacon with egg and cheese; roasted potato with egg and cheese; free-range chicken with beans and rice; and shredded beef and cheese. Sour cream, hot sauce, and guacamole sell for extra cost. Burritos are $3 plus tax by credit card. … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Peter Brown checks out the Razer Project Christine.
- Sony at CES: PlayStation Now, "Breaking Bad" and the "wow" factor.
- Gaming exoskeleton to pair with Oculus Rift headset at CES 2014.
- Oculus Rift Crystal Cove prototype: Head-on.
LAS VEGAS -- If you want some thick skin around your portable audio gear, Cobra Electronics' new line of Bluetooth speakers can definitely take a tumble. Making their debut at CES 2014, the AirWave Box and the pint-size AirWave Mini combine hands-free Bluetooth audio connection with a durable construction.
Design Available in several colors, the AirWave Box will come in black, white, and orange at launch, with more colors to follow. Upon first glance, I wasn't able to tell that the device was rugged (compared to the Mini's hefty and obvious rubber exterior). However, it is encased in … Read more