There are few more horrifying experiences than finishing a show you have spent days, weeks, or even months breathlessly enjoying, only to be fed with a garishly loud preview immediately after the final credits of your beloved show is wrapped. Instead of sitting, thoughtfully, and considering what you just spent hours of your life watching, a new preview automatically plays at the end of your show.
Or, maybe you’re tired of browsing Netflix and having previews of shows you have no interest in immediately sounding off through your speakers. Maybe you didn’t really want to hear the drama of Shadow and Bone blasting across the room at you while you try to find the next episode of The Circle. Read more…
Amazon, which already charges some of the world’s lowest charges for Prime Video in India, is going a step further to win more users in the world’s second largest internet market. The e-commerce giant on Saturday launched miniTV, an ad-supported video streaming service that is available within the Amazon shopping
Before Twilio had a market cap approaching $56 billion and more than 200,000 customers, the cloud-communications platform developed a secret sauce to fuel its growth: a developer-focused model that dispensed with traditional marketing rules. Software companies that sell directly to end users share a simple framework for managing growth that
Google I/O is back, baby. This year it’s virtual, it’s free, and everyone is invited.
The developer conference will be held online this year after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Viewers can tune into Google’s
YouTube channel on May 18 at 1 p.m. ET to watch the keynote kick things off.
Generally, I/O reveals software announcements surrounding new Google apps and services, but it’s also been used to reveal new hardware. After a year off, we’re hoping to get some seriously impressive goods. Read more…
Image Credits: Echelon (stock image) Peloton wasn’t the only at-home workout giant exposing private account data. Rival exercise giant Echelon also had a leaky API that let virtually anyone access riders’ account information. Fitness technology company Echelon, like Peloton, offers a range of workout hardware — bikes, rowers, and a
A San Francisco Tesla owner keeps ignoring the limitations of the electric car’s Autopilot feature.
Earlier this week, 25-year-old Param Sharma was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving after being spotted riding across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco to Oakland. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) had received a report about someone sitting in the backseat of a Tesla Model 3.
CHP officials in Oakland pulled him over and arrested him. Before this week’s arrest, he’d been spotted around the Bay Area in different Tesla Model 3s. And he was always in the backseat with his foot on the wheel while the car was driving with Autopilot engaged. Read more…
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