YouTube has introduced a pilot program for paid channels on Tuesday. It will now let a few dozen popular channels charge viewers a subscription fee of 99 cents or more per month according to the company in a blog post.
Twitter acquired a little known computing startup called Ubalo. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"When we met the infrastructure folks at Twitter, we realized that it’s a company with brilliant people, strong momentum, exciting challenges and a promising future," Ubalo's co-founders wrote in a post on their website. "We quickly became enthusiastic about the possibility of collaborating with them and the impact we could have there." The deal was apparently finalized a few days ago.
Eight people have been accused as being part of a global cybercrime organization that's said to be responsible for the theft of $45 million from ATMs around the world. Seven suspects have been arrested while the eight was reportedly murdered in the Dominican Republic last month.
Samsung might be making a TV you can bend and twist to fit whatever viewing angle you want. According to a newly published patent from Samsung the filing describes a TV with a flexible display. Viewers could bend it using a remote control.
TechCrunch is reports Microsoft, who's already made a $300 million investment in Nook, want to double down and buy it now. Redmond wants to fork out $1 billion to acquire the digital assets of Nook Media LLC, which would be a separate Nook company that spun off from Barnes & Noble last year. Internal documents show that Microsoft is interested in the e-reader's ecosystem.
A company called Curalate will be able to predict which images will have the most success on social platforms with their latest product, which is a tad bit different from monitoring tools. Today, those tools can help monitor words, or names, across social platforms but not pictures. Curalate plans to fill that void.
Buzz Aldrin is not content with man stepping on the moon. The next place to go is Mars. Aldrin's new book "Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration" landed in bookstores on May 7 and it charts out a course that could put astronauts on the surface of Mars by 2035.
Listening to music can evoke a ton of emotions. From happiness to sadness to melancholy and more. In the latest episode of "It's Okay to be Smart", Joe Hanson goes to the streets to test a recent hypothesis - our emotional relationship with music may be neurologically related to the perception of body language. Writes Hanson:
Are you an expecting parent? 2D ultrasounds are so passe, so go ahead and be completely blown away with some 3D hologram courtesy of Pioneer's new printing service. The only caveat? You'll need to head to Japan for your ultrasound.
If you've ever played a slot machine before, you'll know that it can be very addictive. You'll want to come back for more. The promise of hitting a jackpot is always there. It's always just your luck. Your pure dumb luck.
Rule no 1 before jumping out of a plane? Wear a parachute. Rule no 2? Don't pull it out before you get out of the plane. This guy accidentally deployed them too early and he immediately got sucked out of the plane. That's one scary mistake no one's going to repeat for sure.
We've seen in a lot of sci-fi like movies how most diseases have been cured. It's imagining a perfect future where problems would be anything but medical. But today, we're still a long way more to go before we can get rid of most diseases.
Jack Conte made a music video entitled "Pedals" and it's filled with electronic music robot madness. Watch how he did all of this from scratch in the videos after the jump in one of the best behind the scenes clips we've seen this whole week.
We've seen how it works and a couple of screenshots from its point of view, but how do we accurately describe the experience?
Using a smartphone camera held very close to the Google Glass prism, you can actually capture what the floating display looks like to the eye. The screen is made semi transparent, which means it's like looking at something in front of you with a blur-ish rectangle blocking some parts of your view. It will only take up a small part of your entire field of view, so you can always look away.
Soon our devices will all be outfitted with eye tracking technology. Even Samsung's Galaxy S4 is rumored to include such tech. Samsung's Smart Scroll uses a different technology for it though. The subject however, is whether or not this poses any privacy risks.
It's hard to keep track of productivity sometimes, but if you've got some time, check out this comic from Angela Liao of 20px showing us the difference between when we expect to be productive and when we're actually productive.