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MoviePass’ latest survival plan: increase prices, gut first-run movie access

MoviePass’ latest survival plan: increase prices, gut first-run movie access

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July has not been good for MoviePass, the embattled all-you-can-watch movie ticket subscription service. The company ran out of money and shut down for a night last week. It’s compensated by shutting people out of popular movies like Mission: Impossible — Fallout. The company has claimed lately that technical difficulties are keeping users from getting […]

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Huawei put a 7-inch screen on its latest smartphone

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Huawei is introducing a new phone in its Honor Note series, and this model is coming with the line’s biggest screen yet: just a touch under seven inches. Back in an ancient smartphone era of, I guess, 2013 or like two years ago, that size was considered a tablet. The Honor Note 10 isn’t the […]

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Facebook might start holding singing competitions among its users

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Facebook appears to be working on a talent show feature that would have users record themselves singing and then submitting their videos for critique. In the app’s code, researcher Jane Manchun Wong spotted an interface that would let users choose a popular song and then record themselves singing it. The feature might let users compete […]

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Sony’s new Master Series 4K TVs make Netflix look better than ever

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Sony is taking the unusual step of launching new TV models in the middle of summer. The company announced updated OLED and LCD 4K HDR TVs back at CES, but it’s not quite done for this year. At an event today in New York City that had the tagline “a masterpiece unveiled,” Sony Electronics president […]

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Get 15 percent off of any purchase today at Rakuten

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Rakuten is hosting a site-wide sale that ends later today at 11:59PM PT. The promotion knocks 15 percent off of any purchase with offer code SAVE15, allowing up to $50 to be knocked off of your final shopping cart cost. We’ve successfully applied the coupon to expensive products, like the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, […]

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Watch a mouthy Venom call someone a turd in the latest trailer

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Sony has released a fresh trailer for its upcoming Venom movie, a cautionary tale about what happens when you fail to treat your parasites. Venom stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, the anti-hero to Riz Ahmed’s Dr. Carlton Drake, a sort of mad genius-slash-corporate villain trying to cheat nature and achieve self-guided human evolution via […]

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The ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/ac and B450 Gaming K4 Motherboard Reviews

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With the launch of the new AMD B450 budget focused chipset, we’re taking a look at two gaming branded ASRock motherboards; the B450 Gaming ITX/ac and the Fatal1ty B450 Gaming K4. Both models look to offer good value for money to gamers on a strict budget but don’t need features such as NVIDIA SLI multi-graphics […]

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YouTube will produce original shows for viewers in Mexico, India, Japan, and more

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YouTube is making more original shows for international markets like Japan, France, India, Germany, and Mexico, an executive told Reuters last Friday. The move comes as YouTube looks for more paying subscribers in less saturated markets for its YouTube Premium service (formally known as YouTube Red). YouTube plans to make music documentaries, scripted shows, reality […]

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Google bans Android phones from having three or more notches

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Google is building official notch support into Android P, but it’s laying down some ground rules first: two notches is the limit. In a blog post for developers yesterday, Android UI product manager Megan Potoski wrote that Google is working with device partners “to mandate a few requirements” for app compatibility purposes. Among those are […]

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The Chuwi HiGame PC is a cheaper, noisier mini gaming rig

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Earlier this year, Intel released its eighth-generation NUC, an incredibly compact PC that still managed to pack enough power to run AAA and VR gaming titles at playable frame rates. But the downside to the NUC is largely its cost — for the price of the NUC, which could run more than $1,500 with the […]

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