I wanted to mention how things are being progressively blown out of proportion for Ebola. There are several reasons why Northern America will survive this thing, especially being that the problem in Liberia etc. is that they just do not have the capabilities to treat infectious diseases like we do.
My friend, a legit, no foolin’ doctor on why you shouldn’t panic about Ebola.
But here’s the thing: although #ClipboardMan could be wearing more protection — gloves and a face mask wouldn’t hurt — he doesn’t look like he’s touching Vinson. He doesn’t look like he’s touching the people wearing protection either. So if what we see in the video is all that happened, #ClipboardMan’s risk of getting infected doesn’t appear to be very high. After all, Ebola isn’t airborne. It can only be transmitted by coming into contact with the bodily fluids of someone who’s showing symptoms. Vinson, of course, has been showing symptoms for a few days now, but if she isn’t projectile vomiting, and #ClipboardMan isn’t going out of his way to touch things she has also touched, this probably isn’t a big deal.
Curious; are there ads or not? Are they pulling content from places like Hulu? Why would I subscribe to one of the major cable networks when its available on other sites for free, not to mention over the air.
HBO launching a VOD service with no cable service makes sense. One of the major networks? Much less so.
While it is not known why Apple plans to cease selling Fitbit products, its decision comes shortly after Fitbit told its users that it had no plans to integrate with Apple’s HealthKit at the current time, as it was “working on other exciting projects” for its users.
As a long time FitBit user this stinks. It was a shitty move on FitBit’s part not to support HealthKit and it’s a shitty move on Apple’s part to not sell their products in store.
Shitty all around.
Hailo Toronto will cease operations along with the rest of the company’s branches throughout North America. When news broke that the company would cease North American operations to focus on European and Asian markets, a glimmer of hope remained for the local branch, which sought a licensing agreement with the parent company to continue what it characterized as “thriving” business in Toronto.
Competition is good. Uber is scummy. So long, Hailo. You will be missed.
Starting next year, you’ll finally be able to watch HBO on the web without a cable subscription. In a dream come true for cord cutters, HBO CEO Richard Plepler has confirmed the company plans to launch a “standalone, over-the-top” HBO Go subscription offering at some point in 2015. This service will be offered in the United States and there are also plans to bring it overseas. “This will be transformative for our company,” Plepler said. He didn’t delve into specifics or outline whether there will be differences in what’s made available to cable customers and internet subscribers. Plepler only said that HBO will “work with current partners and explore models with new partners.”
The Star has learned that, after an exhaustive search up here failed to give Feore the right leading lady for the production of The Sound of Music she’s directing for the Stratford Festival next summer, she conducted auditions in New York and finally gave the plum role to Stephanie Rothenberg.
Because I’m sure they couldn’t possibly find a single Canadian performer who could perform the role. It’s not like there’s an influx of talented women in the Canadian theatre scene. I’m not sure they understand the meaning of the word “exhaustive”…
On Thursday, Forever 21 will launch a collection for both men and women inspired by the iconic animated family. Retailing from $15 to $23, the line includes an array of T-shirts, tanks and sweaters featuring members of the “Simpsons” clan.
So what you’re telling me is I need to start shopping at Forever 21…
Mobile taxi company Hailo announced earlier today that it is shutting down its North American operations amidst fierce competition from services like Uber and Lyft. The Toronto branch of the company is, however, fighting to remain in operation under a licensing agreement that would allow it to run independently of the company at large.
Hailo is my go-to Taxi app. I really hope it sticks around.
Under a system known as “pick-and-pay” that the CRTC is considering allowing, users might be able to custom-make a package of cable channels that appeal to them, and not have to pay for any others.
It sounds like an appealing prospect to some consumers, but U.S. television networks that make some of the most popular television shows in Canada say if it comes to pass, they might just bypass Canada’s airwaves altogether.
These fucking guys. What happened to “the customer is always right”? For some reason this is one of the few industries where going what’s best for the consumer is always second to their bottom line.
But you know what? Fine. Pull out. This just goes to show how utterly out of touch these guys are. There are alternatives, legal or not, and people will resort to them.
Pull your head out of your asses, give people what they want, and shut up about it. You had 50 years without having to change your model, that time is over, so suck it up or be prepared to disappear.
Since iOS 8 launched I’d been waiting for Fitbit integration with HealthKit. I even tried to come up with an ITTT recipe to hack it. No dice.
We do not currently have plans to integrate with HealthKit… It is an interesting new platform and we will watch as it matures, looking for opportunities to improve the Fitbit experience. At the moment, we’re working on other exciting projects that we think will be valuable to users.
Well, guess I’m dumping Fitbit.
Don’t get me wrong, I really dig the Fitbit Flex, but the Jawbone Up24 now does basically all the same things, but it will integrate with HealthKit.
This seems like a big mistake on Fitbit’s front.
I have to give credit where credit is due; this is a very long in-depth article that outlines the #bendgate situations in great detail.
The only problem is that it’s also contributing nothing to the conversation. For starters the headline; “Why the iPhone 6 bends and why it wouldn’t be an issue if Apple addressed it properly”
Well, we already know why it bends, so nothing new here. As for “if Apple addressed it properly”, well they never really outline exactly what that would entail. The closest you could get is the following:
Apple owes us a truthful explanation of the weakness of the device and the plan on addressing it in the future. Like Antennagate, people who ACCIDENTALLY bend their iPhones should get repairs paid for. That should happen whether it is this month or 24 months into ownership. Apple should also not penalize publications for investigating and asking questions about the quality of their devices.
Well, the explanation of the weakness is physics, and people who are having their phones bent accidentally are having them replaced. So how exactly is Apple not addressing this properly.
A majority of the article is spent backing up un-scientific claims by online users (including the original YouTuber that started all this fuss, who happens to be a friend of the author) and dismissing the claims from those who actually took the time to do more scientific tests. That in and of itself makes the whole thing nonsense, but it then goes on to criticize journalists and bloggers whom they claim are in “Apple’s pocket”, the same journalists and bloggers whom they criticized in their recent exposé of Apple PR.
To be honest it does reek a little of “we’re apparently on Apple’s shit list so we’re just going to be overly critical, under the guise of objectivity”.
That’s not to say the article doesn’t make some very valid and measured points, but the most crucial ones are either wrong, or biased.
Either way it’s high time this story, and these articles go away. But they won’t, because they’re great for page views!
Brown — who has played Shirley Bennett since the 2009 launch of Community — confirms to TV Guide Magazine that she has asked to be released from her contract for personal reasons. Sony Pictures TV and executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna have honored her request.
Aside from draggingsix file-sharing sites to court, Lionsgate sent out hundreds of thousands of takedown notices to websites that linked to pirated copies of the leaked movie.
While this campaign hadsome success, the studio has yet to identify who first published the leaked copy online. In a new court request filed at a California federal court Lionsgate states that the weblogs of file-hosting service Swankshare.com may provide more details.
Imagine if they put this much effort into making films actually worth watching…
Tobias Frere-Jones seems like someone who could hold something in for 15 years. He’s a thin, neatly dressed man, with posture reminiscent of the capital letter I. Talking about Hoefler appears to bring him pain; in describing recent events, he stares at the wall and lapses into silence. He regularly compares his relationship with Hoefler to a marriage—one in which he was betrayed.
Guys, you have to read this!
Also, when they talk of Surveyor I believe they mean Archer. Just for what it’s worth…
Apple itself acknowledges that there are confirmed issues with new iPhones bending under some circumstances. But intentionally seeking to destroy an iPhone 6 Plus doesn’t mean it was poorly built, any more than walking into Best Buy with a baseball bat and smashing TVs doesn’t mean that the TVs should be more shatter-proof. It just means that you’re an idiot.
These people are fucking idiots. I hope Apple charges them for every single unit they purposefully break.
I have fuzzy, vaguely fond memories of running the Mac version of Oregon Trail, playing with After Dark screensavers, and using SimpleText to make the computer swear, but that was never a world I truly lived in. I only began using Macs seriously after the Intel transition, when the Mac stopped being a byword for Micro$oft-hating zealotry and started to be just, you know, a computer.
So why accept the assignment? It goes back to a phenomenon we looked at a few months back as part of our extensive Android history article. Technology of all kinds—computers, game consoles, software—moves forward, but it rarely progresses with any regard for preservation. It’s not possible today to pick up a phone running Android 1.0 and understand what using Android 1.0 was actually like—all that’s left is a faint, fossilized impression of the experience.
I remember growing up being so excited to get to Highschool where we got to use Windows instead of that God-awful OS 9 on the old ugly beige PowerMacs.
Then OS X came along, and I couldn’t wait to abandon Windows and never look back. And I haven’t since. But this brings back many (painful) memories…
Firstly, sorry for linking to anything from UPROXX.
Secondly, rape jokes aren’t funny. But, then again, neither is Family Guy, so it comes as no real surprise. Also, it comes as no surprise that the credited writer is a Family Guy staffer, not a Simpsons staffer.
Skip it and watch the crossover episode with The Critic. Or just watch The Critic. That show’s *actually* funny.
In its testing, SquareTrade looked at how the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus front and rear panels held up when being slid across panels of plastic and wood. Both received minimal scratches in their testing.
SquareTrade also submerged both iPhones for 10 seconds under water and there was no immediate damage to either phone. Both phones were also dropped six times from a distance of 4-feet high, and both came held up well, SquareTrade said. The iPhone 6 had just a few nicks and scratches, but no other damage. SquareTrade said this was the best drop performance seen in its drop tests.
The 6 Plus didn’t hold up quite as well: The glass front and aluminum back didn’t break, but after 6 drops the rear and front panels separated and SquareTrade was able to pry the phone open. Then, 30 minutes later, the 6 Plus’ speakers stopped working.
No bendability test, because that would be fucking stupid.
"The iPod’s been a huge part of my life for the last decade. The team that worked on the iPod poured literally everything into making it what it was." Eighteen months after launch, the iPod owned the portable media player category, and for the next decade, it continued to do so. "Products just don’t come around like that often," laments Fadell. "The iPod was one-in-a-million."
The iPhone 6 is a beautiful device. The display has rich, sharp colors, excellent contrast, and the large fonts make everything more readable. The design is sleek and smooth.
But the problem is how the iPhone 6 fits in my hand. I’m used to doing most things with my iPhone one-handed. With an iPhone 5s, I can comfortably, and securely, hold the phone in my hand and reach almost any part of its display to tap it. The iPhone 6 is very different. If I hold it securely, I can reach part of its display, and tap some buttons and icons, but for much of what I do I need two hands.
I must admit, I’m really curious (and nervous) about this new size.
A free Final Cut Pro X effect that adds overlays to clips which are useful in feature film production. Use this effect when handing edits over to sound, VFX and subtitling collaborators who use feet and frame counts.