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California Passes Cell Phone “Killswitch” Law

Posted on: 26 Aug 2014

By the middle of 2015 all cell phones sold inside the state of California must come with a built in “kill switch.” The state says the move is to deter would-be thieves. The bill was signed into law on Monday, August 25 by Governor Jerry Brown. Though the majority of Apple’s iPhones and certain Samsung smartphones already come with the “killswitch,” soon no brand will be safe. The “killswitch” currently embedded in iPhones and other smart phones allows owners to remotely shut the phone down in the event that it…

Amazon Buys Twitch for $970 Million

Posted on: 26 Aug 2014

In a deal that may come as a surprise to many, Amazon appears to be the winner in the game of who will acquire Twitch. Though Google’s Youtube was previously thought to be the lead contender, Amazon has just purchased the video-game streaming giant for a hefty $970 million. Twitch, which bears a striking resemblance to Youtube, has become the go to source for streaming video-game play. Viewers can watch live and recorded video-game play from anywhere around the world. And most importantly, the site attracts 55 million unique visits…

Audience Entertainment Wants to Get You On Your Feet

Posted on: 25 Aug 2014

Put your hands up in the air! And wave them like you just don’t care! It’s something you’d expect to do at a rock concert, but at a movie? If Audience Entertainment has its way, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. The company’s goal is to get people out of their seats and start interacting with the screen. Seen as a pre-movie advertisement tool, the company wants to build simple games and activities that audiences will participate in collectively. By moving one way or another, the audience will control what…

Indiegogo Campaign Kreyos Looking Like a Fraud

Posted on: 25 Aug 2014

Crowd funding is an amazing thing. It allows those with ideas but without the means to create and build a new company that otherwise would not be possible. Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo has paved the way for investors looking to turn entrepreneur. But it seems that these sites have also paved the way for fraud. Investors and backers of the Kreyos smartwatch recently discovered that the campaign they thought they were contributing to turned out to be a sham. On paper the watch seemed like a great, realistic project…

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Will Not Be Released on Wii U

Posted on: 22 Aug 2014

It has already been announced that next installment of Call of Duty will be leaving Wii U users high and dry. The mega hit virtual war series has already disclosed that it will not be making a copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the failing Nintendo console. But its not just Wii U console sales that have caused Activision to pull the title from Nintendo users. The company explained that creating the game for the Wii U is more complicated than it is for Xbox, Playstation, and PC.…