If SoundCloud evaporates, prepare for musical drought

Recently published financial documents from streaming music service SoundCloud show a company that is hemorrhaging money, leading many to wonder: What happens if the service goes under?
Home Theater

As Netflix transforms TV, HBO, CBS and Fox still struggle with streaming

Netflix has surpassed 75 million streaming users, while HBO is struggling to crack 1 million, CBS couldn't reliable stream the Grammys, and Fox is desperately dangling $25,000 reward money for its users.

If Google wants us to buy PCs running Android, it needs to get serious

The Pixel C, while fascinating as a concept, was a generally underwhelming example of Google's efforts of bringing Android to PC. It's time for the Alphabet subsidiary to draw influence from a much less prominent brand.

What Facebook should learn from this ‘colonialism’ debacle

Facebook board member Marc Andreessen is under fire for raising the issue of colonialism after India shut down its Free Basics Internet service for violating Net neutrality. We break down the idea of colonialism and the Internet.

Can a Surface Phone save Windows 10 Mobile?

With upcoming ARM64 and x86 support on Windows 10 Mobile confirmed in a Microsoft job posting, it's only natural to begin speculating the existence, and moreover, the marketplace viability of a Surface Phone.
Virtual Reality

No room for a home Holodeck? That’s why VR will bring arcades back

Home video-game systems may have killed arcades, but virtual reality may bring them back. Here’s why VR is uniquely suited for outside the home.

The iPhone isn’t dying, Wall Street is just crazy

There's no reason to get frightened about the iPhone's sales -- we're just in an "S" year. And the iPhone 7 may turn things around faster than Wall Street and critics realize.

Wireless carriers are busting each other’s balls, and we are winning

Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint are locked in a big battle over who makes the best colorful balls commercial. We break down what it means and who really has the most (and biggest) balls.

Smart appliances need to solve problems, not create them

The latest crop of “smart home” devices may look sleek, but the real inconveniences most of us wrestle with every day still aren’t being solved by an industry that likes to ask what’s possible instead of what’s useful.

Jennifer Lawrence is wrong: Smartphones do not stop us from ‘living in the moment’

Jennifer Lawrence captured headlines for chiding a reporter staring at his phone for not being "in the now." It's the latest example of phone users being accused of not living in the moment. Turns out, people have got it all wrong.
Home Theater

Sony’s new premium-only TV strategy is either crazy or genius 1:20

Sony only brought two new televisions to CES 2016 this year, but they were both outstanding. Sony is shooting for a premium-only paradigm, opting for a program that prioritizes quality over quantity. But will the strategy work?

It’s official: Las Vegas throws a better auto show than Detroit

The Detroit Auto Show has always held prestige, but this year, the tech world's biggest trade show may have displaced it. Major automakers debuted better cars and better car tech at CES in Las Vegas than they did a week later in Detroit.