Peter Soldinger

Peter Soldinger

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Peter Soldinger is a Los Angeles-based screenwriter for film and television with a passion for sports and a contentious relationship with all the technology that makes both pursuits possible. He thinks that relationship is amusing and wants you to read about it. If you've gotten this far, he was right. Soldinger is a rabid Yankees, Knicks, and Giants fan and still believes the "rom-com" is a viable genre of film.
Health & Fitness

It’s just like the couch! Yahoo teams with 49ers on a tech-soaked stadium

Yahoo has signed a 10-year deal giving it exclusive rights to online digital content from the team’s techie new home, Levi’s stadium.

Ideas wanted: Amazon Studios baits aspiring screenwriters with Storyteller

Amazon’s new Storyteller tool turns scripts into visual storyboards, and in the process, generates both ideas and feedback for the disruptive new content-production house.
Health & Fitness

Goal line technology rolled out at soccer’s Confederations Cup, world does not end

Despite its longstanding aversion to enabling its officials with technology, FIFA rolled out a camera system this weekend in Brazil that may become the standard for next year’s World Cup.
Health & Fitness

13-year-old boy throws baseball’s first tele-robotic pitch

Nick LeGrande, a baseball-obsessed 13-year-old who can no longer play due to illness, threw out the first pitch at an Oakland A’s game with the help of Google Fiber.
Health & Fitness

Lebron who? NBA announces winners of their ‘Social Media Awards’

Miami Heat versus San Antonio Spurs might be one of the more compelling NBA Finals in a while, but it can’t hold a candle to the cutthroat competition amongst the league’s finest Tweeters and selfie artists.

Does Shazam’s algorithm really get the rhythm?

Shazam, which last claimed to have successfully predicted Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” would be the summer’s number one hit, is at it again and calling for Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” Are they onto something or just ……

I’m the jerk who bought the laptop 10 seconds before the new one is announced

Look, I’m an average consumer of computers, so when I bought my brand new MacBook Pro the other day, it didn’t occur to me that the thing would be irrelevant almost immediately. What an idiot!
Health & Fitness

Microsoft’s NFL deal is great news for pro football teams (unless they’re the Jets)

The NFL will drop its ban on tablet computers being used during game days as part of their recently announced partnership with Microsoft. This may make teams more competitive; it will certainly make watching these teams more hilarious.

What my dog taught me about the new Surveillance State

Low-cost home security systems mean that we can now train our voyeuristic tendencies on our own family members, and even pets!

‘Following’ just got funkier thanks to Spotify’s music-ification of social media

Spotify’s new follow function has created one of the best music discovery engines yet, not to mention a bonafide social network built around music, musicians, and fans.

Gravity is for poor people: How the rich are settling the final frontier

Maybe we should be glad that Richard Branson and his fellow gazillionaires are taking the mantel of space exploration from our governments … but maybe not.
Movies & TV

Kickstarter’s Hollywood crush is great for independent film

That Zach Braff and Veronica Mars have led successful financing efforts on Kickstarter is being derided by purists as polluting the spirit of the site. Those critics have it all wrong.