No more free Hulu for you! Hulu goes subscription only, but Yahoo offers a work-around

It’s Monday, August 8th (happy birthday to my Dad!) and with the iPhone 7 announcement just over one month away, the rumor mill around the anticipated smartphone is heating up once again. A report from Bloomberg claims folks familiar with the matter say the new iPhone 7 and 7S or perhaps 7Pro may not have a physical home button.

There will still be a home key, of course, but you won’t click it like you do now. Instead, it would simply be a circular section of the phones glass screen you’d press down on, and haptic feedback would give your finger or thumb a little click or thump.

Now, this may not seem like a revolutionary move at first, but that home button is one of the more commonly broken pieces of an iphone, and the repair costs for that thing aren’t cheap. In some cases over $200 at third-party repair shops. Plus, replacement home buttons at thos shops don’t work as a fingerprint scanner. So, if Apple really does go this direction, its one less thing to break on their phones, and that’s going to create many more happy iPhone owners.

Of course this is just the latest rumor, and there are bound to be more. You can find out everything we believe we know about the iPhone 7 right here.

Is an Apple Watch 2 coming?

And hey, as long as we’re on the Apple rumor chain, MacRumors reports that the Apple Watch 2 may be right around the corner, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to replace the existing Apple Watch, but instead add to it, creating an Apple Watch Line, of sorts.

According to a securities analyst who correctly predicted the iPhone SE, the current Apple watch will get better waterproofing and a zippier processor. The Apple Watch 2, however, will add built-in GPS and a barometer for accurate location tracking, and it is possible Apple will add in LTE connectivity, meaning you’d be able to do all sorts of things with the watch without needing your cellphone or access to Wi-Fi.

With the addition of a second Apple Watch, the refreshed original should drop in price, which has some speculating that the Apple Watch 2 could reinvigorate the smart watch segment. That remains to be seen, but we shouldn’t have to wait too long. We expect to hear about the new watch alongside the iPhone 7 news on September 12, and we could actually see some on store shelves by the end of this year.

No more free Hulu

Finally, if you’ve been relying on the free, ad-supported version of Hulu’s streaming TV service to get your network TV fix, you might be disappointed to hear that Hulu is going subscription only and killing off that free tier. Don’t fret, though: In a rather odd deal, Yahoo just announce ‘Yahoo View’ a streaming TV service that features … Hulu, and is free thanks to ad-based support.

So, technically, there’s still a free version of Hulu out there, you just have to go to Yahoo to get it. And, for now, Yahoo View is desktop only – no word yet on when the app might be available for smart TVs, Roku, Apple TV, and the like. For more on this story, check out our full write-up here.


Here’s everything we know about the zombie-infested, survival horror Days Gone

Days Gone, the first PS4 title from Sony's Bend Studio, looks to offer a different type of zombie game. Here's everything we know about the forthcoming title, from the setting to its gameplay.
Movies & TV

The best movies you’ll find on Hulu right now (February 2019)

From dramas to blockbusters, Hulu offers some great films to its subscribers. Check out the best movies on Hulu, whether you're into charming adventure tales or gruesome horror stories.
Movies & TV

Stay inside this winter with the best shows on Hulu, including 'Legion'

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.

These are the must-have games that every Xbox One owner needs

More than four years into its life span, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From Cuphead to Halo 5, the best Xbox One games offer something for players of every type.
Digital Trends Live

Original ‘Shark Tank’ star Kevin Harrington on what he loves about CES

Broadcasting from CES, the hosts of Digital Trends Live had a chance to talk to entrepreneur and original Shark Tank star Kevin Harrington about his love of trade shows and how he invests.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Highlights from day 2 of CES 2019 outline future of tech

In our second day of coverage for the annual tech conference in Las Vegas, Greg Nibler and Maude Garrett welcomed guests from industry leaders like Verizon, Intel, and Microsoft and we went out on the floor to discover new tech.
Digital Trends Live


Digital Trends Live

On the last day of CES, Digital Trends Live hands out awards and more

On the third and final day of CES, the annual tech trade show in Las Vegas, the Digital Trends Live team interviewed guests, dissected all the trends on display at the show, and gave awards to the very best tech.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: New Motorola flip phone, ads in space, smart umbrella

On this episode of Digital Trends Live we discussed trending headlines like foldable smartphones and advertising in space. We also sat down with Caleb Denison and Ronan Glon to talk about the world of tech post CES 2019.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Netflix price hike, Starsona’s celeb connections, and more

On episode 48 of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler, Adrien Warner, and Drew Prindle explored the tech news of the day, including Netflix’s controversial price hike, and an interview with Digital Domain’s Darren Hendler.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: The dark age of streaming, booze delivery, and more

On the latest episode of Digital Trends Live, DT's daily morning show, hosts Greg Nibler and Nicole Raney explored the biggest news from the tech world. On this week's episode: A massive data breach, the dark age of streaming, and more.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Oscar nominations, the future of blockchain, and more

From Oscar nominations, to the latest Spotify and Uber features, there was a lot to discuss on this episode of Digital Trends Live. Journalist Rachel Wolfson also joined the show to talk about the future of cryptocurrency.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Double-folding phones, the best gaming laptops, and more

AirPod rumors and the latest news about foldable phones highlight Wednesday's episode of Digital Trends Live. We also sat down with Calvin Iverson to talk about how to travel on a budget and how millennials are changing the travel industry.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Amazon Scout, Soraya Darabi, and Joey Ricard

On episode 53 of Digital Trends Live, DT's live morning show, hosts Greg Nibler and Drew Prindle discussed the latest in tech news, including Amazon's new delivery drone, CRISPR babies, and more.