Everyone craves the good old days, and companies like Nintendo and Sony are cashing in. But is this fad built to last or will our fixation with pixelated graphics come and go like mom jeans? Sales – and a look at who’s buying – show old games are here to stay.
Netflix is going global. And even if you never leave step foot outside America, you should be excited. The numbers show that as Netflix growth is slowing in the U.S., it’s on fire in other countries like Japan, with hiring to match. More subscribers abroad means more original, diverse content, and plenty to watch when House of Cards gets stale.
Facebook is faltering, and the data prove it. User growth is slowing, employee outlooks are dipping, and young people are looking elsewhere. But for Facebook to fail, a new social media app must arise. Who will it be?
From OKCupid to Bumble, a variety of online dating apps still elbow for superiority, but look at the numbers and the verdict is clear: Tinder wins by a mile. It’s more popular than ever, and every competitor is starting to slide. Here’s why the swiping model can’t be beat.
VR is the future! Except if you look at the data. Sales of the biggest VR headsets, including the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and Oculus Go, are all declining. What does it mean for the state of VR, and where do we go from here?
Wireless headphones promise liberation from cords, tangles, and snags, but there’s just one issue holding them back: battery life. And until manufacturers figure it out, sales numbers prove consumers aren’t yet biting.
The era of 747-style car cockpits full of dials and buttons is coming to an end. Features like CarPlay and Android Auto mean screens are in, and we’re all better for it. Or are we? Sometimes things don’t go as planned.
Remember when tracking your steps, your calories, even your heartbeat throughout the day was the thing? People even wore multiple devices while doing workouts, from cadence monitors to heart-rate tracking chest straps. Turns out people are growing tired of the quantified self. In fact, tech columnist Joshua Fruhlinger has discovered that going for a ride without any tech is a much more enjoyable experience.
Game streaming on Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and other sites has become a worldwide phenomenon. You likely know that already – but you may be surprised by how many people tune in, and how much money popular streamers make. Top stars, like Ninja, rake in up to half a million dollars every month.
I have multiple devices that I can talk to, and outside of telling Siri to turn off the lights when I go to bed (because I’m a lazy, terribly person), I don’t talk to a single one of them. In fact, I’ve disabled the voice-activation function of all the ones that I can. I don’t like talking to my devices. I find it silly, and I don’t find it makes my life any easier.