Looks like we have another win for Bitcoin. Time has partnered with Coinbase to begin accepting Bitcoin payments for digital and print subscriptions of Fortune, Health, Travel + Leisure and This Old House. Time will be the first major publisher to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment.
Google has released a dedicated page for their annual year in search. Here you can find the top searches and trends in different categories and they have highlighted some of the major events of 2014 so you can find out more about them and see their metrics.
This year Apple finally stop producing the iPod Classic, the only model that had any resemblance to the original model. Well it looks like people are willing to fork out the cash to get their hands on these old models. On eBay a rare version of the iPod classic sold for $90,000 and another one is listed at $180,000.
Last year Comcast announced a new initiative where they would be turning users home routers into public hotspots. This initiative was met with much criticism and now a pair of Comcast customers are suing the company says that this initiative poses risks to subscribers.
Taking a page from Twitch.tv Valve has launched Steam Broadcasting allowing Steam users to broadcast their games and watch other gamers who are broadcasting. The very public beta of Steam Broadcasting was launched yesterday and it is built right into the Steam client. You also have the ability to watch games via your browser through the Steam community right now.
November figures provided by market researcher StatCounter reveal that while the adoption of Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 have increased a little bit in the last 30 days, Windows 7 is still on top as its market share has reached a record 55.75 percent. That means that more than 1 in 2 computers are now powered by Windows 7.
The New York City Mayor’s office has announced plans to turn old payphones into free municipal WiFi hot spots. The plan is being called LinkNYC and is expected to start offering free public WiFi to New York City residents by the end of next year. LinkNYC is a partnership between the city and CityBridge, a New York-based consortium comprised of Qualcomm, Titan, Transit Wireless and others.
Amazon is looking to test their same-day delivery drones in Cambridge, England. Late last year Amazon announced that they were considering using drones as a way of dramatically reducing the time it takes to deliver orders to customers. Many though this could just be a publicity stunt, but it look like Amazon is moving forward with the plan.
A few days ago we reported on the whole Moneual fraud conspiracy. If you are not up to date Moneual, Zalman’s parent company has been accused of export fraud and 3 top level executives and 13 mid-level executives have been arrested.
Zalman has been a company that we have worked with for years here at ThinkComputers. We have reviewed their cases, CPU cooler and more. Well today we have to report some bad news about the company and it has conspiracy written all over it. Moneual, Zalman’s parent company has conspired from the beginning, bleeding out trillions of Korean won for years, this has now led to Zalman filing for bankruptcy.
Dec 11, 2014 0