Obviously, Jon Stewart wasn’t done with television when he retired from The Daily Show. The recently bearded comedian will be returning to the screen after signing a four-year contract with HBO. Very interestingly, he’ll be focusing on short form—and very shareable—digital content. »
It was exciting when Mark Zuckerberg suggested that Facebook was building a “Dislike” button. So many things not to like! However, the social network just started testing a new emoji reactions feature that is probably the real future of disliking stuff on Facebook.
The start of the new TV season is upon us. But we no longer have to abide by the whims of network scheduling; these days we’re the masters of our own television programming. What’re you watching?
Aside from Justin Bieber videos, YouTube’s greatest contribution to the internet has been in the ‘humans being dumb’ genre — everyone loves watching, say, people failing to pour ice water on their heads. But viral videos don’t just go viral on their own; in many cases, there’s a viral puppetmaster pulling the strings. »
Right now, in a place you've never visited, a person you'll never know is dying. If he's dying in a particularly devastating way—and, more importantly, if he is leaving behind shareable content—it is possible that millions of strangers will mourn his or her death tomorrow. Why? »
Our Facebook News Feeds already runneth over with links promising to surprise and/or reaffirm your faith in any number of entities. But recently, you may have noticed that these Upworthy-esque links have gotten even more mindless. More hollow. More all-around absurd. And no, we're not talking about The Onion's… »
As the longest-running sitcom on TV, The Simpsons has accumulated a trove of digital content that's record-setting in almost every way: a staggering 552 episodes from 25 seasons. This October, FXX will launch an app that lets fans (with a cable package) stream every episode, on any device—plus give them… »
When the clock strikes its last midnight in 2013—or somewhere around there, anyway—dozens of movies will disappear from Netflix streaming. Fortunately, you've still got some time to churn through the ones you'll miss the most. Here's a list of the very best of the movies that'll be gone in 2014. »
It's a near-guarantee that you haven't been to a Blockbuster this year, or possibly this decade. And after today's announcement that the company is shutting down its 300 remaining stores, you likely never will again. But that doesn't mean that video stores have outlived their usefulness—or, especially, that streaming… »
Amazon's just launched Free Time Unlimited for its range of Kindle Fire tablets. It offers unlimited access to age-restricted movies, games and books for kids, for $3 a month. »
In 2001 I downloaded five songs by a now-defunct "folk rock duo" from the internet. The band was obscure, its albums not stocked at the small-town music stores nearby or the Walmart 25 minutes up Route 1. iTunes didn't exist yet. Amazon was still a bookstore. So I fired up LimeWire and snapped them up for free. »
Music fans, and everyone else with a smartphone in their pockets for that matter, face a big problem: We have lots of stuff; it's all on different machines; and we want it to be on other machines. Oh, and we don't want to get an engineering degree in order for that to happen. »
Speaking at a conference in LA on Saturday, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves explained how Steve Jobs approached him with a pitch for an Apple subscription content service. Moonves, however, wasn't convinced, and he decided to turn Jobs away. »