Redbox and Verizon Joining Forces for a Streaming Movie Service

Rumors had previously suggested Verizon and Redbox were working on a streaming movie service to go against the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. Those rumors were true. The two companies will offer video content on demand, but to what extent still remains to be seen. » 2/06/12 10:19am 2/06/12 10:19am

Redbox Puts the Kibosh on WB's 56-day Waiting Period

While Netflix is happy to kowtow to Warner Brothers Studio's title-delaying demands, Redbox is having none of it. The curbside video rental chain just let its contract with WB expire over the issue—allowing Redbox to rent its WB catalog ahead of the competition. » 1/31/12 11:57pm 1/31/12 11:57pm

How to Ditch Netflix and Still Watch (Almost) Everything You Want

You're outraged (OUTRAGED!) that Netflix's price hike has stolen your cheap movie rentals. In fact, you're going to delete your subscription. Forever. Now what? Here's how to replace Netflix in your life, from streaming to shiny plastic discs. » 7/15/11 5:20pm 7/15/11 5:20pm

28 Days Later: Blockbuster Now Waits With Netflix

You know Blockbuster's incredibly smug ad campaign about how they get new releases 28 days before Netflix? NOT ANYMORE! You see, in a cost-cutting move, they just agreed to deals with Warners, Fox and Universal to delay new release offerings. » 12/17/10 12:00am 12/17/10 12:00am

This Week's Best iPhone Apps

In this week's tentatively materialistic app roundup: Deals, scrutinized! Barcodes, scanned! Movies, thriftily rented! Magazines, digitized! Pac-Man, terrifyingly adapted to the road! The iPhone's camera, made less terrible! Turn-by-turn, discounted! Home screens, organized! And more... » 11/27/09 4:00pm 11/27/09 4:00pm