Recode's Peter Kafka reported today that the New York Times has agreed to pay $US30 million ($39.4 million) for The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, both of which were founded by Brian Lam, the former editor of Gizmodo. The paper later confirmed the all-cash acquisition (but not its exact terms) in a lengthy press release explaining the sites' appeal to the Times' bottom line.
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If you're looking to create digital copies of your old video tapes, vinyl, and cassettes, it can be difficult to know where to start with so many different approaches and hardware setups out there. In most cases, the process is pretty straightforward, even for the less-technically minded. Here's what to need to know about creating digital versions of your favourite movies and music.
The guy next to me huffed loudly — an explosive grunt of displeasure that had me halfway between amusement and horror. We were in a meeting room at the Hilton in New Jersey, seated in front of a giant TV with a giant sound system, and we'd just seen footage played back on Panasonic's UB900 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray player. Compared to the competitor, it had performed well and everyone in attendance was eager to get their hands on one for testing at home.
If you stream videos or listen to music over a mobile connection, you probably want to keep your data usage down, so that you don't end up with an ungodly phone bill at the end of the month. Luckily, the most popular streaming apps all have settings that can help. As an added bonus, you can probably save some battery life too. Here's exactly how to stop Netflix, YouTube, Spotify and other popular streaming services from eating up you precious mobile data.
Spotify has been talking about streaming video as well as music for almost a year now. But report from the Wall Street Journal quoting a Spotify exec claims that the service will be launched in several countries this week (excluding Australia).
I look to my left and see a sorrowful parent sitting on the curb, comforting his daughter. I look to my right, and I see notes of sympathy among many flowers. Around me, I hear people murmuring respects and singing in French. I'm in the middle of a vigil in the streets of Paris, a week after last month's tragic shooting.
Tidal failed to beat Spotify. Now it's taking on Netflix. Jay Z's streaming app is launching two original television series. On to the next one!
The "NO SCREENS UNTIL 2" guideline issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011 has practically inscribed itself onto the foreheads of new parents. Now, the AAP says its position has "evolved," and released a more nuanced set of guidelines when it comes to babies and screen-based media.
The past 24 hours have been a tortured 24 hours for YouTube professionals and their fans. The famously free video site announced a new paid service called YouTube Red, and nobody's really sure what it means. But some YouTubers are already making end-time predictions.
Subscribers to The New York Times print edition can expect a special surprise the weekend of November 7. The paper is sending over a million subscribers their very own Google Cardboard so they can experience the Times's new virtual reality new app. Welcome to 2015, folks.
It's the end of an era, folks. Playboy, the magazine famous for its nude photos, will stop publishing nude photos because there are already plenty of those on the internet. Playboy will still feature sexy "PG-13" content, but you can kiss the nipples goodbye.
Facebook Notes are bleak. The blogging alternative that Mark Zuckerberg always insisted was not for blogging is a great way to read long blog-like posts from people that you used to know. And now, thanks to a facelift, Notes look less like status updates and more like, well, blog posts.