Kevin Tyler

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Netflix Learns From Past Mistakes, Increases Prices The Right Way

When you make a really big mistake, the best possible outcome is that you learn from it and never make it again. It would seem Netflix has done that, based on an email sent out Friday about the company’s pricing plan.<p>The price of the streaming service is going from $7.99 to $8.99 for new customers, …

Intel Pays Up To $30M For A Personal Assistant Platform From Ginger Software

Apple has Siri, and now Intel has Ginger. The chipmaker has made one more acquisition to bolster its advanced computing and artificial intelligence holdings: it has purchased selected assets, and hired talent, from Israel’s Ginger Software in the area of natural language processing tools and …

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm from Segway inventor gets FDA approval

Nearly eight years ago, DARPA, the US Defense Department's advanced research agency, set out to find a better solution for amputees than the metal hooks still widely used today. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its approval to one of the projects that came from that effort: a …

From Former Amazon Execs, Pro.com Tells You How Much That Home Project Will Cost

Pro.com promises it can calculate how much a job will cost before you even commit to talking to a service provider.<p>There are many websites that try to connect people to service providers who will come fix up their homes: Thumbtack, Handybook, Redbeacon (bought by Home Depot), Porch.com, …

Get an Epson MegaPlex MG-50 projector for $239

In case I haven't mentioned it lately, Cheapskate readers are some of the most awesome people on the planet. You have no idea how much I appreciate your kind words and gestures. Thank you, thank you, thank you. /mushystuff<p>Projectors are awesome. A high-end HD model can turn a living room into a …

Sidewall displays the next frontier in Apple iPhone design?

Apple's iPhones and other devices might eventually feature technology that would extend their screens around the sides of the devices, if a newly granted patent is any indication.<p>Dubbed "Electronic devices with sidewall displays," the patent, granted to Apple by the US Patent and Trademark Office …

Beats Music had only 111k subscribers in March, claims music blog

If a leaked royalties report posted by a musician’s blog is genuine, Beats Music subscribers certainly played no part in Apple’s presumed decision to acquire the company. The report appears to indicate that the service paid first quarter royalties to musicians based on total subscriber numbers of …