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NETFLIX EXEC: Users would be ‘paralysed’ if we allowed offline playback

Speaking at IFA in Berlin, Hunt said that "one of the things I've learned is that every time you offer a choice [i.e. offline playback], you paralyse some people who can't decide if that's what they want to do or not."<p>Hunt took a dig at Amazon Prime stating that "[u]ndoubtedly it adds considerable …

Televisions

Stevie Ray Vaughan at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 1985: The Concert Film

In the 1980s, Stevie Ray Vaughan tore through the international music scene like a Texas tornado. His amazingly fluid and dexterous guitar playing on …

Roku 3 Review: The New Best Streaming Box

How many Roku models are there? Like, twelve? But it doesn't matter: the newest one is here, and thankfully (predictably?) it's the best one yet. So …

This Impeccably Accurate CD Player Scans Your Disc Multiple Times for Errors

It turns out that even the most expensive of home stereo CD players are still occasionally susceptible of incorrectly reading the data on the disc, …

What's the Best iPhone Data Plan?

T-Mobile has the iPhone now. It's only a hundred bucks! There's no contract! Unlimited everything! But before you get too excited about the prospect …

BladeKey Bolt organizes your keys in Swiss Army Knife style

The obvious difference between the BladeKey Bolt and its competitors is that it uses the keys you already have. Instead of having to cut special keys …

Review: Oppo BDP-105 universal disc player

When I reviewed Oppo’s BDP-93 — the company’s first universal player to support Blu-ray 3D and high-rez FLAC audio playback — I wrapped things up by …

LIFX Smart Bulb

Maybe you heard about the LIFX bulbs via Kickstarter, or maybe you’ll be jumping up and down right after you learn that you can control this light …

Add Bluetooth To Any Speaker With The Vamp, A Mobile Receiver With High-Quality Sound

This embed is invalid<p>The Jambox (or its many equivalents) is fine, but I much prefer the experience of visiting second-hand shops around the city in hopes of finding a tower speaker relic that smells musty but still has a richness of sound and vintage appeal. Now a new Kickstarter project wants to …

Confederate Motorcycles R131 Fighter

Custom motorcycle maker Confederate Motorcycles has unveiled its latest limited-edition model, the<p>Custom motorcycle maker Confederate Motorcycles has unveiled its latest limited-edition model, the R131 Fighter. Built strong but light from aircraft-grade aluminum, the bike weighs only about 460 lbs, …

Netatmo Weather Station

Keep track of the conditions both inside and outdoors with the Netatmo Weather Station ($180). Designed exclusively for use with smartphones and …

Smart Homes

Nixon The 48-20 Chrono LTD

Of course Nixon manufactures watches with a certain level of performance in mind, but their line<p>Of course Nixon manufactures watches with a certain level of performance in mind, but their line has expanded to include more luxurious offerings over the past few years. In keeping with this, the brand …

Tiny Titans: 5 Best Enthusiast Compact Cameras

The point-and-shoot market may have hit a smartphone camera iceberg, but the ship hasn’t sunk yet. In fact, bitter competition has sped up the …

A Month with Mailbox – MacStories

Orchestra, the company originally behind Mailbox, set out to redesign the traditional mobile email app by transforming the inbox into a to-do list. Recently acquired by Dropbox to the tune of $100 million, Mailbox has been making waves in the media on the promise of helping people act-on their …

Apps