So far, Apple has been the slowest of the big boys to getting an augmented or virtual reality product to market. The company’s iPhone is the single most popular smart phone on the planet and its computer products enjoy relative popularity (in early 2014, they were almost 9% of the market, a quadrupling from turn-of-the-century numbers). On a trip to Tokyo this week, CEO Tim Cook told BuzzFeed that he believes there is “no substitute for human contact. And so you want the technology to encourage that.”
Cook also said he thinks augmented reality can be “huge.” And if the numbers from the recent phenomenon of Pokémon Go are any indication, he’s absolutely right. Apple’s [...]
The world’s largest torrent website has been seized, with its alleged founder arrested by US authorities, in what is a comprehensive blow to the domain and the wider torrenting community.
Artem Vaulin, a 30-year-old Ukrainian national and the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, the largest torrent website in the world was arrested in Poland yesterday. The US Government is seeking his extradition.
Following his arrest, US authorities have charged Vaulin with criminal copyright infringement and have seized multiple domain names associated with the website.
The complete list of charges are:One count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement One [...]
Movie- and TV shows-streaming platform Popcorn Time is still being used as a go-to viewing resource for users around the world.
An MPAA-led takedown ensured that headlines were made of the demise of PopcornTime and its streaming resource YTS. YIFY, the group behind YTS was declared to be shut down permanently. An unnamed individual in a quiet suburb in New Zealand was revealed to be the mastermind behind the movie-release operation. All of the above occurred during the final months of 2015.
At the time, the takedowns were heralded as a comprehensive blow to piracy and illegal streaming.
2016 saw Netflix expand globally to a 130 new countries, adding the internet [...]
Editor’s Update: There is allegedly evidence of malware on a fork that purported to be the official domain of Popcorn Time CE – .tk, as shown here. The link has been removed and updated.
It’s like the service never went away. Popular movie and tv streaming service Popcorn Time is continuing to run and see development due to the advent of its Community Edition, also known as PopCorn Time CE.
It was inevitable. In a month that usually sees an influx of Oscar-chasing movies timed and primed for the awards season, nearly every prominent and likely Oscar contender has already been leaked on the internet. Screeners are everywhere and these days – they [...]