AngularJS, the Javascript Development Framework is taking the Web Development Space by a storm because of the outstanding ways that it can benefit Entrepreneurs as well as Developers. AngularJS has made the process of Web App development more faster and efficient. A good news for all budding Entrepreneurs.The faster you put out the App in the Market, the more profit you will draw in! What’s more to love about Angular app development is that it significantly simplifies the development process which ultimately leads to more effective development of your App. This is one of the principle reason why some of the world’s top web Applications such as Netflix, PayPal, Upwork and The Guardian uses AngularJS as one of the development technology. Although the Market is brimming with other similar development platforms, AngularJS is the most popular and in-demand development framework.
Video streaming — and general technology — giant Amazon has announced a cool new update to its base-level Fire TV stick, which allows viewers to stream their favorite films and TV shows in 1080p, and retails for $40.Starting now, the base model Fire TV stick comes with the Alexa voice remote that the company released alongside the Fire TV Stick 4K, allowing buyers to search for their favorite content with their voice, rather than having to navigate menus by hand.The update also means that the Fire TV stick gets Bluetooth and multidirectional infrared support — as these are what powers the voice remote, and weren’t previously standard on the most basic Fire TV Stick.In addition, the updated Fire TV Stick comes with IMDb’s Freedive movie service pre-installed, which will allow viewers to immediately dig into a well of complimentary content.That said, we expect that nearly all buyers will be purchasing one because they already have a Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu subscription that they’d like to bring to their big screen.To go along with the new bundle, standalone Alexa voice remotes are also now getting a 50-percent price cut, down to $15 per unit from their original $30 per unit price point, making this a great time for those interested in adding voice search to their Fire TV interface.
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On the Rocks, the tech giant’s first original feature film, will reunite Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola with her Lost in Translation star Bill Murray.On the Rocks, which Coppola also wrote, is about a young mother who tries to reconnect with her wealthy father, Variety reports.Production is scheduled to begin in February with filming taking place on location in New York City.The upcoming film is the first project co-produced by Apple and A24, the studio behind Moonlight, Ex Machina, Room, Hereditary, and plenty of other award-friendly features.On the Rocks will be the second time that Coppola, Murray, and Jones have worked together.The trio previously collaborated on A Very Murray Christmas, which hit Netflix in 2015.
On New Year’s Day, Netflix premiered Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, a show about a Japanese woman who comes into people’s homes to help guide them in decluttering and organizing.In this feel-good show Kondo kindly shows the homeowners step by step how to fold and arrange their belongings, but unlike most makeover shows she leaves them to work together as a family and learn on their own.Her method is not about eliminating things but rather to distinguish if items spark joy, which in turn helps raise appreciation and bring more peace of mind when it comes to thinking about your home.If you want to try to live by Marie Kondo’s philosophy in 2019, Wayfair is currently having up to 70 percent off on ClosetMaid’s organization essentials and more.Organize your shoes with this 8-compartment shoe rack that is on sale for 61 percent off making it super affordable at just $34.Making sure every item is stored in its proper home is key to living by Marie Kondo’s rules of tidying.
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Roku just introduced Auto Sign Out Mode, which lets people sign onto your device and get logged out automatically.Say you have guests over, but they have their own logins to streaming services and a tendency to forget to log out, they’ll now be able to set a date when those credentials automatically expire from your device.This especially seems to make sense for Airbnb hosts who may have a rotating list of guests scheduled to visit, all of whom may have their own streaming services they’d like to log into.The mode basically prevents you from being able to mooch off a house guest’s Netflix subscription and mess with their algorithmically determined recommendations or cause their screens not to play if they’re on a lower-tier subscription with stream limits.You can toggle Auto Sign Out Mode on or off in Settings under System, so you could also keep it off if it’s unwanted.The Auto Sign Out Mode is rolling out today through a software update to select Roku devices in the US and Latin America.
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Amazon is aiming to unseat Roku as the most popular streamer, and by one count at least it has already succeeded.And now its cheapest, most popular Fire TV device is getting a major feature bump for 2019.The updated version of the $40 (£40) Amazon Fire TV Stick goes on sale today, and the main difference between it and the previous version is the addition of volume, mute and power buttons on the remote control -- the Sticks themselves are exactly the same.And if that TV-control remote seems familiar, that's because it debuted with the $50 (£50) Fire TV Stick 4K and was later added to the $120 Fire TV Cube.For the uninitiated, the Fire TV Stick is a little USB-size stick with an HDMI port that plugs into your TV and streams movies, TV shows and music from Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Spotify and many, many other sources.I generally prefer Roku's streamers to Fire TV because of Roku's superior interface, but the aggressive prices and superior features of the new Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K make them more appealing than ever.
It turns out keeping Friends and constantly developing new original content ain’t cheap.Netflix announced that it will increase prices across all of its account tiers in the coming months, raising what you, your parents or that ex you haven’t called in a while pay for access to your favorite shows and movies.Prices will increase between $1 and $2 per account level.The $11-per-month plan will increase to $13, the $14 plan will increase to $16 per month, and the $8 plan will increase to $9 per month.Many have been speculating that the company would raise its prices for some time, given just how much money the company has been pouring into its own original content over the past several years.Netflix reportedly spent $8 billion on its house-produced films and TV shows in 2018 alone, and the company announced in October that it had plans to take on an additional $2 billion in debt to finance new projects.
Netflix plans to increase its subscription prices starting this month for all tiers in the US, the company said Tuesday, with its most popular plan rising from $11 a month to $13.The premium tier, which unlocks four simultaneous streams and ultra-HD video in addition to HD quaility, will rise to $16 a month from $14.The company also will increase the cost of its cheapest plan, the basic tier that streams to only one device in standard definition, by a buck to $9 a month from $8, the first increase to that entry-level price in almost eight years.New members will be signing up at the new rates immediately, and existing members will see their bills rise progressively over the "next few months," Netflix said.In the past, Netflix has rolled out price increases to its newer members first and its most loyal subscribers last.Its previous rate hikes usually had advance notice of several months to a year before they went into effect for existing members.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Netflix will increase the prices of all of its subscription plans, effective immediately, for all new customers.Existing customers will see their rates increase over the next three months.HBO, CNN, DC Comics, and more could join a streaming video service under ATNetflix's most popular plan, which lets users stream HD content on two screens simultaneously, will now cost $13 per month.That's an 18-percent increase from its previous $11 monthly price.Netflix's premium plan, which includes HD and UHD streaming on up to four screens simultaneously, will now cost $16, up from $14 monthly.The most affordable Netflix option, the "basic" plan, increases by $1, from $8 per month to $9.
It will soon cost you more money to stream Netflix shows and movies like Stranger Things, The Crown and Bird Box.The streaming service is rolling out double-digit increases to all of its monthly subscription plans, which will result in price hikes of $1 to $2 per month.Netflix’s most popular plan, which allows high-definition streaming from up to two screens simultaneously, will jump 18 percent, from $11 a month to $13.The basic plan, which offers one standard-definition stream, will increase 13 percent, from $8 to $9 per month.And Netflix’s priciest plan, which allows for up to four 4K streams at once, will see a 14 percent price hike from $14 to $16.The company noted that this is the first increase to its basic plan since it launched in 2010 and that the increases reflect the improvements it has made to its services, especially its investments in original content, which totaled $8 billion in 2018.
The world is still very much in the grip of Bandersnatch fever, and show creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have been doing some interesting interviews that have given us more of an insight into how it came about.One of those insights is the revelation that they'd actually thought about doing interactivity previously, in a Black Mirror season 3 episode called Playtest.At one point, there was a bit where [Bandersnatch] was going to explain to [Stefan] that he was in Black Mirror, but weirdly that was an idea we’d had a while ago.I remember pitching this to Netflix for “Playtest” back in series three, which was one of the reasons they called us in about the interactive stuff.I’d said, “You know what would be great?” and even wrote it.Basically, if you went back to watch the episode a second time, it would have unlocked nightmare mode.
The art world can be pretentious, but it can also be deadly, as the first trailer for Netflix’s new thriller, Velvet Buzzsaw, reveals.It puts Jake Gyllenhaal right in the middle of an artistic mystery that threatens the minds and lives of everyone around him.Velvet Buzzsaw is the latest thriller from Nightcrawler’s Dan Gilroy, re-teaming with Gyllenhaal here who plays a snobby art enthusiast who loves scoffing at things.Because, seriously, what else is an art critic supposed to do with their time?But events start to get weird when some paintings by a virtually unknown artist take over the art scene of Los Angeles.But the creator, and his works, might be more sinister than any of them realise...
As if we don't have enough streaming options already, US broadcaster NBC is looking to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon with its own service.The National Broadcasting Company owns a wide array of channels, including Syfy, CNBC, USA Network, and owns the rights to hugely successful shows such as Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Parks and Recreation, and The Good Place, starring Ted Danson and Kristen Bell (pictured above).According to CNBC, the streaming service would reportedly be free to use for anyone with a "traditional pay-TV subscription" in the US.It would be ad-supported, with a paid option (without ads) for around $12 a month – though how it might affect licensing of NBC properties outside of the US is unclear.The service could launch at the start of 2020, and will reportedly feature news and sports coverage alongside NBC's TV and film content (NBC's parent company Comcast also owns Sky in the UK).NBC plans to "retain rights to certain titles" for the service, meaning we could even see NBC pull its properties from the likes of Netflix – as we're seeing with Disney-owned properties for the incoming Disney+ service.
We made it this far into 2019 without a meme-inspired accident, but that’s all over now.Someone has officially failed the “Bird Box Challenge.”If you aren’t aware, the hot new trend is to try driving in traffic while blindfolded.Inspired by the Netflix movie Bird Box (in which a blindfolded Sandra Bullock walks around trying not to see a scary monster), the Bird Box Challenge falls somewhere between a marketing meme and the knockout game.And according to police in Layton City in the US state of Utah, the stunt resulted in a pretty nasty accident earlier this week.Lieutenant Travis Lyman, a spokesperson for the department, told Gizmodo that a 17-year-old girl tried her luck with the meme on Monday and ended up crashing into another vehicle.
Slightly unexpected news in the Rick and Morty universe today: the long-awaited season 4 will be premiering exclusively on Channel 4.We still don't have a date for the fourth series (sob) but the first three series will be showing on E4 from February.We were expecting season 4 to pop up on Netflix, but it seems Channel 4 has done a deal with Adult Swim to bring a load of their shows to All 4.Which is good, because All 4 is free, but also bad, because All 4 has the worst ads of ALL TIME and if you dare to rewind at any point, you have to watch them all again.The excellently-named Ian Katz, Channel 4 Director of Programmes, comments while inhabiting the form of a pickle:"Rick and Morty is one of the most anarchic, ingenious and original shows around and the breakthrough animated hit of recent years.
(Reuters) — Netflix is raising monthly fees for its U.S. subscribers by between 13 percent and 18 percent, the video streaming pioneer’s first price increase since 2017 as it spends heavily on original content and international expansion.Prices for its popular standard plan, which allows streaming on two devices at the same time, will be increased to $12.99 per month from $10.99, the company said in a statement.Netflix shares rose 6 percent to $352.64 in morning trading, adding to their 30 percent rise so far this year.The company’s top-tier plan, which allows streaming on four screens in high definition, will be raised to $15.99 from $13.99 per month, while the fee for its basic plan will rise to $8.99 from $7.99.In comparison, Time Warner Inc’s HBO Now streaming service charges $14.99 per month, while Hulu’s no-advertisements plan is priced at $11.99/per month.“It highlights that Netflix has pricing power and even after the increase it remains a very cheap entertainment alternative,” Pivotal Research Group analyst Jeff Wlodarczak said.
In the battle for the best SIM only deals, Three has held the crown for quite a while now.But Virgin Mobile has just swooped on and taken the title temporarily with an absolutely incredible limited time offer.Virgin has topped Three's 100GB of data for £20 offer by chucking on another 20GB of data on top.Yes, that means you can now get 120GB of data for that price.To give you an idea of just how much that is, its enough to watch roughly four hours of SD Netflix every single day each month (not that we would necessarily advise that).We can quite happily tell you that you will not get a better big data SIMO deal anywhere else in the UK right now - but it will only be available until the end of the month.
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories.If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here:Netflix will raise prices for US subscribers, with its most popular plan going up to $13 per monthFor the most popular plan (which includes high-definition streaming for up to two devices simultaneously), the price will increase from $10.99 to $12.99 per month.Meanwhile, the one-device plan will go up to $8.99 per month, while the four-device plan goes to $15.99.It seemed inevitable that Netflix would have to raise prices to fund its continually growing bill for original content.
And I’ll admit, I like to partake in these activities as well.But as I look back on predictions for 2018 (which started emerging at the end of 2017), I couldn’t help but notice the sheer quantity of missed or overzealous predictions.The fact that tech journalists are constantly overestimating the rate of progress in the tech industry is symptomatic of a bigger problem, and if I had to guess, I’d say 2019 won’t be much better.If you want clicks, comments, and shares, you need to be ambitious in your predictions, which cultivates a trend of exaggeration.Between the 1990s and 2000s, Moore’s Law was in full swing, the internet emerged and started to define itself, and hundreds of tech companies rose up to change our lives, from eBay to Netflix to Uber.And to be fair, smart speakers had a very good year; sales increased, new models were debuted, and the quality of voice searches increased.
The number of U.S. households without a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription that instead receive broadcast stations using a digital antenna has jumped by nearly 50 percent over the past 8 years to reach 16 million homes, according to a new report from Nielsen.Today, 14 percent of all U.S. TV households are watching television over the air, it found.The measurement firm says there are basically two camps among this group of cord cutters.One, which tends to consist of older viewers with a median age of 55, exclusively watches TV via their antenna – they don’t subscribe to any streaming service.For them, cord cutting may be more of a cost-saving tool, rather than a way to combine free content with other paid services to create a personalized TV experience.The other group, totalling 9.4 million homes, has at least one subscription video service, like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video, for example.
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