ALL POSTS BY Doug Olenick

Netflix summer blockbuster lineup to include price hike

Netflix CEO announces price increase that will take place this summer. He intends to use the newfound cash to cover the cost of the company's popular original programming like 'House of Cards.'

Business April 22, 2014

Hackers going after intelligence data, but most will also take your money

Verizon's annual cyber-activity report saw a major uptick in espionage-style attacks. Most electronic invasions, though, are still after private information that could eventually lead to money being stolen.

Apps/Software April 22, 2014

Microsoft sells 5 million Xbox One consoles, PS4 still dominating the consoles wars

Microsoft announced that 5 million Xbox One consoles have been sold and that its owners are piling up millions of hours of play time. The company gave a huge hat tip to the game Titanfall for its recent sales success.

Video Games April 18, 2014

De Castro's $54 million severance pay from Yahoo nothing new, execs used to big final payouts

Yahoo's former COO Henrique De Castro will get $54 million golden parachute for 15 months at the company. While this going away present is impressive, it is nothing out of the ordinary for high-level executives.

Business April 17, 2014

Batter up! MLB.TV and Google Chromecast play ball with new deal

Chromecast today announced support for MLB.TV, giving all MLB Premium subscribers the ability to watch any game from any city in the comfort of their own living room. Beer and peanuts not included.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 17, 2014

Warm up your tractor, Zynga's FarmVille 2: Country Escape ready to be harvested on iOS and Android

Zynga followed through on its promise last month with the launch today of FarmVille 2: Country Escape. Unlike the original, the latest version is designed to be played on mobile devices.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 17, 2014

Faulty charger forces Nokia to halt sales of Lumia 2520 tablets, electric shock possible

Owners of the Nokia 2520 tablet effectively have a very large and expensive paperweight on their hands as the company is strongly suggesting they no longer use the tablets charger. Internal tests have shown the charger could injure the user.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 17, 2014

E-cigarettes, dangerous or not? Even the FDA isn't sure

The FDA is pointing to an increase in electronic cigarette-related injuries and sicknesses as the best reason to impose some rules on what is now an unregulated industry. E-cigarette proponents are not fully against this as long as the rules are fair.

Gadgets April 17, 2014

Lenovo flexes its muscles with new dual-purpose laptops with a $429 starting price

It may seem a bit early to start thinking of the back to school selling season, but Lenovo is getting prepared. It announced two new laptops in its Flex 2 family that will become available in June.

Computers April 16, 2014

Mt. Gox has fallen, defunct bitcoin exchange is dead

Mt. Gox will be liquidated after a Japanese court decided the company could not be brought back. Its assets have been handed over to a court official and this should be the end of what was once the world's leading bitcoin dealer.

Business April 16, 2014

Stop, thief! Google Glass stolen from Venice, Calif., man is latest in a string of incidents

Wearing Google Glass may mark you as an early adopter, but it also may make you a target for thieves and crazy people. The controversial device has caused problems for some of the few people who actually own the device.

Gadgets April 16, 2014

Intel to Microsoft: It's not personal, Microsoft, it's strictly business, as the company aims at Android market

Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich said he has to take his company to the OS where the business is, but he is not turning his back on long-time partner Microsoft. He hopes this will give the company 30 percent of the tablet business.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 16, 2014

Porn tweet will not cost US Airways worker their job, company calls it a simple mistake

The US Airways social media worker who tweeted a graphic pornographic image will keep their job. The airline said the tweet, which has garnered a huge following, was sent by mistake and no punishment is necessary.

Apps/Software April 16, 2014

CBS could end free broadcasts if Supreme Court decides for Aereo next week

CBS has reportedly revealed its back-up plan in case the Supreme Court decides in favor of Aereo next week. This could include stopping over-the-air broadcasts of the Tiffany Network or bringing it to cable.

Legal April 15, 2014

Ebola death total at 121, WHO reports months remain to stop this bloody killer

The World Health Organization believes it will be several more months before the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is brought under control. Officials also raised the total number of deaths to 121 due to the terribly infectious disease.

Life April 15, 2014

Drone maker Titan Aerospace totally assimilated by Google, is the world next?

Google's purchase of Titan Aerospace will give the company an even greater edge over competitor Facebook in the race to bring the Internet to the whole planet. However, the quick and somewhat secretive nature of the acquisition is disquieting.

Business April 15, 2014

Toshiba goes Technicolor with $1,499 4K Satellite P55t laptop

Toshiba will attempt to lure film buffs and professional photographers and videographers with its latest high-end laptop. It's the company's first to feature a 4K display and be Technicolor Color Certified.

Computers April 15, 2014

Facebook vs. Twitter by the numbers - Which will win in the end?

Facebook and Twitter are very different when it comes to engaging their user base. Facebook users are more likely to quickly get the hang of the service than those using Twitter, but Twitter is trying to make itself more engaging.

Internet April 14, 2014

Pew Research survey finds amount of data thefts increasing

More Americans who are active on the Internet reported the theft of important financial information in the most recent survey by the Pew Research Center. The increased criminal activity took place across all age groups.

Internet April 14, 2014

Sprint, Spotify bundle deal rumored, announcement expected on April 29

Sprint and the music streaming service Spotify are expected to announce a deal that will give Sprint customers direct access to Spotify through the carrier. Some type of price reduction is also reported for Sprint customers who sign on.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2014

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