Amazon Signs Agreement to Stream “Fireman Sam” Series

Online retailer Amazon announced Monday the establishment of a distribution agreement with HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of the innovative toy manufacturer Mattel. Amazon has acquired the exclusive US rights to the animated Kids show “Fireman Sam,” for which it plans on introducing on Tuesday as the hub of its website shows. This will allow audiences… Keep Reading


U.S. Power Plants Set to Emit 30% Less CO2

Barack Obama has gone on the offensive as climate change talks stall in Congress. This week, the President established new standards for power plant emissions, particularly for coal – a fossil fuel that is reponsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions. The Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday its proposals for a drastic reduction in CO2 emissions for… Keep Reading


First Bitcoin Donation to a School Announced

Abila today announced that its Millennium solution has helped record what is thought to be the first bitcoin gift to an American college. Bitcoin entrepreneur Nicolas Cary ’07 made the unrestricted gift of 14.5 bitcoins (valued at $10,000) to the alumni fund at University of Puget Sound, a liberal arts college in Tacoma, Wash., in February. Abila provides software… Keep Reading


Apple Marks Deal with NTT Docomo to Sell iPads in Japan

U.S. computer and electronics manufacturer Apple has reached an agreement that will allow it to sell its iPad tablet to customers of the first Japanese mobile operator, NTT Docomo, according to reports from both companies. The iPad Air, the latest version of the tablet, and the smaller iPad mini will be available in the network… Keep Reading

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Google to Make Its Own Driverless Car

Google has started building its own driverless cars that simply feature a start button – no steering wheel and no pedals. Chris Urmson, the project manager at Google, said that the car does not need those items because the car’s software and sensors do all the work of driving. The small two-seat electric car, with… Keep Reading


Invisivision Eyewear Crowdfunding to Disrupt Entertainment Industry

Patent-pending eyewear technology, Invisivision, is disrupting the film, gaming, and advertising industries with the ability to see multiple video streams on the same screen. Crowdfunding with a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a short film starring Aaron Ashmore and J.P. Manoux, Invisivision has raised the interest of major Hollywood studios and producers with their… Keep Reading


The Rolling Stones Back on Tour

The Rolling Stones, who had interrupted their 2014 world tour following the suicide of the wife of Mick Jagger, were back on stage Monday with a two hour concert at Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway. Jagger did not mention the passing of his wife, stylist L’Wren Scott, during the show in front of the crowd of 23,000 fans, although he… Keep Reading


Italian Police to Get New Lamborghini Huracán

By the end of the year, Lamborghini will be providing a police version of the Huracán LP 610-4 to the Italian State Police. This continues the tradition started in 2004 when the department received a Lamborghini Gallardo from the company and, like the Gallardo, the Huracán will serve as an actual patrol vehicle dedicated primarily to high-speed chases… Keep Reading


Oculus VR Sued for Patent Infringement

On Wednesday of this week, American videogame company ZeniMax Media filed a patent infringement case against virtual reality specialist, VR Oculus. The complaint, filed in a Texas court, focuses on patents by Oculus, their computer code, and associated technical expertise in virtual reality. The allegation cites intellectual property being the foundation of the complainant’s business,… Keep Reading

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