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Nike ramps up membership benefits with Apple Music, ClassPass and Headspace unlocks for app users

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

The top line is that Nike is rolling out some membership related updates to its app for iPhone and Android today. The updates will come in the form of new unlocks with partnerships like ClassPass, Apple and Headspace. There will also be a bunch of new unlocks coming for exclusive shoes and clothing. NikePlus Unlocks, the official name for these cards that appear in the Nike+ app Members… Read More

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Stripe will establish an engineering hub in Dublin

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

Stripe will open its first engineering center outside the United States in Dublin, the company told Reuters today. Dublin isn’t a surprising choice. Though the online payment processing provider is based in San Francisco, its founders are Irish and Stripe’s European headquarters are already in the Irish capital, where it has about 100 employees. Reuters says Stripe will hire… Read More

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J.J. Abrams’ The Cloverfield Paradox is now available on Netflix

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

Two years ago producer J.J. Abrams surprised audiences when 10 Cloverfield Lane appeared seemingly out of nowhere. During Super Bowl LII today, the franchise upped the ante with a shocking revelation: the new entry in the series is called The Cloverfield Paradox, and would be coming to Netflix immediately after the game.

Directed by Julius Onah, the film was originally produced under the title God Particle, and focuses on a group of astronauts that deal with some strange and mysterious happenings in space. There had been long-running speculation that the movie would be part of the Cloverfield universe, but in true mystery box fashion the exact details of how it would fit into they mythology have remained under wraps. The movie was…

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Hulu’s Super Bowl stream fails during final moments of game

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

Hulu’s live TV subscription service cut off the end of tonight’s Super Bowl in some markets during the climactic final moments of the Eagles/Patriots game. Tom Brady was making a last-ditch push down the field in hopes of tying the 41-33 contest when Hulu customers lost all video and audio from NBC and U.S. Bank Stadium. Not everyone experienced the abrupt cutoff, which occurred at approximately 10:00PM ET.

But those who did received an error screen before the game’s conclusion. Error messages ranged from “no content available” to one that said the game couldn’t be shown due to rights restrictions.

.@hulu_support
Your stream went down due to “rights restrictions” in the last minute of the game. This is completely unacceptable.
— Alex…

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Computer pioneers

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

Florin and Mariuca Talpes started their $600m IT firm Bitdefender after Romania's 1989 revolution.