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Author: Marty Day

Apple Rumored To Be Working On ‘Airpod-Like’ Over-Ear Headphones

MacRumors:

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research note outlining his expectations for Apple’s “acoustic accessories” pipeline, claiming the company is working on both updated AirPods and “own-brand, high-end over-ear headphones” with an “all-new design.” The new over-ear headphones are said to debut in the fourth quarter of this year at the earliest.

As someone who loves his Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones and his AirPods, and has been looking into the Beats Studio 3 Wireless (there are some political conversations at work I’d very much like to have noise-cancelling for), I would love to see what Apple wants to bring into this space.

Even if Beats/Apple are kinda the same now.

‘Judge dismisses coal mogul’s defamation lawsuit against John Oliver’

The Hill:

A West Virginia judge dismissed a coal mogul’s defamation lawsuit this week against cable television host John Oliver and HBO.

In a decision dated Wednesday, West Virginia Judge Jeffrey Cramer accepted HBO’s argument that Bob Murray, CEO of coal mining giant Murray Energy Corp., failed to show that Oliver had defamed him according to the law.

With the return of Last Week Tonight last weekend, I actually was wondering what the status of this lawsuit was.

Frankly, I was concerned that this was going to spiral into something much bigger, where the rich assholes of the world get to dictate what humor is made at their expense.

Thankfully for us, judges like Jeffrey Cramer understand comedy.

Want More Save Slots for METAL GEAR SURVIVE? That’ll be $10.

Polygon:

Konami’s Metal Gear Survive quickly hits players with a reason to pay extra money on top of the game’s $39.99 asking price by restricting the number of character save slots. Players have access to just one slot, while three additional character slots are locked behind an in-game currency purchase.

Go fuck yourself, Konami.

It’s bad enough you’re fucking the corpse of a game you killed off, now you’re asking us to pay you for standard features.

And it’s not like these saves are backed up on the cloud or anything, they’re on your goddamned machine.

Was this a game I was going to buy before this? Christ no, what they did to Kojima was horrible. But now? Especially not going to buy it.

Microtransactions were a mistake. They’re nothing but trash.

Disney Channel Greenlights 2 Series: AMPHIBIA and THE OWL HOUSE

ComingSoon:

Disney Channel has ordered two brand new original animated series for their cable network. Eric Coleman, senior vice president of Original Programming and general manager for Disney Television Animation revealed both shows are set to explore imaginative new worlds complete with fantastical elements and memorable characters.

Amphibia is a comedy series that chronicles the adventures of 13-year-old, self-centered Anne Boonchuy who is magically transported to the fictitious world of Amphibia, a rural marshland full of frog-people. With the help of an excitable young frog named Sprig, Anne will transform into a hero and discover the first true friendship of her life. The series is from Annie Award-winning director Matt Braly (Gravity Falls) who will also executive produce.

The Owl House is a horror-comedy series that follows Luz, a self-assured teenage human girl who accidentally stumbles upon a portal to the Demon Realm where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and an adorably tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda’s apprentice at the Owl House and ultimately finds a new family in an unlikely setting. The series is from Dana Terrace, one of Variety’s “10 Animators to Watch” whose credits include Disney’s DuckTales and Gravity Falls. Terrace will also serve as executive producer.

Can we talk about how unbelievably cool these two shows sound?

I’m suddenly glad I have cable again.

Also: I need to watch Gravity Falls.