Canalys says Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in Q4 2017

Besides luxury chocolates and a neutral geopolitical outlook, Switzerland is known for its precision timepieces. But in this day and age it would appear that smartwatches beat out Swiss watches when it comes to units sold. In fact, based on fourth quarter stats computed by market researcher Canalys and the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, the Apple Watch alone outsold Swiss watches in the three month period that ran from October to December.

Since Apple doesn’t release Apple Watch sales, Canalys had to estimate that over 8 million units of the Apple Watch were shipped during the final …


Amazon Echo speakers and Music Unlimited are coming to 28 new countries, see the entire list here

Amazon is doing a big expansion of its media services. Today, the company announced that it has introduced Music Unlimited, its paid music streaming service, and the Echo smart speakers to 28 new markets in Europe and South America. 

Here’s the complete list of newly-added countries: 
Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, …

The iPhone X shoots entire cinematic video and gets pitted against pro 4K camera

Not for nothing, but the iPhone X is the first iPhone that has optical image stabilization for both of its camera sensors, and is also capable of 4K video recording with the smooth 60 frames per second. The other main reason for the amazing, cinematic quality footage it can produce is the A11 Bionic and dedicated image processing power to crunch all those frames without a hitch.

In the end, shooting with the iPhone X will get you some of the most detailed, smooth and sharp videos you can make this side of specialized movie-making equipment that costs …

Entire cast of 'Thor' puts on a budget live play for unsuspecting moviegoers

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Just for laughs, James Corden stuck the entire star-studded cast of Thor in a cardboard budget, school play version of the hit movie.

The Late Late Show host sprung the surprise on a bunch of (very lucky) unsuspecting moviegoers, interrupting the movie minutes into the beginning. Corden then brought out each member of the cast in their movie roles, starting with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, before introducing Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, and Mark Ruffalo to the stunned audience.

While it’s incredible to see the Hollywood stars in the very budget version of their movie, it’s even more amazing that they didn’t seem to crack up while acting the whole thing out. Read more…

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Incredibly pragmatic dog braves Hurricane Harvey with, yes, an entire bag of dog food

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A dog named Otis wasn’t about to go hungry during Hurricane Harvey. 

As the hurricane made landfall, a dog was spotted wandering around Sinton, Texas carrying a full bag of dog food. 

The German shepherd mix wasn’t a stray—he just got loose from a screen porch. 

“I kept yelling his name and yelling his name and he wasn’t around,” his caretaker Salvador Segovia told the Houston Chronicle

The dog belongs to Segovia’s 5-year-old grandson, who had evacuated in anticipation of flooding. Otis is well-known in the town of 6,000, Segovia said.

“Otis can go to Dairy Queen and he can get a hamburger. He’s the only dog allowed to lie down in front of the county court house,” Segovia said. “He also goes to H.E.B. He’s not a stray. He’s a good dog.” Read more…

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Deal: Grab an entire season of Game of Thrones for free on Google Play! (UPDATE)

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Ah, Google Play and its lovely randomness. Most of the times, the tech giant’s digital distribution service spams our e-mails with discounts and store credits for various movies and books, but this time Google has raised the bar big time! Currently, you can grab the entire fifth season of Game of Thrones free of charge! 
As you may know, we’re less than four months away from the premiere GoT Season 7, so this …