V stands for many things. Victory, Vendetta, Veggies? That last one is probably a reach…In this instance, it also represents the Roman numeral for Five. Welcome to Episode V of Aercast! Five of us (or should I say, V of us?) talk about some interesting stuff, so give us a listen! Topics this week include: Kickstarter hardware actually shipping, some of our favorite games from E3, Amazon’s new Fire phone, the future of wearables, some upcoming summer movies, and much much more. More information is available for you after the break.
Six Flags Great America Presents – Goliath – First Ride
Home to 11 roller coasters ranging from the family friendly Whizzer to the jaw dropping heights of Raging Bull, Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, … Read more…
Amazon.com Is The Largest Music Streaming Company
Amazon turned on Music Streaming for Prime members and instantly became the top company for music streaming. That’s right, Amazon has more paying subscribers than any other music streaming service including Spotify and Pandora. Amazon Prime subscribers have access to streaming video and free 2-day shipping on a plethora of items on Amazon.com for $99 per year. With the push of a button they also received a free streaming music collection including most songs released 6 or more months ago.
Chicago Pushing To Get George Lucas Museum
Use the Force Rahm! Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing and campaigning to secure George Lucas’ planned museum here in the city of Chicago. Never … Read more…
World Of Warcraft Movie: Filming Has Wrapped – No Word On Pandarians
Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game-based movie aficionados rejoice! Word has come down that filming on the movie adaptation of World of Warcraft has finished filming. This word comes direct from the film’s director, Duncan Jones. From his Twitter:
Amazon Patent Trolls Taken To Task By Stephen Colbert
We all know over the last several years the patent wars between major companies has been in the spotlight. The latest ignorant patent comes from Amazon in which they seek to patent photography against a white background. Well, we’re not the only ones who think Amazon is smoking dope, Stephen Colbert took to his show to discuss Amazon’s idiocy and file a patent of his own. Video after the break.
This Set Of DIY Wolverine Claws Looks Amazing But Not So Safe
There is no doubt the popularity of the X-Men movie series is in part due to the Wolverine character. People are often drawn to the anti-hero for a variety of reasons, in Wolverine’s case some of it has to do with the claws. And now YouTuber colinfurze has built his very own working Wolverine claws. Check out both his YouTube videos after the break.
New Transformers: Age Of Extinction Trailer Hits
There’s a lot of opinion surrounding director Michael Bay and his series of Transformers films. Some people love his style of movie making and some detest it. I’m a middle of the road fan here. I enjoyed the Transformer films for what they were and I’ll probably enjoy this one for what it is. The newest trailer from Michael Bay just hit the internet, so have a look.
Zack Snyder Teases His Version Of The Batman And I Approve
Like many people when I heard Ben Affleck was being tapped to be the next Batman my blood boiled and the knee jerk was almost … Read more…
Xbox Live Gold No Longer Required For Netflix, Hulu?
Ars Technica is reporting that multiple sources at Microsoft have been told of a plan to make a few adjustments to the Xbox Live Gold streaming video offerings. Most notably, popular video streaming services Netflix and Hulu may no longer require Xbox Live Gold access. Up until now, Xbox users would need to pay for an Xbox Live Gold account – in addition to paying for Netflix or Hulu subscriptions – just to stream these services from the Xbox.
The War Is Approaching: ComiXology, Amazon, Apple, and Payments
Last week ComiXology, a digital comic books distribution platform, made some changes in the way they do business. They uploaded a new app to the Apple App Store to replace the app that they have had up for some time. The changes that were made were not minimal. They stripped out the in app purchase (IAP) system that they had been using and put in a cloud syncing option so that users could log in to the Comixology.com website to make purchases and then sync them to the app. Unsurprisingly, some people were upset.
Get Your Read On With The Humble Image Bundle
File this under: “Not Tech-But Geeky and Needs to be Talked About.” Yesterday Humble Bundle released a new bundle called the Humble Image Bundle and supplies up to 9 volumes of comic books published by Image Comics. The bundle breaks out into 3 different tiers featuring different books. The tiers break down as follows:
Sony Pictures Acquires Blu-Ray And DVD Rights To Angry Birds Toons
Sony Pictures Angry Birds movie is due out sometime in July 2016 in the meantime they have secured world wide Blu-ray and DVD rights to Rovio’s Angry Birds Toons series. The series has a total of 52 episodes and centers around the story created by Rovio in their Angry Birds mobile game.