Netflix Increases Price Beginning May 2016
Spare another $2 in your budget for May. Netflix announced they’ll be upping their monthly subscription fee from $7.99 to $9.99 beginning May. New subscribers have been paying $9.99 since October but the streaming service let current subscribers keep the $7.99 price for a few extra months. So that Netflix and chill session is going to be costing you even more, sad face. (Source: The Verge)
Today is kicking off with Facebook’s yearly F8 convention. The conference is getting started with a keynote from Zuckerberg and we can expect to hear A LOT about artificial intelligence, live-streaming video and chat bots. Chat bots are computer programs that simulate human conversation. Developers are extra excited considering the new cha tbot software will allow them to create specialized bots that give Facebook users access to services that usually require an additional app (like booking restaurant via OpenTable or travel reservations via Priceline).
As for live-streaming, we can expect plenty of demos and showoffs since just last week Facebook unveiled new features for Live. Regarding AI we’re biting our nails in suspense to learn the big picture plans for M, which is Facebook’s experimental assistant for messenger. Mashable is live streaming F8 so stay tuned. (Source: Mashable)
Dropbox Meets Facebook Messenger
Dropbox is making it easier for your to upload and sync your files. If you have the Dropbox and Facebook messenger apps installed on your device, you can upload your files all in-app without having to copy and past links back and forth. Hallelujah. Just click the “more” feature button when chatting and you’ll see the Dropbox option. Facebook is rolling out the feature continuously so don’t fret if you don’t see it yet. (Source: TheNextWeb)
Tesla Recalls Model X #BadTiming
If you purchased a Tesla Model X Crossover before March 26th you might be in trouble. Tesla has recalled 2,700 Model X crossovers for the third row seats folding forward in a crash. Tesla tested this 15 times but failed the 16th test. No one has been hurt from this making it a manufacturing defect rather than a design defect. (Source The Verge)