ADT’s Virtual Assistance program bridges DIY with convenient pro support

Waiting for a service provider to make a house call has become a perennial pain for many homeowners. Whether it’s waiting for the “cable guy,” the plumber, or the repair technician for most anything, service calls are often inconvenient, leaving consumers feeling they have wasted precious time while waiting out the service window. One positive […]

Universal leverages MoonPay for NFT-based Halloween scavenger hunt at its theme parks

In the lead up to Halloween, Hollywood giant Universal Studios teamed with crypto payment platform MoonPay to offer visitors to its Universal Theme Parks (California and Florida) an NFT-based scavenger hunt. The Halloween-themed event started on October 15th and ran through the holiday, enabling park visitors to scan seven QR codes hidden at each park. […]

Overwatch franchise gains momentum with sequel’s strong start

Activision Blizzard reported in mid-October that its hero shooter Overwatch 2 had garnered over 25 million players in its first 10 days on the market. With the Overwatch League looking to a “new era” for its esports business, it was important that Blizzard’s sequel hit the ground running. “The game has proven to be a […]

Global CE firms see an opportunity in the electric vehicle market

As more and more nations move away from fossil fuels and gasoline-based vehicles, the electric vehicle (EV) market is poised for a boom. Across the globe, leading automotive firms are already overhauling their factories to accommodate the production of more EVs. In fact, at the end of 2021, six major automakers agreed to completely phase […]

Interpret: Sonic the Hedgehog popularity has grown 33% in two years

While not as old nor as popular as Nintendo’s Mario, the Italian plumber’s one-time rival, Sonic the Hedgehog, has held his own for well over 30 years. In fact, according to Sega’s latest annual report, no other franchise has had the impact on the Japanese publisher’s bottom line like Sonic has. Sega reported that Sonic […]

Next generation Google router brings mesh, tri-band, and Matter

When it comes to home networking equipment, it’s something of an 80/20 rule. 80% of US adults with broadband internet rely on customer premise equipment (CPE) provided by their internet service provider. Over 1 in 5 also add-on a mesh networking Wi-Fi system and 14% add-on a secondary router that is not a mesh networking […]

Netflix ends subscriber slide as launch of ad tier approaches

After reporting subscriber losses in back-to-back quarters earlier this year, Netflix announced a net gain of 2.4 million subscribers in the last quarter, and expects to see more in Q4 with the introduction of a lower-priced ad supported tier starting in November. The Basic with Ads ad tier will be launched in 12 markets starting […]

Kansas City Chiefs’ JuJu Smith-Schuster invests in fantasy esports platform PlayerX

Could fantasy esports be the next growth opportunity in the competitive gaming space? Thanks to companies like FanDuel and DraftKings, the fantasy sports arena is already worth an estimated $18.6 billion. Considering the strong gambling connection to fantasy sports, and the recent rise in esports betting, we’ve already seen DraftKings partner with leading esports org […]