The TiVo Mega can record 3 years of TV, but it costs $5,000. The TiVo Mega contains 24TB of storage in a RAID 5 arrangement with hot-swappable drives, according to The Verge.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is now hitting 100 million in Africa. Over 80% of its monthly active users in Africa are now accessing Facebook using a mobile device. Earlier this summer, Facebook revamped its Android app to support lower-end devices.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) users are now viewing an average of 1 billion videos per day on average since June. Around two thirds of these views are happening on mobile devices.
Flipboard has acquired Ultravisual, an app company that offers photo and video creation software for Apple iOS. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Flipboard users have created over 10 million online magazines using its software. Around 200,000 users are being added per day.
Reddit is rumored to be raising funding that would value the company at $500 million, according to Re/code. The investors in this new round of funding are rumored to be Alexis Ohanian, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and several Y Combinator’s partners. Advance Publications, the parent company of Condé Nast, would continue to own about 50% of Reddit.
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) is launching a Cadillac model in two years that will be able to travel on the highway without the driver having to hold the steering wheel or putting a foot on the pedal. The 2017 Cadillac model features “Super Cruise” technology that can take control of steering, acceleration, and braking.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is now sending e-mail notifications to warn people about iCloud accounts being accessed from the web. This is one way that Apple is securing iCloud on the heels of the naughty celebrity photos leaking. When you or someone else logs into your account from a website, you will receive an e-mail. In the past, Apple sent out notifications when your Apple ID was used to log into FaceTime and iMessage.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has dropped the price of the Fire smartphone from $199 to $0.99 with a two-year contract with AT&T. The Fire phone comes with a year of Amazon Prime. The Fire phone was launched on July 25th. Two of the unique features that the Fire phone has are Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Dynamic Perspective responds to how the Fire phone is held and Firefly can scan over 100 million objects that can be found on Amazon.com.