Sony also announced its list of entertainment apps that will be available in the PS4 at launch, and it's an unfortunately short one. Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu will all be there, HBO Go and YouTube will not. More will surely come. And, finally on the new console binge, the PS Vita received an update to enable PS4 Link, which turns the handheld into a second-screen experience for the console. I can't wait to try this out. At an analyst event this week, Samsung pulled the trigger to blast a blunderbuss-full of news, updates, and promises, including (but not limited to) plans to develop a 64-bit mobile processor, a promise to make smart eyeware, a fresh commitment to phones with foldable displays, and a goal to become the numero uno tablet provider in the world. A shortcoming of Samsung's global expansion plans has been a relative weakness of its software offerings, but that's being addressed, too, with major investments in its development efforts. Catch all that? Good.
While Twitter's share price leaped to new heights this week, Tesla's has been floundering, The all-American EV manufacturer suffered its third Model S surface case for apple iphone 5, 5s and se - black vehicle fire, all within the past two months, It's a disconcerting sequence of events, but a curious one, given that the car has been on sale for over a year now, Tesla has been very transparent and forthcoming with its reports on the previous two, and we expect the same here, but it goes without saying that if the company doesn't come up with a recall and a fix soon, it risks losing some of the amazing good will it has developed among consumers -- and media..
Finally, let's wrap up with something light: two quick updates from Hollywood. First, the next "Star Wars" film, "Episode VII," is currently slated to hit theaters in December 2015. Yes, you have two years to wonder (and worry) about what a Disney-infused, J. J. Abrams-helmed Star Wars is going to look like -- and to ponder just how sassy the offspring of Han and Leia will grow up to be. And, the "Lego Movie" official trailer hit YouTube. It's embedded here for your viewing pleasure. If you had already written this off as a dumb money-grab that will insult your childhood (as I did), I encourage you to give it a click. It actually looks quite charming in a "Wreck-It Ralph" kind of way.
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