The Death of the MP3

A file type that all but destroyed the music industry as it had existed for decades, the MP3 has reached the end of its life. Developed by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in the late ’80s as a means to transmit sound information in small packages, MP3s then became a valid means to store information—until Fraunhofer started to give away a software that consumers …

The Features of YouTube TV

More than 50 networks—including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, AMC and ESPN—are bringing their programming to YouTube under a $35 a month subscription package. This means live content from each network will air on the service—through web, smartphone and tablet—simultaneously with its distribution on TV. A subscription includes up to six accounts per household, so families or roommates don’t have to compete for use. Additionally, YouTube …

Amazon’s $5-a-month Anime Streaming Service

For $5 a month, Amazon Prime members can bundle a new service to their streaming package: Anime Strike. Offering 1,000+ titles, the feature offers an array of classics as well as current anime shows. Amazon is offering a seven day free trial for those interested. Anime Strike is part of Amazon Channels—tailored, standalone streaming packages that launched back in December. More of these selective content …