The bitter court fight between Apple and Epic is primarily focused on the mobile-gaming landscape and Apple's iron-fisted control of the iOS App Store. But recent court filings in that case have also given the public a rare glimpse into just how much money Epic is throwing at the Epic Games Store as it struggles to make a dent in the PC marketplace. The raw numbers, as reported in a "Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law" document Apple filed last week , show massive incurred and projected losses for Epic's game download hub, which launched in late 2018 . Documents and testimony from Epic itself show a $181 million loss for the store in 2019 and projected losses of $273 million in 2020 and $139 million in 2021. You might think Epic is incurring those losses because it only takes a 12 percent cut of third-party game revenues , compared to the industry-standard 30 percent cut on other digital storefronts. On the contrary, though—in its own court filings , Epic … [Read more...] about How long can Epic afford to throw money at the Epic Games Store?
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Searching for a new show to spend a lot of time with on Netflix ? Welcome to another list of best shows you might have missed (or might be inspired to re-binge). Netflix periodically changes up its line-up of programs, but its excellent originals stick around. Hopefully you'll find a hidden gem or two here to keep you entertained at home. Now playing: Watch this: What's new to stream for March 2021 2:09 Read more : Bridgerton: That ending explained and all your questions answered CNET Culture Entertain your brain with the coolest news from space to superheroes, memes to robots. Call My Agent! Netflix Thinking about dipping your toe into more of Netflix's international content? French comedy Call My Agent! hosts an ever-growing list of famous actors playing themselves, from French stars to Americans like Sigourney Weaver (!) in the … [Read more...] about 56 best shows to binge on Netflix
If you got a new Android smartphone for the holidays, here are some things you want to do right away! 1. Don't Skip the Google Account Setup When you set up your Android for the first time, you're asked to provide your Google account credentials. Doing so is the fastest way to set up your email, calendar, and contacts (core PIM functionality), but it's optional, some people don't have Google account, or for whatever reason they decide to skip the step. If you skipped it, go back and complete it, even if you're using someone other than Google for your basic PIM functions. Why? There are a few reasons. Not only will your contacts be synchronized with your Google account, they'll also be synced with any Android's you get in the future (if your current phone is lost, stolen, damaged, or in a year or so when you decide to upgrade). Additionally, you'll need it for the Android Market. While it's probably true that you don't need the Android Market to install apps on your phone, … [Read more...] about Did You Get a New Android Phone? Do These 5 Things Immediately
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, the latest hit documentary on Netflix , is a terrifying watch. But not for the reasons you might expect. Focusing on the notorious Cecil, a grim hotel in downtown LA, it tells the story of Elisa Lam, a Canadian student who went missing in the hotel under mysterious circumstances, before later being discovered drowned. It's a true crime documentarian's dream. Grainy security footage shows Lam, spooked and strange, in an elevator communicating hysterically ... to another person? A demented spirit haunting the Cecil? Who can tell? Later, mimicking the actual plot of Japanese horror classic Dark Water, Lam's decomposing body is found face up in the hotel's water tank. Residents had been drinking, washing and brushing their teeth in murky water from that very tank for days before she was discovered. With a mystery like that, and a legendary director in Joe Berlinger (previously responsible for classics like Brother's Keeper and … [Read more...] about Netflix’s Cecil Hotel documentary is a dangerous, bloated mess