The rumors of BMW's American branch joining the car subscription craze were true. The automaker has launched a pilot Access by BMW program in Nashville, giving you a more flexible alternative to ownership that lets you switch cars as often as you lik… Engadget RSS Feed
Dragon Quest, arguably the most popular video game series of all time in Japan, is getting its first VR entry. Dragon Quest VR is coming to Bandai Namco’s VR Zone in Shinjuku, Tokyo, later this month — the same location that plays host to the stunning VR version of Mario Kart.
“It’s honestly like a dream,” series creator Yuji Horii says in the announcement trailer. “I really felt like I was holding a sword and shield and walking through the world — I thought it was incredibly fun.” The trailer doesn’t show off any gameplay footage, but you can see people playing the game on Vive headsets with tracked sword and shield controllers in a free-roaming environment.
VR Zone will start taking reservations to play Dragon Quest VR from April…
ESPN+ will be available starting April 12. The service will cost $ 4.99 per month or $ 49.99 per year and will be integrated into the main ESPN app.
Baseball fans will also be able to purchase the MLB.TV out of market package for an additional $ 24.99 per month and watch those games in the ESPN app. NHL fans will be able to purchase the entire NHL.TV out of market package during the 2018-2019 season.
ESPN+ will offer a multitude of sports streaming options. More than 180 MLB and more than 180 NHL games will be shown, with a game from each sport being shown every day. Also included is a year-round boxing schedule; more than 250 MLS games; college sports including baseball, softball, football, volleyball, basketball, and wrestling; PGA golf; Grand Slam tennis; rugby; and cricket.
While ESPN+ may not be interesting for more casual sports fans, the streaming service could be a good option for hardcore sports fans that always have Sportscenter and other ESPN shows on their TV. This will give them even more sports streaming options, including sports that don’t often get a lot of mainstream attention.
Zen Studios just does not let up when it comes to releasing cool new licensed pinball games for their suite of digital pinball games. Last month saw the release of three new tables based around the Jurassic Park franchise in anticipation of the new Jurassic World movie releasing this June, and now Zen is ready to go back to one of their most rock-solid licenses with two brand new Star Wars tables arriving next month. These two tables are based on the most recent Star Wars film The Last Jedi, and as with all of Zen’s stuff feature some incredulous action and top-notch visuals. Here’s a trailer showing off both new The Last Jedi tables, followed by the official descriptions for both which, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, might be considered light spoilers.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Survive a First Order onslaught as the Resistance, train Rey in the ways of the Force on Ahch-To, and defend Finn from Captain Phasma, blasting away at stormtroopers as BB-8. Jump a ramp to shoot down TIE fighters, fight off Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer, and teach Rey that the Force isn’t just moving rocks!”
“Star Wars: Ahch-To Island – Luke Skywalker (reluctantly) welcomes you to his secluded hideaway. Train Rey in the ways of the Force, convince Luke to join the Resistance and help Chewbacca deal with some Porg problems. You’ll even get a taste of everyday life on the island as Luke, including reminiscing about his Rebellion days through R2-D2’s hologram projections. And when the lights go off during a multiball mode? Let’s just hope the Force is with you…”
This new Star Wars Pinball: The Last Jedi pack is set to arrive across all platforms on April 17th, which means it’ll be part of both Zen Pinball [Free] and the Star Wars Pinball [$ 1.99] apps on iOS and Android and part of Pinball FX 3 on every other platform.
Interested in getting some new prepaid service? If so, AT&T’s got a deal that you may want to check out.
AT&T Prepaid is now running a deal that’ll get you your second month free when you activate a new line of service. To get this deal, you’ll need to purchase a SIM kit for a device and activate a new line on a $ 35 or higher monthly plan. You’ll also need to enroll in autopay.
When it comes to rate plans, AT&T Prepaid offers a $ 35 plan with 1GB of high-speed data, mobile hotspot, and HD video streaming. The $ 40 plan bumps you up to 6GB of high-speed data and includes unlimited talk and text to and from Mexico and Canada, while the $ 60 plan offers unlimited data but no hotspot and 480p video streaming. The top-end $ 75 plan includes unlimited high-speed data, 6GB of mobile hotspot, and HD video streaming.
All of the plans include unlimited talk and text. The prices quoted above include an autopay discount.
This AT&T Prepaid deal will be available until April 9. Prepaid service isn’t for everyone since you don’t have the option of getting a new device on a payment plan, but if you’ve already got a phone or are interested in one of AT&T’s prepaid devices, then this deal is worth considering.
If there’s one certainty in life, it’s that movie tickets will keep getting more expensive. If you’re willing to adjust your habits slightly, MoviePass can save you some cash. This app-based cinema subscription service usually costs about $ 10 per month for up to one movie every day, but for a limited time, you can get it for just $ 6.95 per month. There are some caveats, but that’s a good deal.
MoviePass works in 91% of US theaters, so you should be able to find one nearby.
To mark the beginning of spring, Apple has announced a new collection of Apple Watch bands in a variety of colors and unique designs. The new Spring collection of bands include Woven Nylon bands, exclusive Nike bands that color match with the latest Nike running shoes, and a “striking new edge paint colour for Apple Watch Hermès bands.” Continue reading → iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
The workout social network Strava is still attempting to respond to privacy oversights that led to the exposure of military bases around the world earlier this year. The company announced multiple changes to its heat map today, according to Reuters, including the restriction of data viewing to anyone but registered users. The heat map also won’t display routes with little activity and will only populate once several different users have worked out in the area. The map will also refresh monthly to clear any data that might have been made private.
None of these changes seem super helpful for avoiding the exposure of low-profile locations. Researchers can always register to view data, and assuming a group of people work out at a military…
Apple Music touched the 30 million subscribers mark in September last year. The company has since added 8 million users taking the total number of subscribers beyond 38 million as of today. It is worth noting that the company has added 2 million in the past month alone. Continue reading → iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog