Are we getting a little too comfortable with pornography these days? After all, we do have access to it with a few taps on glass. Furthermore, the instant socialization and crowdfunding of user-generated pornography has made nude selfie trading normal. But in terms of putting a number to all this triple-X, how much is there?
One porn industry analyst estimates that there could be between one and five million porn sites on the web.
A Juniper Research report from a few months ago says that by year’s end, more than 136 billion videos will have crossed eyeballs in 2015. [...]
The music industry has had mixed opinions about streaming services. Where there’s blame to be laid for poor artist returns, it’s often been the label that came out looking worse off. And yet, the likes of Spotify continue to proliferate to the point where reactionary services like TIDAL and Apple Music are scrambling to get their footing on the field.
But while the focus has been on money for the songwriters, producers and all the great people who bring harmonious sound together, there’s also music involved here. After all, good contract or bad, you gotta put [...]
When we talk about recycling our smartphones or thinking about the environment once we’re done with our devices, we often see dreaded fields of waste or look to companies thinking up solutions like Fairphone. OnePlus makes a token gesture every once in a while to help doctors out. Some people just don’t care. But some of the people that do care go to extraordinary lengths to make their point.
Take Lin Shih Pao, a Taiwanese artist who took to creating a Formula 1 racecar out of a colorful multitude of smartphones and dumbphones. We were taken aghast by some certain [...]