Growing Rise of Online Streaming Takes A Toll on Subscribers’ Pockets

Sunday, 27 April 2014, 21:02 | Category : Entertainment, Science & Technology
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Author : Kevin Singh

The growing age of technology continues to stun many users with huge enthusiasm as online streaming overtakes cable companies in acquiring more subscribers. Many of the major providers of cable and satellite such as Bright House and DirecTV are no longer competing with one another but against the more modern online streaming. Online stream providers such as: Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, and NetFlix have not only proved their successes of providing televised entertainment at a cheaper price to their users but also the noteworthy efficiency that comes along with the service. We can now see many subscribers leaving cable in favor of the growing popularity of online streaming websites.

During the early days of online streaming, the providers were starting off like any other company and were steadily growing. In 2006, NetFlix was providing their online streaming services at $4.99 a month. As their popularity continued to grow in the past years, so have their monthly subscription fees. In 2010, NetFlix continued to generate more subscribers that their monthly fees increased to $7.99 a month. Four years later today, NetFlix has now announced that they will once again raise their subscription fees to around one or two dollars more a month.

Their ongoing popularity continues to bring in more customers while also retaining the old-fashion way of delivering their products: the mail. Prices and popularity are not just the factors that enhance NetFlix, but also their ability to provide efficient use to their customers. NetFlix, like most online streaming services, allow subscribers and viewers to watch their favorite movies and shows online. This provides the opportunity to be portable and no longer require cable. Online streaming services give subscribers a chance to save more on monthly fees with NetFlix in contrast to cable prices.

Finals week at UCF means no sleep for many students and free food all over campus.

Sunday, 27 April 2014, 13:49 | Category : Education
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Author : Isabella Esposito

As the semester comes to a close, students all around campus are starting to cram for their final exams. Some are prepared more than others. While some have much harder classes than others as well. Either way, this last week and a half of the semester the Student Union and library are packed with students studying!

The Student Union and library on the main campus have extended hours during… >>>Read Full Article>>>

The Y chromosome is stable and men are here to stay

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 8:26 | Category : Around the World, Health
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Author : Jordana Wojnowski

In recent news, there has been speculation that the Y chromosome was actually at risk for disappearing. Although there is evidence that the gene has a history of dramatic genetic decay, researchers have know found that the genes ensure the survival of the Y chromosome and in men in general.

Over time, the Y chromosome has continually lost genes; the human Y chromosome actually only retains 19 of the… >>>Read Full Article>>>

New Painkiller that Might Cause Addiction

Monday, 21 April 2014, 22:49 | Category : Around the Country, Education, Headlines, Health
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Author : Caitlin Wehrly

The abuse of painkillers has vastly grown in the last decade throughout the United States. Nearly half of the nation’s 38,329 drug overdose deaths in 2010 involved painkillers like hydrocodone and oxycodone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Painkillers cause more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined and send 420,000 Americans to the emergency rooms every year.

The new and most abused drug is known as Zohydro ER… >>>Read Full Article>>>

Clumsy Medical Intern Stumbles onto Scientific Breakthrough

Monday, 21 April 2014, 22:35 | Category : Around the Country, Headlines, Odd News
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Author : jesus hernandez

It was just another internship for the eighteen-year-old Stanford hopeful. The young man, called Theo Roth, had the simple duty of shaving the mice in his laboratory, so that doctors could observe how the brain reacted to meningitis under a high-power microscope. It was later in the internship when Dr. Dorian McGavern noticed that Theo had given most of the mice concussions, and that they were able to observe the… >>>Read Full Article>>>

Japan Expands Military Presence and Budget for the First Time in 40 Years

Monday, 21 April 2014, 22:33 | Category : Headlines, International
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Author : jesus hernandez

In a bold move, feared by many, the Japanese government has decided to install new radar technology outside disputed territory. Japanese Defense Minister, Itsunori Onodera, inaugurated a new military radar base that will house around 100 troops on an island called Yonaguni. This is going to mark the first military deployment by Japan since the United States returned Okinawa in 1972. Half of the island, in which the base is… >>>Read Full Article>>>