Verizon slices up the bundle
NEW YORK — Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies is becoming a bit more flexible.
Verizon said Friday that it would let customers pick groups of channels that interest them, a plan that is separate from the traditional bundle that has been offered to customers for years.
Time Waster - ‘Final Fantasy Record Keeper’
“Final Fantasy Record Keeper” might as well be called “We Packaged A Bunch of Nostalgia Up For You.” Square Enix has taken the “Final Fantasy” series, condensed it down into a lovely sprite form, and made a fair free-to-play system that doesn’t feel pay-to-win, the end result being an excellent stop-and-pop mobile game that tugs on the heartstrings of fans old and new.
The (fairly light) story revolves around the keeper of a gallery of the “Final Fantasy” stories getting thrust into all of the worlds he’s been taking care of after an event throws all of history into chaos. The result is a game-hopping romp that collects your favorite characters and scenes from a myriad of “Final Fantasy” games and mashes them together in glorious, turn-based combat. You set up your party, pick a game world to hop into and then fight your way through dungeons, leveling up and reliving the past glories of the SNES, PS1 and PS2 games, complete with fantastically made sprite art. Party customization is robust, and setting up your party for success with equipment and abilities is just as important as your character levels.
Challenger Learning Center of Maine celebrates Space Day with 6th Annual Open House on Wednesday, April 29
BANGOR - The Challenger Learning Center of Maine will celebrate Space Day with its 6th Annual Open House on Wednesday, April 29 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at its 30 Venture Way location in Bangor. The event is free and open to the public.
Once again this year, there are numerous presentations and activities planned. Special Guest Brian Ewenson, the 2010 Cherri Brinley Space Educator of the Year, returns to Challenger to make a new presentation about living and working together on board the International Space Station (at 4:30 p.m.). Earlier in the day, Ewenson will appear at the Samuel L. Wagner School in Winterport, where he will make his presentation to the entire student body. "Each year, we select a school for Brian to visit that has demonstrated a real commitment to both the Challenger program and to science education," Executive Director Susan Jonason stated. "We're excited to present Brian at the Wagner school."
U.S. Cellular to bring ‘Shark Tank’ casting calls to three cities, including Portland
PORTLAND – For the second year in a row, U.S. Cellular is hosting casting calls for the hit ABC show “Shark Tank” in three cities, providing small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs from across the country three new opportunities to achieve their business aspirations in the upcoming seventh season of the Emmy Award-winning show. One of these casting calls is taking place in Portland in July.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with ‘Shark Tank’ for our second casting call tour and give our customers and people from across the country the chance to get their businesses off of the ground,” said Matt Kasper, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England.
Many choices, indecision with Apple Watch
NEW YORK — Of the 13 Apple Watch models I tried over two sessions, the one I liked most cost $15,000.
Oops — where’s my raise?
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