[UPDATE: You have to use a cable subscription to log in to the streaming. Which means you have to just borrow a friend's cable information.] Following in the footsteps of the Superbowl, the Girls pilot and, uh, every other show that doesn’t have a good enough legal team to beat all the torrents of the world, NBC plans to stream the London Olympics this summer for free, live online as the events happen for the first time ever. “If cameras are on it, we’ll stream it,” an NBC exec told the New York Times. We’re excited about this for a few reasons: 1) the Olympics are a blast to watch, but we end up spending too much time and money at a bar to mooch off their TV all day, especially at odd hours due to time differences (see: 2010 World Cup); and 2) the best part of the Olympics is tuning into CNBC at 4am and getting SUPER INTO some strange event like equestrian judo or something, which we can do again! The only catch is that big prime-time stuff like the Michael Phelps races will be streamed, but won’t be archived on the site, so you’ll have to catch them live or on NBC proper. The festivities run July 27-Aug. 12.
We’re not going to paper over the fact that America’s daily news sources are in a bit of trouble, that’d just be foolish. But they’re still essential sources of information, at least when they’re done well, and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal certainly deliver in that regard. So it’s good to see them getting […]
Despite the fact that some cities are too proud to welcome colonization by Brooklyn, some cities are more than happy to welcome aesthetic dominance by us. Take Houston’s Brooklyn Athletic Club, for instance. And now we can add Toronto, a city known for its Maple Leafs and crack smoking mayor, to that list, thanks to […]
What’s worse than ordering some totally sweet thing on the internet and then having to actually wait a few business days for it? Nothing, right? Literally nothing worse on Earth than that. That could be an argument against doing all our retail shopping online, but sometimes it’s snowing or raining or you’re sick and you […]