Disney is ditching Netflix in 2019 to launch its own streaming service

Greg Kumparak, writing for TechCrunch;

Disney has just announced plans to end its distribution agreement with Netflix in 2019, instead opting to launch its own streaming service sometime during that same year.

Here’s the part of their announcement that mentioned that they will exit Netflix;

The new Disney-branded service will become the exclusive home in the U.S. for subscription-video-on-demand viewing of the newest live action and animated movies from Disney and Pixar, beginning with the 2019 theatrical slate, which includes Toy Story 4, the sequel to Frozen, and The Lion King from Disney live-action, along with other highly anticipated movies. Disney will also make a significant investment in an annual slate of original movies, TV shows, short-form content and other Disney-branded exclusives for the service. Additionally, the service will feature a vast collection of library content, including Disney and Pixar movies and Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD television programming.

With this strategic shift, Disney will end its distribution agreement with Netflix for subscription streaming of new releases, beginning with the 2019 calendar year theatrical slate.

Considering the size of their catalog, this will be a big blow for Netflix, we can just assume that Netflix executives are already anticipating this and they’re just wondering when it will happen.

Disney creates wireless power source, able to charge a mobile phone anywhere in a room

Ricky Brigante, writing for Inside The Magic;

With a properly designed room containing “purpose-built structures” made of aluminum along with a copper pipe in the center of the room circled by capacitors, around 1900 watts of free-flowing power can be disseminated into the air without risk of harming people within – as long as you keep a distance of at least 46cm away from that center pole. These restrictions are temporary, as the future of this technology may simply require “conductive paint” or “modular panels,” the research suggests.

This is what you call “real” non-contact wireless charging. Checkout the video below to know more about the technology.