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Google Chromecast vs. Apple AirPlay

Showtime Showdown "Everyone loves their phones, tablets, and laptops," said Google. "Unlike other solutions, we will not force you to have the same operating system on all your devices." Google is throwing a punch at Apple with their new Google Chromecast, a tiny $35 dongle that lets anyone...

Redbox Instant: Taking Over America, One Home at a Time

Redbox Instant by Verizon, a joint venture by Redbox and Verizon, is now coming to a Roku player near you. The video streaming service, developed to compete with Netflix, Hulu and Vudu, is taking a double-punch approach that allows its subscribers unlimited video streaming and four free physical...

Apple seals deal with HBO, ESPN for Apple TV

The Cupertino-based tech giant sealed a deal with HBO and ESPN to bring the HBOGo and WatchESPN apps to Apple TV. The product, which uses iTunes to deliver purchased and rented media, has sold over 1.1 million television shows and movies combined. [caption id="attachment_6427"...

Roku 3: the new, fully-loaded streaming player

The era of cable and satellite subscriptions are coming to a screeching halt, and tech giants like Apple and Google are racing to get consumers hooked onto their own media-streaming services in order to keep up with the new norm. [caption id="attachment_6285" align="alignleft" width="620"] The new ...

WWDC and E3: The Tech Toys of the (Near) Future

With the wake of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) coming to a calm, we have highlighted the biggest and most-anticipated tech toys of 2013:   iOS 7. Arguably the biggest announcement of the year in consumer technology is...

Hands On Review: Toshiba 47TL515U 3D LCD TV

In January at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, Toshiba grabbed a lot of headlines with its autostereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D TV. The company is still talking about that TV nine months later, but the 3D TVs they’re actually selling fall into the passive glasses category. (more…)...

How to Connect Your Streaming Devices

Streaming has become one of the buzzwords in modern home theater, offering consumers the ability to access directly on the TV a vast array of new and favorite music, video or still photos, either across the worldwide web or locally on the home computer. As always, there’s a lot to be said for...

Hulu to Debut Original Programming

It was kind of weird when Netflix first announced plans to air the David Fincher/Kevin Spacey show, “House of Cards.” Now, Hulu is following suit, planning its own original programming, with the help of documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Best known for his work in “Super Size Me,”...

Are We Spoiled By Streaming Media?

Steaming content—both videos and music—is so easy now, and so cheap, that I worry we’ve gotten a little spoiled by the experience and will begin to expect everything to be as easy and cheap, forgetting the huge backend infrastructure it takes to make these systems work. A couple of weeks...

9 Alternatives to Netflix

If you're thinking about ditching Netflix, you may want to look at this list of other movie rental options. A lot of people are still steaming over last week’s announcement that Netflix would soon be changing its plans, as well as its pricing. We’ve seen a ton of unhappy customers over the...

 

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