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 stream videos from any phone or tablet […]
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 rentals from any of its 42,000 kiosks […]
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. Roku, a small tech company nestled in the outskirts of Silicon Valley, has an answer […]
Recently, ABI Research conducted a study that took a look at the modern, smart home, and its most coveted devices. According to the study smart TVs and Blu-ray players are continuing to lead the popularity ranks, quickly become the favorite device in the home.
The name Karim Rashid is synonymous with cutting-edge contemporary design. One of the most prolific designers of his generation, he has more than 3,000 designs in production and more than 300 design awards to his name. His global work appears in 20 permanent collections, and countless restaurants and exhibitions. What trends are you seeing in […]
Shopping for the perfect TV can easily become a frustrating experience. In the old days (well, not that old) we had one choice: CRT. Now TVs come in a variety of technologies, and even within each technology there are some slight, but important, variations. We’ll guide you through the basics to help make the decision process easier, then you can take that knowledge to your local audio/video dealer to pick the best TV for your home.
Rooms designed for the sole purpose of enjoying digital entertainment (music, movies, video games) have become nearly as popular as home offices. Known as media rooms, they’re the place to showcase a high-def big-screen TV, surround sound and your decorative flair. You can go all out and spring for a video projector and a 120-inch stand-alone screen or a flat-screen TV. Speakers can be built into the walls, or you can place them on shelves and on the floor. In a media room, just about anything’s game as long as you love the picture and the sound.