5 Technology Trends to Watch for 2014 from CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which is the trade association/lobbying group for the electronics industry, as well as the organization that brings us the epic Consumer Electronics Show (CES) every January, today released its 2014 edition of Five Technology Trends to Watch. So what’s CEA have its eye on? Simply put, the Internet of Things (IoT). The more »


VIZIO Delivers Its Second Stream Player with Co-Star LT

VIZIO has, over the past several years, become a highly influential HDTV brand in the U.S., as well as one of the leading purveyors of smart TVs. Now the upstart manufacturer is adding to the increasingly crowded streaming media player market with its second such attempt to “smartify” traditional “dumb” HDTVs from itself and any more »

Audiovox mobiletv Brings Free Live TV to iOS and Android Devices

Audiovox Electronics today launched , which the company claims is the first wireless mobile TV receiver to bring free live TV to iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Essentially, it’s a portable TV antenna that hooks up to your smartphone or tablet. What’s “free live TV”? Terrestrial broadcasts from local TV stations, such as your more »

Amazon Offering Limited Downloading of Prime Instant Videos to New Kindle Fire HDX

Well done, Amazon! All-you-can-view streaming video services are great, but they are “streaming” services. Which means no video without an active Internet connection. But what if someone offered a the same service, with a download option? That would be cool, right? And Amazon just did it. It’s buried in the announcement of the new Kindle more »


M-GO For Movies Not an Ideal Replacement for iTunes/Amazon Instant Video

I recently ran across an ad for M-GO, which offered .99 movie rentals for the first 30 days, with no monthly fee for the service. I decided to give it a try, and I have to say I was unimpressed. Their selection was decent, and they also offer movies and TV shows for purchase. Pricing more »

Keep up with your favorite shows on

We cut the cord several years ago and never looked back. With Netflix, iTunes and Amazon Prime, we’ve got plenty of TV content to keep us entertained. However, there are a couple of shows we follow in real time, and sometimes we lose track of them. Or where to watch them. looks like it more »

Aereo Wins Another Court Victory

If you haven’t been following the court battles involving Aereo, the service that allows watching and recording live broadcasted TV online, perhaps you’ll be excited to hear how they’ve prevailed in their latest court battle. Yesterday, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that Aereo’s technology is legal. Obviously that’s a disappointment more »

Amazon to Release Original Children’s Series, “Sara Solves It”

Amazon Studios is releasing a math show for children, Sara Solves It. The creators of the show are responsible for other popular children’s shows like Blue Clues and Curious George. Sara Solves It will follow siblings Sara and Sam on a math-based journey to solve mysteries every child can relate to. The show is designed more »

Oh, the irony! Pirate Bay to Sue Anti-Piracy Group

In another story to make me wonder if April Fool’s is coming early this year, Pirate Bay is going to sue the Finnish group the Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC) for their anti-piracy campaign that copies the design of Pirate Bay. Not only do they copy the website design, their logo looks like the more »

YouTube Looking to Step Into Paid Subscription for Premium Channels

According to unnamed sources from AdAge, YouTube may be looking to get into a paid channel service as early as this spring. Starting with approximately 25 channels, the website will offer them from anywhere between $1 to $5 per month. And unlike other online video services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, which offer already more »

CES 2013: Walmart lets you convert physical DVDs to digital files from your home

Walmart’s disc-to-digital service began in April 2012. This service allows customers to take physical DVDs and Blu-rays into Walmart stores, pay a small fee and have a digital version of the movie available to them through Walmart’s VUDU service. Today at CES 2013, Walmart announced an expansion to the service which will let customers do more »

Plex Desktop App adds Airplay in Previewed Release

Plex Media Center, a Mac and PC application, allows users to stream content wirelessly as long as they have it hooked up to their TV. The app underwent a name change and is currently referred to as Plex Home Theater versus Plex Media Center. The only small issue with this announcement is the fact that more »