This holiday season, if you’re looking for a new TV, why not go smart? A new crop of Smart TVs is vying for position as home media hub, with the TV itself connecting to the Internet and aggregating all your favorite media services and more without the need for an outboard media device, like Roku, more »
Hisense H6 Smart TVs just launched have the latest Google services for TV powered by Android 4.2.2. and are available in 40-inch, 50-inch, and 55-inch models all powered by Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Plus (88DE3108) HD Media processor and remote with voice control capabilities.
The problem with mobile platforms is that manufacturers tend to use differing technology to get you connected. There’s at least four different operating systems out there, with Apple and Google doing their own thing via AirPlay and Chromecast, respectively. But what if you simply bypass the OS with a universal standard that’s software- not hardware-dependent? more »
It’s pretty clear that in the race to win customers during the holiday season, there is no shortage of deals. In addition to all the ‘Cyber Monday Sales Extended’ e-mails that flooded inboxes this week and Black Friday morphing into Black Friday ‘Weekend’, now it’s time to think about the deals and steals we will all be enjoying on Green Monday, the second Monday in December (December 9) and a historically good day for online sales.
Intel’s aggressive moves over the last year to establish an internet-based cable system fizzled a short while ago, as the company was unable to resolve carriage terms with the networks. Many suitors have come knocking at the door wanting to buy OnCue, the IP cable service that Intel created but couldn’t bring to market, and as more »
A proposed bill called the “Consumer Choice in Online Video Act” would forbid ISPs from throttling streaming video, and put a lot more legal muscle behind the concept of Net Neutrality, likewise forbidding content providers from treating customers differently based on service provider. Ars Technica has the scoop: “It shall be unlawful for a designated more »
In a revamp nearly two years in the making, Netflix announced yesterday that it has started rolling out a complete overhaul of its user interface. Expected to spread across devices over the course of a couple weeks, the new interface is specifically designed for people using the service on televisions, delivering more information about the more »
The recent FAA ruling that your electronic devices, most of which are never turned off anyway, will not crash your flight to Topeka came as a major source of relief to many frequent air travelers, who are tired of powering down their harmless Kindles during takeoff. Dish Network hopes that this new window of opportunity, more »
During the countdown to its November 22 launch, not a lot of attention has been given by the gaming press to the widely-mocked-by-gamers “TV side” of the . The new console is full of the kinds of entertainment apps that have made the Xbox 360 and later PS3 so successful. But how do you update more »
We reported back in March that 4K “Ultra HD” streaming was a big part of Netflix’s plan for the future, but I don’t think anyone suspected that we would really see any 4K content on the service this year. Via Electronic House, though, comes the news that a seven-minute 4K test video called El Fuente is live more »
At a time when Comcast is losing subscribers at an ever-increasing rate — Home Media Magazine is reporting that the company lost 348,000 video subscribers in the first three quarters of 2013, 18,000 more than it lost during the same period last year — you’d think the company would be a little more humble about embracing more »
Things were looking so good just a few short months ago, but it looks like Intel may be giving up on its big plans to create an IP-based cable service. According to a report on AllThingsD, the company may be looking to offload part or all of Intel Media to Verizon in the near future. more »