Using Google Chromecast or Roku, you can have access to more than $4.2 billion worth of art right from your TV–no trips to the Guggenheim or Louvre required and for zero dollars. Artkick is a free app that turns your TV into a digital museum. Simply download the Artkick app and choose the “Most Valuable Paintings” view list to get the most prized works of fine art into your home theater.
I recently read a post on FoodBeast in which insider employees spilled the literal and proverbial beans on all disgusting things you should never eat from various restaurants and establishments. One movie-theater worker confessed that employees put all the unused popcorn in garbage bags for use the next day and bugs run rampant on greasy theater floors.
Netflix’s annual Hack Day happened last week–a day in which Netflix engineers stay up all night coming up with crazy ideas to foster internal innovation. From an interface that makes joystick-based text entry much easier to creating custom movie playlists for your kids or the holidays, the results are pretty wild.
On the way to the Supreme Court, Aereo–the startup service that rents a TV antenna and DVR space, and lets you stream local channels over the Internet–has had unusually good luck in the court system for a plaintiff of its kind. Well, that luck appears to have run out.
A new project by Mohu, makers of the Leaf antenna, is reported to be hitting Kickstarter next week. It will combine the listings from free over-the-air digital television with selections from streaming services. Previously attempted with Google TV, and more successfully with the Microsoft Xbox One, guide integration is a major goal for services like Hulu and Netflix, with the end goal being to enhance discoverability of new programs.
bout a year ago, there was an UltraViolet user with a problem. The digital rights authentication and cloud-based licensing system that allows users to stream and download purchased content to multiple devices had gifted a customer a free movie. This particular customer found the movie to be offensive.
Apple reportedly backed off their iTV platform last year when the company failed to ink deals with content owners to create an app-based cable system that streamed over the Internet. Like Intel, no matter who was making the calls, the networks were simply unwilling to bite the hand that feeds them on risky new ventures.
Typically, access to the Fox Sports Go app requires that you be an authenticated cable subscriber, but for Super Bowl Sunday, everyone with a computer or an iPad will have access to see the Denver Broncos battle the Seattle Seahawks for a limited time surrounding the game.
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As we predicted last week, the new WWE network, which completely bypasses the cable providers, did not go unnoticed by the powers that be. The WWE Network is a Netlfix-style service coupled with the live feed of a linear cable channel–the first such creation to launch exclusively on the Internet. The rub for cable companies more »
Yesterday we posted a report from The Australian, who published a claim from Samsung that Blu-ray 4K would be available around the end of the year. Today, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed it with the Blu-ray Disc association. The DECE, who administrates UltraViolet, was right behind them. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Blu-ray Disc Association more »
Since the beginning of television, wrestling has been there. The outlandish characters, the costumes, the acrobatics and the soap opera fit the new medium like a glove. In the 1970s, wrestling is what Ted Turner credits for keeping TBS going in the early days, and the shows from his WCW and the now-WWE fought an more »