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It appears that Huawei, along with China Mobile, have taken away my last excuse for not climbing the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. Has my gym membership, equipment and flight been covered? Nope. But the phone coverage has been! As a slightly beefy tech geek Canadian that happens to hate the cold, I kid about... Read more...
Chin up kids, it's time to wipe away those tears for the loss of Spongebob, Dora the Explorer, and all the rest of Viacom's entities that skipped ship over to Amazon's Prime Instant Video service. There's still plenty of kid-friendly content on Netflix, especially now that the big daddy of streaming media inked a... Read more...
Amazon is serious about shoring up its catalog of streaming titles, so much so that it went and cut its biggest check ever for a subscription-streaming license. The Prime video provider struck a deal with Viacom, forking over more than $200 million to secure the rights to hundreds of kids' shows, including the wildly... Read more...
If you’re a fan of the cancelled Fox cult smash “Arrested Development”, today is the day you’ve been awaiting for years: the show is back. Netflix has followed through on its promise to deliver new episodes, and you can stream all 15 episodes today in HD. However, today’s premier is about... Read more...
At a time when some of us are finding our home Gigabit lines a bit constrictive comes some Germans from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to help make our setups feel even more inadequate. The folks there have created a Wi-Fi solution that uses "better hardware" along with a high radio frequency of... Read more...
For Netflix users, there's hardly a better way to stream content than on Microsoft's Xbox 360. The user interface is fluid, and the console itself is plenty powerful to churn through the HD streams. But Sony's PlayStation 3 offers a similarly excellent experience -- one that's getting better as of today. Netflix... Read more...
Microsoft's "Xbox TV" has been floating around rumorville for quite some time, with the company even reportedly having created a handful of prototypes. The idea is that the product would be released as a step below the Xbox 720/Infinity/Next/Fill-in-the-Blank. Instead of playing games, it'd be solely a media center - and given the way the... Read more...
If you're a conventional TV channel, there's no question that Netflix has your attention. In fact, Amazon as well. Streaming video services the world over are stepping their games up, acting as more than just dumb pipes that channel content made elsewhere. In order to bolster their appeal, they're now diving into the art of content creation.... Read more...
Netflix has been doing brisk business for years, and there are no signs that the movie streaming company is slowing down. Netflix released its Q1 financial report, which included plenty of interesting tidbits about what it’s up to now and in the near future. First, those 3 million additional streaming... Read more...
The future of television has nothing to do with the likes of Comcast, Time Warner Cable, or Dish Network. Slowly but surely, IPTV-based providers are disrupting the way new content is produced and distributed. Today, people feel the sting when a show comes on a cable channel that they aren't subscribed to. Soon... Read more...
There's little doubt that HTML5 is going to have a huge impact on our Web-surfing, as it's far more capable than previous standards to the point where entire plugins can be replaced. Plugins such as Flash, Silverlight and perhaps even the ever-vulnerable Java. While the Web remains rich with Flash-based content, whether it be video, games,... Read more...
We posted a rumor over the weekend that Google's high-speed Fiber Internet service should be hitting up Austin soon, and today, the company confirms it. The announcement was made in the city today, along with mayor Lee Leffingwell, and Google's decision to choose Austin to follow-up to the dual Kansas City's can be... Read more...
The future of television may not rest in the hands of typical content creators. Or, perhaps not directly in the hands of the same distribution channels that we're used to. While ISPs have typically been the ultimate gatekeepers for content, smaller firms like Amazon and Netflix are quietly paving the way for a new type of distribution that... Read more...
At a time when the ereader market is flooded, Barnes and Noble is going to great lengths to gets its tablets and ereaders noticed. As of today, you’ll get a free Nook Simple Touch ereader when you buy a Nook HD+ tablet. The Nook HD+ will set you back $269 (and that’s if you go for the 16GB model), but a... Read more...
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