Items tagged with Streaming

Western Digital's WD TV Live Hub, which is what we're looking at today, is the company's fourth generation media streamer, and it's the most fully functional to date. Unlike the previous generation WD TV Live Plus, as well those that came out before it, this latest iteration adds several welcome additions, including a built-in 1TB hard drive,... Read more...
One day while sitting in an office going over TPS reports, someone over at Western Digital heard a voice. It whispered, "If you stream it, they will come." After hearing this, he marched into the board room and pitched his idea for a streaming media player, and thus the WD TV series was born. Now whether or not it actually played out like... Read more...
We're still waiting on peace in the Middle East, but in the meantime, D-Link is coming through with perhaps the next best thing -- the awesome Boxee Box. Starting in January, the Boxee Box will expand its reach into both the Middle East and Africa, letting parts of the rest world know what all the fuss is about. The funky looking Boxee Box... Read more...
As far as iOS releases go, this is just about as big as they come. Not since the iPhone OS revision that introduced Apple's App Store to the original iPhone has there been a buzz surrounding one of Apple's iOS releases, and for good reason. Much in the same way that Android 2.2 had significant impact on the path of Android's future, iOS 4.2... Read more...
As far as iOS releases go, this is just about as big as they come. Not since the iPhone OS revision that introduced Apple's App Store to the original iPhone has there been a buzz surrounding one of Apple's iOS releases, and for good reason. Much in the same way that Android 2.2 had significant impact on the path of Android's future, iOS 4.2... Read more...
Could OnLive get any bigger? Maybe. This start-up company has been all over the tech news with the release of their MicroConsole, which enables games to be played from anywhere that a broadband connection and HDTV is available. But it looks like the company may not be satisfied with stopping there. Gaming is a big industry, no doubt, but there's... Read more...
Now we're onto something! One of the complaints that has surrounded Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming platform since the very beginning was the lack of new content. There are plenty of old releases and classic titles on Netflix, but where's the new stuff? A lot of it has to do with movie studios not really wanting... Read more...
Mougg is the latest cloud-based streaming music service that helps you get your music from Point A to Point B without the need for an MP3 player, USB thumb stick, external hard drive, or anything else on your part. That's because Mougg stores your music on its own servers, which you can access from anywhere with an Internet connection. It... Read more...
Will you shed a tear for the DVD format when it's dead and gone? What about for Blu-ray? Don't worry, neither one of those formats is on the verge of going belly-up, but that comes as little consolation to film studios and retailers who can do nothing but sit and watch as sales for these formats continue to slump. According to The Digital... Read more...
If you log into your Netflix account this morning, you'll probably notice some changes. Or some possible changes at the very least. The company that began as a by-mail DVD rental firm is making a few dramatic changes this morning in reaction to changes in behavior from their consumer base. Jessie Becker, who is... Read more...
Of interest to media buffs, Roxio today announced it has begun shipping its Roxio Streamer software, which purportedly turns your PC in a "powerful media server." Or in other words, it makes easy work out of shuttling your music, photos, and videos from your PC to other devices, both near and far. "Roxio Streamer is the most efficient way... Read more...
Warpia's not new to content streaming. In fact, they're one of the early ones to bring it to mass-market with a lower priced, USB-based solution. And now they're stepping it up a notch. With 1080p wireless streaming becoming the norm, Warpia is revealing a new and improved Easy Dock Pro. This multi-piece solution... Read more...
Are streaming video games really the future? Sony's having enough trouble as-is convincing consumers that the PSPgo is a worthwhile purchase given that it cannot accept UMD titles, and InstantAction recently decided to give up and sell their own technology. But there's still some fight left in Playcast Media. The... Read more...
It looks like it's all over between Netflix and Akamai. Like a bad breakup between a cute couple, it's just hard to watch fall apart. But there's nothing like a rebound, right? And that's what's happening. Akamai is a major streaming service that assists tons of companies with media distribution. But evidently the... Read more...
Redbox is known as the DVD kiosk company. It's the company that has taken the world by storm by placing a seemingly endless amount of red DVD rental boxes in grocery stores, supermarkets and Walmart locations. They have most likely led to the further decline of Blockbuster sales, and they're arguably quicker and better than Netflix when it... Read more...
If you've known about Orb in the past, you probably knew it best as a software company. Orb Networks' claim to fame came from a software built that allowed iTunes content to be streamed to any device for free, but now they're taking things to the next level: hardware. It's a tough and competitive landscape for... Read more...
Somewhat quietly, the wireless streaming space is becoming highly competitive. WHDI is showing up in more and more places (even a GPU recently), and with the demand for HD on the rise, Wireless USB is being pressured into innovating as well. A number of Wireless USB dongles and adapters are available, but most of them... Read more...
AMIMON has been streaming 1080p content without wires for years now, but mostly in high-end home cinema systems. Usually, AMIMON chips were found in dedicated wireless streaming boxes, but now that costs are coming down, they are finding new ways to reach the public. And this is definitely a unique place to go, and... Read more...
Wireless streaming, aside from tablet PCs, seems to be all the rage these days. It was once reserved for those in the high-end market, but now the technology has hit a price point that's ready for mass market. Brite-View has been in the game for some time now, primarily in the business of creating media streamers. But... Read more...
For Roku fans, good just keeps getting better. Today, Roku made two huge announcements. One involves a new product; the other involves a price drop. Does it really get any better than that? The new guy is the XDS, which is launching alongside a new XD model, as they both now supports 1080p HD, 802.11N Wi-Fi and... Read more...
It's a trend that has been slowing gaining steam over the past few years, but now that slowness has turned into a rapid sprint to the finish line. Wireless HD streaming was once a luxury reserved for those who invested a great deal of funds into their home cinema system; now, the technologies have multiplied and the prices have sank, making... Read more...
A recent survey may serve as a wakeup call to broadcast networks and cable companies that their subscriber base may soon be slipping away. According to a Credit Suisse survey, approximately 30 percent of Netflix users between the ages of 18 and 24 are using Netflix's Watch Instantly service to watch TV and movies instead of paying for cable... Read more...
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