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If a proprietor approaches you about funding his brick and mortar movie rental venture, turn around and run in the other direction just as fast as you can go. Accuse us of overreacting if you will. but we're calling it folks: the in-store movie rental business is dead. Deceased. Six feet under. Pushing up daisies. However you want to put it,... Read more...
Just recently, Seagate broke out of the box in order to introduce the Paramount-bundled hard drive with a number of digital films loaded on from the factory. But it's clear the company has no intentions of letting the entertainment-related introductions stop there. Today, Seagate is revealing a killer firmware update... Read more...
Does Redbox have its eyes on the video streaming market? A survey being sent to Redbox customers suggests the company may be considering a streaming service that would cost a fraction of what Netflix charges. According to High-Def Digest, the survey asks customers to rate their interest in a plan that would cost $3.95 per month and provide... Read more...
On one hand, it's just a clock, but on the other, it's one of the most connected and unique clocks we've ever seen. Grace Digital Audio, a relative unknown in the grand scheme of things, is showing the big boys a thing or two about design and feature sets with the new Allegro Portable Wireless Radio &... Read more...
This weekend has been chock full of iPad news, but there's a little bit of iPhone news to share this morning as well. Elgato's heralded EyeTV app has received an update, but this isn't just any update: it's probably the most important update a media streaming app could get. The latest version of EyeTV (1.0.2) now allows for streaming of live... Read more...
Much like Google, Netflix is taking over the world. In fact, we'll go ahead and surmise that Google will buy Netflix within the next year. Now that our wild (and not serious) prediction is out there, there actually is some news on the Netflix front. First off, the company's "Watch Instantly" streaming service will be... Read more...
Wii owners who are Netflix subscribers should begin finding a little extra something in their mailbox soon.The mail-order and online movie rental service is sending discs out to its subscribers who own the Nintendo game systems that will allow them to access any movies or TV shows that Netflix streams online. The videos will be accessible... Read more...
iTunes has the music market locked down in some ways, but there are still subscription-based services out there gaining traction simply because it's a market that Apple has shunned. There's no way to pay iTunes a monthly premium in order to stream as much music as you'd like, but that functionality will soon be coming... Read more...
OnLive just announced that their remote gaming service would finally launch on June 17, 2010, and already a major competitor has stepped up to create a bit of competition. InstantAction is a company that's offering a new way to game, and as with most everything else these days, it's highly connected to the cloud and highly different from the... Read more...
Just when you were beginning to think "vaporware," OnLive has delivered in the clutch. Nearly a year after being introduced to the world as the future of remote gaming, this service has finally left the "informational" stage at the GDC Expo in California. For those who missed out on last year's news, OnLive is basically an online streaming... Read more...
It's not too often these days that a product hits the market and really catches everyone off guard (in a good way, at least), but it looks like a small start-up named Infinitec has done just that. It has launched a new product with a huge tagline: the Infinite USB Memory Device. "Infinite" sounds pretty crazy to us... Read more...
This spring, T-Mobile customers with the new HTC HD2 will be able to enjoy full-length movies from Blockbuster On Demand on their handsets. As the exclusive movie download experience that will be embedded on the upcoming HTC HD2 smartphone, Blockbuster On Demand will enable users to buy or rent movies digitally and download them to their smartphone... Read more...
Up until now, having your favorite media files on your PC accessible by your media player connected to your HDTV has been a pain. For those with wireless media streamers, it was possible to stream content from the PC to the streamer to the TV; for those without, you had to connect an external storage device of some... Read more...
Belkin announced a new Bluetooth Music Receiver that lets you wirelessly stream music from your iPhone or iPod touch through your home's stereo system. After connecting the receiver to your home stereo system using the included cables, you'll need to pair your device to the Receiver wirelessly to listen to, share, and... Read more...
You may not realize it at first glance, but this software release is probably one of the year's biggest for the Mac. We know, Snow Leopard was cool, but this is just fantastic. Orb is widely known as one of the best media streaming applications for Windows, and while an iPhone app came out last year that allowed iPhone users to watch media... Read more...
The live U2 streamed concert over YouTube happened earlier in the week, and the Internet is still alive. Barely, maybe, but it's still humming along. In what's being described as the largest concert to ever be streamed over the 'Net, U2's 360 Tour stop at California's Rose Bowl was beamed out live over the... Read more...
The Roku movie streaming set-top box has been a real winner in the grand scheme of things. While units like Vudu have struggled to grab ahold in the consumer market, linking the Roku box to Netflix was a golden idea. There are millions of loyal Netflix users across the US, and with a cheap box giving them access to "Watch Instantly" content... Read more...
There's no denying that YouTube is big. Really big. But is it this big? The video streaming site that Google picked up a few years back for a handsome sum is still struggling to become profitable, but handling events such as this may be exactly what it needs to do. Just last month we heard that YouTube was in talks to... Read more...
Despite the fact that broadband providers are doing their best to cap monthly Web use and charge us for every kilobyte we consume, we highly doubt streaming is going anywhere. And with a huge push for Net Neutrality currently going on in Washington, you can bet you'll hear of more options similar to mSpot.For now, however, mSpot looks to be... Read more...
Apple has long maintained that its Apple TV product was nothing more than "a hobby," so it makes sense to think that it has seen the fewest amount of updates when looking at its array of non-computer devices. The firm's Mac lineup and iPod/iPhone lineup gets refreshed at least once per year, while the Apple TV sees a firmware update maybe... Read more...
Remember the days when you were content with a DVD player doing nothing more than playing back DVDs? Those days are long gone. Now, Blu-ray decks aren't even considered worthwhile against rivals unless they can do a whole mess of other things, including stream Web content, check Twitter feeds and enable users to... Read more...
Vudu has certainly come a long way during its brief existence in the world of home entertainment. Starting out as a company peddling standalone movie boxes, the outfit has morphed into a software solutions provider that puts its iconic software and UI onto devices that people are already looking to buy. No extra mess... Read more...
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