Did you miss President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night? On one hand, you should be happy that you didn’t subject yourself to the millions of #SOTU jokes flowing through Twitter. On the other hand, the State of the Union is an important event that should be watched by everyone in the U.S. as well as those abroad who might be interested in foreign affairs. Obama spent more than an hour and a half on Tuesday night discussing the state of our nation, policy and various important issues, and anyone who may have missed it can now watch an enhanced version of the broadcast that has been made available by The White House. More →
Sony’s big CES 2014 press conference is now behind us, but the company has plenty more to talk about at this year’s show. The company on Monday unveiled several new phones, wearable devices, a slew of 4K resolution TVs and plenty more during its press conference, and it gave us a good idea of where the company is headed in 2014. But CES doesn’t officially start until Tuesday and Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai is about to take the stage to officially kick off this year’s event. Does Hirai have any surprises in store? Perhaps an update on the company’s blockbuster PlayStation 4 console? Sony is streaming Hirai’s keynote live this year beginning at 12:00 p.m. EST, 9:00 a.m. PST, and the video is embedded below for your viewing pleasure. More →
This year’s International Consumer Electronics Show doesn’t even officially begin until Tuesday morning but Monday was absolutely packed with big announcements from dozens of companies that were just too eager to wait for Tuesday’s kickoff. Samsung’s huge CES press conference is now behind us and the day will finally wrap up with another huge event from rival Sony. Sony finished 2013 strong with the highly anticipated launch of the company’s next-generation video game console, the PlayStation 4, and it will look to carry that momentum forward with brand new 4K HDTVs, mobile devices, accessories and other consumer devices. Want to know exactly what Sony has in store for us this year the moment each device is announced? Live streaming video from Sony’s CES 2014 press conference can be seen below. More →
Samsung’s press conference is easily one of the biggest events of the International Consumer Electronics Show each year, and 2014 will be likely be the same as years past. Samsung spares no expense and beyond all of the fanfare, we can expect to see the latest and greatest TVs, phones, tablets, wearables, appliances and other gadgets that Samsung has to offer. Following a leak from Monday morning, we know Samsung has a slew of sleek new tablets with cutting-edge specs in store along with a few killer 4K TVs, but the odds are pretty good that the South Korean consumer tech giant has a few surprises up its sleeve as well. What might those surprises include? Samsung’s press conference is scheduled to start momentarily at 5:00 p.m. EST, 2:00 p.m. PST, and live streaming video of the event is embedded below for your viewing pleasure. More →
Apple remained silent for most of 2013 and industry watchers panicked as the months rolled by with no major product launches. Well, when it rains it pours. Apple launched the brand new flagship iPhone 5s and the sort-of-new iPhone 5c almost exactly one month ago, and opening-weekend sales absolutely smashed Apple’s earlier iPhone sales records. Now, it’s time for the next few pieces of Apple’s 2013-2014 product puzzle to fall into place. More →
Microsoft made some mistakes with Windows 8. The software, which was the first major step toward realizing Microsoft’s vision of a future where PC and tablet interfaces merge, was not well received by consumers or businesses. PC sales have slowed even more as a result, but Microsoft has shown that it is willing to take a few steps back by undoing some damage with its upcoming Windows 8.1 update. The Start button is coming back, though it likely won’t satisfy the horde of users wishing Microsoft would bring back its old Windows Start menu, and several other changes are in store as well. Microsoft’s annual Build conference kicks off with its customary keynote where Microsoft will focus on Windows 8.1 and more, and video of this year’s event will be streamed live on Microsoft’s Channel 9 site. The show begins at 12:00 p.m. EDT, 9:00 a.m. PDT, and a link to the live stream can be found below in the source section.
Samsung has been announcing new smartphones over the past few weeks like it’s going out of style. The Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy S4 Active and other handsets have all debuted recently, and Samsung is expected to have them all on hand during Thursday’s press conference — along with a few surprises. While some find it confusing, unveiling more than a half-dozen versions of the Galaxy S4 might be a smart play when it comes time to talk numbers; just as Apple lumps all of its iPhone models into one total sales figure, Samsung will be able to include all of these Galaxy S4 versions in a single shipment figure now that sales of the flagship model seem to be slowing. A wide variety of options has always been part of Samsung’s game plan though, and now we get to see exactly what the company has in store for us this summer. Samsung’s “Galaxy & Ativ” event is scheduled to kick off at 2:00 p.m. EDT, 11:00 a.m. PDT, and live streaming video of the press conference can be viewed below. More →
Facebook has a press conference scheduled to take place on Thursday in California, and while there will be plenty of ways to follow along from your home or office, there’s nothing like live streaming video. No one knows exactly what Facebook has in store for us today, though several reports have suggested that a new video-sharing feature for Instagram will debut during the event. For those who want the news as quickly as possible, Facebook has confirmed that it will be streaming today’s press conference live, and links to the video streams will be available on a special page on Facebook’s newsroom website, which is linked below. The show is set to begin at 1:00 p.m. EDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT. More →
What. A. Day… and it’s not over yet. First, Microsoft got E3 started with its Xbox One press conference and then Apple kept the party going with an action-packed WWDC 2013 keynote. Now, Sony will wrap up this crazy day with a press conference of its own, where the world will finally get its first glimpse of the PlayStation 4 console. More importantly, of course, Sony and its partners will be showing off tons of gameplay demos from some of the exciting titles that will be available on the next-generation PlayStation console. Sony’s E3 press conference is set to begin at 9:00 p.m. EDT, 6:00 p.m. PDT, and you can watch live streaming video from the event below. More →
Apple might not be the darling of Wall Street that it once was, but Apple fans and mobile developers are just as enthusiastic as ever. Tickets for WWDC 2013 sold out in under 3 minutes — it took just 71 seconds, in fact — and the line to get into the Moscone Center in San Francisco this morning stretched as far as the eye could see. Apple’s opening keynote is finally now underway, and CEO Tim Cook started things off by noting that Apple now has more than 6 million registered developers and 1.5 million of them have registered in the past year alone. More →
Monday is a busy, busy day. Apple is drawing much of the attention thanks to its WWDC 2013 keynote, which is set to stream live beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT, but Microsoft and Sony will also be continuing the stories of their respective next-generation video game consoles. Microsoft is set to kick off this crazy day at 12:30 p.m. EDT, 9:30 a.m. PDT with its Xbox One press conference from E3 in Los Angeles, California. Gaming fans will be looking for new details on several remaining question marks, including the Xbox One used games policy and maybe even information on pricing. There will also be plenty of gameplay demos shown off at the show, and Xbox fans won’t want to miss a moment. Luckily, Microsoft is streaming the entire event via Xbox Live and on Xbox.com, and a link to the live feed follows below in the source section.
Apple’s annual WWDC conference kicks off on Monday with a keynote delivered by CEO Tim Cook and other top executives. Following along with all the action on live blogs is nice, but there’s nothing like live streaming video so you can watch as if you’re there. Apple typically doesn’t offer live streams of its events, however it does surprise us from time to time and considering how important Apple’s WWDC announcements are this year, the company has decided to offer a video live-stream of today’s show. Here’s how to watch: More →
We now have a good idea when Apple’s iOS 7 will launch, as the company announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on June 10th in San Francisco and will run through until June 14th. Tickets for the event will go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. PDT and will be available through Apple’s official WWDC page. Apple is widely expected to announce its next version of the iOS platform at this year’s WWDC, which will mark the first version of iOS to be released with design guru Jonathan Ive at the helm. Earlier reports have indicated that Ive has been pushing for a “starker and simpler” design for the popular operating system. Apple’s full press release announcing the event is posted below. More →