Chromecast Ultrasonic vs Wi-Fi Connection

Chromecast connects to any device in an awesome new way

By on June 27, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Chromecast connects to any device in an awesome new way

Forget Wi-Fi for your Chromecast connectivity needs, as Google has found a more interesting way to pair the dongle with nearby devices for streaming purposes, GigaOm reports. The Chromecast team has figured out how to use inaudible ultrasonic sounds to pair the entertainment device with supported smartphones and tablets. More →

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USA Vs Germany Streaming

How to stream the huge USA vs. Germany World Cup match on a computer or phone

By on June 26, 2014 at 11:31 AM.

How to stream the huge USA vs. Germany World Cup match on a computer or phone

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you are well aware of Thursday’s huge World Cup match between USA and Germany. USA is the clear underdog here and Germany has already secured its spot in the round of 16, but the scrappy U.S. team could still advance to the next round with a tie or even a loss in many scenarios (the full details have been explained quite well by The Big Lead).

Do you want to watch the match but you don’t have access to a TV? In this post, we’ll tell you how to stream all the action live to your computer, tablet or smartphone. More →

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Google Android TV Release Date

Google’s next attack on the living room will focus on games

By on June 25, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Google’s next attack on the living room will focus on games

Google desperately wants to be invited into your living room, as the company had so far various hits and misses in its relentless attack on home entertainment. The Chromecast was an immense success, following the Google TV which failed to grab enough attention from TV buyers and the Nexus Q, which failed to actually ship to consumers. However, Google won’t give up on its TV-related plans, and will introduce a new Android TV product at Google I/O, The Wall Street Journal has learned. More →

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Netflix Deutsche Telekom Marketing Alliance

Netflix may have finally found an ISP it actually likes

By on June 20, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Netflix may have finally found an ISP it actually likes

Netflix might have finally found an ally in a very contentious market. Reuters reports that German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom is in talks with Netflix regarding a potential marketing alliance once the U.S.-based video service begin its international expansion. The news comes via Manager Magazine, a German publication in which it is noted that the two companies are rather far along in negotiations, but they have not reached a deal. In fact, Netflix was still weighing its options with other German telecom companies at the time of publication. More →

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Best New Netflix Shows The Killing Chelsea Handler

Netflix’s latest wave of new shows is its weirdest and riskiest batch yet

By on June 20, 2014 at 3:48 PM.

Netflix’s latest wave of new shows is its weirdest and riskiest batch yet

The strategy of launching wave upon wave of new, original content has worked like a charm for Netflix. As the second season of Orange is the New Black has received an avalanche of media coverage, Netflix’s share price has zoomed up by 20% over the past month. The company is now prepping launches in France and Germany after it clobbered HBO in Sweden by a roughly 10-to-1 ratio in new subscriber additions. And now Netflix is preparing to unleash a new wave of content that includes some of its most surprising shows yet. More →

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Cable Set-Top Box Power Consumption

Another benefit to cord cutting: It will slash your monthly electric bill

By on June 17, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Another benefit to cord cutting: It will slash your monthly electric bill

If you find your electric bill has skyrocketed this summer, your air conditioner may not be the only culprit. The Los Angeles Times reports that cable set-top boxes are now consume more power in our homes than any other household appliance other than air conditioners. The reason for this is that set-top boxes are using almost as much power when they’re supposedly shut off as when they’re turned on while you’re watching TV. More →

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Orange Is The New Black Season 2

Netflix’s best show, Orange Is the New Black, is now back for season 2

By on June 6, 2014 at 5:17 PM.

Netflix’s best show, Orange Is the New Black, is now back for season 2

Netflix rocked the television industry when it announced its $100 million deal for House Of Cards. The star-studded series showed the world that Netflix meant business. It wanted to be the HBO of the Internet. As for delivering on that promise, House Of Cards was… good. The production quality was most certainly impressive and the acting was solid, for the most part, but the writing was a bit lacking and the storyline was painfully predictable.

The real jewel in Netflix’s original programming crown, it turns out, is Orange Is the New Black. More →

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Cable Company Satisfaction Ratings

Over half of cable subscribers would ditch their providers if they had a choice

By on June 6, 2014 at 11:58 AM.

Over half of cable subscribers would ditch their providers if they had a choice

It’s not hard to figure out why cord cutting has become a popular phenomenon: consumers hate their cable providers. Not all of them, of course, but according to a recent survey of more than 3,000 people by management consulting firm cg42, 53% of customers are frustrated by their primary provider and would leave if they had a choice in the matter. Unfortunately, many don’t have a choice, and as Comcast and Time Warner Cable prepare to merge, the choices are about to become even more limited. More →

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Netflix vs. Verizon Slow Streams

Netflix slams Verizon for slow streaming speeds, Verizon calls it a ‘PR stunt’

By on June 4, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

Netflix slams Verizon for slow streaming speeds, Verizon calls it a ‘PR stunt’

The war between Netflix and Verizon wages on as the movie and TV streaming service has begun to notify users that Verizon’s crowded networks might be affecting the speed and quality of their streams. Vox Media’s Yuri Victor was one of the first Netflix users to share an image of the notification on Twitter, eliciting a response from Netflix spokesperson Jonathan Friedland, who says that the company is “always testing new ways to keep members informed.” More →

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Android TV Google I/O

Major details emerge on Google’s plan to conquer both TV and gaming

By on May 30, 2014 at 3:36 PM.

Major details emerge on Google’s plan to conquer both TV and gaming

Google’s Chromecast dongle has been pretty successful for the company but that’s apparently not enough — Google wants to have another go at making a comprehensive TV platform. Unnamed sources tell GigaOM that Google plans to launch a new platform called Android TV at its Google I/O developers conference in June and that it will place a heavy emphasis on both television and gaming. More →

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Netflix Movies TV Shows

The gamble of a lifetime: Netflix Roulette is your best friend and worst enemy

By on May 28, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

The gamble of a lifetime: Netflix Roulette is your best friend and worst enemy

It seems like the more channels pay TV companies add to their lineups, the harder it is to find something good to watch on TV. The same might be said for Netflix’s digital library of movies and TV shows. Netflix is constantly expanding thanks to new content deals the streaming video giant is always working to secure. But when it comes time to sit down and pick a movie or a new show to watch, however, we often draw a blank.

That’s where Netflix Roulette comes in. More →

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