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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Feb 19, 2013 Published: Feb 18, 2013 0 comments
New original series are being produced by Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and more streaming video companies. Are we making the from broadcast and cable TV to streaming entertainment. Find out more and where to sample non-Netflix subscribers can view "House of Cards."
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: May 17, 2012 12 comments
In a recent article by Patrick Nelson on the Tech News World blog, he makes the case that Smart TVs are a dumb idea and that they will go the way of the LaserDisc. For anyone unfamiliar with the term, a "Smart TV" refers to a TV that connects to the Internet and your home network, using built-in apps for streaming video, music, photos, games, and more.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Oct 24, 2012 0 comments
Boxee announced the launch of the Boxee TV that will receive live TV and record it on the system's "No Limits" streaming DVR.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Mar 18, 2013 4 comments
Redbox now offers the Redbox Instant subscription streaming movie service to go along with its kiosk rentals. But can it compete with the Netflix powerhouse?
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jul 09, 2014 0 comments
The addition of Android mirroring and other features to the Chromecast streaming media dongle will level the playing field with other (more expensive) media players.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 02, 2013 0 comments
Best Buy's CinemaNow launches Disc-to-Digital service for buying digital versions of DVD and Blu-ray titles you own from your home computer.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Feb 28, 2013 0 comments
Dish co-founder debunks rumors that the comapny is trying to bankrupt TV networks with its AutoHop commercial-skipping DVR feature...
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Dec 06, 2012 2 comments
Landmark deal leaves cable in the cold and gives Netflix exclusive first-run rights to future Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: May 22, 2014 2 comments
Don't Let Images Like this Become Commonplace

The FCC has presented its ideas for how to maintain net neutrality and an Open Internet. It's more than slowing down the Internet for some websites while allowing others to pay for a fast lane. It's time for you to comment on how you imagine an open internet and help save net neutrality.

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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Nov 07, 2012 5 comments
The FCC has ruled to allow the National Cable & Telecommunication Association's (NCTA) to scramble (encrypt) basic cable. While the cable companies claim that it is more cost-effective and easier for customers if they can scramble all signals sent to homes, the new ruling ensures that people who don't pay for basic cable can't access it without a cable box or CableCARD.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Nov 06, 2014 3 comments
CBS is offering a stand-alone streaming service for network TV programming and launching a 24/7 streaming live news service. Here are the details and a first look at how the streaming website and apps work.
Barb Gonzalez Posted: Oct 22, 2014 Published: Oct 20, 2014 0 comments
Google's Nexus Player, the first Android TV, is available for pre-order with delivery set for early November. That is, of course, if it isn't sold out...
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: May 20, 2013 4 comments
Google finally gets it right with its Google Play Music All Access unlimited music streaming service. Find out why it may be time to start streaming music, or switch from your current subscription service.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Nov 21, 2013 0 comments
Google Play Music is now available as an iPhone app. See how it compares to the Android version and to iTunes Radio
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Nov 19, 2014 0 comments
The Amazon Echo is a voice-controlled bluetooth speaker with Siri-like abilities to answer questions, read the news, give a weather forecast and more. Here's a surprising hands-on account with the Echo.

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