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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.
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: Apr 09, 2014 0 comments
D-Link's newest portable router is easy to use and finally makes it easy to stream to a Chromecast dongle, Roku HDMI, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or other media player. It also secures your connection to Wi-Fi.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Oct 15, 2014 1 comments
HBO has officially announced a standalone HBO Go option will be available in 2015. The new option will allow users to stream to the HBO Go app without requiring a subscription to the HBO premium cable channel.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jul 16, 2012 28 comments
For those who stream video from online sources, the speed at which data can be sent into their home is critical. If your connection isn't fast enough, streaming video can sometimes stall as it fills the buffer in the receiving device, or the content provider might send a lower-quality stream because it senses that your available speed can't handle anything more. So how much speed do you need?

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