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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 15, 2012 0 comments
Attendees of the Monster Retailer Awards could wax nostalgic with Chicago. Many who swayed and sang along with the hit-filled concert could not have been born 45 years ago when the band began, yet the audience sang along with hits from five decades.
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Chicago to extend Amusement tax to streaming services from Apple Music to Netflix.
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A new crop of streaming video apps have been added to the Chromecast including streaming video apps for kids and games. Family game night will never be the same.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jul 09, 2014 4 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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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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Soon you’ll be able to interact with many popular TV shows without leaving your TV screen. Cognitive Networks showed off its “smarter TV” technology. Currently built into LG TVs, the technology enhances TV viewing by bringing content typically found on a second screen (your tablet) directly to the TV.
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In the last 15 months since Comcast launched its Xfinity TV Go app, the cable company has doubled its initial offering of streaming live TV channels.
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Comcast has started beta testing the new Stream online TV service to its Internet customers. But is it enough to entice a new generation of TV viewers?
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 09, 2013 Published: Jan 08, 2013 1 comments
D-Link announced a new router with StreamBoost technology for better high definition video streaming, and with a new dashboard to monitor and control your home network. The DGL5500 router is called a "gaming router" because it has low latency (no lag time) for online game play. This capability also makes it an excellent router choice for streaming movies.
Barb Gonzalez Posted: Aug 07, 2015 0 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics

PRICE $130

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Three bands with automatic switching for greater dedicated bandwidth to individual devices
Fast, reliable streaming throughout home network
Two USB ports make hard drives accessible within home and remotely
Minus
Dashboard makes it hard to customize some settings
Automated band switching and QoS remove options to change settings to suit your needs
No backup or media management software

THE VERDICT
A speedy, reliable router that’s great if you accept its automatic settings.

As I’ve taken to streaming as much 4K video as I can from Netflix and Amazon, it was important to get the fastest router. Perhaps there’s something psychological about the candy-apple red glossy exterior that reminds me of a cross between a drag racer and a spaceship, or perhaps it was its impressive specs, but either way, I was inspired to try out D-Link’s DIR890L/R top-of-the-line tri-band router.

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