Android, Breaking, Gaming, Google, Hardware, News, Nvidia, VR World

Nvidia Shield Update Adds 4K60, HDR Support – VR Next?

Nvidia Shield COnsole 3

Nvidia SHIELD Android TV console is perhaps the best Android TV device on the market. Ever since its launch a year ago, this Tegra X1-based device gained over 10 upgrades with improvement in specifications and features. With the Google I/O 2016 conference taking place at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA, Nvidia wanted to make sure their announcements reflect on the strength of Android ecosystem and its capabilities. The Software Upgrade 3.2 brings the support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) TV devices, which are coming to the market later this year. It also now supports YouTube 4K at 60 fps / Hz, which was not the case in the

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Breaking, Hardware, Mobile, Mobile Computing, Reviews, Smartphones, Tablets, Wearables

Basemark Launches Ultimate Mobile Benchmark

Basemark PAT in Hand

Measuring power consumption and analyzing performance of mobile devices is a tedious task. Unlike previous measurement devices on the market, Finnish company Basemark managed to develop a tool which is custom tailored to each and every mobile device on market. Basemark’s Power Analysis Tool (PAT) is capable of benchmarking smartphones and tablets, while future might see support for testing the wearable devices (smartwatches, Fitbits etc.) as well. This device is the first hardware product designed by the team that stuck together through the times of being Futuremark, MadOnion.com, then Futuremark again, spun off as Rightware and now operating as Basemark – once more being a company that sets benchmarking standards. Introducting

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Breaking, Entertainment, News

The Pirate Bay Adds Torrent Streaming

Torrents Time Streaming App

If rumors are true European ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) are starting to crack down on Bit Torrent users – we’ve seen reports stating that the ISP’s are refusing to hand out IP information to content owners through DMCA rules. Users that are soliciting illegal content become dependent on private IP trackers, or streaming services. Growing popularity of streaming applications such as KODI (former XBMC) and Genesis isn’t showing any signs of slowdown, with the very latest news being that Torrents Time streaming plug-in is now supported by The Pirate Bay, world’s largest torrent site. The Pirate Bay is not the only one, as KickAss Torrents are also adding support. By streaming Bit

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Breaking, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Entertainment, News

Netflix Goes Global, Available in 120 Countries

Netflix UHD

Netflix used CES to make an announcement we all expected for too long – the online video streaming juggernaut finally managed to secure global rights for the content showed. Unlike previous (blackmailed) negotiations, Netflix did not cave to Hollywood’s content distribution cartel and made its entire portfolio available to users in 120 countries around the globe. This means that you can watch all the shows and movies Netflix has to offer, meaning users that were stifled and forced to use torrents to get the latest content – finally getting an opportunity to legally watch the content that 91% of bit-torrent users would gladly pay for (according to a survey

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Entertainment, Microsoft, News, Software Programs, Windows, Windows Phone

Netflix Joins Microsoft’s Universal Windows App Bandwagon

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Microsoft reports that Netflix has jumped on the Universal App bandwagon with the launch of a new app for Windows 10. That means the app can be opened on a number of Windows 10 solutions spanning desktops, laptops and tablets. Netflix joins Pandora, The Wall Street Journal and a few others that recently launched apps based on Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform. Prior to today, Netflix launched several apps for Windows and Windows Phone that were built from a few code bases that are based on C#, XAML and Silverlight. In order to bring new features to these Netflix platforms, the company had to alter each

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Business, News, VR World

IBM: Disruption has Already Happened

IBM Corporate Logo

Every day, our inbox gets flooded with gazillion startups claiming they’re on a path of market disruption. From another standpoint, numerous funds and banks love to talk about disruption and claim that we will live in a ‘brave new world’ thanks to services they provide. ‘Big Blue’, nickname for an IT giant from Armonk in New York state, decided to claim something different – that the digital disruption already happened. Now, some claims from the slide are quite exaggerated (Netflix?), but we will leave you to bring your own conclusions. The message IBM sends is quite clear and the question is what kind of services IBM offers to

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Entertainment, Gaming, VR World

Zelda Netflix Show Not Happening, Says Nintendo

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Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata squashes the rumors of a live-action Legend of Zelda Netflix TV show.

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Entertainment, Gaming, VR World

Report: Live Action Zelda Series Coming To Netflix

Zelda Link Shield

Netflix and Nintendo might be teaming up to bring Link’s legendary exploits to life in our living rooms.

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Audio/Video, Business, Cloud Computing, Entertainment, Hardware, Software Programs

Need to Record 3 Years of TV? TiVo Now Has Your Back

TiVo Roamio

If you are one of those people that absolutely must have ever episode of ever show you watch, then the TiVo Roamio is for you, it can record up to 3 years

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Audio/Video, Business, Entertainment, Hardware, VR World

DirecTV to Deliver 4K Content to Samsung Customers

Samsung Curved 4K TV

DirecTV has launched their new 4K content delivery service through their Geniue HD DVR service allowing Samsung owners to watch some 4K content over DirecTV

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Android, Entertainment, Gaming, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Christmas Comes Early For Shield Tablet Owners

SHIELD Tablet Lollipop

Today was a day of good news for all Nvidia Shield Tablet owners and potential owners.

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Audio/Video, Cloud Computing, Entertainment, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

Amazon Fire TV Stick is a $39 Chromecast Challenger

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon has just released the Fire TV Stick, which is Amazon’s answer to Google’s Chromecast, with supposedly better hardware and content availability

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Audio/Video, Business, Cloud Computing, Entertainment, VR World

Netflix now able to be streamed on Linux

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Due to the efforts made by both Netflix and Canonical, Chrome version 37 is now able to stream Netflix.  This is a great thing as there haven’t been many options for legally watching protected media on Linux.   Today, with the release of Google Chrome version 37 everyone has the ability to stream Netflix through the browser.  Many have reported that the newest version of Chrome with Netflix “just works”, making things very simple.  You have Netflix and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu to thank for giving everyone the ability to binge on Netlfiz with Linux.  Unfortunately, it is only for Chrome and will not work

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Audio/Video, Cloud Computing, Entertainment, Event, IFA 2014, VR World

Samsung Outs Amazon 4K UHD Video Service

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In an announcement for next month’s for IFA Berlin, Samsung [KRX:005930]  has unveiled a slew of 4K UHD streaming video content partners to strengthen its 4K UHD content offerings. As of right now, if you buy a Samsung 4K TV that isn’t one of the curved displays, you won’t get any 4K content at all with your TV. However, if you do buy one of Samsung’s new curved 4K TVs then you get a $300 1TB hard drive filled with 4K content containing five movies. In the announcement, the company announced multiple partners to help expand its 4K content library through streaming capabilities. The services include: Amazon, Netflix, maxdome, Wuaki.tv, and

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VR World

Netflix Expands Further into Europe

Netflix Logo

As we fight for our Net Neutrality rights in the US, Europeans, who have their Net Neutrality rights already set in stone are about to get Netflix. Netflix has been the core of many of the Net Neutrality debates in the United States because of how successfully it has challenged the cable operators (who are also ISPs) traditional businesses. Netflix has announced they they plan to expand their service into more European countries than they are already serving, adding the two biggest countries in Europe. So, in addition to the US, Canada, and basically ALL of the Americas, Netflix is also available in the U.K.,

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VR World

Netflix Expands Further into Europe

Netflix Logo

As we fight for our Net Neutrality rights in the US, Europeans, who have their Net Neutrality rights already set in stone are about to get Netflix. Netflix has been the core of many of the Net Neutrality debates in the United States because of how successfully it has challenged the cable operators (who are also ISPs) traditional businesses. Netflix has announced they they plan to expand their service into more European countries than they are already serving, adding the two biggest countries in Europe. So, in addition to the US, Canada, and basically ALL of the Americas, Netflix is also available in the U.K.,

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Business, Entertainment, Opinion, VR World

Why Comcast is Lying to Us, Again

Comcast Divest Logo

Comcast is trying to lie to us, again. Comcast is continually changing their story about why they should be allowed to acquire Time Warner Cable, constantly looking for reasons why it won’t hamper competition or consumer choice. They look towards the fact that our mobile carriers are also our internet service providers and that they are technically competitors with Comcast. Even though, anyone that knows anything about how the mobile industry works knows that mobile industry growth and competition has almost no negative effects on landline based internet. In fact, in a lot of cases users with mobile data coverage end up getting landline service

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Business, Entertainment, Opinion, VR World

Why Comcast is Lying to Us, Again

Comcast Divest Logo

Comcast is trying to lie to us, again. Comcast is continually changing their story about why they should be allowed to acquire Time Warner Cable, constantly looking for reasons why it won’t hamper competition or consumer choice. They look towards the fact that our mobile carriers are also our internet service providers and that they are technically competitors with Comcast. Even though, anyone that knows anything about how the mobile industry works knows that mobile industry growth and competition has almost no negative effects on landline based internet. In fact, in a lot of cases users with mobile data coverage end up getting landline service

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Business, Gaming, Hardware, VR World

Xbox One Drops Kinect, Goes Down to $399

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For those of you that didn’t hop on the Titanfall Xbox One Edition deal for $399, it looks like there’s a new way to get ahold of an Xbox One for $399. Microsoft appears to have gotten rid of the requirement to buy a Kinect with an Xbox one for the wholesome price of $499 and are selling just the Xbox One alone for $399. Obviously, this made the Xbox One a solid 25% more expensive than the PlayStation 4 and as a result will naturally mean fewer sales. Microsoft seriously believed that because they bundled the Kinect with the Xbox One it would somehow

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Business, Entertainment, Opinion, VR World

Comcast to Divest 3.9 Million Customers, 1.4 Million to Charter

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In an attempt to placate the FCC, DoJ, FTC and basically every government agency on earth against their acquisition of Time Warner Cable, Comcast has announced that they will be divesting 3.9 million subscribers from the potential Comcast-TimeWarnerCable merger. This new announcement is a huge farce on the part of Comcast attempting to make it look like they’re seriously divesting from certain markets and giving subscribers to Charter. When in reality this new deal they are proposing actually muddies the waters further than a straight Comcast-TimeWarner acquisition and lines Comcast up for a quiet re-acquisition of those 3.9 million subscribers as well as “New Charter”

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