Roku 4 – A Dream But Not Reality

Nov 18, 2015 by

The specs on the new Roku 4 made me hope it would be a suitable replacement for my HTPC. But was it reality?

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Star Wars: The Digital Rights Muddle

Apr 12, 2015 by

Opinion: Disney has created a huge mess with the release of the Star Wars movies as digital titles. Buyer beware: thanks to incompatible digital licensing systems, you may not be getting what you expect, depending on where you purchase them.

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Windows 10 is Ruining Windows Tablets

Jan 24, 2015 by

With Windows 10 Microsoft is attempting to make transitioning from Windows 7 easier for desktop users, but are they doing it at the complete loss of a usable tablet experience?

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Retailers Struggle to Introduce Smarthome Tech

Aug 31, 2014 by

As retailers scramble to sell you connected devices for the home, their offerings are inconsistent, disorganized, and confusing. With a few notable exceptions, retail's approach seemingly lacks strategic planning or vision.

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Microsoft’s Epic Deal?

Jan 28, 2014 by

Microsoft buys Gears of War from Epic Games. Is this the start of a longer term trend for Microsoft, and how will it drive sales?

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Keeping Windows Media Center Alive Without Microsoft

Jan 16, 2014 by

Microsoft may have all but given up on Windows Media Center, but this community hasn't! Mark Terborg offers his opinions on how the community can keep this beloved product alive.

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Is Google Preparing a Nexus TV?

Dec 8, 2013 by

Nexus TV is hot in the rumor mill. Will Google spring something on us at CES 2014? With the Nexus brand perhaps picking up where Google TV left off what does the future hold?

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ATT U-Verse Dropping Support for Xbox 360 IPTV Receiver Function

Nov 27, 2013 by

ATT has announced they are dropping support for Xbox 360 as a U-Verse receiver at the end of the calendar year. As a long time customer of theirs that used this function I have some feedback to share.

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Xbox One: The Xbox that Doesn’t Do Media Center

Sep 4, 2013 by

Today Microsoft confirmed what we had unfortunately suspected for months: the Xbox One will not work as a Windows Media Center Extender. What led up to this, and what does this say for Microsoft's consumer entertainment strategy going forward?

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Chromecast, Unicorns and the Cable Industry

Jul 29, 2013 by

Last Wednesday, July 24th, Google unveiled Chromecast. Chromecast is a small, $35 device that hooks into an HDMI port that allows content to be streamed from various devices to a TV or A/V receiver. Putting the hardware aside for a second, Chromecast is also a suite of software that works together to enable streaming from cloud content sources or local content sources to a TV. While many are interested in the hardware, the software may have a bigger long term impact.

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The Surface RT – A Story of Tech Heartbreak

Jul 18, 2013 by

Everyone has a heartbreak story. If you’re a technology lover, then likely you know a different kind of heartbreak – tech heartbreak. For Phil, that story is of his relationship with the Microsoft Surface RT.

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Samsung Acquires Boxee, Kills Cloud DVR Service

Jul 4, 2013 by

After years of pioneering TV over Internet, Boxee has been acquired by Samsung and announces the nearly immediate closure of its cloud DVR service. Might this be a lesson about depending too much on the cloud?

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