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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Build Predictions: Not Done with Xbox One

Jun 25, 2013 by

Expect Microsoft to get back into the positive new cycle as the Build conference starts. We're expecting big news for the Xbox that everyone, not just developers, will be able to get excited about!

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Microsoft Reverses Course on Xbox One

Jun 19, 2013 by

Microsoft didn't wait long to respond to the angry masses about how game licensing and sharing will work with the Xbox One. Will their reversal still sit well with their customers in five years though?

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DMZ Counterpoint: What Do You Think of the Xbox One?

May 28, 2013 by

The DMZ's contributors weigh in on the new Xbox One. Is it awesome or awful? Where do you stand?

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Xbox One: One Device To Control Them All?

May 23, 2013 by

The Xbox One may be more than just a portal to traditional television service, an over-the-top media services provider, and a powerful gaming machine. One day, it might also control your home.

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Ultra High Definition – The World Just Isn’t Ready

Jan 13, 2013 by

Ultra High Definition was the theme of CES 2013. It looks amazing, but is it really realistic to expect that anyone will be buying a 4k television in the next few years?

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Why bashing the iPhone is a waste of time for Windows Phone fans

Oct 18, 2012 by

Windows Phone 7 devices first launched on Oct. 21, 2010, and I think as fans of the platform, we have been wasting our breath for the better part of the two years that followed. You see, we’ve aimed our vitriol, our ire, our disbelief at the wrong competitor. And I, for one, want to rally us all...

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$500 a Year in Microsoft Subscriptions? Not As Crazy As You’d Th...

Sep 18, 2012 by

Yesterday, Microsoft revealed pricing for Office 2013, in both the traditional boxed versions and the new Office 365 subscription-based services. That’s right, starting sometime in early 2013 (release specifics were not announced), you’ll be able to subscribe to Microsoft Office. We have...

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TiVo Adds Streaming, Offline Viewing to Mobile Apps

Sep 14, 2012 by

The new TiVo Stream box adds video and streaming to the TiVo app for iPad. But at $130, they may have just priced themselves out of the streaming business.

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DMZ Counterpoint: Upgrade Your HTPC to Window 8?

Aug 20, 2012 by

Should you upgrade your Windows Media Center HTPC to Windows 8? Our team members weigh in with their opinions. What will you be doing?

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The $199 Surface Tablet – Could It Be a Reality?

Aug 14, 2012 by

The idea that Microsoft may actually sell the Surface RT tablet for $199 seems absolutely bonkers! Is it possible that it's just crazy enough to work, and not further damage their relationships with their hardware partners?

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Nexus Q First Impressions

Aug 13, 2012 by

We go for a hands on with the brand new/recently delayed Nexus Q. Is this "social media streamer" just a pretty device, or is it actually useful?

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