Apple TV Owns 1/3 of U.S. Connected TV Player Market

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Though still considered a ‘hobby’ product for Apple, the company’s Apple TV connected living room TV box that retails for $99 has sold nearly 4 million units and has propelled Apple into the leader of the connected TV player market with 32% market share. Connected TV players, like Apple TV, Google TV made by third-party […]

Cox TV Connect Is Latest App to Bring Live TV to the iPad

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It was only a matter of time before Cox followed the likes of  Time Warner, Cablevision, and DirectTV into the realm of iPad apps that can stream live content and today, that vision has come to fruition as the Cox has announced the release of Cox TV Connect, an app for the iPad that brings, […]

Google TV Updates Roll Out Next Week

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Finally the Google TV update the company announced back at Google I/O will finally roll out starting next week. In a post on the Official Google Blog, Mario Queiroz, Vice President Product Management, and Vincent Dureau, Director of Engineering, went over some of the new features of the platform, including a simplified interface and improved search. […]

NBC, TNT and TBS Apps Stream Shows to iPad

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The list of live TV streaming apps just increased with the addition of NBC, TNT and TBS. Last week NBC threw its hat in the streaming ring with an app that will stream a collection of 28 of its shows to your iPad, including favorites like The Office and 30 Rock. In addition TNT and […]

Apple Drops TV Rentals from iTunes

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In only Tim Cook’s second day as CEO of Apple, the company has gone ahead and gotten read of a service. That’s right. Apple has done away with TV rentals through iTunes removing the option entirely and leaving only the ‘Buy’ option or for some content, a ‘Season Pass’ to view a whole year of […]

Hulu Starts Blocking the HP TouchPad

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If your device doesn’t fall under Hulu’s agreements with studios, there is generally no soup for you. Translation: Hulu’s website is blocked on most tablets, and when you head to its website, you are greeted by a black screen that informs you that your platform is not supported. You get an apology for the inconvenience […]

Tablets Become Swiss Army Knife of Gadgets

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Tablets like the iPad aren’t replacing laptops on the whole, but the new couch companion devices are taking over many of the activities we used to do on dedicated devices. Are you converging like the survey respondents? Millenialmedia reports that the tablet is now the go to device for several computer activities, but that’s not […]

TiVo App for Android and iPhone Coming Soon

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It has been a long time coming but it appears that TiVo might finally be ready to roll out software for the iPhone and Android. While TiVo hasn’t confirmed anything just yet, ZatzNotFunny discovered some details in the June issue of CEPro which reveals TiVo’s plans to release apps for both operating systems in the […]

Finally a Reason for TV Companion Apps: Shopkick Delivers Deals While You Watch

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TV companion watching apps have been around for a while now, especially on the iPad, but for the most part users don’t get anything other than some extra that will be on YouTube the next day. Now, Shopkick will be delivering discounts to your smartphone while you watch TV. The technology is being shared with advertisers at the CW Upfront Awards […]

Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 10.1 Will Serve as Secondary Home TV

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At a recent Samsung event in Europe, the Korean tablet- and phone-maker told Pocket-lint that the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 could stream television broadcasts from the company’s upcoming Smart TV HDTVs. Essentially, this would turn the Android smartphone and tablet into secondary television displays while inside the user’s home. For the […]

Comcast Allows You to Stream Video on Demand with iPad Xfinity App

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Comcast is hoping that you won’t begin to cut the cord when it comes to cable subscriptions, and the company is now making good on its promise to allow users to watch cable content on an iPad via the Xfinity app. At this point, though, only video on demand programming is available and users still […]

Angry Birds Move Beyond Phones to Take Your TV Hostage with Cartoon Series

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Angry Birds-maker Rovio is eying your big screen television to sling its flock of aptly named ‘angry birds’ at. After success as a game on a number of mobile platforms–including iOS, Android, and Symbian–Rovio is looking to take its franchise to the TV and to have an animated cartoon series created. The game studio’s CEO […]

Valups Tivizen Receiver Brings Digital TV to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

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If you want mobile digital TV while on the go, Valups’s Tivizen receiver aims to deliver with a tiny dock connector dongle and flexible antenna that will be able to pick up live, local broadcast digital TV signals. The Tivizen receiver itself comes with a rechargeable battery that delivers 2.5 hours of mobile digital TV […]

iPhone 5 Rumors Pack in Everything But the Kitchen Sink

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Ticonderoga Securities Analyst Brian White is making predictions on some of the new features that Apple may use in the next-generation iPhone 5. White says that some of these technologies include the ability to watch live, over-the-air digital TV and an integrated pico projector to share your small screen display with others on a larger […]

Motorola Explores Placeshifting Technology with Video Streaming Device, Service

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Motorola Mobility has announced that it would showcase a video streaming device at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in las Vegas, NV in early January. The device would be able to stream videos to other mobile and Internet-connected devices, such as computers, tablets, and smartphones. The service would complement Motorola’s business in the cable television […]

Behold! The (Original) HP Slate on The Big Bang Theory

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If you didn’t catch The Big Bang Theory last night (and your DVR missed it because Chuck ran two hours), you missed out on seeing Dr. Sheldon Cooper, PhD use an HP TC1000 series Tablet PC to help the guys shoot a laser at the moon. But not to worry, we got you covered. Oh, […]

Nice product placement: Sahara Tablet PC on CSI: New York

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Taking a mental health day (actually a “my leave doesn’t rollover” day) and after taking care of some errands, I came home to get some work done and put a missed episode of CSI: New York on in the background. I didn’t initially like this flavor of CSI, calling it “CSI: Boring” but they’ve since […]

TV Tuners + Netbooks a Perfect Fit?

Liliputing reports that MaxLinear and Hauppauge Digital are teaming up to build low-cost, low-consumption, low-size TV tuners for low-ly netbooks. Sounds like a good idea to me (already an option for the Dell Mini 10 shown here), and one that should make up for one of the drawbacks of a netbook – lack of a […]