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4K TV Sales Blow Up In Recent Months

November 27, 2014 No Comments

Research company DisplaySearch reports that shipments of 4K TVs increased over 500 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the same time period in 2013. The 3 million sales are an all-time high, and there have been 6.4 million 4K TVs shipped in the first nine months of 2014. The United States seems [...]

Streaming Sticks Set to Stuff Holiday Stockings

November 26, 2014 No Comments

New information from Parks Association indicates that streaming sticks from companies like Google, Roku and now Amazon will be one of the hottest stocking stuffers of the holiday season. The low price points on these streaming sticks makes for good stocking stuffers, and it looks like about 25 percent of dedicated streaming media devices are [...]

Sony Cuts Some TV, Mobile Phones from Their Product Lineup

November 25, 2014 No Comments

Recode.net reports that Sony plans to cut their TV and mobile phone product lines in order to cut costs over the next three years. They hope that the multi-billion dollar revenue they make from their PlayStation 4 gaming console and image sensor businesses make up some of the difference. With Apple and Samsung cutting into [...]

Amazon’s New Streaming Concept Includes Ads

November 24, 2014 No Comments

Amazon plans to roll out a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year that will be separate from their current Amazon Prime membership video service, according to The New York Post. This new service is expected to challenge both Netflix and Hulu Plus for a bigger share of the video streaming market. Since it’s [...]

Yahoo Partners Up With Mozilla, Replacing Google as Search Partner

November 21, 2014 No Comments

Mozilla announced Wednesday that it is partnering with Yahoo as their search partner, replacing Google. That means Mozilla’s Firefox browsers will refer users to Yahoo!’s search engine, instead of Google. Reports indicate that Mozilla generated about 90 percent of its revenue from sending users to Google’s search engine over the past six years. “In evaluating [...]

Apple Changes ‘Free’ Label on Apps That Don’t Cost You Money

November 20, 2014 No Comments

This past week, Apple decided to change the label on their free apps in the iOS App Store to “get,” even though both labels still take you to free apps that won?t cost you any money to download. The worldwide change is a blow to companies that use “freemium” business models. Free apps represented 92 [...]

Amazon Streaming Slowly Begins Creeping Up On Netflix

November 19, 2014 No Comments

Sandvine, a broadband networking company, reported that Amazon’s broadband usage during prime time over the past year has increased by 50 percent. Netflix still owns the category, accounting for nearly 35 percent of the users streaming content during prime time hours in North America. And YouTube accounts for 14 percent of that same time period, [...]

PhotoTime App Organizes, Tags Photos as They’re Shot

November 18, 2014 No Comments

PhotoTime is a new photo management app for iPhones and iPads that automatically organizes and tags all of the pictures you take, as you take them. Orbeus Inc., the company that created the app, uses “image and facial recognition technology to instantly generate keyword tags” inside your smartphone. Users will now be able to search [...]

New Bracelet From Intel Connects Users to Google Alerts, Facebook

November 17, 2014 No Comments

Using an AT&T data plan, Intel and Opening Ceremony have come up with a smart bracelet that will connect users with Facebook, Google and Yelp. The device is called, “My Intelligent Communication Accessory” or “Mica,” and it’s expected to cost close to $495. The fashionable bracelets target women, as these two companies attempt to stand [...]

Preorders for BlackBerry’s ‘Classic’ New Phone Begins

November 14, 2014 No Comments

Ready to ship in mid-December, BlackBerry has already begun to take preorders for their latest model of their smartphones, the “Classic,” which merges their old phone’s style with new technology. The Classic will sell for about $450, but some of the details of the new device have not yet been released. BlackBerry is also expected [...]