Category Archives: TV

Google Home is a speaker with the innards of a Chromecast

When Google I/O 2016 ended, we walked away thinking that it was a bit underwhelming. We even wrote an article on why we think Google has run out of ideas, and is simply rejigging existing ideas and passing them off as new ones. Continue reading Google Home is a speaker with the innards of a Chromecast

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Microsoft finally starts shipping the Surface Hub

surface hub hospital

Microsoft’s Surface Hub is an extremely niche device. It is meant to be in offices, and even there it would be used occasionally, when presentations are being shown and ideas are being brainstormed. Continue reading Microsoft finally starts shipping the Surface Hub

Chromecast is being rebranded into Google Cast

Google Cast

Google’s Chromecast was a hit as soon as it launched: It made your TV smarter, and had an intuitive interface with your smartphone as a remote. Best of all, it was $35, bringing it into impulse-buy territory.  Continue reading Chromecast is being rebranded into Google Cast

Netflix Everywhere: Netflix announces expansion into 130 countries

The face of television has changed over the last few decades. At the very beginning, we had live TV, and you had to fit your schedule around the timings of your favorite shows. Then, TiVo happened and the world of Television changed forever. With the advent of TV, you could record shows and view them whenever you want. Plus, you could fast-forward and skip commercials if you wished to. Continue reading Netflix Everywhere: Netflix announces expansion into 130 countries

Sony announces official PS4 Remote

A New PS4 Remote Makes the Playstation a Halfway Decent Set-Top Box

When the PS4 was announced, Sony marketed it as a gamer-centric device. The opposite was true for the PS3, which was marketed as the center of your media center.

The Xbox One followed the latter strategy and tanked while the PS4 soared. Now that the PS4 has an established user-base, Sony is upgrading its build in media features.

In a recent update, it added support for a Media Player, that can also stream files from a local-network. And now, Sony has announced an official remote so that the controller isn’t the only choice for interface navigation.

The great thing about this remote is that in addition to you PS4, it can also control your TV and two other devices through the inbuilt IR sensor.

It would cost $30, and would release later this month.

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Amazon is banning the Chromecast and the Apple TV from its Website

Year by year, the eCommerce Industry is exploding in size, with billions of dollars being spent on online purchases. A large chunk of these purchases occur on Amazon, which is the world’s largest online shopping portal. Continue reading Amazon is banning the Chromecast and the Apple TV from its Website

Report: A Chromecast for Speakers is on the way

Online video-streaming has really grown in popularity, and the concept of cord-cutting is gaining more acceptance. With the advent of content providers like Netflix and Hulu, and the emergence of hardware support from Roku and Apple have helped expand the field of Online Streaming. Continue reading Report: A Chromecast for Speakers is on the way

Report: A new Fire TV is in the works

Last year, Amazon announced the Fire TV, a small set top box for streaming from services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, and it was a huge success, topping sales lists across the year and giving a tough time to competitors like the Roku and the Apple TV. Continue reading Report: A new Fire TV is in the works

The first 4K Blu-Ray player is here

4K is less of a resolution and more of a revolution. Of course, it isn’t as drastic a change as that from SD to HD, but better clarity, better dynamic-range and better colors are surely there, and we aren’t complaining. Continue reading The first 4K Blu-Ray player is here