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What Really Happened with Vista: An Insider’s Retrospective

“Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.” — Steven Wright.<p>[Author’s Note: Originally published here, this blog has …

Interactive Infographic: The Possibility of Smarter Schools - MIT Technology Review

Technologies Supplementing the Classroom<p><b>M.O.O.C.S:</b> More and more teachers are adding breadth and depth to their instruction with Massive Open Online …

Education Technology

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces …

Sick Of TV? These Shows Make The Best Binge-Watches

Amazing news, TV lovers of the world: Since we first published this story in 2013, there have been leaps and bounds in the number of streaming …

Amazon Video's global expansion will reverberate across the TV and streaming industries

Amazon Prime Video has landed in 242 countries around the globe. Current Prime members will be able to watch hundreds of shows and films produced by top networks, Hollywood studios, and Amazon itself, at no additional cost in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain (though notably, if …

Televisions

THE LIVE STREAMING VIDEO REPORT: Forecasts, emerging players, and key trends for brands’ and publishers’ next big opportunity

BI Intelligence<p>If 2015 was the year that brands and advertisers embraced online video, then 2016 saw the medium take the next step as live streaming takes off.<p>Live streaming video refers to broadcasts in real time to an audience over the internet. While the concept of live streaming has been around …

Advertising

Stronger Together | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson

On Monday, October 24, The Crimson published a story detailing a “scouting report” written by members of the 2012 men’s soccer team regarding …

Student Journalism

Netflix Launches Video Previews: How The Company Landed On Its Biggest Redesign Ever

The streaming giant has replaced still photos with moving images to enhance user experience by (hopefully) cutting down on browsing time.<p>Several years ago, when Netflix was playing around with a redesign of its platform, Chris Jaffe, VP of user interface innovation, went to Barnes & Noble and …

More Efficient Mobile Encodes for Netflix Downloads

Hulu kicks off 4K Ultra HD streaming with original programming and Bond films

Both Netflix and Amazon have been offering select content in 4K Ultra HD for quite some time now and comparatively, Hulu has been slow to follow. Now …

Televisions

Standard C++ and the Windows Runtime (C++/WinRT)

The Windows Runtime (WinRT) is the technology that powers the Universal Windows Platform, letting developers write applications that are common to …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Payments @ Netflix

When I meet people and tell them that I work for Netflix, the topics that they usually bring up are the cool content and the amazing technology that …

Amazon Prime Video vs. Netflix: Video Streaming Services Compared

Amazon is preparing for the global rollout of its video streaming service. The company will compete against leading streaming services such as …

Hard Knocks: Why HBO Is Having a Rough Transition from Auteur TV to Big-Time Streaming

When HBO signed Bill Simmons, a former ESPN columnist and commentator, in July 2015 to a $20 million, three year-deal to create and host a weekly …

PlayStation 4 Pro can’t play 4K Blu-ray (update)

Unlike Xbox One S<p>Sony announced a couple of new features that its newest console, the PlayStation 4 Pro, will come with, but neglected to mention some of the ones it would be without.<p>Based on specifications released by Sony in a press release, it looked like the PlayStation 4 Pro will not have a 4K …

PS4 Pro: No 4k Blu-ray Player? We’ll Pass.

Sony released their more powerful PlayStation 4 Pro today with a so called “heightened gaming experience,” but without a disc drive that supports 4k …

Televisions

Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

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IHS Study: 4K Ultra HD HDR To Take Major TV Market Share By 2020

Shipments in the U.S. of consumer television sets supporting high dynamic range (HDR) picture enhancements will reach more than 4 million units in …

Televisions

Say Cheese: 24 Melty, Gooey, Cheesy Recipes That'll Make You Smile

I'm always incredibly impressed by the Serious Eats staffers (and readers) who participate in Vegan Month each year, but personally, I just don't know if I could do it. It's not that I'd pine away over the meat, or that I couldn't handle skipping butter on my bread or dairy milk in my coffee. No, …

Seattle angel investor Jon Staenberg on the state of startup investing

<b>Q: Gil Penchina (the top-ranked angel on AngelList) said one of the things he has learned about investing is how little control he has on the outcome. Do you feel the same way?</b><p>Absolutely. Most investors like to pretend they add a ton of value and expertise but they don’t. I am clear about it. The …

Why Facebook's Oculus Team Had to Rebuild Some of Its Virtual Reality Software

What’s the point in strapping a virtual reality headset to your face if you can’t figure out how to use it?<p>Virtual reality’s rise means that average …

Video Is The Future Of Media On The Web

Al Gore is credited with aptly naming the burgeoning technology of the internet as the information superhighway in the early 90s. But as the web transitions from text and image to video, we’re moving from an information web to an experiential one. As we consume video, whether it’s on Snapchat, …

Andreessen Horowitz

Amazon Video Closes the Subscriber Gap with Netflix

By onJuly 15, 2016 in News<p>Netflix has long been the leader in the United States when it comes to number of people who use their streaming service. …

Netflix is blowing away its rivals in how efficiently it spends money

Netflix's catalog might be shrinking, but the company is a lot better than its competitors at wringing value from every dollar it spends on TV shows and movies, according to research from UBS.<p>Netflix has said it will spend a whopping $5 billion on content in 2016, including more than 30 original …

Televisions

PS4 Neo VS Xbox One Scorpio Which Will Be More Powerful

As it stands right now, the PlayStation 4 (PS4) is in the lead sales-wise when compared to the Xbox One by nearly 2:1. Positive marketing along with …

Watch Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Present Xbox's E3 Press Conference Line-up on Official Livestream

I’m quite sure that not many of you ever imagined to see a Sony Interactive Entertainment executive go on air during an official livestream to …

The 20 best Italian recipes: part 1

Liven up your home cooking with pasta and meat recipes from top chefs including Giorgio Locatelli, all selected by Observer Food Monthly • Part 2 of this series launches tomorrow<p>Giorgio Locatelli’s roast kid goat (or baby lamb) with anchovies, rosemary and lemon<p>Serves 4<b><br>plain flour</b> 4 tbsp<b><br>sea salt</b> …

Ultra HD Blu-ray outpacing early Blu-ray sales

The Ultra HD Blu-ray format has finally launched, with players starting to become available in the UK, and the first wave or two of discs now on …

Digital Currencies