Albert Woord

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Smart TVs Are Dumb. Every Last Stupid One Of Them

Oh how impressed I was when the first proper smart TVs swaggered into town.<p>This was 2008, a time when the internet’s influence on our living rooms – as opposed to our places of work – was still relatively low-key; more about shooting our friends in the face on Call Of Duty than it was about …

The Digital TV Endgame: 10-Year Transition to All Things IP

While Internet TV is already technically feasible, commercial challenges are keeping it from becoming a mass-market reality. Services like Hulu, …

The Proposed Cable/Netflix Alliance Will Be a Miserable Failure

When I was ten years old, my grandparents bought their first VCR. It was a very big deal for them, and they asked me to come over and help them set …

AppleTV Has More Content, Now It Has To Get Good

Apple again quietly added more content to its popular yet lightly promoted AppleTV set-top box yesterday, with new offerings from Disney, the music video giant Vevo, The Weather Channel and Smithsonian. Coming just two months after the device received an upgrade that brought HBO Go and Watch ESPN, …

Is Google Killing Cable?

New York City is the latest battleground for revenue between TV giants: While large broadcasters have recently been setback by their loss to Aereo, the company that provides legal stream of over the air broadcast signals on the internet, giants Time-Warner Cable and CBS have been fighting, leaving …

Internet TVs may drive consumers to cut pay TV cord

A "perfect storm" of online video, new devices, rising prices and programming blackouts is eroding traditional pay-TV providers' grip on living rooms.<p>The evidence of a pay-TV cord-cutting effect is growing.<p>Most likely to cancel their pay-TV service? Owners of Internet-connected TVs.<p>Those with TVs …