Set-Top Boxes

Australians can now finally buy a Shield TV directly from Nvidia

We reported recently that the Nvidia Shield TV, an Android TV-based set-top box focused on gaming, was coming to Australia and today it has arrived. …

Home Theater

Comcast at a Crossroads as Global Ambitions Hinge on Sky Bid

The future of Comcast Corp., that quintessential American cable company, will be decided in London.<p>Now that it has dropped its pursuit of 21st …

Pay-TV

Beyond Passwords: Why Your Company Should Rethink Authentication

Scaling security infrastructure requires scaling trust of users, devices, and methods of authentication. Here's how to get started.<p>Many simply call …

Information Security

Set-Top Box Data 'Must Move At The Speed Of Digital': TiVo's Horstman | The Drum

When TiVo and Rovi merged in the fall of 2016, one priority was to pool all of the set-top box viewing data from TiVo’s own hardware and combine it …

Home Theater

Smart TV To Hit 70% Global Share, Streaming Boxes Tops In U.S.

Worldwide shipments of TVs with smart TV software keep growing -- with Android-based functionality grabbing the top share.<p>Global smart TV share will …

Advertising Industry

VideoAmp Acquires TV-Data Startup IronGrid, Sets Inscape Partnership

VideoAmp is stepping up its capabilities for optimizing ad buys across digital and TV platforms: The company has acquired IronGrid Data Services, a …

Streaming

Netflix TV interface simplified with new navigation sidebar

Netflix has simplified its TV interface by adding a new sidebar with quick access icons. The redesign somewhat resembles the YouTube TV interface, …

Smart TV

Are Streaming Services Killing Commercials?

Most of us remember the words to a famous jingle from our childhood or a particularly clever commercial that stood out. Today, however, with …

Advertising Industry

The smartest Prime Day speaker deals: Sonos, Bose, Echo, more

If you’ve been holding off the smart speaker revolution, Amazon Prime Day 2018 may be the time you succumb to some home assistant action. There are …

Tech Trends

Amazon Prime Day deals: One of the best OLED TVs in the world just got a £500 price cut

By Robert Jones<p>Amazon Prime Day 2018 has thrown up some solid TV deals but none as exciting as this. A 2018 model, 55-inch LG OLED TV: this deal on …

OLEDs

Roku announces $200 wireless speakers for its Roku-enabled TVs

Complaints about built-in TV speakers aren’t anything new. Soundbars have been around for a number of years, and new innovation is happening in that market as well. The Sonos Beam is one of the latest entrants in that market. It’s designed to be able to fit in more places as it’s only 25.6 inches, …

Smart TV

Apple Seeds Beta Four of tvOS 12 to Developers

- Jul 17, 2018<p>Apple on Tuesday seeded the fourth beta of tvOS 12 to developers for testing. The new beta release comes two weeks after the release of …

Smart TV

The best 4K TV deals from Amazon Prime Day

Amazon’s annual sale Prime Day is now in full swing. But this year, television deals seem a bit sparse, with only a handful of discounts worth considering at the moment. It should be noted that Amazon is also staggering some of the deals out, so at different hours of the day, more should go live.<p>A …

4K Ultra HD

Amazon Prime Day 2018: best gaming deals

Just a giant list of all the best deals in gaming happening today<p>Prime Day, Amazon’s fourth annual members-only sale, is officially underway. The massive online retailer is yet again running a mind-boggling number of deals throughout the month of July, with the bulk of the discounts and flash sales …

Gaming

Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: The Universal Remote You’ve Been Waiting For

What happens when you put an Echo Dot, a Fire TV, and a universal remote in a blender? Figuratively, you get what’s called the Fire TV Cube, and …

Smart TV

4 Best Prime Day Movie Deals (2018)

Amazon Prime Day 2018 is here, and that means tons of deals on everything from home goods to gadgets. One of the most underrated Prime Day deal …

Harry Potter

Roku just entered the wireless speaker space

Back at CES 2018, Roku announced a new wireless audio platform called Roku Connect. At the time, Roku said it would license this technology to its …

Tech Trends

Amazon’s new Fire TV Cube gets first sale at $90 (Reg $120), more from $20

Along with a number of nice price drops on its Echo devices this morning, Amazon is offering the first discount on its latest Fire TV Cube for Prime Day 2018. Regularly $120, it’s now marked down to <b>$89.99 shipped</b> for Prime members only. Amazon’s latest Fire TV Cube delivers all of your favorite …

Streaming Media

Prime Day Deals 2018: The best Amazon savings today [Updated]

Amazon Prime Day 2018 has begun, with 36 hours of deals for the judicious shopper wanting a July bargain. As always, there are more promotions than …

Headphones

Most Buzzed Designs of June 2018

Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in June 2018.<p>Funny …

Design

Good news! Broadband prices set to fall as Reliance Jio, Airtel, BSNL battle for supremacy

New Delhi: It’s bonanza time for consumers. After cheap mobile tariffs, consumers may now enjoy fixed-line broadband services at low tariffs as the …

Net Neutrality

Amazon Prime Day’s best tech deals

When you’re as big as Amazon, you get to make up your own holidays. And if you want to make that day 36 hours long, who’s going to stop you? This year, things kick off on Monday July 16, and just kind of keep going from there.<p>Granted, many of the best deals won’t be announced until the day starts, …

Razer Phone

Russia Adopts Draft to Prohibit ‘Piracy-Enabling’ Software

At the turn of the century, most online piracy was carried out using software applications. With their inbuilt search features, tools such as KaZaA …

Mobile Devices

The future of personalised, multimedia entertainment is in the car | Videonet

Multiscreen has become the norm for the broadcast industry. However, it’s traditionally remained in the living room and focused on delivering the …

Car Tech

Boost Your Data With These Unlimited NBN Plans

Image: Pexels<p>Back in the days when modems sounded like a goat stuck in a barbed wire fence, the amount of data we paid for was the key decision we …

Home Theater

Samba TV CEO: ‘Our Legal Basis For Having Data Is A Direct-To-Consumer Relationship’

The data and analytics company Samba TV launched in 2008, around the same time the first smart TV came to market. Over the next few years, the …

AdTech

You can now use Alexa to control your DirecTV set-top box

Amazon first announced an update to its Alexa Video Skill API back in March that would make it easier for set-top box makers to add DVR and playback controls via voice, but it’s taken a little while for its initial partners to enable the feature. TiVo added it to select devices back in May, and now …

Smart TV

Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Alexa comes to life

Amazon pioneered the smart speaker industry with the launch of its Echo, which featured its powerful voice assistant, Alexa, more than three years ago. After continuing to refine Alexa over the years, it finally incorporated Alexa into its popular Fire TV set-top boxes with the announcement of its …

Smart Homes

RIL's market cap breaches Rs 7-trillion mark for the first time

RIL touched a fresh record high of Rs 1,107 on BSE which is up by 2.5% from its previous close with a market cap of Rs 7.01 trillion at 09.52 am; the …

Market Cap

Sony A8F OLED TV is as good as it gets (review)

The Sony A8F OLED TV is up there with the best OLED TVs. Given its current $500-off promotion, throw in Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, Android TV OS, …

Audiophile